Doctorate of Philosophy, Hospitality Administration
Master of Business Administration
Bachelor of Science, Major: Marketing Minor: Accounting
Northwestern Oklahoma State University (August 2012 to present): Assistant Professor of Business
Oklahoma State University (January 2010 to December 2011): Graduate Teaching Associate
08/11 – Present SELF-EMPLOYED
New Product Development and Innovation Consultant
02/12 – 03/12 SONIC AMERICA’S DRIVE-IN (SONIC CORP.)
Interim Director of Pricing and Consumer Insights
1/10 – 5/11 TAYLOR’S BISTRO
Front of House General Manager
8/09 – 7/10 SONIC AMERICA’S DRIVE-IN (SONIC CORP.)
Consumer Insights Analyst
5/07 – 12/07 SONIC AMERICA’S DRIVE IN (SONIC CORP. dba SONIC RESTAURANTS INC.)
Marketing Operations Intern turned Coordinator
Mathe, K. & Scott-Halsell, S. (In press). The effects of perceived external prestige on positive psychological states in quick service restaurants. Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality and Tourism.
Mathe, K. & Slevitch, L. (in press). An exploratory examination of supervisor undermining, employee involvement climate and the impact on customer service perceptions. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research.
Mathe, K. (in press) Food safety, labor costs and the effects on quick service restaurant performance. Journal of Foodservice Business Research.
Wallace, J.C., Johnson, P.D., Mathe, K., & Paul, J. (2011). Structural and psychological empowerment climates, performance, and the moderating role of shared felt accountability: A managerial perspective. Journal of Applied Psychology, 96(4), 840-850.
Mathe, K., Michie, S., Nelson, D.L., (2011) Women in Management in the United States. In M.J. Davidson and R.J. Burke (Eds.) Women in Management Worldwide: Progress and Prospects, Vol. 2. Gower Publishing: Surrey, England.
Mathe, K. (2012) The mediating effects of customer orientation on perceived supervisor communications and customer satisfaction. Paper presented at the 17th annual Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism, Auburn, AL.
Mathe, K. (2012) Do value and uniqueness mix? The relationships between value, uniqueness, and purchase intent in new product development in the quick service restaurant industry. Poster presented at the 17th annual Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism, Auburn, AL.
Mathe, K. (2011) The effects of franchisee gender on consumer perceptions of performance and financial performance in quick service restaurants. Paper presented at the 16th annual Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism, Houston, TX.
Johnson, P.D., Mathe K., Wallace, J.C. (2010) A structural integration of group empowerment and performance. In M. Frazier (Chair) Empowerment Research: Enabling Employees to Make a Difference. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada, 2010.
Participants included: Dr. Bradley Kirkman, Dr. Dan Chiaburu, Dr. D. Koen
Mathe, K. (2010) Abusive supervision and employee empowerment in quick service restaurants. Poster presented at the 2010 I-CHRIE Annual Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Mathe, K. (2010) Food safety, labor costs and the effects on quick service restaurant performance. Poster presented at the 2010 I-CHRIE Annual Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Mathe, K. (2010). Social undermining, employee involvement and the impact on customer service perceptions. Poster presented at the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
Mathe K. (2010). Where are all the women franchisees? Psychological, financial and functional determinants in restaurant franchising. Interactive session presented at the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
Mathe, K., Nelson, D. (2009). Somebody has to do it: an examination of psychological capital, job satisfaction and self-esteem in dirty jobs. In D. Sweetman & K. Mathe (Co-Chairs) Positive Organizational Behavior: New Research Streams. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago, IL.
Participants Included: Dr. Suzanne Peterson, Dr. Fred Luthans, Dr. Tom Wright
Mathe, K. (2009). Stay positive, but not too positive: A theoretical examination of hope and optimism in third party mediators. Poster presented at the 20th annual Oklahoma State University Research Symposium, Stillwater, OK.