Dr. Kristie Abston

Assistant Professor

Dr. Kristie Abston
(615) 898-2342
Room N142, Business & Aerospace Building (BAS)

Areas of Expertise

- Human Resource Management – staffing, total rewards, and training and development

- Organizational Behavior –  change management, innovation, and organizational culture

- Experiential Learning –  live cases, role plays, and simulations  

 

 

Biography

Kristie teaches human resource management and general management courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Her students have won competitions including the Small Business Institute® Project of the Year and the Society of Human Resource Management Case Competition.   Kristie’s career in human resources started in 1997 after a brief stint as a chemical lab technician.  She has held generalist and training and development positions in manufacturing companies, an...

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Kristie teaches human resource management and general management courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Her students have won competitions including the Small Business Institute® Project of the Year and the Society of Human Resource Management Case Competition.   Kristie’s career in human resources started in 1997 after a brief stint as a chemical lab technician.  She has held generalist and training and development positions in manufacturing companies, and she has been a certified HRM professional since 2000.  She has consulted in banking, health care, hospitality, manufacturing, and non-profit organizations.  Prior to joining the faculty at MTSU in 2017, Kristie was a faculty member at Tusculum College and at the University of West Florida.    Kristie’s research interests include employee branding and patronage, human resource management in small businesses, and high impact teaching practices.  Her research has appeared in journals including the Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, the Journal of Business Research, and the Journal of Management.  Kristie is on the boards of the Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning (ABSEL) and the Southeast Case Research Association (SECRA) and has served as president of both organizations.   

 

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