Virginie Kidwell
Assistant Professor of Management
University of North Texas
(859) 494-0028

Related Research Interests

Virginie Lopez-Kidwell is an Assistant Professor in the College of Business at the University of North Texas. She received her PhD from the University of Kentucky in Management in 2013.

Her research interests include social networks, the role of affect in organizational behaviors and social dynamics, as well as power and dependence in workplace relationships. She has published in the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Consumer Behavior, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Group & Organization Management, Social Networks among others. She also conducts consulting projects with various organizations to research, optimize, train, engage workforce and improve performance using latest organizational psychology tools including social network analysis.

She teaches at the undergraduate, MBA, doctoral and executive level various courses and workshops on topics such as: Organizational Behaviors, Emotional Intelligence, Conflict Resolution, Negotiation Skills, Power & Influence, Navigating Socio-Political Dynamics in the Workplace, Personal Effectiveness, Social Network Analysis. She is also an Executive Education/Consulting adviser for the Professional Development Institute at UNT.

Related Publications

  • Lopez-Kidwell, V., Niven, K., & Labianca, G. (2018). Predicting workplace relationship dynamics using a relational model of affect. Journal of Organizational Behavior, special issue on Dynamics at work.
  • Hasford J., Kidwell, B., & Lopez-Kidwell, V. (2018). Happy wife, happy life: Food choices in romantic relationships. Journal of Consumer Research, 44(6): 1238-1256.
  • Grosser, T., Lopez-Kidwell, V., Labianca, G., & Ellwardt, L. (2012). Hearing it through the grapevine: Positive and negative workplace gossip. Organizational Dynamics, 41 (1), 52-61.