OB Division Election Results 2016

The votes are in and I’m pleased to welcome several new people to the OB Division Executive Committee. Sigal Barsade is our new incoming Division Chair, and we’ll be joined by three new Reps at Large: Paul Bliese, Karen Jansen, and Mandy O’Neill. We are also thrilled to welcome Brad Kirkman as the new OB Division COO.

Please join me in welcoming these new members to the OB Division Executive Committee!

Mary Uhl-Bien, OB Division Chair

Incoming OB Division Chair


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.

OB Division Reps at Large


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.


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.

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.

OB Division COO


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.He has authored several articles and book chapters on topics such as leadership, increasing the effectiveness of virtual teams, cross-cultural management issues, and team empowerment. His articles have appeared in such journals as the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, Leadership Quarterly, Human Relations, among others. He is a current Editorial Board member for the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and Organizational Psychology Review. He is a Fellow of both the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the American Psychological Association. He has worked with several companies on issues such as leadership, global virtual teams, enhancing team effectiveness, working across cultural boundaries, and facilitating organizational change and development. Prior to working at NC State he was formerly the Foreman R. and Ruby Bennett Endowed Chair in Business Administration in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University and held positions at the Scheller College of Management at The Georgia Institute of Technology and the Bryan School of Business and Economics at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.