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Felice Klein, Ph.D.

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.

Her research has been published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and Industrial Relations, and been abstracted in Harvard Business Review. Her popular press writing has appeared in publications such as The Conversation, Fast Company, BBC News, Yahoo News, and Salon, and she has been interviewed on Idaho Matters — Boise State Public Radio about her research. She received the 2019 Best Convention Paper Award from the HR Division at Academy of Management and 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

  • Compensation
  • Gender and diversity
  • Inequality in the workplace
  • Organizational efforts addressing inequality

Featured Publications

Klein, F.B., Hill, A., Hammond, R., & Stice-Lusvardi, R. (in press). 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., & Devers, C.E. (2021). CEO gender-based termination concerns: Evidence from initial severance agreements. Journal of Management, 47(3): 567-596. (lead article)

Hallock, K.F., & Klein, F.B. (2016). Executive pay in American unions. Industrial Relations, 55(2): 219-234.

Klein, F.B., McSweeney, K., Devers, C.E., McNamara, G., & 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.