Kimberly French

Kimberly French

Kimberly French

Assistant Professor



Ph.D., Industrial-Organizational Psychology, University of South Florida, December 2017

M.S., Industrial-Organizational Psychology, California State University San Bernadino, June 2012                                                                                           

B.A., Psychology, Illinois State University, May, 2009

Research Interests

My research focuses on how managing work and family affects the health and well-being of individuals and their family members. Specifically, my work examines multiple facets of health (including social, emotional, behavioral, physical, and well-being), with a particular focus on physical and physiological health outcomes. Studies in my lab illuminate how timing and context affect the work-family interface by using time-sensitive, within-person designs, and questioning whether common work-family assumptions hold across economically or culturally diverse populations. In addition to examining predictors of employee and family health, my work explores individual-level strategies that can preserve and improve employee health in the face of multiple and competing demands. 

Selected Publications

  1. French, K. A. & Agars, M. D. (2018). Work-family culture in low income environments: Can we generalize? Journal of Career Development, 45, 50-67.
  2. Kayhan, V., Chen, Z., French, K.A., Allen, T.D., & Salomon, K. (2018). How honest are the signals? A protocol for validating wearable sensors. Behavioral Research Methods.
  3. French, K. A., Dumani, S., Allen, T. D., & Shockley, K. M. (2017). A meta-analysis of work-family conflict and social support. Psychological Bulletin.
  4. Kiburz, K., Allen, T.D. & French, K. A. (2017). Being present in the moment: Can a brief mindfulness-based training reduce work-family conflict? Journal of Organizational Behavior, 38, 1016-1037.
  5. Allen, T. D., French, K. A., & Poteet, M. (2016). Women and career advancement: Issues and opportunities. Organizational Dynamics, 45, 206-216.
  6. French, K. A., Butts, M. M., & Allen, T. D. (2016). Parent work conditions and adolescent core self-evaluations: Examining the effects of work resource drain and parent gender. Journal of Business and Psychology, 31, 553-568.*Awarded 2016 Journal of Business and Psychology Editor Commenda