Management Faculty

Michael Burke
Area Coordinator

Lawrence Martin Chair in Business

Office location: GW 1 - Room 636
Phone: 504.862.3328

Michael Burke is the Lawrence Martin Chair in Business in Tulane University's Freeman School of Business and he holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences in Tulane’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Prior to coming to Tulane University, he was a tenured Associate Professor of Management at New York University's Stern School of Business.

His current research focuses on learning and the efficacy of workplace safety and health interventions, the meaning of employee perceptions of work environment characteristics (psychological and organizational climate), and statistical procedures for assessing inter-rater agreement. He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on these and other topics in applied psychology, management, measurement, and statistics. In 2006, he was awarded the Decade of Behavior Research Award for his research on workplace safety from a federation of professional scientific associations. From 2006 to 2009, Professor Burke served, by appointment of the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, a three-year term on the Safety and Occupational Health Study Section of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

During 2007-2010, Professor Burke served as the Editor of Personnel Psychology and he has served on the editorial boards of numerous leading journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Journal of Management.

Among his many roles in professional associations, Professor Burke served as President of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) in 2003-2004. Professor Burke is a Fellow of Division 5 (Division of Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics) and Division 14 (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology) of the American Psychological Association and a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science.

Recently, Professor Burke completed a term as Chair of Tulane University's Social Behavioral Institutional Review Board.


Selected Publications

Becker, W., & Burke, M.J. (in press). Instructional staff rides for management learning and education. Academy of Management Learning & Education.

Smith-Crowe, K., Burke, M.J., Cohen, A., & Doveh, E. (in press). Statistical significance criteria for the rWG and Average Deviation interrater agreement indices. Journal of Applied Psychology.

Wallace, J.C., Edwards, B., Paul, J., Burke, M., Christian, M., & Eissa, G. (in press). Change the referent? A meta-analytic investigation of direct and referent-shift consensus models for organizational climate. Journal of Management.

Smith, A.N., Baskerville-Watkins, M., Burke, M.J., Christian, M., Smith, C., Hall, A., & Simms, S. (2013). Gendered influence: A gender-role perspective on the use and effectiveness of influence tactics. Journal of Management, 39, 1156-1183.

Varela, O.E., Burke, M.J., & Michel, N. (2013). The development of managerial skills in MBA programs: A reconsideration of learning goals and assessment procedures. Journal of Management Development, 32, 435-452.