Executive Committee

Chair-Track Positions

Past Chair
Mary Uhl-Bien
Neeley School of Business
Texas Christian University
368 Dan Rogers Hall
Fort Worth, TX 76129
Mary Uhl-Bien is the BNSF Endowed Professor of Leadership in the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University (TCU). Prior to that she was Professor and Howard Hawks Chair in Business Ethics and Leadership at the University of Nebraska. She has been a Visiting Scholar in Australia, Sweden, Portugal and Spain. Mary’s research focuses on complexity leadership, relational leadership, and followership, and has appeared in such journals as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and The Leadership Quarterly. Her research has been funded with grants from organizations such as Booz Allen Hamilton, and she has conducted research in partnership with Lockheed Martin, Bank of America, Disney, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Stryker, and the U.S. Air Force Academy. Her papers on complexity leadership theory and followership theory were recognized with Best Paper Awards. She is senior editor of the Leadership Horizons series for Information Age Publishing, and is currently on or has served on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, and The Leadership Quarterly. She is a founder of the Network of Leadership Scholars (NLS) in the Academy of Management, and co-organizer of the NLS Annual Research/Practice Conference series. She was on the OB Executive Committee as a Representative-at-Large from 2003-2006, and has served on various OB Division committees. Mary is active in executive education nationally and internationally, teaching for the Brookings Institute, the Gallup Organization, and universities in both the U.S. and Europe. She served as the executive consultant for State Farm Insurance Co. from 1998-2004. She participated in a Fulbright-Hays grant to Mexico during the summer of 2003, trained Russian businesspeople for the American Russian Center at the University of Alaska Anchorage from 1993-1996 and worked on a USAID grant at the Magadan Pedagogical Institute in Magadan, Russia from 1995-1996.

Kimberly D. Elsbach
Graduate School of Management
University of California, Davis
Gallagher Hall 3306
Davis, CA 95616
Kimberly D. Elsbach is a Professor of Management and Stephen G. Newberry Chair in Leadership at the Graduate School of Management, University of California, Davis. She received her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University. Kim’s research focuses on perception – specifically how people perceive each other and their organizations. She has studied these perceptual processes in variety of contexts ranging from the California cattle industry, and the National Rifle Association, to Hollywood screenwriters. She is currently studying how crying at work affects images of professional women and why fans identify with NASCAR. Her book Organizational Perception Management was recently published by Lawrence-Erlbaum as part of its Organization and Management Series. In terms of Academy service, Kim has served as a Representative at Large and Division Chair for the Organization and Management Theory Division of the Academy of Management, and has been a regular facilitator at Doctoral and Junior Faculty Consortia run by the Organizational Behavior and Organization and Management Theory Divisions. With respect to Academy of Management honors, Kim has won the Organization and Management Theory Best Paper Based on a Dissertation Award (1992), the Organizational Behavior Division Best Publication Award (2003), and the Academy of Management Journal Best Paper Award (2003). Kim is married to Jan Elsbach and has one son, Racha Elsbach (12 years old). She was a competitive swimmer in college (University of Iowa) and continues to compete in Masters Swimming.

Jeffrey R. Edwards
Kenan-Flagler Business School
University of North Carolina
Campus Box 3490
McColl Building
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Jeffrey R. Edwards is the Belk Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behavior and Strategy at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina. He previously held positions at the University of Michigan Business School and the Darden School at the University of Virginia. His research examines person-environment fit in organizations, stress, coping, and well-being, work-family issues, and research methods. His work has appeared in journals such as the Academy of Management Review, the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Research Methods, and Psychological Methods. He is past editor of Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, has served as associate editor of Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Management Science, and Organizational Research Methods, and has held editorial board positions with the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Applied Psychology, and Personnel Psychology. He is a fellow of the Academy of Management, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the American Psychological Association, and has been elected to the Society of Organizational Behavior. Within the Academy of Management, he has served as representative-at-large for the Organizational Behavior Division and Research Methods Division, chair of the Research Methods Division, and is the program chair-elect for the Organization Behavior Division. He is also founder and coordinator of RMNET, an electronic question-and-answer discussion group for members of the Research Methods Division.

Program Chair
Cristina Gibson
University of Western Australia
School of Business G59
35 Stirling Highway M252
Crawley,WA 6009
Cristina B. Gibson is Winthrop Professor of Management and Organization and Australia Research Council Future Fellow at the University of Western Australia School of Business. Her area of expertise is the nexus of organizational behavior, international management, and cross-cultural psychology. She is a leading scholar on collective cognition, developing and testing theories and practical techniques for the shared use of information and knowledge, and the role of culture in these processes. Cristina was recently awarded the Thomson Reuters 2015 Highly Cited Distinction for being among the top 1% of business and economic academics globally in terms of citation count between 2002-2015, and she is the 2014 recipient of the University of Western Australia Vice Chancellor’s Award for Senior Research Excellence.

Program Chair-elect
Sigal Barsade
Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania
3620 Locust Walk, Steinberg-Dietrich Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Sigal G. Barsade is the Joseph Frank Bernstein Professor of Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where she is the area coordinator of the Organizational Behavior group. Prior to that she was on the faculty of Yale University, and received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. She studies the influence of affect on work behavior with a focus on affect in groups and team processes; affect and individual outcomes; organizational culture; and diversity and implicit processes. She has published articles about emotional contagion in groups; the influence of emotions on organizational outcomes generally – and on creativity, decision-making and negotiations specifically; emotional intelligence; emotional organizational culture; the outcomes of specific emotions on work performance; affective diversity in top management teams and implicit emotions in organizations. She has served on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly; Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes and Organization Science, and served as co-associate editor for a special issue of Organization Science – The Psychology of Organizational Networks. Within the Academy of Management she has held the role of Organizational Behavior Division Representative at Large, was a member of the long-range planning committee for the Organizational Behavior Division, has participated as a faculty fellow and panelist in numerous doctoral and junior factory consortia, and has been a judge for multiple Best Paper Awards.

Representative-at-Large Positions

Paul Bliese
Darla Moore School of Business
University of South Carolina
1014 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29208
Paul D. Bliese received a Ph.D. from Texas Tech University and a B.A. from Texas Lutheran University. After graduating in 1991, he worked for a year for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In 1992, he joined the US Army where he spent 22 years as a research psychologist at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR). In 2009, he formed the Center for Military Psychiatry and Neuroscience at WRAIR, and served as the Director until he retired at the rank of Colonel in 2014. Over his military career, Dr. Bliese directed a large portfolio of research initiatives examining stress, leadership, well-being, and performance. In this capacity, from 2007 to 2014 he oversaw the US Army’s Mental Health Advisory Team program assessing the morale and well-being of Soldiers deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Throughout his professional career, Dr. Bliese has led efforts to advance statistical methods and apply analytics to complex organizational data. He developed and maintains the multilevel package for the open-source statistical programming language R, and his research has been influential in advancing organizational multilevel theory. In addition, his applied research has had a demonstrable impact on policy decisions within the US Army and the Department of Defense. Currently, Dr. Bliese is an associate professor in the Management Department of the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. He has served on numerous editorial boards, and since 2010 has been an associate editor for the Journal of Applied Psychology.

Lucy Gilson
University of Connecticut
School of Business
2100 Hillside Road Unit 1041
Storrs, CT 06269
Lucy Gilson is Professor at the University of Connecticut’s School of Business, faculty director for the Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference, and visiting Scholar at Universidade Catolica Portuguesa (Lisbon). She received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior with a minor in Human Resource Management at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She has an MBA from Georgia Tech and a BSc from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Dr. Gilson’s research focuses on individual and team creativity, why managers should want employees to be creative, team effectiveness, and virtual teams. Specifically, she is interested in examining teams in different organizational settings performing a diverse range of jobs, and how creativity, employee empowerment, diversity, fairness issues, leadership, and virtual communication influence team effectiveness. Her research has been published in, Academy on Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Group and Organization Management, Small Group Research. In addition, Professor Gilson has provided consulting expertise to many multinational companies along with state and national agencies in the areas of leadership, virtual teams, managing change, and leading for creativity. She has given several invited keynote presentations on ‘Women and Leadership’ and ‘Leading for Creativity and Change.’ Dr Gilson teaches undergraduate, MBA, and executives level students in the areas of Leadership, Managerial and Interpersonal Behavior, and Leading for Innovation and Change. She was received the UConn School of Business MBA Professor of the year award and has been recognized as the MBA Management Professor of the year on multiple occasions. Dr. Gilson serves as the Senior Associate Editor for Group and Organizational Management, on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Management, was on the Executive Committee of Southern Management Association (2009-2012) and was the founding Chair of the OB Division Making Connections Committee (2007-2009).

Karen Jansen
College of Business & Economics
Australian National University
Room 1053, PAP Moran Bld (26B)
Acton, ACT 2610
Karen Jansen is an Associate Professor at the Australian National University in Canberra. She has previously served on the faculty at the University of Virginia and Penn State University. She obtained her Ph.D. in Strategic HRM and Organizational Change from Texas A&M University. Her research examines processes that evolve over time in two areas. The first explores how momentum is created, sustained, or lost during long-term strategic change initiatives. She has developed a “momentum mapping” tool for managing change-related energy. A second stream of research emphasizes how and why person-environment fit changes over time. Her research has appeared in a variety of journals including Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. She serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science. Prior to becoming an academic, she was a systems engineer at IBM.

Jennifer D. Nahrgang
W.P. Carey School of Business
Arizona State University
PO Box 874006
Tempe, AZ 85287
Phone: 480-965-4641
Jennifer D. Nahrgang is Associate Professor of Management in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Dr. Nahrgang holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. Her research focuses on leadership processes and leadership development, and team dynamics and effectiveness where she has published numerous articles in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Organization Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Leadership Quarterly.

Mandy O’Neill
School of Business
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MS5F5
Enterprise Hall
Fairfax, VA 22030
Olivia (Mandy) O’Neill is an Associate Professor of Management at George Mason University. She holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Stanford University. O’Neill’s research examines how conceptualizing organizational culture as a function of emotions and gender enhances our understanding of organizational culture theory and the link between organizational culture and a multitude of individual-, team-, and unit-level processes and outcomes. Her work has been published in a variety of scholarly and practitioner journals including Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Harvard Business Review. She is an editorial review board member of Organization Science and the Academy of Management Discoveries. Prior to being on the faculty at Mason, O’Neill was a Visiting Assistant Professor at The Wharton School and an Assistant Professor of Management at University of Georgia.

Ronald F. Piccolo, Ph.D.
Galloway Professor of Management
University of Central Florida
Ronald F. Piccolo is the Galloway Professor and Department Chair in Management at the University of Central Florida. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Florida and teaches graduate-level courses in leadership, organizational behavior, and management strategy. His research on leadership, motivation, job design and personality has been published in Forbes, The CEO Magazine, in numerous textbooks, and in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal (AMJ), Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Leadership Quarterly (LQ), and the Journal of Management. He is Associate Editor of Organizational Dynamics, on the editorial boards for AMJ and LQ, and serves on the Boards of Directors for the United Way and the Central Florida YMCA.

Steffanie L. Wilk
The Ohio State University
Mngmt & Human Resources Dept
2100 Neil Ave., 732 Fisher Hall
Columbus, OH 43210
Steffanie L. Wilk is an Associate Professor of Management and Human Resources at The Ohio State University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on worker mobility and workplace boundaries and her most recent work focuses on the challenges and opportunities of service-related work, including burnout and turnover, emotional labor, and attendant performance implications. Her research has been published in Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology and American Psychologist. Professor Wilk currently serves on the editorial board of Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Organization Science.

Non-Elected Ongoing Positions

Brad Kirkman
Poole College of Management
North Carolina State University
1350A Nelson Hall
2801 Founders Drive
Raleigh, NC 27695
Bradley L. Kirkman is the General (Ret.) H. Hugh Shelton Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Department Head of the Department of Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University. He received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research focuses on leadership, international management, virtual teams, and work team leadership and empowerment. He was formerly the Foreman R. and Ruby Bennett Endowed Chair in Business Administration in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. He has held visiting professor positions in the Department of Management and Organizations at the University of Western Australia in 2006 and the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University in 2012. His articles have appeared in such journals as the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, the Academy of Management Executive, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of International Business Studies, and Leadership Quarterly. In 2014, he was elected as a Fellow of both the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the American Psychological Association. He was an Associate Editor for the Academy of Management Journal from 2005 to 2008 and is a current Editorial Board member for AMJ, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and Organizational Psychology Review. He also received Outstanding Reviewer Awards from AMJ in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, and 2011. He has conducted research, presented papers, and taught in several countries including Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Dubai (UAE), England, Finland, France, Israel, Mexico, the Netherlands, the People’s Republic of China, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the United States.

Communications Officer
Deirdre Snyder
School of Business
Providence College
Koffler Hall 116
1 Cunningham Square
Providence, RI 02918
Deirdre Snyder is an Assistant Professor of Management at Providence College. She teaches organizational behavior and negotiations to undergraduate and MBA students in the School of Business. Deirdre received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. At UNC she taught MBA classes in Ethical Leadership, Leading and Managing, Leading from the Middle, and Negotiations. She received the Kenan-Flagler School of Business, M. Wayne De Lozier Fellowship Award to the outstanding Ph.D. student in 2013. Her research interests include the impact of emotions on behaviors at work, organizational attachment, and ethical decision making. Her dissertation titled, “Harnessing the Power of Loneliness” was presented at the Academy of Management annual meeting and her work on ethical decision making has been published in the Journal of Applied Psychology. Deirdre received a B.S. in Management Science from the State University of New York at Geneseo, receiving honors as the top student in management. She has a Masters of International Business from the University of South Carolina where she focused on marketing and Spanish. Before obtaining her Ph.D., Deirdre spent nearly 15 years working in marketing, public relations, and strategic communications. She has lived and worked in Spain, Mexico and Argentina.

Event Planner
Laura Erskine
Illinois State University
Management & Quantitative Methods
203 College of Business Building
Campus Box 5580
Normal, IL 61790-5580
Laura Erskine is Acting Adjunct Professor of Health Policy and Management and Director of the MPH Programs in Health Policy and Management at UCLA. She received her Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California and her MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. Her teaching interests are in the area of healthcare, organizational behavior and leadership. Laura’s research interests include the meaning of relational distance in leader-follower relationships, leadership in virtual settings, and emergent leadership in the context of collective action. Laura is an active member of the Academy of Management. She is the Logistics Coordinator for the Network of Leadership Scholars and is a past-President of the New Doctoral Student Consortium. Following her MBA studies, she worked as a management consultant for A.T. Kearney, in a variety of marketing and strategy roles at Disney Online and FirstLook.com, and as a co-founder of Eureka Review, a Los Angeles-based SAT tutoring company.

Program Developer Officer
Alex Gerbasi
Grenoble Ecole de Management
12 rue Pierre Sémard
38000 Grenoble
Alexandra Gerbasi is a professor of organizational behavior and the director of the Centre for Leadership and Decision-Making at Surrey Business School. She received her Ph.D. is sociology from Stanford University and her undergraduate degree from Duke University. Her research focuses on the effects of positive and negative interactions within the workplace, and their effects on performance, well-being, thriving, affect and turnover. In addition, her research addresses how individuals recognize opportunities for collaboration and advancement in their networks. Her research has appeared in Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, The Leadership Quarterly, Social Psychology Quarterly, and Organizational Dynamics. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and Agence Nationale de la Recherche.

Technology Team Leader
Steven D. Charlier
College of Business Administration
Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 8151
Statesboro, GA 30460
Steven D. Charlier is an Assistant Professor of Management at Georgia Southern University. He holds degree from the College of William and Mary (BBA/Finance), the University of Denver (MIM/e-commerce), and the University of Iowa (Ph.D./Management). Prior to joining academia, Steve held a variety of managerial positions in the information technology, automotive, and entertainment industries. He has been a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2003, and has consulted with a number of for-profit organizations, federal government agencies, and non-profit organizations. His research interests are primarily focused on the modern work environment (including virtual teams, e-learning, and leadership in a virtual world) and management education. His research has been published in The Leadership Quarterly, Human Resource Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Academy of Management Learning & Education, and Human Resource Management Review. He also serves on the editorial board for Academy of Management Learning & Education.

Bret Bradley
Dept. of Management and International Business
U. of Oklahoma
307 W. Brooks, Room 219B
Norman, OK 73019
Bret Bradley is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management and International Business at the University of Oklahoma. His research intersects the areas of small group dynamics, team performance, leadership, and ethics. He studies workplace issues such as conflict management, problem employees, entrepreneurial team dynamics, expertise maximization, workplace deviance, multi-team systems, and emotion regulation. He is on the editorial board of Small Group Research, and has published articles at Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, Personnel Psychology, and Journal of Management.

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