Kimberly Merriman

Kimberly Merriman, Management

Kimberly Merriman, Management

Associate Professor
(Office) 978-934-2657 (Cell) 215-237-6686
Falmouth 207C


Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Extrinsic Motivators

Research Interest

Dr. Merriman’s research examines the effectiveness and social impact of extrinsic motivators (pay, incentives, nonmonetary rewards, recognition, goals and feedback) with particular attention to the underlying psychological and cognitive processes.

Educational Background

Ph.D., Organizational Management & Human Resources, Fox School of Business, Temple University 
B.B.A., Accounting, School of Business, Temple University


Dr. Merriman is an authority on extrinsic motivators.  Her research is published in a wide range of academic and business journals, and she is a frequent speaker on the subject.  Before joining UMass Lowell, she served on the faculty of Penn State and Wichita State Universities.  Prior to entering academia, she spent twelve years as a business and property valuation consultant providing services to large corporations, small businesses and government entities.