President Wooten's Research

Research Interests

  • Crisis Leadership
  • Positive Organizing Routines
  • Strategic Management Processes of Professional Service Firms, Health Care Organizations, Nonprofit Organizations and Knowledge Service Enterprises
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Workforce Diversity and Competitive Advantage 
  • Business Education 
  • The Development of Emerging Leaders

Research Affiliations and Labs

Research-In-Progress

Co-Creating an Infrastructure to Transform the Philanthropic Sector: A High Impact Strategy. Status: Manuscript Preparation for Stanford Social Innovation.

Merging Liberal Education Concepts with a Business School Mindset. Status: Manuscript Preparation for AACU Liberal Education (with Jon McNaughtan).

Managerial Monographs/Research Reports

James, E. & Wooten, L. (2018). Sexual Harassment In The Workplace: A Risk without Equal

James, E & Wooten, L. (2010).  The 2009 Census of African-American on Board of Directors of Fortune 500 companies. Washington, DC: Executive Leadership Council.

James, E & Wooten, L. (2009).  The 2008 Census of African-American on Board of Directors of Fortune 500 companies. Washington, DC: Executive Leadership Council.

James, E. & Wooten, L. (2006). Changing the Face of Corporate America in the Boardroom: Implications and recommendations of the 2004 census of African-Americans on Board of Directors. Washington, DC: Executive Leadership Council.

James, E & Wooten, L. (2005). The 2004 Census of African-American on Board of Directors of Fortune 500 companies. Washington, DC: Executive Leadership Council.

Research and Teaching Grants

  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation, Analyzing Diversity Management Practices in Southeast Michigan Hospitals
  • University of Michigan Institute for Clinical Health Research -- Health Disparity Core (Consultant)
  • University of Michigan, National Center for Institutional Diversity Research Grant National Institute of Health Grant 1-p20-RR020683-01 (Co-Principal Investigator) – Health Disparities: Leaders, Providers & Patients
  • Executive Leadership Council (ELC): Census of African-American Board Directors  General Motors Sullivan Principles Teaching Fellowship 2003; 2007
  • Catalyst, Funding of Data
  • Work & Family Institute, Funding of Data Research Honorarium, Sloan Foundation
  • Scholar in Residence, Council of Michigan Foundations
  • Society for Human Resource Management – Harvey Wilson Dissertation Research Grant Center for the Education of Women- University of Michigan Research Grant
  • University of Michigan Business School Research Grant