Kathryn Coll

Assistant Professor of Management
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Prior to joining the Management faculty at the University, Dr. Coll received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the University of Utah, Eccles School of Business. She studies how negative interactions in groups and teams (such as incivility) can hurt group members’ willingness to speak up with ideas, suggestions or concerns. She also studies how groups collectively process information (i.e., how they seek, share, and utilize information) when making decisions or solving problems. She studies how factors such as hierarchy and prosocial motivation can influence this collective information processing in groups. She uses multiple methods to conduct this research including experimental paradigms, survey-based field research, experience sampling and qualitative interviews.

Research interests

  • Negative social interactions in groups (e.g., incivility, discrimination)
  • Expertise and information processing in groups (e.g., intentional information withholding)
  • Voice and silence

Recent selected publications

  • Bonner, B. L., Shannahan, D. B., Bain, K., Coll, K., & Meikle, N. (2022). The theory and measurement of expertise-based decision making in organizational teams: Revisiting demonstrability. Organization Science. 33:4, 1452-1469.
  • Coll, K., Bain, K., Kreps, T. A., & Tenney, E.R. (2020). Battling incivility: Increasing willingness to voice through amplification. Academy of Management Proceedings.
  • *Won the Organizational Behavior Division’s 2020 AOM “Outstanding Practical Implications for Management Paper” Award.

Courses taught

  • BUS 704: Leadership
  • MGT 473: Staffing and Development


Ph.D., Organizational Behavior, University of Utah David Eccles School of Business, Salt Lake City, UT, 2022
B.A., Psychology, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA, 2015