Faculty Directory

Elizabeth (Bess) Rouse

Associate Professor

Hillenbrand Family Faculty Fellow


Management and Organization


Prior to joining the Department of Management and Organization at Boston College in 2020, Rouse was an assistant professor of organizational behavior at Boston University. Her research focuses on collaboration at work, creative processes, and how creative workers psychologically attach to and detach from the products they make. Methodologically, much of her current research is inductive, qualitative, and process-focused in nature. Her articles have been published in various outlets including Academy of Management Journal and Academy of Management Review.

Editorial Positions


  • Academy of Management Journal, Associate Editor, 2022-present 
  • Academy of Management Journal, Editorial Board Member, 2017-2022
  • Academy of Management Discoveries, Editorial Board Member, 2017-present