School of Business Faculty

Sophie Leroy

EDUCATION
Ph.D. Organizational Behavior - Stern School of Business, New York University - 2007
Master in Management (MBA equivalent) - HEC School of Management, Paris, France - 1998
MBA Exchange Scholar - Columbia Business School, New York - 1997
B.A. HEC School of Management, Paris, France - 1996

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Self-regulation especially as it relates to attention, ethics, and time. Interruptions and task performance. Mindfulness. Leadership.

EMPLOYMENT
Assistant Professor, School of Business, University of Washington Bothell,
2014 to present
Assistant Professor, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota,
2007-2014
Director – Brand Consulting and Corporate Identity, Interbrand, New York,
1999-2001
Associate – Shareholder Value Management, PricewaterhouseCoopers, New York, 1998-1999
Associate – US Equity Research, Société Générale (Socgen), New York, NY,
1997-1998
Analyst – Mergers and Acquisitions, Société Générale (Socgen), Paris, France,
1996-1997

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
Leroy, S. and Schmidt, A.M. (forthcoming) The effect of regulatory focus on attention residue and performance during interruptions. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Process.

Leroy, S., Shipp, A., and Blount, S. (2015). Why some people go with the flow and some don’t: Identification and measurement of the synchrony preference. Personnel Psychology.

Dahm, P., Glomb, T., Manchester, C., and Leroy, S., (2015). Work-Family Conflict, Ego Depletion, and Self-Discrepant Time Allocation at Work. Journal of Applied Psychology.

Leroy, S. (2009). Why is it so hard to do my work? The challenge of attention residue when switching between work tasks. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. 109. pp. 168-181.

Blount, S. and Leroy, S. (2007). Individual temporality in the workplace: How individuals perceive and value time at work. In Beth Rubin (Ed.), Research in the Sociology of Work (Vol. 17) - Work Place Temporalities.

BOOK CHAPTER
Blount, S., Waller, M., and Leroy, S. (2005). Coping with temporal uncertainty: When rigid, ambitious deadlines don't make sense. In Starbuck, W. and Farjoun, M. (Eds.). Organization at the Limit (pp. 122-139). Blackwell publishing. Oxford, UK.

INVITATION IN CONFERENCE BEST PAPER PROCEEDINGS
Licht, J.- G., Leroy, S., & Vohs, K. D. (2014). Self-serving sins versus in-group indiscretions: How self-construal predicts unethical behavior. Paper invited to be published in the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Leroy, S. (2011). Being present but not fully there: The challenge of anticipated time pressure in the context of interruptions. Paper invited to be published in the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Management Conference. San Antonio, TX.

Leroy, S. (2008). Why is it so hard to do my work? The challenge of attention residue when switching between work tasks. Paper invited to be published in the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Management Conference. Anaheim, CA.

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • MBA Faculty of the Year, Teaching Award, University of Washington Bothell, School of Business. (2016)
  • Finalists for the best student led paper award - Managerial and Organizational Cognition division of the Academy of Management. Paper in collaboration with doctoral student J-G Licht. (2014)
  • One of four finalists for the best paper award - Managerial and Organizational Cognition division of the Academy of Management. (2011)
  • Awarded Dean’s Small Research Grant – award received five times. (2008-2012)
  • Winner of the best paper award - Managerial and Organizational Cognition division of the Academy of Management. (2008)
  • One of six finalists for the Newman Award granted to the best paper based on a dissertation. Nominated by the Managerial and Organizational Cognition division of the Academy of Management. (2008)
  • One of five nominees for Best Student Paper Award – Managerial and Organizational Cognition Division, Academy of Management meetings. (2006)
  • Recipient of Nadler Fellowship and other competitively-awarded research  funding, NYU/Stern School of Business (2005)
  • Teaching Excellence Award, NYU/Stern School of Business. (2005)
  • Rhône-Poulenc/Rorer - Aventis (Paris, France) - Research Grant (1996)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
University of Washington Bothell – School of Business

  • Leadership and Social Responsibility – Core course in MBA part-time program.
  • Advanced Leadership – Core course in MBA part-time program
  • Managing Teams – Elective course in Undergraduate program

University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management

  • Management and Organizational Behavior – Core course in MBA full-time and part-time programs.
  • Managing People and Organizations - Elective - MBA part-time program.
  • Managerial Psychology – Elective - Undergraduate program.

Stern School of Business – New York University

  • Management & Organizational Analysis– Core management class - Undergraduate program
  • Negotiation and Consensus Building - Undergraduate program

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
Leroy (2014). Temporal Distance: Abstract versus Concrete Level Thoughts. Symposium submission accepted at the Academy of Management Conference- Philadelphia, PA.

Licht, J-G., Leroy, S., Vohs, K.E. (2014). Self-serving sins versus in-group indiscretions: How self-construal predicts unethical behavior. Paper accepted at the Academy of Management Conference- Philadelphia, PA.

Leroy, S., Shipp, A., and Blount, S. (2013) Why some people go with the flow and some don’t: Identification and measurement of the synchrony preference. Paper accepted at the Academy of Management Conference- Orlando, FL.

Leroy, S. (2012). Being Mindful about Mindfulness. Symposium submission accepted at the Academy of Management Conference – Boston, MA.

Schmidt, A. and Leroy, S. (2012). The effects of regulatory focus on attention residue following interruptions. Symposium submission accepted at the annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Leroy, S. (2011). Being present but not fully there: The challenge of anticipated time pressure in the context of interruptions. Paper accepted at the Academy of Management Conference – San Antonio, TX.

Leroy, S. (2010). Attention and anticipated time pressure at work. Paper accepted at the Academy of Management Conference – Montreal, Canada.

Leroy, S. and Blount, S. (2010). The role of time in interdependence: Identification and measurement of the synchrony preference. Paper accepted at the Academy of Management Conference – Montreal, Canada.

Leroy, S. (2008). Why is it so hard to do my work? The challenge of attention residue when switching between work tasks. Paper accepted at the Academy of Management Conference – Anaheim.

Leroy, S. and Blount, S. (2008). Some people seek synchrony. Some people don’t. Paper accepted at the Academy of Management Conference- Anaheim.

Leroy, S. (2007). Could time pressure be helpful? The effect of time pressure when switching between work tasks. Paper accepted at the Academy of Management Conference- Philadelphia.

Leroy, S., and Blount, S. (2007). Some people like clocks; some people don’t. Paper accepted at the Academy of Management Conference- Philadelphia.

Leroy, S. (2006). Why is it so hard to concentrate on my work? The importance of task closure when switching work tasks. Paper accepted at the Academy of Management Conference - Atlanta.

Blount, S. and Leroy, S. (2005). The role of time in interdependence:  Development of the temporal adaptability scale. Paper accepted at the Academy of Management Conference – Honolulu.

Blount, S. and Leroy, S. (2005). Managerial decision making and temporal coordination under temporal uncertainty. Paper accepted at the Academy of Management Conference, – Honolulu.

Blount, S., Waller, M. and Leroy, S. (2005). Coping with temporal uncertainty: When rigid, ambitious deadlines don’t make sense. Paper accepted at the Academy of Management Conference – Honolulu.

Leroy, S. (2005). Being present but not fully there: The effect of switching work tasks on subsequent task engagement and performance. Trans-Atlantic Doctoral Conference - London Business School.

Leroy, S. and Sproull, L. (2004). When team work means working on multiple teams: Examining the impact of multiple team memberships. Paper accepted at the Academy of Management Conference - New Orleans.

Bartel, C., Wiesenfeld, B. and Leroy, S. (2002). Social identity in evolving, boundary-less, and pluralistic organizations. Paper accepted at the Academy of Management Conference – Denver.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS
Leroy (2014). The challenge of interruptions for task performance. University of Washington Bothell.

Leroy, S. (2011). When the mind resists being interrupted: When interruptions leads to attention residue. Work and Organizations Department. Carlson School of Management. University of Minnesota.

Leroy, S. (2010). Transitions and their effects on attention and task performance. Invited speaker at the Wharton OB Conference – November 2010.

Leroy, S. (2010). Being present but not fully there: the challenge of anticipated time pressure in the context of interruption. Strategic Management and Organizations Department. Carlson School of Management. University of Minnesota.

Leroy, S. (2009).  Attention residue and transitions at work.  Marketing Department. Carlson School of Management. University of Minnesota.

Leroy, S. (2008). Why is it so hard to do my work? The challenge of attention residue when switching between work tasks.  Psychology Department. University of Minnesota.

SERVICE
Board Membership

  • Journal of Business and Psychology

Ad Hoc Reviewing

  • Academy of Management Journal
  • Journal of Applied Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes
  • Management Science
  • Annual Meetings of the Academy of Management
  • TESS

Advising

  • Dissertation Chair for John-Gabriel Licht
  • Dissertation Committee Member for Tao Yang
  • Dissertation Committee Member for David Yoon
  • Dissertation Committee Member for James Beck (Psychology Department), 2012
  • Dissertation Committee Member for John Bechara, 2009
  • Co-directed (with Dr. Sally Blount) undergraduate honors thesis for Beth Welinsky, 2005-2006

Professional Affiliations

  • Academy of Management
  • American Psychological Association
  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
     

 

Contact Information

sleroy@uw.edu
425-352-5096
UWBB-243

Awards

2016: MBA Faculty of the Year, Teaching Award, University of Washington Bothell, School of Business

Finalist for the Undergraduate Faculty of the Year Award