Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Amber Stephenson has been granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of healthcare management in the Reh School of Business.
Stephenson teaches organizational behavior and organization theory courses, such as health systems management and structural dynamics of healthcare organizations in the Healthcare Management MBA program.
Her research focuses on how women leaders experience gender bias and how professional identity, or defining the self-concept by affiliation with a professional role, affects perceptions and behaviors. In 2018, her research was recognized by the Johnson A. Edosomwan Leadership Institute and in 2016 she was one of five recipients nationally to receive the AcademyHealth Presidential Award for New Health Services Researchers.
In 2020, she was invited to present at the US Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program; in 2019, she was the Keynote presenter for Saratoga Hospital Medical Group; and in 2018 she was the Keynote presenter at the Pennsylvania Leadership Studies conference. Likewise, her research has been featured in more than 20 manuscripts published in top peer-reviewed journals.
Previously, Stephenson was the director and senior research associate at Temple University’s Nonprofit Evaluation Services and Training program, where she managed research, evaluation, programming, and capacity building exercises for partner organizations and created the International Nonprofit Training and Leadership (INTL) graduate certificate program.
She is a member of AcademyHealth, Academy of Management (AOM, Health Care Management, Organizational Behavior, and Gender & Diversity in Organization Divisions), and American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).