• Degrees
    Ph.D., Positive Organizational Psychology
  • Research Interests
    Black women's leader development
    Leader self-development
    Leader adaptability
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Amber Kea-Edwards earned a Ph.D. Positive Organizational Psychology at Claremont Graduate University. Her research interest includes race, leader identity, and leader development. As a research consultant at LeAD Labs, she has presented at national and international conferences and has a publication in the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies. She taught organizational behavior at California State Polytechnical University, Pomona, in the School of Management and Human Resources.

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Kea-Edwards, A.N., Diaz, J.B.B., & Reichard, R.J. (2023). Development or discrimination: Black women leaders’ experience with multisource feedback. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 75(1), 68-93.

Shults, S.G., Reichard, R.J., Diaz, J.B.B., Pitichat, T., & Kea-Edwards, A. (2022). Pursuing your leader development: Lessons from 101 executives. Organizational Dynamics, 51(3), 100894.

Pitichat, T., Reichard, R.J., Kea-Edwards, A., Middleton, E., & Norman, S.M. (2018). Psychological capital for leader development. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 25(1), 47-62.

Kea-Edwards, A. & Reichard, R.J. (2022). Transforming racial microaggressions into leader identity development through self-narratives. In King, E., Roberson, Q., & Hebl, M. (Eds). The Future of Scholarship on Race in Organizations. Information Age Publishing (pp. 97-118).

Reichard, R.J., Kea-Edwards, A., Diaz, J., & Parker, K.K. (2022). Buffering effects of microaggression denials on leader identity. Symposium presentation at the Academy of Management, Seattle, WA: Aug 6.

Pitichat, T., Kea-Edwards, A., Middleton, E., Reichard, R.J., & Norman, S. (2016). Psychological capital for leader development: Antecedents and outcomes. Paper presentation at ILA. Atlanta, GA: Nov 2-5. [Awarded best leadership development track submission]