Courtney Masterson

Courtney Masterson

Program Director | Assistant Professor

Program Director • Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-2146 Malloy Hall, Room 305


Courtney Masterson conducts research that investigates employees’ well-being inside and outside of the workplace. Her research focus aims to advance understanding of the role of business in society and the impact that organizations have on stakeholders’ well-being. Dr. Masterson’s most recent research addresses women’s career mobility and issues at the intersection of work and family. She utilizes both qualitative and quantitative methods to understand these phenomena from various vantage points.  Her work has been published in global outlets including the Journal of Management and Journal of Organizational Behavior.

Prior to joining USF’s School of Management, Dr. Masterson spent 10 years in marketing and communications, working with organizations to address issues related to corporate reputation, branding, and stakeholder engagement. Organizational pride: A Multi-method examination of the nature, emergence and function of pride in the workplace was the dissertation Courtney defended successfully in March.

As a teacher, Dr. Masterson strives to create an engaging learning environment that enables students to increase their knowledge and develop professionally.  This includes providing students opportunities to engage in meaningful ways with the University’s surrounding community.

Program Director, Organizational Development
PhD, Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management, University of Illinois at Chicago
Master of Business Administration, Management, DePaul University
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Washington University in St. Louis
Selected Publications

Hoobler, J., Masterson, C., Nkomo, S., & Michel, E. (2016).  The business case for women leaders: Meta-analysis, research critique, and path forward.  Journal of Management.

Masterson, C., & Hoobler, J. (2015).  Care and career: A family-identity based typology of dual-earner couples.  Journal of Organizational Behavior.

Hartman, L.P., Gedro, J., & Masterson, C. (2015).  Navigating the life cycle of trust in developing economies: One-size solutions do not fit all.  Business & Society Review.

Corley, K., Masterson, C., & Schinoff, B. (2015).  Innovation through collaboration: Working together on data analysis and interpretation.  In R.M. Kramer & K.D. Elsbach (Eds.) Handbook of innovative qualitative research methods: Pathways to cool ideas and interesting papers.  New York, New York: Routledge.

Awards & Distinctions

Editorial Board, Journal of Vocational Behavior, 2016

Emerald African Management Research Fund Award, 2015 (with Prof. Jenny Hoobler)

Doctoral Student Excellence in Research Award, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2014

Outstanding Reviewer Award, Gender & Diversity in Organizations Division of the Academy of Management, 2014