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Felice Klein, PhD

Felice Klein

Assistant Professor, Management • (208) 426-3847 • Mail Stop: 1625
Office Number: MBEB 2124 • Office Hours: By appointment

Felice B. Klein is an assistant professor in the Department of Management. Previously, she was a member of the faculty at Michigan State University. She received her Ph.D. from Cornell University in May 2012.

Broadly speaking, Felice’s research focuses on compensation and inequality in the workplace. In her current research, she primarily studies the role of gender on differences in compensation and leadership, and how these differences impact performance at both the individual and organizational levels. She is particularly interested in understanding the individual and organizational efforts that help to reduce inequities in the workplace.

She has published her work in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and Industrial Relations. Her work has received the 2019 Best Convention Paper Award from the HR Division at Academy of Management, and she received the 2013 Emerging Scholar Award in Employee Participation and Ownership from the HR Division of Academy of Management, the Foundation for Enterprise Development, the Employee Ownership Foundation, and the Equity Administration, Inc.

Teaching Areas

Human resources management

Compensation and benefits

Areas of Expertise


Gender and diversity

Inequality in the workplace

Organizational efforts addressing inequality

Featured Publications

Klein, F.B., Hill, A., Hammond, R., and Stice-Lusvardi, R. (forthcoming). The gender equity gap: A multi-study investigation of within-job inequality in equity-based awards. Journal of Applied Psychology.

Klein, F.B., Chaigneau, P., and Devers, C.E. (in press). CEO gender-based termination concerns: Evidence from initial severance agreements. Journal of Management.

Hallock, K.F., and Klein, F.B. (2016). Executive pay in American unions. Industrial Relations.

Klein, F.B., McSweeney, K., Devers, C.E., McNamara, G., and Blosser, S. (2017). Executive severance agreements: Making sense of an emerging, yet fragmented, research field. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Business and Management.

Awards and Accomplishments

Academy of Management Best Convention Paper Award, HR Division, 2019.

Corey Rosen Fellowship, Rutgers University, 2015.

Emerging Scholar Award in Employee Participation and Ownership, HR Division Academy of Management, The Foundation for Enterprise Development, the Employee Ownership Foundation, and the Equity Administration, Inc., 2013.