Nancy E. Day, Ph.D.
Nancy Day is associate professor in human resources and organizational behavior at the Bloch School at UMKC, which she joined in 1991. She has a Ph.D. in social psychology with an emphasis in organizational psychology from the University of Kansas, and a masters in counseling psychology from UMKC. Day has taught human resources and organizational behavior courses in the undergraduate, MBA, and Executive MBA programs at the Bloch School , and is a past recipient of the Pierson Teaching Award. Day served as director of the Business Administration Division in the Bloch School from 1996 through 2003, and has also served as Director of the Executive MBA program and Interim Associate Dean. Prior to her appointment at the Bloch School, she was a consultant in compensation, performance management and on other human resource issues.
Day has served in a number of professional associations, including the Board of Directors, the Research Advisory Panel and the Academic Partners Network of WorldatWork (formerly the American Compensation Association), and the Select Committee on the Glass Ceiling of Greater Kansas City. She was Program Chair, President, and Past President of the Midwest Academy of Management. She is a member of the Academy of Management, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and WorldatWork.
Her research focuses primarily on compensation and diversity. One research project investigates how pay and other rewards are communicated in organizations, and how this communication may impact employee work attitudes. A second research stream addresses the impacts of religiosity in the workplace, in particular, religious diversity and how religious values of management affect the espoused values of organizations. Other projects she is engaged in include research into job seekers’ perception of dental benefits, with Arif Ahmed, Ph.D., assistant professor of health administration in the Department of Public Affairs at the Bloch School, and an investigation of how business schools manage their human resources practices, in collaboration with Joy Peluchette, Ph.D., of the University of Southern Indiana. Day has published her research in such journals as Personnel Psychology, Personnel Review, The Journal of Managerial Issues and The Journal of Management Education. She regularly attends and makes presentations at the Academy of Management and other academic conferences.