Rebecca Badawy received her PhD in Organization and Human Resources from the School of Management at SUNY Buffalo and holds an MA in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Rebecca currently teaches the Managing in Complex Environment (MCE) undergraduate course, and has a background of teaching Leadership at the undergraduate and MBA levels.
Her research focuses on social influence, impression management, individual self-concepts, identity, and leadership. Her current area of exploration is the impostor phenomenon, which she studies in both academic and business contexts. Her work on the impostor phenomenon has appeared in popular press outlets including Vice news, Yahoo: Lifestyle, Psychology Today, Science Daily, Red Door, Fatherly, and various other international outlets in the UK, Germany, and China.
She is passionate about teaching and helping shape future generations and dedicates herself to upholding the core values of diversity and inclusion, human dignity, integrity, collegiality, public engagement, and most importantly, the centrality of students. At her previous institution, she coordinated the undergraduate Leadership Certificate program and advised the student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management.
Professional Service and Activities
- Midwest Academy of Management, Board Member
- PhD, Management, SUNY Buffalo
- MA, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
- BA, Psychology, SUNY Buffalo
- Parlamis, J., Badawy, R., Haber, J., & Brouer, R. (2020). Exploring fear of appearing incompetent, competency pressure, tactics, and perceptions in negotiations. International Journal of Conflict Management.
- Badawy, R., Shaughnessy, B., Brouer, R., & Treadway, D. (2019). The role of leader relationship quality in employee fit perception. Journal of Applied Social Psychology.
- Badawy, R., Gazdag, B. A., Bentley, J. R., & Brouer, R. L. (2018). Are all impostors created equal? Exploring gender differences in the impostor phenomenon-performance link. Personality and Individual Differences.
- Badawy, R., Brouer, R. & Fabrizio, E. (2018). When do Machs feel threatened? An investigation into fair situations. Journal of Research in Personality.
- Brouer, R. L., Stefanone, M. A., Badawy, R., & Egnoto, M. J. (2017) Gender (In) Consistent Communication via Social Media and Hireability: An Exploratory Study. Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science.
- Badawy, R., Brouer, R., Shaughnessy, B., & Seitz, S. (2016). Are you actually helping or just looking out for yourself: Examining the individual and interactive effects of relationship quality and political skill on supervisor motive attributions. Organization Management Journal.
- Brouer, R., Gallagher, V., & Badawy, R. (2016). Ability to manage resources in the impression management process: The mediating effects of resources on job performance. Journal of Business and Psychology.
- Brouer, R.L., Badawy, R., Gallagher, V.C., & Haber, J. (2015). Political skill dimensionality and impression management choice and effective use. Journal of Business and Psychology.
- Brouer, R.L., Stefanone, M.A., Badawy, R., Egnoto, M.J., & Seitz, S. (2015). Losing control of company information in the recruitment process: The impact of LinkedIn on organizational attraction. Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science.
- Badawy, R., Stefanone, M., & Brouer, M. (2014). I’m not just wasting time online! A test of Situational Awareness: An exploratory study. Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science.
Awards & Honors
- Research Professorship Award – Youngstown State University, 2020, 2016, 2015
- Mahoning Valley Young Professionals 25 under 35 – 2019
- Distinguished Professor Award for Service – Youngstown State University, 2018-2019
- Best Review Award – Southern Management Association 2018 – HR & Research Methods Track
- Best Paper Award – Southern Management Association 2016 – HR Track
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