Kate Rowbotham

Kate Rowbotham

Adjunct Assistant Professor & Distinguished Faculty Fellow of Organizational Behaviour

Overview

Dr. Kate Rowbotham is an assistant professor and a Distinguished Faculty Fellow of Organizational Behaviour at Smith School of Business. 

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  • Organizational Behaviour

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Dr. Kate Rowbotham is an assistant professor and a Distinguished Faculty Fellow of Organizational Behaviour at Smith School of Business.

Kate received her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Studies and French and her Master of Science in Management from Queen's University. She completed her PhD at the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.  Dr. Rowbotham has taught courses in human resource management, organizational behaviour, negotiations, and diversity and inclusion at Queen's University and the University of Toronto; her teaching excellence has been recognized at both schools.

Kate's research focuses on experiences of inclusion and exclusion across different organizational and educational settings. She has studied deviance inside and outside of the workplace, and her current work centres on integrity and how it’s understood in different contexts.  Kate is the longest serving member of the Smith School of Business Academic Integrity Panel, and she also works as a dispute resolution advisor for the Office of the University Ombudsman.  

Kate has also worked with non-profits and in small business management.

Academic Degrees

Ph.D. in Management
Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto (2009)

M.Sc. in Management
Smith School of Business, Queen’s University (2001)

B.A. (Honours, First Class)
Queen’s University (1997)

Academic Experience

Smith School of Business, Queen’s University
Assistant Professor (Adjunct)
Distinguished Faculty Fellow of Organizational Behaviour

Teaching

Teaching Activities

Authored Cases and Exercises

  • AniVid (case) 2018
  • Ford’s Food & Drug (case) 2018
  • Red Door Laundry (case) 2018
  • Sandra Attley’s Endorsement Deal with Pegasus Canada Inc. (case, co‐authored with Peter Kissick) 2018
  • St. Patrick’s Day (case) 2018
  • Davenport Daily News (case) 2018
  • Perfect Scent (exercise) 2018
  • Finding Space (exercise) 2018
  • Wearables in Williamsville (case) 2017
  • Funding a Grad Trip (exercise) 2017
  • Commerce Conference Consortium (exercise) 2016
  • Cedarsville High (case) 2016
  • Reward Trip (exercise) 2015
  • Student Housing Market (exercise) 2013
  • TranCan Airlines (case) 2013
  • CIS Electronics (case) 2012

Instruction

  • Gender and Diversity in Organizations (undergraduate)
  • Human Resource Management (undergraduate, graduate, MBA)
  • Interpersonal Skills for Managers (undergraduate)
  • Managerial Negotiations (undergraduate, graduate)
  • Managing Groups and Organizations (undergraduate)
  • Organizational Behaviour and Analysis (undergraduate, graduate)

Research

Research in Progress

Contract Cheating as an Academic Policy Issue in Canada (with collaborators from across Canada)

Business Students’ Perceptions of Academic Culture and Academic Integrity (with Kelley Packalen)

Presentations

Recent Conference Presentations

Rowbotham, K. (2017). Making sense of prosocial explanations for violations of academic integrity. Presentation at Plagiarism Across Europe and Beyond, European Network of Academic Integrity. Brno, Czech Republic.

Rowbotham, K. & Coulter, C. (2015). Issues of Academic Integrity: Implications for Teachers and Learners. Presentation at the Teaching and Learning Conference, Academy of Management. Vancouver, B.C.

Coulter, C. & Rowbotham, K. (2015). Employee Social Media Use: Implications for HR Practices and Policies. 

  • Paper presented at HR Practices, Strategic and Entrepreneurial Challenges: Academic and Practitioner Views, EuroMed Academy of Business Conference. Paris, France.

Rowbotham, K. & Budworth, M. (2014). Teaching collaborations across campuses: Initiatives that inform, excite, and (sometimes) aggravate. Paper presented at the Teaching and Learning Conference, Academy of
Management Conference. Philadelphia, PA.

Budworth, M., & Rowbotham, K. (2014). Meaning of work: Exploring the changing role of careers through the lens of loss. Paper presented at the Work and Family Research Network Conference. New York City, NY.

Budworth, M., Mann, S.L., & Rowbotham, K. (2013). Modesty and gender. Paper presented at the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology Congress. Münster, Germany.

Awards

Teaching Awards

Commerce ’89 Professor‐Student Life Award (2018)

Commerce Society Teaching Award (2018)

Commerce ’89 Professor‐Student Life Award (2017)

Nominated for the Alumni Award in Teaching Excellence (2016)

Commerce Society Honourary Distinction Award (2015)

Commerce Society Teaching Award (2015)

AMS Excellence in Teaching Certificate (2013)

Service

Queen’s University Academic Integrity Subcommittee 2017 - Present

Queen’s University Dispute Resolution Advisor 2014 - Present

Smith School of Business Academic Integrity Panel 2011 - Present

Smith School of Business Undergraduate Curriculum Committee 2013‐2015, 2017 - Present

Smith School of Business Full‐time MBA Curriculum Advisory Group 2017