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School of Labor and Employment Relations University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Amit Kramer

Associate Dean for Online Graduate Education and Associate Professor

School of Labor and Employment Relations
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247E LER Building, 504 E. Armory Avenue, Champaign, IL 61820


PhD, Human Resources and Industrial Relations, University of Minnesota, 2009
MA, Organizational Sociology, University of Haifa, 2001
BA, Sociology and Political Science, University of Haifa, 1998

Research and Professional Interests

Relationship between work, family and health
Family-friendly policies in organizations and their effect on employee and employer’s outcomes
Diversity and identity outcomes in teams and organizations

Kramer’s research focuses on the complex relationship between work/family demands and responsibilities and employees’ physical and psychological health and wellbeing. In addition, he studies family friendly policies and their relationship to employees and employers’ outcomes. Kramer also studies the role diversity and identity similarity play in team and individual outcomes. He is especially interested in studying the condition under which diversity is beneficial for team’s outcomes. His current publications appear in Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Industrial Relations, Personality and Individual Differences, and other journals.

Select Publications

Work-Family Conflict in Work Groups: Social Information Processing, Support, and Demographic Dissimilarity – Journal of Applied Psychology

Personality and group performance: The importance of personality composition and work tasks – Personality and Individual Differences

Is the Clock Still Ticking? An Evaluation of the Consequences of Stopping the Tenure Clock – Industrial and Labor Relations Review

Unions as Facilitators of Employment Rights: An Analysis of Individuals’ Awareness of Parental Leave in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth – Industrial Relations

Pay satisfaction and work–family conflict across time – Journal of Organizational Behavior


LER 590WFO Work, Family, and Organizations
LER 591 Employment Relations Systems
LER 595 Managing Diversity Globally