Kyle P Ehrhardt

Kyle Ehrhardt
Associate Professor

BUSB 5100

Kyle Ehrhardt joined the Business School faculty at the University of Colorado Denver in August 2014 after completing his PhD studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business. Prior to his doctoral studies, Ehrhardt was employed for several years in the sport management industry, working for a US-based national governing organization.
Ehrhardt's research interests center on the intersection of workplace relationships and topics related to diversity and discrimination – and in particular, how experiences in these areas contribute toward employees’ attitudes regarding their work and workplace. His research has appeared in a variety of journals and he serves on the editorial boards of Personnel Psychology, Human Relations, and the Journal of Business & Psychology.


PhD Management Science (Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

MS Sport Management, Illinois State University

BA Communication & Physical Education, Hanover College

Areas of expertise

Organizational Behavior

Workplace Relationships

Workplace Diversity and Discrimination

Publications and presentations

Ragins, B.R., & Ehrhardt, K. (2021). Gaining perspective: The impact of close cross-race friendships on diversity training and education. Journal of Applied Psychology, 106, 856-881.

Ehrhardt, K.* & Ensher, E.* (2021). Perceiving a calling, living a calling, and calling outcomes: How mentoring matters. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 68, 168-181. 
*Equal authorship.

Ehrhardt, K., & Sharif, M.M. (2019). Career implications for high-quality work relationships: An SCCT test. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 34, 474-490.

Ehrhardt, K., & Ragins, B.R. (2019). Relational attachment at work: A complimentary fit perspective on the role of relationships in organizational life. Academy of Management Journal, 62, 248-282.

Yip, J., Ehrhardt, K., Black, H, & Walker, D. (2018). Attachment theory at work: A review and directions for future research. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 39, 185-198.

Gonzalez, J., Ragins, B.R., Ehrhardt, K, & Singh, R. (2018). Friends and family: The role of relationships in community and workplace attachment. Journal of Business & Psychology, 33, 89-104.

Ragins, B.R., Ehrhardt, K., Lyness, K., Murphy, D., & Capman, J. (2017). Anchoring relationships at work: High quality mentors and other supportive relationships as buffers to ambient racial discrimination. Personnel Psychology, 70, 211-256.

Wyland, R., Lester, S. W., Ehrhardt, K, & Standifer, R. L. (2016). An examination of the relationship between the work-school interface, job satisfaction, and job performance. Journal of Business & Psychology, 31, 187-203.

Ehrhardt, K., Miller, J., Freeman, S., & Hom, P. (2014). Examining project commitment in cross-functional teams: Antecedents and relationship with team performance. Journal of Business & Psychology, 29, 443-461.

Ragins, B.R., Gonzalez, J., Ehrhardt, K., & Singh, R. (2012). Crossing the threshold: The spillover of community racial diversity and diversity climate to the workplace. Personnel Psychology, 65, 755-787.

Ehrhardt, K., Shaffer, M., Chiu, W., & Luk, D. (2012). “National” identity, perceived fairness, and organizational commitment in a Hong Kong context: A test of mediation effects.  International Journal of Human Resource Management, 23, 4166-4191.

Ehrhardt, K., Miller, J., Freeman, S., & Hom, P. (2011). An examination of the relationship between training comprehensiveness and organizational commitment: Further exploration of training perceptions and employee attitudes. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 22, 459-489.


CU Denver One Year MBA Teaching Award, 2020

Journal of Business & Psychology Stan Gully Award for Reviewing, 2020

CU Denver Business School Faculty Teaching Award, 2019

CU Denver Business School Faculty Research Award, 2018

Best Overall Paper Award Finalist – AOM Careers Division, 2017

Reviewer of the Year Award – Journal of Business & Psychology, 2014

Saroj Parasuraman Top Publication Award – AOM Gender & Diversity in Organizations Division, 2013

Best Overall Paper Award – AOM Careers Division, 2013

Dorothy Harlow Best Paper Award – AOM Gender & Diversity in Organizations Division, 2012

Robert J. Litschert Best Student Paper Award Finalist – AOM Business, Policy, & Strategy Division, 2010


Editorial Board Member: Journal of Business & Psychology, 2013 – Present; Human Relations, 2019 – Present; Personnel Psychology, 2021 – Present

Professional Memberships: Academy of Management, Western Academy of Management, Society for Human Resource Management