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Lori Wadsworth

MPA Director & Associate Professor,
Public Service and Ethics, Romney Institute of

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  • PhD, Business Administration with an emphasis in Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management, University of Utah, 2003
  • MPA, Public Administration, Brigham Young University, 1995
  • BS, Family Sciences, Brigham Young University, 1982

Group Affiliations

  • Work Family Researchers Network — 2011
  • American Society for Public Administration — Association for academics and practitioners interested in public administration — 2004
  • Society for Human Resource Management — Association for academics and practitioners interested in HRM — 2004
  • Academy of Management — Academic association; includes annual international conference and associated journals — 1999
  • International Public Management Association for Human Resources — 2006–2017

Selected Publications

  • "Do workplace flexibilities influence employment stability? An analysis of alternative work schedules, turnover intent, and gender in local government", International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior, Volume 21, Issue 4, Pages 258-274, Emerald Publishing, West Yorkshire, 2018
  • "An examination of traditional versus non-traditional benefits", Journal of Managerial Psychology, Volume 27, Issue 2, Pages 112-131, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Dianna Stone, 2012
  • "Compressed workweeks: Strategies for successful implementation", Public Personnel Management, Volume 41, Issue 3, Pages 389-405, International Public Management Association for Human Resources, Alexandria, Virginia, Elizabeth Kirkland, 2012
  • "Meeting the Objectives of Business Ethics Education: The Marriott School Model and Agenda for Utilizing the Complete Collegiate Educational Experience", Management Education for Integrity: Ethically Educating Tomorrow's Business Leaders, Pages 217-242, Emerald Publishing, C. Wankel and A. Stachowicz-Stanusch, 2011
  • "Alternative Work Schedules in Local Government: Cui Bono?", Review of Public Personnel Administration, Volume 30, Issue 3, Pages 322-340, 2010
  • "Four day workweeks: Current Research and Practice", Connecticut Law Review, Volume 42, Issue 4, Pages 1031-1046, 2010
  • "Cities leading the way: The use of alternative work schedules", Municipal Year Book 2009, Pages 28-33, International City-County Management Association, Washington DC, 2009
  • "Compressed workweek schedules", Work-Family Encyclopedia, Sloan Work and Family Research Network, Chesnut Hill, MA, Steven Sweet and Judith Casey, 2009
  • "Fathers' religious and family involvement at home: Work and family outcomes", Open Family Studies Journal, Volume 1, Pages 56-65, 2008
  • "Alternative Work Schedules and Work-Family Balance: A Research Note", Review of Public Personnel Administration, Volume 28, Issue 2, Pages 166-177, Sage, 2008
  • "The Effect of Social Support on Work-Family Enhancement and Work-Family Conflict in the Public Sector", Public Administration Review, Volume 67, Issue 1, Pages 75-86, 2007
  • "The Effects of Career Dynamics on Multiple Forms of Work-family Conflict", Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Volume 24, Issue 1, Pages 99-116, 2003
  • "The impact of moral intensity dimensions on ethical decision making: Assessing the relevance of orientation", Journal of Managerial Issues, Volume 14, Issue 1, Pages 15-30, 2002
  • "The Relationship between Individual Power Moves and Group Agreement Type: An Examination and Model", SAM Advanced Management Journal, Volume 65, Issue 4, Pages 44-51, 2000
  • "On the Relationship between DSS Design Characteristics and Decision Making", Journal of Managerial Issues, Volume 11, Issue 2, Pages 180-197, 1999


Academic - Post-Secondary

  • Instructor, Department of Management, University of Utah, 1996–1999


  • Academic Advisor, Office of Graduate Studies, Brigham Young University, 1983–1996


  • Visiting Instructor, Romney Institute of Public Management, Brigham Young University, 1999–2001


  • Research Fellowship, Melvin J. Ballard Center for Economic Self-Reliance, 2011
  • Work-family Early Career Scholar, Sloan Foundation, 2007
  • Who's Who in Work and Family, Sloan Foundation

Administrative Assignments

  • Department Chair — 2017

BYU Citizenship

  • MSB Inclusion Committee — Committee/Council Chair — August 2017
  • MSB Curriculum Committee — Committee/Council Member — August 2003
  • Romney Institute Curriculum Committee — Committee/Council Chair — August 2002