Robyn Brouer

Chair, Professor, Management

PhD in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management from Florida State University

Master's of Science in Management from The University of Central Florida

Bachelor's of Arts in Sociology and a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology from the University at Georgia 2226 Office: CT 509

Robyn L. Brouer, PhD is an associate professor in the Management Department in the Richard J. Wehle School of Business at Canisius College.  Her teaching interests include the "people" side of business. She teachings organizational behavior, human resource management, and ethical power and influence for business leaders in addition to introduction to management. Dr. Brouer infuses her classes with real-world examples, practical, hands-on experiences, with a focus on Cura Personalis and developing professionalism in her students.


Best Paper Award for the Journal of Management

Best Paper Award for the Human Resources Track for the Southern Management Association Conference

Outstanding Reviewer Award in the Organizational Behavior Track for the Annual Academy of Management

Literati Highly Commended Award, Emerald Publishing

Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award, Center for Creative Leadership


Dr. Brouer  has research interests in leadership, social influence and effectiveness, and person-environment fit. She has more than 25 peer-reviewed publications in these research areas. Her research has appeared in outlets such as the  Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and the Leadership Quarterly. Please see below for a sample of publications. 

Brouer R.L., Harris, K.J., & Kacmar, K.M. (2011) Perceptions of politics, political skill, and job outcomes.  Journal of Organizational Behavior, 32, 869-885. 

*Dulebohn, J.H., Bommer, W.H., Liden, R.C., Brouer, R.L., & Ferris, G.R. (2012). Meta-analysis of LMX antecedents and consequences: Integrating the past with an eye toward the future. Journal of Management, 38, 1715-1759.
*Awarded the 2017 Journal of Management Best Paper Award. 

Brouer, R. L., Badaway, R. L., Gallagher, V. C., & Haber, J. A. (2014). Political skill dimensionality and impression management choice and effective use. Journal of Business and Psychology, 30(2), 217-233.

Brouer, R. L., Gallagher, V.C., & Badawy, R.L. (2015). Ability to manage resources in the impression management process: The mediating effects of resources on performance. Journal of Business and Psychology, 30.

Brouer, R. L., Chiu, C. Y., & Wang, L. (2016). Political skill dimensions and transformational leadership in China. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 31(6), 1040-1056.