Area of Expertise: Professor Crooker specializes on the intersection and interaction of individuals' personal and professional lives. As such, her research interests include: work/life balance, downsizing, personality, job and life satisfaction, along with issues related to employee selection, retention, and benefits programs. Her research has examined the effect of changing work environments on the lives of employees, particularly quality of life aspects. She uses a variety of research methodologies including surveys and secondary analysis of existing data sets. She teaches courses in Human Resource Management and Personnel Selection and Training, and her previous industry experience includes public accounting and health care management.
Professional Activities: Professor Crooker has published in such journals as Personnel Psychology, Social Indicators Research, Best Papers Proceedings 1999 Academy of Management, and the Journal of Accounting Education. She is a member of the Human Resource Management Association of Southeastern Wisconsin (HRMA), the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), the Academy of Management and Midwest Academy of Management. In the past she served on a workplace outcomes taskforce for the Mental Health Association in Milwaukee County, and she is an active member of the HRMA Research Committee.