University of California, Riverside


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Kathleen Montgomery

Professor of the Graduate Division, Emerita Professor of Organizations and Management

Curriculum Vitae , updated 06/2016


Kathleen Montgomery is Professor of the Graduate Division and held the Edward A. Dickson Emerita Professorship for the UCR campus in 2013-14; she also is Emerita Professor of Organizations and Management in the School of Business Administration at UCR.  She has been a visiting scholar at Oxford University, Stanford, and UCLA, and is an Honorary Associate of the Centre for Values, Ethics, and the Law in Medicine at the University of Sydney.

Professor Montgomery received her Ph.D. in sociology from New York University, where she began her research on professional-organizational relationships. Her current research continues this stream, now focusing on issues of trust, integrity, and behavioral norms, especially during encounters between patients and the health care delivery system. She has taught courses in organizational theory and behavior, work force diversity, human resource management, and health care management. She has been a frequent participant in the University Honors Program and in the campus-wide diversity initiative, Making Excellence Inclusive.

Professor Montgomery is the 2011 recipient of the Myron D. Fottler Exceptional Service Award from the Academy of Management’s Health Care Management Division, in recognition of a career of contributions to the profession in research, professional leadership, and mentoring. In 2012, she gave the keynote address at the 8th Biennial International Organisational Behaviour in Healthcare Conference in Dublin. She has previously received awards both for her teaching (Professor of the Year of the University Honors Program) and for her research (Ascendant Scholar and several Best Paper awards).

Recent Scholarship

  • Ferlie, E., Montgomery, K. & Pedersen, A., eds. 2016.  Oxford Handbook of Health Care Management.  Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Ferlie, E., Montgomery, K., & Pedersen, A.  2016.  "The State of Health Care Management Research: A Critical Overview."  In Oxford Handbook of Health Care Management, E. Ferlie, K. Montgomery, & A. Pedersen, eds.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 1-22.
  • Montgomery, K., Lipworth, W. & Fitzgerald, L.  2015.  “The Persistence of Professional Boundaries in Health Care: A Re-Examination Using a Theory of Foundational Values.”  In Managing Change: From Health Policy to Practice, S. Waldorff, L. Fitzgerald, E. Ferlie, & A. Pedersen, eds. UK: Palgrave-Macmillan Publishers, pp. 73-87.
  • Montgomery, K.  2014.  “How Institutional Contexts Shape Professional Responsibility.”  In Professional Responsibility: The Fundamental Issue in Education and Health Care Reform, D. Mitchell & R. Ream, eds.   New York:  Springer International, pp. 75-88. 
  • Montgomery, K. & Lipworth, W.  2014.  “Using the Survival/Security/Flourishing Model to Explain the Emergence and Shape of the Medical Profession.”  In Debates in Values-based Practice, M. Loughlin, ed.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 198-208.
  • Keating, M. McDermott, A., & Montgomery, K., eds.  2013.   Patient-Centered Health Care: Achieving Co-ordination, Communication, and Innovation.  UK: Palgrave-Macmillan Publishers. 
  • Montgomery, K.  2013.  “Developments in Conceptions of Patient-Centered Care: Implementation Challenges in the Context of High-Risk Therapy.”  In Patient-Centered Health Care: Achieving Co-ordination, Communication, and Innovation, M. Keating, A. McDermott, & K. Montgomery, eds.  UK: Palgrave-Macmillan Publishers, pp. 13-24.
  • Leahey, E. & Montgomery, K.  2011. “The Meaning of Regulation in a Changing Academic Profession.”  In The American Academic Profession:  Changing Forms and Functions, J. Hermanowicz, ed. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, pp. 295-311.


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