Kyle P Ehrhardt
Assistant 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 also serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Business & Psychology and Human Resource Development Quarterly.


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

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.


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 GDO 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 BPS Division, 2010


Editorial Board Member: Journal of Business & Psychology, 2013 – Present; Human Resource Development Quarterly, 2014 – Present

Professional Memberships: Academy of Management, Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Society for Human Resource Management, North American Society for Sport Management