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Elana Feldman

Elana FeldmanAssistant Professor

Research Interests

Time/temporality, workplace relationships and interactions, qualitative methods


  • Ph D: Management, (2015), Boston University - Boston, MA
    Supporting Area: Organizational Behavior
  • BA: Integrated Approaches to Biology, (2001), Brown University - Providence, RI


Elana Feldman, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Management in the Manning School of Business (MSB). Her research focuses on how the temporal and relational elements of organizations shape people’s experiences, work, and personal development. Feldman teaches organizational behavior at the undergraduate level at the MSB. She taught previously at Boston University and the Cape Cod Institute. She holds a Ph.D. in Management from Boston University and a B.A. in Anthropology/Biology from Brown University. Prior to her academic career, Feldman worked as a consultant and market analyst in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry as well as in the areas of talent management and leadership.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Teaching Excellence Award (2019), Teaching - Management Department, Manning School of Business, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Best Student/Dissertation-based Paper Award Finalist (2018) - Academy of Management, MOC Division
  • Teaching Excellence Award (2017), Teaching - Management Department, Manning School of Business, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award (2017), Scholarship/Research - Academy of Management (MOC Division)
  • Kudos Award (2017), Teaching - UMass Lowell
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Inductee (2016) - Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Best Paper Proceedings (2015) - Academy of Management (Careers Division)
  • Best Student Paper Award Finalist (2015) - Academy of Management (Careers Division)
  • Outstanding Research by a Doctoral Student (2015) - Boston University
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award (2015) - Academy of Management (MOC Division)
  • Ph.D. Fellowship (2009) - Boston University
  • Magna Cum Laude (2001) - Brown University

Selected Publications

  • Mao, J., Feldman, E. (2019). Class matters: Interviewing across social class boundaries. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 22(2) 125-137.
  • Feldman, E., (2019). When developers disagree: Divergent advice as a potential catalyst for protégé growth. Organization Science, 30(3) 509-527.
  • , , Feldman, E., (2015). Constructing contribution in Strategy as Practice research. Cambridge University Press
  • Feldman, E., (2015). Discordant voices: How protégés grow in the context of developmental networks. Academy of Management Proceedings (Best Papers).
  • Hall, D.T., Feldman, E., (2013). Meaningful work and the protean career. APA Books
  • Feldman, E., Hall, D.T. (2013). Work and family research and practice: What if the whole person mattered? (pp. 96-101). Palgrave Macmillan
  • Kopelman, S., Feldman, E., McDaniel, D.M., Hall, D.T. (2012). Mindfully negotiating a career with a heart. Organizational Dynamics, 41(2) 163–171.
  • Jane, D.E., Karen, G., Feldman, E. (2012). The call: Why a book on positive social change and organizations now? Routledge
  • Golden-Biddle, K., Dutton, J.E., Feldman, E. (2012). The response: What does this book contribute to the understanding of positive social change and organizations? (pp. 475-492). Routledge

Selected Presentations

  • Pacing uncertain work: Time- and event-based triggers in a seed accelerator - Academy of Management Meeting, August 2018 - Chicago, IL
  • The social context of individual time use at work: A review and integrative framework - Academy of Management Meeting, August 2018 - Chicago, IL
  • Class matters: Interviewing across class boundaries - Qualitative Research in Management and Organization (QRM) Conference, March 2018 - Albuquerque, NM
  • Making Time for Time: Extending Theories of Temporality in and across Organizations. - Showcase Symposium, 2016
  • More than a feeling: How compassion drives employee voice and organizational change. - Academy of Management Meeting, August 2016 - Anaheim, CA
  • Fast times at InnoTech: Speeding up entrepreneurial work in an accelerator. - Academy of Management Meeting. , August 2016 - Anaheim, CA