Gery Markova
Professor and Department Chair
WSU- Barton School of Business, Department of Management

Dr. Gery Markova is a Professor and Chairperson of the Management Department in the Barton School of Business in Wichita State University for the last 16 years. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Central Florida in 2006. Her research interests include professional development, human resource practices, employee well-being, and diversity. Dr. Markova’s research appeared in the Journal of Social Psychology, Nonprofit Management & Leadership, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Managerial Issues, and International Journal of Productivity & Performance Management. Her work on professional associations has earned the 2014 Outstanding Academic Publication from the Institute for Nonprofits and American Society of Association Executives provided her with an external grant to continue her research on the topic. She is also a part of an inter-disciplinary team that received $300,000 NSF developmental grant to advance women in STEM disciplines. She has been heavily engaged with issues related to diversity and inclusion on campus by participating in the President’s Diversity Council, First Generation Coordinating Council, Tilford Commission, and the Diversity and Inclusive Excellence committee in the Barton School of Business.  She created and launched a Master of HRM and continued to lead this successful program with students from all over the country. She has taken on various leadership roles on campus including serving as a Department Chair in the largest department in the business school, Director of Faculty Advancement, Vice President of the Faculty Senate, and chair of a reactivation team during the recent university strategic planning. She has initiated many teaching and developmental initiatives to support faculty in all stages of their careers. She has been recognized in Wichita Business Journal’s “Women in Business” and “Women Who Lead in HR.”  Before academia, Dr. Markova managed a venture-funded software development company and consulted numerous medium and small businesses in four countries.