Melanie K. Prengler

Ph.D. Student


Melanie K. Prengler is a rising 5th year Ph.D. student in the Department of Management at Mays Business School, with a focus on organizational behavior and human resource management.

Melanie studies the people behind systemic change. Specifically, she studies the processes by which employees work to initiate and sustain systemic change within organizations and via their organizations, and the effect of such efforts on the people themselves. Melanie also studies the changing nature of work in the context of digital nomads, employees who work and travel full-time, without a permanent home base.

Before joining the doctoral program at Mays, Melanie earned an M.A. in Counseling from Sam Houston State University and B.A. in Psychology from Texas A&M University.

Research Interests

diversity, work arrangements, allyship