Dr. Carrie McCleese


Department: Business Administration
Associate Professor
Career Plateaus, Mentoring, Stress, Coping, Diversity and Inclusion

Office: Avon Williams Building K444
Phone: 615.963.7341
Email: churst@tnstate.edu

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Carrie S. McCleese, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Business Administration in the College of Business at Tennessee State University. Her research interests primarily involve individual and organizational career management (e.g., career plateaus, mentoring, diversity) and occupational health (e.g., stress, coping) topics. She publishes in journals such as the Journal of Vocational Behavior, Stress and Health, and Journal of Career Development. Her most recent research projects focus on refugee employment stressors and employment barriers for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Carrie has been teaching courses in human resource management and organizational behavior for over 10 years and has also taught career counseling and theory in the Department of Psychology at TSU. She attended Central Michigan University for her bachelor's degree and managed an outpatient mental health practice in Michigan prior to receiving her Ph.D. from he University of Georgia. She has consulted with several Fortune 500 companies, including Coca Cola, the United Parcel Service, and Home Depot, on managerial issues. Carrie is a member of the Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management and Southern Management Association and serves as a reviewer for a number of academic journals. She is also the advisor of the Society for Human Resource Management and Beta Gamma Sigma chapters at TSU. In the community, Carrie is an executive board member for Project S.A.F.E., a non-profit that serves foster children and their families in Tennessee. She is also involved with the Tennessee Works disability employment partnership, has partnered with Access Nashville for service learning projects, and volunteers for Spectrum Nashville, a non-profit learning resource for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. 

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