Kira Schabram

Faculty Affiliate, Center for Positive Organizations

Assistant Professor of Management and Organization, University of Washington

Dr. Schabram’s research focuses on employees who want to make the world a better place in ways big and small. Her current projects focus on workplace compassion—noticing and responding to alleviate pain in oneself and others—and callings—employees who view work as deeply meaningful and imbue their tasks with personal, social, and/or moral significance. She often examines the challenges that such employees may encounter in their pursuits in order to learn how they manage to sustain their effort and thrive. Her research has been published in outlets including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, and Journal of Applied Psychology.

Prior to entering academia, Dr. Schabram worked in animal welfare, most recently at the Canadian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (CSPCA). Dr. Schabram remains a passionate advocate for animals and the people who care for them; she continues to volunteer in, support, and study this sector. She and her family were proud to recently adopt out their 150th foster animal.

Dr. Schabram earned her BA in Literature Writing and BSc in Psychology from the University of California, her MSc in Business Administration from Concordia University Montreal, and her PhD in Organizational Behavior from the University of British Columbia.

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