- Assistant Professor
- Management and Entrepreneurship academic area
Dr. Patricia Dahm is an Assistant Professor of Management at the University of Kansas. Before launching her academic career, she worked as an organizational effectiveness consultant at Target Corp. and as a finance manager and analyst for Sprint-Nextel in previous years.
Dahm received a doctoral degree from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, and an MBA from the University of Illinois. She also holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and she spent three years designing heavy bearings and road paving equipment at Ingersoll-Rand before deciding that she would rather study people. Her research is fueled by the need to understand how identity management and social roles affect workplace perceptions, behaviors, career success, and well-being. In short, she is interested in how work and family roles may be enacted in a way that allows the authentic self to flourish. Her research has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organization Studies, and Industrial Relations, among others.