Heidi Baumann

Heidi Baumann

Associate Professor, Management and Leadership

    Business and Engineering Convergence Center 3126
    (309) 677-2385


Ph.D., Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, Purdue University
M.B.A., Bradley University
B.S., Computer Science, Truman State University


Heidi joined the Foster College of Business at Bradley University as an Assistant Professor in August 2013. Prior to pursuing a Ph.D. and a full-time career in academia, Heidi worked in industry for five years. Heidi has work experience at two Fortune 100 companies, Caterpillar Inc. and State Farm Insurance.


Dr. Baumann has taught courses that include topics such as leadership, motivation, employee performance, and teamwork. In her teaching, she focuses on covering topics in a way that will help students prepare for their future careers or manage issues in their present jobs. Heidi makes every effort to promote an interactive classroom where students can learn from a discussion of their own and others’ experiences.


Heidi’s primary research interests include studying the work-family interface and employee performance management and development. In addition, she thoroughly enjoys learning new and interesting research methods and analysis techniques. Heidi was a recipient of the Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship for her dissertation research, which examines how work and family roles can both conflict with and enrich one another.

Selected Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles in the Last Five Years

Wilson, K. S., Baumann, H. (2015). Capturing a more complete view of employees' lives outside of work: The introduction and development of new inter-role conflict constructs. Personnel Psychology, 68(2). 

Academic Proceedings

Baumann, H., Wilson, K. S. (2014). Examining work-family enrichment as an autonomously motivated experience of resource investment. Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. 

Schleicher, D. J., Baumann, H., Hartwell, C. J. (2013). Managerial self-awareness: How "the rich get richer" with regard to development. Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.

Baumann, H., Wilson, K. S. (2012). Investigating conflict between employees' work, family, and personal lives and relationships with health outcomes. Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. 

Taylor, D. L., Baumann, H., Wilson, K. S. (2011). Work-family conflict crossover and the role of exchange relationships at home. Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. 

Research Awards

  • "Research Excellence Award", Bradley University, 2014
  • "Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship", Purdue University, 2012


Professional Memberships:

  • Academy of Management (AOM)
  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)
  • Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN)