Carl H. Lindner College of BusinessCarl H. Lindner College of BusinessUniversity of Cincinnati

Carl H. Lindner College of Business

Ana Sierra Leonard

Associate Professor, Educator
Professional Summary
Ana Sierra Leonard
Ana Sierra Leonard is an Associate Professor Educator for the Lindner College of Business. Dr. Leonard earned her BA in Contemporary World Literature from Kirkland College and her MBA in Information Systems from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. Prior to earning her Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati, she managed large information systems development projects for a number of Fortune 100 firms: Anthem, Pepsi Cola, KPMG, Kidder Peabody, and IBM. Professor Leonard teaches in the Management and International Business departments and participates in Study Abroad Programs in Mexico, Chile, France, and Spain. Her research focused on issues that integrate three topics: informal social networks, personality, and the cultural differences between ethnic groups. She is currently researching topics related to global diversity.
Contact Information
E-mail:
Office:
515 Carl H. Lindner Hall
Phone:
513-556-7154
Fax:
513-556-5499
Teaching Interest
  • Dr. Leonard teaches in the areas of organization behavior, international management, and global business in the Management and International Business departments, where she participates in various Study Abroad Programs in Mexico, Spain, Chile, and France. She is the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Awards for both the College of Business and the University.
Research Interest
  • Dr. Leonard's research (funded by the KPMG Foundation) is focused on issues that integrate three topics: informal social networks, personality and the cultural differences of ethnic groups. Her work has been published in the Journal of Organizational Behavior and has presented her research, as an invited speaker, at L’Ecole de Management (Nantes, France) as well as well at several national meetings of the Academy of Management.
Institution:
University of Cincinnati, College of Business Administration
Title:
Associate Professor, Educator, Management Department


Institution:
University of Cincinnati, College of Business Administration
Title:
Field Service Assistant Professor, Management Department
End Date:
2010-12-31


Institution:
Miami University, Richard T. Farmer School of Business Administration
Title:
Visiting Assistant Professor, Management Department
End Date:
2005-12-31


Institution:
University of Cincinnati, College of Business Administration
Title:
Visiting Assistant Professor, Management Department
End Date:
2002-12-31


Institution:
ISSC (IBM Consulting),New York City
Title:
Senior Technology Consultant
End Date:
1996-12-31


Institution:
Kidder Peabody & Company (GE brokerage), New York City
Title:
Vice President, Finance, Accounting and Regulatory Systems
End Date:
1995-12-31


Institution:
KPMG, New York
Title:
Project Manager, Internal Partnership Systems
End Date:
1986-12-31


Institution:
Pepsi Cola, Purchase, New York
Title:
Senior Analyst / Team Lead, Food Service Division
End Date:
1983-12-31


Institution:
Blue Cross / Blue Shield, New York City
Title:
Associate Staff Analyst, Executive Management Program
End Date:
1980-12-31


Description
As International Business Program Director, I am responsible for being a source of academic curricular-related issues and social support for IB majors
Dates:
2011-08-01 - 2012-08-01



Description
As Director of International Programs, I am responsible for incoming and outgoing exchange student activity, development and maintenance of global partner institution relationships and general oversight of international business academic programs.
Dates:
2008-01-01 - 2012-08-01



Organization:
Academy of Management: Gender and Diversity in Organizations
Name:
Nominated: Saroj Parasuraman Award
Year Received:
2009


Organization:
University of Cincinnati
Name:
Nominee: George S. Barbour Award
Year Received:
2009


Organization:
College of Business, University of Cincinnati
Name:
Excellence in Teaching Award
Year Received:
2002


Organization:
University of Cincinnati
Name:
Excellence in Teaching Award
Year Received:
2002


Organization:
University of Cincinnati
Name:
Albert C. Yates Scholar
Year Received:
1997


Organization:
New York University
Name:
George F. Baker Scholar
Year Received:
1980


Organization:
Kirkland College
Name:
George F. Baker Scholar
Year Received:
1975


Institution:
University of Cincinnati, Lindner College of Business
Major:
Organization Behavior
Completed:
2003
Degree:
Ph D


Institution:
New York University, Stern School of Business
Major:
Information Systems
Completed:
1981
Degree:
MBA


Institution:
Kirkland College
Major:
World Comparative Literature / Economics
Completed:
1975
Degree:
BA


Published Contributions

Ana Leonard, Mehra , Ralph Katerberg,  (2008). The social identity and social networks of ethnic minority groups in organizations: a crucial test of distinctiveness theory.. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 573-589.


Title:
Self-monitoring and Social Networks in Academia: The Social Capital of Minority Doctoral Students
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
Philadelphia, PA
Year:
2007


Title:
Social Networks of Minority Doctoral Students.
Organization:
Audencia L'Ecole de Management
Location:
Nantes, France
Year:
2007


Organization:
The PhD Project: Balancing the Doctoral Program and Family
Year:
2006


Organization:
The PhD Project: Breakout - Organization Behavior
Year:
2006


Organization:
The PhD Project Conference: Breakout on Organization Behavior
Year:
2006


Title:
The Social Identity and Social Networks of Ethnic Minority Groups in Organizations: A Critical Test of Distinctivenss Theory.
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
Honolulu, HI
Year:
2005


Title:
The Drama of Hispanics in the Workplace: ¿Habla Usted Español?
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
New Orleans, LA
Year:
2004


Organization:
The PhD Project: Creative Teaching
Year:
2004


Organization:
The PhD Project: Snagging the Ideal Job
Year:
2003


Organization:
The PhD Project: Balancing the Doctoral Program and Family
Year:
2003


Title:
Self-monitoring and Social Networks in Academia: The social Capital of Minority Students.
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
Seattle, WA
Year:
2003


Title:
The Advent of E-grief: Informal Network Support in a Crisis
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
Denver, CO
Year:
2002


Title:
The Effects of Ethnicity and Personality on Emergent Networks.
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
Denver, CO
Year:
2002


Organization:
The PhD Project: Homophily Effects on the Performance of Men / Women
Year:
2001


Title:
The Boss: Reactions to Workforce 2000
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
Washington, DC
Year:
2001


Title:
The Effects of Ethnicity and Personality on Informal Networks and Social Capital: Does Who You Are and Who You Know Matter?
Organization:
University of Cincinnati
Location:
Cincinnati, OH
Year:
2001


Title:
Distance Learning Pedagogies
Location:
San Fransciso
Year:
2001


Title:
Distance Learning Pedagogies
Location:
San Antonio, TX
Year:
2001


Title:
Downsized: Time to Take Huelita's Advice
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
Toronto, Canada
Year:
2000


Title:
The Differential Effects of Distinctiveness on the Affective and Instrumental Networks of Women in a High-Tech Organization.
Organization:
International Society of Social Network Analysis
Location:
Vancouver, Canada
Year:
2000


Title:
Huelita Worked Too: Goodby Señor Boss Man
Organization:
Midwest Sociological Society
Location:
Minneapolis, MN
Year:
1999


Title:
An Intra-family Discourse: Huelita's Food, My LIfe.
Organization:
Midwest Sociological Society
Location:
Kansas City, MO
Year:
1998


Organization:
The PhD Project Conference: The PhD Lifecycle -- The Doctoral Student
Year:
1998


Organization:
The PhD Project: Breakout on Organization Behavior
Year:
1998