Cynthia Gramm named chair of UAHuntsville department of management and marketing

Huntsville, Ala. (June 26, 2011) - Cynthia L. Gramm was recently named chairperson of the department of management and marketing in the College of Business Administration at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAHuntsville). A faculty member since 1998, she also holds the rank of professor of management and marketing. "I am honored to be selected as chair of the Department of Management and Marketing. I look forward to working with my colleagues to pursue strategic initiatives selected by the department and college," said Dr. Cynthia L. Gramm. She earned a Ph.D., an A.M. (postgraduate) degree in labor and industrial relations, and an undergraduate degree in home economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Gramm also earned a master's degree from Michigan State University in child development.

Her academic experience includes interim department chair and associate professor of management and marketing at UAHuntsville, College of Administrative Science graduate faculty; assistant professor in the department of collective bargaining, labor law, and labor history, New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, (Ithaca, New York), and assistant professor in the department of industrial relations and human resources, College of Business Administration, University of Iowa, (Iowa City, Iowa). Gramm's teaching interests include government regulation of employment relations, labor relations management, human resource management, and strategic human resource management. Her book chapters and research articles have been published in several top journals including "Remedy-Seeking Responses to Wrongful Dismissal: Comparing the Similarity-Attraction and Similarity-Betrayal Paradigms, International Journal of Conflict Management; "The Relationship between Competitive Strategy and a Firm's Reliance on Long-Term Employment Contracts," Korean Journal of Industrial Relations, and "Difficult Choices: Crossing the Picket Line during the 1987 National Football League Strike," Journal of Labor Economics.

Gramm's continuing research projects include "Remedy-Seeking Responses to Discrimination," "Complementarities Between a Firm's Long-Term Employment Commitments and Other Human Resource Management Practices," and "Determinants of Team Performance."

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