UMKC has named long-time professor Nancy Day as its first Ombuds for faculty matters. The announcement seems to indicate that Day will be available to all faculty rather than just faculty from the School of Arts & Sciences as initially contemplated. She begins a two-year term on September 1, 2010.
Day joined UMKC in 1991 and is currently a tenured associate professor in human resources and organizational behavior. She earned her PhD in social psychology with an emphasis in organizational psychology from the University of Kansas, and a master’s degree in counseling psychology from UMKC. In addition to her teaching duties at UMKC, Day has serves in a variety administrative positions including a stint as director of the Executive MBA program and interim associate dean of the business school, the Bloch School. Her research focuses primarily on compensation and diversity. Day has been active in several professional associations, including WorldatWork, the Midwest Academy of Management, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. (UMatters.)