Alexandra Rheinhardt

Assistant Professor



  • BS Cornell University, 2014 Applied Economics & Management
  • PhD Pennsylvania State University, 2020 Management & Organization

Areas of Expertise

  • Identity
  • Leadership
  • Social Movements
  • Organizational Change
  • Multi-Methods


Alexandra Rheinhardt is as Assistant Professor of Management at the UConn School of Business where she teaches Organizational Behavior. Her primary areas of interest include identity, leadership, social movements, and organizational change. Through taking a multilevel, multimethod approach to her work, she seeks to unpack the bottom-up and top-down influences on and outcomes of such processes.


Rheinhardt, A., & Gioia, D. A. (forthcoming, 2021). Upside-down organizational change: Sensemaking, sensegiving, and the new generation. In S. Poole and A. Van de Ven (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Change.

Briscoe, F. & Rheinhardt. (forthcoming) Social movement theory. In R. Griffin (Ed.) Oxford Bibliographies in Management. New York: Oxford University Press.

Rheinhardt, A., Kreiner, G. E., Gioia, D. A., & Corley, K. G., (2018). Conducting and publishing rigorous qualitative research. In C. Cassell, A. L. Cunliffe, & G. Grandy (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Business and Management Research Methods: History and Traditions. London: Sage Publications.

Contact Information
Office LocationBUSN 346
CoursesMGMT 3101
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