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October 21, 2017
Canadian Excellence
Lisa Keeping

Dr. Lisa Keeping

Professor (OB/HRM) & Associate Dean of Academic Business Programs

Contact Information
Phone: 519.884.0710 ext.2555
Fax: 519.884.0201
Office Location: SBE3239
Office Hours: By appointment
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Academic Background

BSc (St. Francis Xavier), MSc (University of Calgary), PhD (University of Akron)

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Dr. Lisa Keeping is a Professor and the Associate Dean of Academic Business Programs in the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her research examines the process and outcomes of performance evaluations from the perspectives of the managers conducting the evaluations and employees being evaluated. Secondary research interests include leadership and employee selection. Her research has appeared in number of top-tier outlets, including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Personnel Psychology.

Prior to joining Wilfrid Laurier University, Lisa worked as a management consultant in Cleveland and Toronto where she assisted clients with employee selection, assessment, and development. In this capacity, Lisa has worked with both for profit and not-for-profit organizations in many industry sectors including pharmaceutical, financial services, airline, manufacturing, and transportation. She continues to provide consulting expertise to organizations and specializes in executive coaching and employee selection and development. In her spare time, Lisa sits on the Board of Directors of a not-for-profit arts organization and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. 

Additional Information

Selected Publications (please see CV for full listing)

  Spence, J.R., & Keeping, L.M. (2011). Conscious rating distortion in performance appraisal: A review, commentary, and proposed framework for research. Human Resource Management Review. 21, 85-95.

  Ferris, D.L., Lian, H., Pang, F.X.J., Brown, D.J., & Keeping, L.M. (2010). Self-esteem level and job performance: The moderating role of self-esteem contingencies. Personnel Psychology, 63, 562-593.

  Spence, J.R., & Keeping, L.M. (2010). The consideration of non-performance information on ratings of job performance: A policy-capturing approach. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 31, 587-608.

  Ferris, D.L., Brown, D.J., Lian, H., & Keeping, L.M. (2009). When does self-esteem relate to deviant behavior? The role of contingencies of self-worth. Journal of Applied Psychology, 94, 1345-1353.

  Brown, D. J., Heller, D., Ferris, L.D., & Keeping, L.M. (2007). The antecedents and consequences of upward and downward social comparisons at work. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 102, 59-75.

  Brown, D. J., Cober, R. T., Keeping, L. M., & Levy, P. E. (2006). Racial tolerance and reactions to diversity information in job advertisements. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 36, 2048-2071.

  Brown, D.J. & Keeping, L.M. (2005). Elaborating the construct of transformational leadership: The role of affect. Leadership Quarterly, 16, 245-272. (Both authors contributed equally).

  Cober, R.T., Brown, D.J., Keeping, L.M., & Levy, P.E. (2004). Recruitment on the net: How do organizational web site characteristics influence applicant attraction? Journal of Management, 30, 623-646. (First 3 authors contributed equally).

  Cober, R.T., Brown, D.J., Levy, P.E., Keeping, L.M., & Cober A.B. (2003). Organizational websites: Website content and style as determinants of organizational attraction. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 11, 158-169.

  Keeping, L. M. & Levy, P. E. (2000). Performance appraisal reactions: Measurement, modeling, and method bias. Journal of Applied Psychology, 85, 708-723.

  Cawley, B. D., Keeping, L. M. & Levy, P. E. (1998). Participation in the performance appraisal process and employee reactions: A meta-analytic review of field investigations. Journal of Applied Psychology, 83, 615-633. (All authors contributed equally).

Selected Grants and Awards

2002/2003/2004/2007/2008/2009/2010/2011: Deanís Commendation for Teaching Excellence (Wilfrid Laurier University).

  2005: Standard Research Grant (Sole Investigator). Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

  2005: Best Paper Award, Leadership Quarterly.

Selected Academic Affiliations 

Academy of Management (Organizational Behavior, Research Methods, Human Resources)

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)

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