Professor Lockwood conducts research on the interplay of organizational and societal cultures, especially in processes of cultural entrepreneurship, collective meaning making, and institutional change. She is particularly interested in understanding how organizations and other collective actors use culture to adapt to shifting environmental demands and elicit positive social evaluations from audiences. As a field researcher, Professor Lockwood’s empirical work is situated in rich, diverse contexts, ranging from U.S. luxury hotels to the response to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. Her research has been published in outlets including The Academy of Management Annals; Research in the Sociology of Organizations; Journal of Business Ethics; and others.
Professor Lockwood has taught courses in organizational behavior and special sessions on topics including leadership and historical research methods. At McIntire, she teaches organizational behavior in ICE blocks 7 and 8. Before beginning her academic career, Professor Lockwood worked in the hotel industry and in management consulting.