Katerina (Kate) Bezrukova

Chair, Associate Professor
Organization and Human Resources


PhD, Moscow State University, Russia
BS/MS, Moscow State University, Russia


  • Negotiations
  • Organizational behavior
  • Managing diverse workforce
  • Statistics and research methods


  • Group faultlines and diversity
  • Conflict evolution and conflict management
  • Occupational health and work-life balance
  • Ethical dilemmas in engineering teams

Selected Publications

Bezrukova, K., Spell, C.S., Perry, J., & Jehn, K.A. (2016). A Meta-Analytical Integration of 40 Years of Research on Diversity Training. Forthcoming in Psychological Bulletin.

Bezrukova, K., Spell, C., Caldwell, D., & Burger, J. (2016). A Multilevel Perspective on Faultlines: Differentiating the Effects between Group- and Organizational-Level Faultlines. Journal of Applied Psychology, 101 (1), 86-107. doi.org/10.1037/apl0000039

Awards, Grants and Honors

  • Best Empirical Paper Award for the paper (with Spell, C.S.) “Cracking under pressure: A context-centered attention-based perspective on faultlines.”  International Association for Conflict Management. Leiden, The Netherlands. 2014.
  • Winner of the 'Dream Meets Reality Challenge' competition of the Human Rights and Technology Conference (with Graves, S., Spell, C.S., and Dhillon, S.) “Evolution of Conflict.” Human Rights and Technology Conference, UC Berkeley, CA. 2011.
  • Santa Clara University Thomas Terry Grant, 2009, 2011, 2014
  • Sustainability Research Competitive Grant, Santa Clara University, 2013. 

Professional Affiliations

  • Academy of Management
  • American Psychological Association

Industry/Consulting Experience

  • Speaker at GMs and Coaches Clinic and the Summer League Enrichment Programs for the National Basketball Association
  • Speaker at the National Research Council, Board on Behavioral, Cognitive and Sensory Sciences, Committee on the Science of Team Science at the National Academies of Science.
  • Glass Ceiling Audit for a Fortune 500 information processing company
  • Consulting and training for public and private sector groups, including Sberbank of Russian Federation, Mosbusinessbank, local government administrations of Primorye, Vorkuta, Ekaterinburg, Rostov-na-Donu and Tver