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Alyssa F. Westring

Academic Degrees

PhD, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Michigan State University, 2007
MA, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Michigan State University, 2005
BA, Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 2002


Alyssa Friede Westring is an associate professor of management at the Driehaus College of Business. She teaches management courses with an emphasis on organizational behavior and career management.

Westring's research focuses broadly on the interplay between work, family and other life domains. She has a particular interest in women's careers in medicine and science. As a co-investigator on an NIH RO1 grant, she writes and speaks extensively about the culture for women in Academic Medicine. (Her TEDx talk on this topic can be viewed here.) Her scholarly writing can be found in Academic Medicine, The Journal of Vocational Behavior and Human Resource Management. She also writes for the popular press at the Huffington Post, Harvard Business Review and Chronicles of Higher Education blogs.

Westring also hosts a podcast, Ph.SHE, with her friend and colleague Elizabeth Boyd. They bring research and science into the popular conversation on women's careers and work-life balance. Follow Westring at @alyssawestring and her podcast at @PhShe_podcast.​