Judy LaValley

Advisor: Dr. Clive Fullagar

Description of Research

I am interested in how women develop as leaders, particularly women in high-risk careers such as the armed forces, law enforcement, and firefighting.  Thus, one of my research streams is exploring the effects of organizational culture on leadership schemas, while another of my research streams seeks to develop a grounded theory of women’s leader identity development.  I have also collaborated on various national security applied research projects for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army through my research internships and research fellowship.

Publications

LaValley, J. B., Le Ber, M. J., Devnew, L. E., Austin, A. B., Elbert, C. D., Sulpizio, L. L., & Tremaine, M. (2016). Toward a grounded theory of women’s leader identity development. In J. Storberg-Walker & P. Haber-Curran (Eds.), Advancing women and leadership theory: Moving the needle through applied theory building.  Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Brooks Babin, L., & LaValley, J. B.  (2014, July).  Cultural Acuity Assessment (ARI Fact Sheet).  Fort Leavenworth, KS: U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences.

Brooks Babin, L., & LaValley, J. B.  (2014, April).  U.S. Army Female Engagement Teams: Integration & Employment (ARI Fact Sheet).  Fort Leavenworth, KS: U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences.

Brooks Babin, L., & LaValley, J. B.  (2014, March).  U.S. Army Female Engagement Teams: Training (ARI Fact Sheet).  Fort Leavenworth, KS: U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences.

Brooks Babin, L., & LaValley, J. B.  (2014, March).  U.S. Army Female Engagement Teams: Assessment & Selection (ARI Fact Sheet).  Fort Leavenworth, KS: U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences.

Brooks Babin, L., & LaValley, J. B.  (2014, March).  U.S. Army Female Engagement Teams: Overview (ARI Fact Sheet).  Fort Leavenworth, KS: U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences.

Simmons, M., LaValley, J. B., & Zhu, M.  (2013, May).  Payless ShoeSource: Performance management assessment, international division. Technical report.  Manhattan: Kansas State University.

Academic Conference Presentations

Devnew, L. E., Elbert, C. D., Le Ber, M. J., Austin, A. B., & LaValley, J. B. (2015, October). “Developing a Leader Identity: Girls’ Experiential Learning from Work and Play.” Panel presentation at the 17th Annual International Leadership Association Global Conference, Barcelona, Spain.

Le Ber, M. J., LaValley, J. B., Devnew, L. E., Austin, A. B., & Elbert, C. D. (2015, June).  “Chutes and Ladders: Traveling the Twisting Trail of Women’s Leader Identity Development.”  Panel presentation at the 2nd International Leadership Association’s Women and Leadership Affinity Group Conference, Pacific Grove, CA.

LaValley, J. B., Culbertson, S. S., & Fullagar, C. J. A. (2015, April). “The Influence of Organizational Context on Implicit Leadership Theories.” Poster presented at the 30th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Philadelphia, PA.

Austin, A. B., Devnew, L. E., Elbert, C. D., LaValley, J. B., Le Ber, M. J., Sulpizio, L. L., & Tremaine, M.  (2014, October).  “A Grounded Theory of Women’s Leader Identity Development.”  Research presented at the16th Annual International Leadership Association Global Conference, San Diego, CA.

LaValley, J. B. (2014, May). Leader identity: How is it shaped by organizational culture and leadership schemas?  Paper presented at Advancing Theories of Women and Leadership Colloquium, Orem, UT.

LaValley, J. B.  (2012, October).  "Leadership schemas: The influence of organizational culture on implicit leadership theories".  Poster presentation at the 14th Annual Global Conference of the International Leadership Association, Denver, CO.



LaValley, J. B.  (2009, December).  “The Crisis of Success: US Military Leadership in the Post-Cold War Strategic Environment”.  Paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Studying Leadership, Birmingham, UK.

Scholarships and Awards
  • Consortium Research Fellowship
  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society


  • M.A. awarded with Merit, University of Birmingham
  • Air Force Association-FCEF Air Force Excellence Scholarship
  • Partial Bursary, POLSIS Dept., University of Birmingham
  • Dean's List, United States Air Force Academy
  • National Merit Scholarship (declined, designated Honorary N.M. Scholar)


Research/Applied Experience

Summer Associate, RAND Corporation (2015)

Consortium Research Fellow, Leader Development Research Unit, U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral & Social Sciences (2013-2015)

Consultant, International Performance Management process, Payless ShoeSource (2013)

Graduate Research Assistant, Kansas State University (2011-2012)

Summer Intern, Center for Character & Leadership Development, United States Air Force Academy (2011)

Teaching Experience

Awards

Frank G. Brewer Memorial Aerospace Award (Louisiana Aerospace Educator of the Year) – 2007, 2008

Representative Courses Directed

Aerospace Education – Civil Air Patrol

Training Leaders of Cadets – Civil Air Patrol

Advanced Parachuting – US Air Force

Representative Courses Taught

Aerospace Education – Civil Air Patrol

Planning & Decision Making – Civil Air Patrol

Basic & Advanced Parachuting – US Air Force

Education

MS     

- Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Kansas State University

MA     

- International Studies (Security Studies), University of Birmingham, UK

- (with Merit)

MHR  

- Human Relations, University of Oklahoma

- Concentration in Organizational Behavior

BS      

- American History, United States Air Force Academy

- Concentration in U.S. Foreign Policy

- Minor in Engineering

 

Contact Information

E-mail: lavalley@ksu.edu