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Teresa Rothausen

Professor
Susan E. Heckler Endowed Chair in Principled Leadership

  • Education
  • B.A., Economics, St. Olaf College
    Ph.D., Industrial Relations, University of Minnesota
  • Expertise
  • Leader development and leadership, diversity and inclusion, meaning, purpose, and identity in work, engagement, well-being, job satisfaction, and retention.
  • Research Interests
  • Development and integration of leadership with individual’s lives and organizational performance

Teresa Rothausen, PhD, teaches graduate classes and executive development workshops in Leadership and Inclusive Leadership in Diverse Organizations, and coaches leaders.

Rothausen’s research focuses on the development and integration of leadership with individual’s lives and organizational performance. Specifically, she investigates how elements of life not often conceptualized as contributing in organizations in fact do. These elements include social identity, personal vocation, spirituality, family, and purpose, and how the inclusion—or lack thereof—of these elements impact leader and employee retention, engagement, satisfaction, and well-being.

Her research is published in Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business and Psychology, and more. Her articles have been nominated for awards including the Rosabeth Moss Kanter International Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research at Purdue University and Boston College, and best article of the year in Family Business Review.

Rothausen is passionate about combining her deep subject-matter expertise and experience guiding human development and coaching leaders. She aims to teach and guide students, and mid-career and senior-level executives to be effective and ethical leaders who are fully engaged and energized about their work. Her approach to developing leaders is both active and reflective, and integrates leaders as whole, inclusive, soulful, and relational.


  • Rothausen, T. J., & Henderson, K. E. (forthcoming). Meaning-based job-related well-being: Exploring a meaningful work conceptualization of job satisfaction. Journal of Business and Psychology,
  • Rothausen, T. J. (2017). Integrating leadership development with Ignatian spirituality: A model for designing a spiritual leader development practice. Journal of Business Ethics, (145)(4), pp. 811-829
  • Rothausen, T. J., Henderson, K. E., Arnold, J. K., & Malshe, A. (2017). Should I stay or should I go? Identity and well-being in sensemaking about retention and turnover. Journal of Management, (43)(7), pp. 2357-2385
  • Rothausen, T. J. (2016). Understanding deep, socially embedded human motivations and aspirations for work from whole person and interdisciplinary perspectives. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspective on Science and Practice, (9)(4), pp. 735-739
  • Rothausen, T. J. (2011). Unpacking work-family: Core overarching but under-identified issues. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspective on Science and Practice, (4), pp. 379-384
  • Rothausen, T. J. (2009). Management work-family research & work-family fit: Implications for building family capital. Family Business Review, (22), pp. 220-234
  • Rothausen, T. J., Gonzalez, J. A., & Griffin, A. E. (2009). Are all the parts there everywhere? Facet job satisfaction in the United States and the Philippines. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, (26), pp. 681-700
  • Rothausen, T. J. (2007). Making the impact of gender on business leadership visible: A tool for use in organizations and education. Leadership, (7), pp. 93-100
  • Rothausen, T. J., Marler, J. H., & Wright, P. M. (2005). Research productivity, gender, family, and tenure in organization science careers. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, (53), pp. 727-738
  • Rothausen, T. J. (2004). Gender: Work-family ideologies and roles. Organization Management Journal, (1), pp. 55-60
  • Power, S. J., & Rothausen, T. J. (2003). The work-oriented midcareer development model: An extension of super's maintenance stage. The Counseling Psychologist, (31)(2), pp. 157-197
  • Rothausen, T. J., Gonzalez, J. A., Clark, N. E., & O'Dell, L. L. (1998). Family-friendly backlash - fact or fiction?: The case of organizations' on-site child care centers. Personnel Psychology, (51), pp. 685-706
  • Rothausen, T. J. (1994). Job satisfaction and the parent worker: The role of flexibility and rewards. Journal of Vocational Behavior, (44), pp. 317-336
  • Rothausen, T. J. (2016). Oxford Handbook of Work and Family. In T. Allen and L. Eby (Ed.), Organizational dependent care support (pp. 271-285). New York: Oxford University Press
  • Rothausen, T. J., & Bazarko, D. M. (2015). Integrating Gender Equality into Management Education: Lessons Learned and Challenges Remaining. In P.M Flynn, K. Haynes, & M. Kilgour (Ed.), Business education for nurse leaders: A case study of leadership development in a vital, highly gendered industry (pp. 122-139). Sheffield: UNPRME/Greenleaf Publishing
  • Rothausen, T. J., & Christenson, S. M. (2013). Wiley Encyclopedia of Management - Business Ethics. In C. Cooper (Ed.), Leadership (pp. 271-277). London: Wiley Blackwell
  • Rothausen, T. J., & Sorenson, R. (2011). Social Capital in Family Business. In Sorenson, R.L. (Ed.), Leveraging family member capacity in family businesses (pp. 155-169). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Rothausen, T. J., & Ekelund, B. Z. (2008). Diversity Icebreaker (DI) How to Manage Diversity Processes. In Ekelund, B.Z. and E. Langvik (Ed.), Comparison of two psychological type measures for use in management education settings (pp. 63-77). AS: Oslo: Human Factors Publishing

  • Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women, 2018
  • Alia Award - UST Committee on Women, 2005
  • Catherine Michaud Scholarship Award, St. Catherine University, 2018
  • Faculty Leadership Program, University of St. Thomas, 2007
  • Gardner-Gross Scholarship Award, St Catherine University, 2017
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management, 2011
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management, 2014
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management., 2013
  • Top Rated Poster, SIOP - Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 2012

  • Academy of Management
  • American Psychological Association
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • International Leadership Association
  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Spiritual Directors International
  • Work-Family Researcher Network
  • Academy of Management Learning and Education, Reviewer
  • Academy of Management, Reviewer
  • Center for Emerging Leadership
  • Human Relations, Reviewer
  • Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Reviewer
  • Journal of Organizational Behavior, Reviewer
  • Rosabeth Moss Kanter Work-Family Research Award
  • Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, Reviewer
  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Reviewer

  • John Ireland Scholar, Awarded for Outstanding Achievement as a Teacher-Scholar, University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul / Minneapolis (2011 - present)
  • Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2007 - present)
  • Susan E. Heckler Endowed Chair in Business Administration, University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul / Minneapolis (2011 - present)
  • Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2001 - 2007)
  • Inaugural Director, full-time UST MBA program, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2003 - 2005)
  • Visiting Associate Professor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (2001 - 2002)
  • Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (1998 - 2001)
  • Assistant Professor, Texas A & M University - Mays Business School, College Station (1994 - 1998)
  • Self-Employed, Small Business Consultant, (1991 - 1992)
  • Assistant to Finance Manager, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis (1989 - 1989)
  • Assistant to Finance Director, City of Northfield, Northfield (1989 - 1989)
  • Senior Auditor, Auditor, and Tax Intern, Arthur Andersen & Company, Minneapolis (1986 - 1988)