Our growing, interdisciplinary research team brings together a dynamic group of people who share a passion for improving the human condition at work. Our wider community of partners includes scholars from many fields, experts from philanthropies, and pracitioners from a variety of organizations.
Matt Bloom Ph.D., Principal Investigator, University of Notre Dame
Matt Bloom is Associate Professor of Management at Notre Dame, and the Principal Investigator on the Flourishing in Ministry Project. Matt got into research after a few years in the business world. He has seen firsthand the negative consequences of unhappiness at work, and is passionate about finding real solutions to make the workplace a healthy, vibrant, supportive place. He received his Ph.D. from the ILR School at Cornell University, and currently resides in South Bend, IN and Evanston, IL with his wife, Kim.
Bob Bretz Ph.D., Co-PI, University of Notre Dame
Bob Bretz is the Joe and Jane Giovanini Professor of Management. His research and teaching interests include staffing and selection issues, and the linkages between individual and organizational effectiveness. He is best known for his research concerning individual job search and choice behavior. Prior to joining the Notre Dame faculty in 1997, Bretz taught at the University of Iowa and at Cornell University. He has received Outstanding Educator awards from Notre Dame's MBA and MNA Programs, as well as the Notre Dame Presidential Award in 2004.
Amy Colbert Ph.D., Co-PI, University of Iowa
Amy Colbert is Associate Professor of Management at the University of Iowa. She received her PhD in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management from the Tippie College of Business at The University of Iowa in 2004.
Ken Kelley Ph.D., Co-PI, University of Notre Dame
Ken Kelley is Assistant Professor of Management at Notre Dame. Kelley's specialties are in the areas of the optimal design of research studies, longitudinal data analytic methods, and statistical computing. Kelley earned his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame in quantitative psychology. Before joining the Mendoza College of Business to teach business statistics, Kelley was an Assistant Professor at Indiana University in Inquiry Methodology and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Statistics
Bethany Cockburn, Project Director, University of Notre Dame
Bethany Cockburn is the research associate and project manager for the Flourishing in Ministry Project. Bethany has a masters degree in Community & Clinical Psychology and a masters degree in Nonprofit Administration. She has been a research assistant and project manager for Notre Dame's Department of Psychology since 2003. She lives near Notre Dame with her husband, Mike, and is the first member of the Fourishing in Ministry team to complete an Ironman Traithlon.
Emily Degan, Research Assistant, University of Notre Dame
Emily Degan is an undergraduate Research Assistant on the Flourishing Project. She is a sophomore Accounting and German double major, Theology minor from New Orleans, Louisiana, whose interests include politics and travel.
Jackie Dai, Research Assistant, University of Notre Dame
Jackie Dai is an undergraduate Research Assistant on the Well-Being at Work research project and is a senior with a double major in Finance and Chinese. Originally from Edison, New Jersey, she now resides here in South Bend, but has accepted a position at Bank of America Maryland. Her primary interests include the workplace well-being and small woodland creatures.