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Leanne Coder

Leanne Coder
- Professor - Management


Ph. D., University of Kansas, Human Resource Management, 2007

MBA, University of Missouri, Management, 1997

B.S., Kansas State University, Industrial Engineering, 1988


Dr. Coder is an Associate Professor of Management with an emphasis in the area of Human Resource Management.   Her research interests are in the areas of human resource management and corporate social responsibility in small businesses.  She has published articles in academic journals such as the Journal of Small Business Strategy, Leadership and Organizational Management Journal, Journal of Economic Psychology, and Contemporary Economic Policy.  Her work has been presented at 14 academic conferences and she serves as an ad hoc reviewer for several academic journals.  Dr. Coder’s teaching interests are in Human Resource Management.   In addition to the introductory human reresource management course, she has taught courses in compensation, human resource analytics and information systems, and effective staffing practices.  Dr. Coder led the effort to align the WKU HR curriculum with the Society for Human Resource Management curriculum guidelines.  This ensures that our HR students are learning the skills and information necessary to be top HR leaders in industry after graduation.   Before joining WKU in 2007, Dr. Coder worked in industry for 15 years and held positions such as human resource manager, logistics manager, inventory control manager, cost analyst, and production engineer.

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