Kate L. Kirkham is an associate professor of organizational leadership and strategy in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University and a senior associate with Elsie Y. Cross Associates of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was born and reared in Salt Lake City. She has a BA in sociology from the University of Utah, an MA in human resource development from George Washington University, and a PhD in organizational behavior from the Union Graduate School. She worked in training and development for the National Education Association and for her own consulting firm, Resources for Change, Inc., in Washington, DC, She joined the BYU faculty in 1978. She has served as the associate director of BYU’s MBA program and BYU’s Women’s Research Institute. Her professional interests are focused on race and gender diversity in organizations and on organizational change strategies. She has also worked with community and volunteer organizations, particularly with local and national councils of the Girl Scouts. Professor Kirkham lives in Springville, Utah.