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Elizabeth Umphress
  • Graduate Fellow 2002-2003


Elizabeth Umphress received a B.A. in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1997 and went on to earn her Ph.D. in Organizational Management from Tulane’s A.B. Freeman School of Business in 2003. A Graduate Fellowship enabled her to complete her dissertation, “In the Name of the Company: Unethical Behaviors Perpetrated by Employees in Response to Fair Treatment”, under the direction of Professor Art Brief in the A.B. Freeman School of Business.

Dr. Umprhress is Assistant Professor of Management at the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. Her research focuses on three related themes: organizational justice, ethical behavior, and diversity. Her articles have appeared in various journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

The Murphy Institute

Established in memory of Charles H. Murphy, Sr. (1870-1954), and inspired by the vision of Charles H. Murphy, Jr. (1920-2002), The Murphy Institute exists to help Tulane faculty and students understand economic, moral, and political problems we all face and think about. More important, it exists to help us understand how these problems have come to be so closely interconnected.