Patricia Denise Lopez

Patricia Denise Lopez | Professor

  • California School of Professional Psychology

  • Organizational Psychology (PhD)
  • Los Angeles Campus

Research Interests

Leadership, Employee Engagement, Organizational Change, Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations, Globalization

Biography

Patricia Denise Lopez is Professor in the Organizational Psychology Programs at the California School of Professional Psychology of Alliant International University, where she has taught since 2005. She teaches a variety of courses in the Organizational Psychology, MBA and Leadership PhD programs, such as Work Motivation and Productivity, Leadership, Organizational Change & Development, Consultation and Facilitation and Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Organizational Psychology. Her areas of research interest are in employee engagement, leadership, and diversity and inclusion. She has over 20 years experience consulting to various business and non-profit organizations in the U.S. and Asia-Pacific. She completed her Masters and PhD in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, Teachers College, New York, USA. She has a coaching accreditation from the International Coaching Federation.

Education

  • PhD, Columbia University
  • BA in Psychology, Ateneo de Manila University, Manila, Philippines, summa cum laude
  • MA in Organizational Psychology, Columbia University, New York, 1993
  • PhD in Organizational Psychology, Columbia University, New York, 1996

Courses

  • Organizational Behavior, Work Motivation & Productivity, Organizational Change & Development, Consultation and Facilitation Skills, Leadership and Management Behavior, Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Qualitative Research & Survey Methods, Dissertation Research Seminar and I/O Research Project
  • Organizational Behavior, Work Motivation & Productivity, Organizational Change & Development, Consultation and Facilitation Skills, Leadership and Management Behavior, Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Qualitative Research & Survey Methods, Dissertation Research Seminar and I/O Research Project

Publications

2015

Duran, A. & Lopez, P.D. (2015). Women from diverse backgrounds in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professions: Retention and career development. In C. Hughes (Ed.). Impact of diversity on organizational and career development. IGI Global Press, pp. 214-251.

2017

Ensari, N., Lopez, P. D., Gutierrez, E. (2017). Managers' and diversity experts' perceptions of multiculturalism and internationalism in organizations. ABAC ODI Journal, 4 (2).

2017

Imberman, M., Lopez, P.D., and Troper, J. (2017). The relationship between personal impact of organizational change and employee commitment: The mediating role of organizational justice. ABAC ODI Journal, 4 (1), 4-28.

2016

Craig, J. & Lopez, P.D. (2016). Can leaders enhance follower innovation by requiring it?Journal of Leadership Studies, 10 (1), 46-47.

2016

Norbom, H. M. & Lopez, P.D. (2016). Leadership and innovation: Informal power and its relationship to innovative culture. Journal of Leadership Studies, 10 (1), 18-31.

2014

Cottrill, K., Lopez, P.D. & Hoffman, C. (2014). How authentic leadership and inclusion benefit diverse organizations. Equality, Diversity & Inclusion: An International Journal, 33 (3), 275-292.

2013

Phillip, B. F. & Lopez, P.D. (2013). Psychological contracts and ethical leadership in the workplace. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 20 (3), 304-315.

2013

Finkelman, J. & Lopez, P.D. (2013). Global consulting in culturally diverse worlds: Ethical and legal Implications. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 64 (4), 307-324.

2012

Lopez, P.D. & Finkelman, N. E. (2012). A distinction without a difference? Why synergies between diversity and cross-cultural psychology benefit global organizations. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 5, 353-355.

2011

Hee, F., Finkelman, J., Lopez, P. D., & Ensari, N. E. (2011). Reducing prejudice in organizations: The role of intergroup contact, out-group homogeneity, and in-group size. Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture, 2 (2), 39-59.

2010

Lopez, P.D. (2010). Five approaches to working with difference: Applying leadership lessons from Mandela. The California Psychologist, May/June issue, 23-25.

2009

Troper, J. & Lopez, P.D.* (2009). Empowering novice consultants: New ideas and structured approaches for consulting projects. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 6 (4), 335-352. *shared primary authorship

2009

Duran, A. & Lopez, P.D. (2009). Exploring a knowledge-based approach to governance: Improving Social capital and inclusion of multicultural groups on corporate boards. The Business Journal of Hispanic Research, 3 (1), 10-35.

2009

Lopez, P.D. (2009). Studying organizational justice theory applications in the field: A practitioner's perspective. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 2, 225-228.

2009

Duran, A. & Lopez, P.D. (2009). Increasing chances for Hispanic selection and participation in the C-suite. The Business Journal of Hispanic Research, 3 (1), 54-76.

2013

Lopez, P. D. & Ensari, N. E. (2013). Fostering multicultural and internationally competent individuals and teams. In Lowman, R. (Ed.). Internationalizing multiculturalism. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

2009

Burke, E. & Lopez, P.D. (2009). Disabilities and people of color in the work environment: A class perspective. In Marshall, C.A., Kendall, E., Banks, M.E., and Gover, R.M.S. (Eds.) (2). Disability:Insights from Across Fields and Around the World. Praeger Press, pp. 151-167.

2009

Burke, E. & Lopez, P.D. (2009). Disabilities and people of color in the work environment: A class perspective. In Marshall, C.A., Kendall, E., Banks, M.E., and Gover, R.M.S. (Eds.) (2). Disability:Insights from Across Fields and Around the World. Praeger Press, pp. 151-167.

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Ensari, N., Lopez, D., & Theil, D. (in press). Personality and leadership. In B. J. Carducci (Editor-in-Chief) & J. S. Mio & R. E. Riggio (Vol. Eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell encyclopedia of personality and individual differences: Vol. IV. Clinical, applied, and cross-cultural research. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

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