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Gery Markova, Ph.D.

Dr. Gery Markova

Professor and Department Chair, Management Department, Wichita State University


BS and MA in Finance

Masters in Law

Ph.D. Management

University of Central Florida


Wichita Business Journal’s “Women in Business”

Wichita Business Journal’s “Women Who Lead in HR”

Teacher2014 Outstanding Academic Publication, Institute for Nonprofits & American Society of Association Executives.

WSU President’s Diversity Council and First Generation Coordinating Council

Tilford Commission

Barton School Diversity & Inclusive Excellence Committee and Director of Faculty Advancement

Dr. Gery Markova, Professor and Chair in the Management Department, has been with the WSU W. Frank Barton School of Business for the last 15 years.

She attended the University of Central Florida, receiving a Bachelor & Masters in Finance, a Masters in Law, and her Ph.D. in Management. Her research interests include professional development, human resource practices, employee well-being, and diversity.

Dr. Markova’s research has appeared in the Journal of Social Psychology, Nonprofit Management & Leadership, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Managerial Issues, and International Journal of Productivity & Performance Management. Her work on professional associations has earned the 2014 Outstanding Academic Publication from the Institute for Nonprofits and American Society of Association Executives.

Her work on professional associations is supported by an external grant from the American Society of Association Executives. She is also a part of an inter-disciplinary team that received $300,000 NSF developmental grant to advance women in STEM disciplines. She has been heavily engaged with issues related to diversity and inclusion on campus by participating in the President’s Diversity Council, First Generation Coordinating Council, Tilford Commission, and the Diversity and Inclusive Excellence committee in the Barton School. 

She facilitated the creation of the Master of HRM and continued to lead the program to its amazing current success. She has taken on various leadership roles on campus including Vice President of the Faculty Senate, chair of a reactivation team during the recent university strategic planning, and Director of Faculty Advancement. She has initiated many teaching and developmental initiatives to support faculty in all stages of their careers. She has been recognized in Wichita Business Journal’s “Women in Business” and “Women Who Lead in HR” special issues.

Before academia, Dr. Markova managed a venture-funded software development company and consulted numerous medium and small business in four countries.

Wichita became Dr. Markov’s home in 2006. She has a passion for travel and enjoys exploring Kansas’ small towns with her two wonderfully active children.   

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