Texas Tech University

Elizabeth Karam, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Email: elizabeth.karam@ttu.edu

Phone: 806.834.5469

Room Number: E336

MBA, Ph.D.

Area of Expertise:
Leadership, Teams

Elizabeth Karam

About Liz

Liz Karam is an assistant professor in the Area of Management. Her research focuses primarily on how leaders affect team and organizational outcomes. Specifically, she examines the impact of executive leadership on firm performance; the contributions of team leaders to work group performance; and the dependence and influence relationships between leaders and internal and external organizational stakeholders. Her research has been published in the Journal of Management and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and she is a regular presenter at the Academy of Management annual meeting. Prior to earning her Ph.D., Professor Karam worked in Human Resource Management in a professional services firm and for a Fortune 500 company. She has consulted on projects related to leadership development, leadership coaching, and organizational culture throughout her doctoral studies. She received her B.A. degree from the University of Michigan and her MBA and Ph.D. from Michigan State University.


  • Texas Tech Alumni Association New Faculty Award - 2014
  • Rawls College of Business Dean's Teaching Excellence Award - 2015