Associate Professor of Management and Leadership
Dr. Radostina (Ina) Purvanova is an Associate Professor of Leadership and Management at Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration. She received her Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 2008. Her research interests lie in the area of leadership, with a specific focus on employee motivation, high-quality work relationships, and women in the workplace. Her research has been published in prestigious management journals, including The Academy of Management Journal, Personnel Psychology, The Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Human Performance, and Small Group Research. Dr. Purvanova teaches courses on Leadership and Personal Development, as well as Organizational Behavior, to both undergraduate and MBA students. Her central teaching goal is to help students grow as future leaders through learning more about themselves and about effective leadership. In her personal life, Dr. Purvanova is married to a fellow academician who teaches English Literature at Iowa State. She has two children – Vassil and Kalida, and is also the proud adoptive parent of Toby—a rather naughty cat.
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Ph.D., Industrial and Organizational Psychology, University of Minnesota
M.A., Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Emporia State University
B.A., Business Administration: American University in Bulgaria