Technology and Media Team

The Technology and Media Team is responsible for coordinating all technical needs of the OB division. This includes administration of the OB website, creating podcasts, preparing slideshows for the meetings, and moderating the OB listserv.

Team Leader

Technology Team Leader
Steven D. Charlier
College of Business Adminstration
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, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Academy of Management Learning & Education, and Human Resource Management Review. He also serves on the editorial board for Academy of Management Learning & Education.

Team Members

Listserv Moderator
Nagaraj Sivasubramaniam
Nagaraj “Naga” Sivasubramaniam is an Associate Professor of Leadership at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA. He served as the OB Webmaster from 2004 to 2007, and is the moderator of the OB Division Discussion List. He received his Ph.D. in Management from Florida International University, Miami. He is a mechanical engineer by (earlier) training and worked for several years in India in sales, product management and marketing research. His research focuses on energy systems modeling, sustainability measurement, and the organizational impacts of individual and team leadership, advanced information technologies and innovations. His work has been published in the Leadership Quarterly, Group & Organization Management, among other journals. He led the faculty team to design and launch a new graduate program in sustainability, and served as the founding director of the program. In the classroom, he facilitates student learning in systems thinking, sustainability modeling and leadership.

Meeting Technologist
Michele Swift
Oregon State University
College of Business
200 Bexell Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331
Michele Swift is an Assistant Professor of Management at Oregon State University. She received her Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Leeds Schools of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Michele’s teaching interests are in the area of human resource management and organizational behavior. Her research interests include employees’ motivation to provide their knowledge, differences in the types of knowledge employees provide, and the relationship between knowledge sharing and employee creativity. Prior to obtaining her Ph.D., Michele held various human resource generalist positions and worked as a HR systems consultant where she developed and implemented HR self-service applications. She is a member of the Academy of Management, INFORMS, and the Society for Human Resource Management.

David Newman
David Newman is a Ph.D. student in Management and Organization at the University of Southern California. He earned his B.A. in psychology from Yale University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. His research interests include moral foundations theory, business ethics, meaning-making behaviors, personal and organizational identity, and the psychology of technology. Prior to entering the Ph.D. program, David worked for, a non-profit collaboration of researchers dedicated to the advancement of a systems approach to better business practices.

Omale A. Garba
Omale A. Garba is a Visiting Scholar at the African Studies Center at Boston University. He holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and an M.A. in International Management from the Newcastle Business School, UK. His primary research interest is in work engagement. Garba’s doctoral dissertation re-conceptualized the employee engagement construct and developed an instrument for its measurement. His EE scale has been empirically used to test the relationship between work engagement and intention to leave, the impact of role clarity on work engagement, and to determine if gender, income and age are predictive of engagement in the Nigerian Banking Sector. He is currently pursuing projects on Leadership, Job Crafting, and Family Supportive Supervisor Behavior. Garba previously worked at the Finance and Foreign Affairs Ministries in Nigeria as part of a team communicating the Federal Government’s economic reforms in 2005/2006. He researched and co-authored many of the Finance Ministry’s UNDP sponsored publications promoting transparency and accountability.

Podcast Adviser
Michael D. Johnson
Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Box 353266
Seattle, WA 98195

Mike Johnson worked for sixteen years full-time in the non-profit world before going back to graduate school to get his PhD at Michigan State University in 2006. His research focuses on how to enhance collaborative work (especially in groups and teams), social identities, and emotions and moods in the workplace. He is currently an Associate Professor in the department of Management and Organization in the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington. He teaches the core Organizational Behavior classes for both the day-time and evening MBA programs, as well as various executive education courses and a PhD seminar. He serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Applied Psychology, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. He is a member of the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society.

Social Media Committee Chair
Sukanlaya Sawang
QUT Business School
Queensland University of Technology
2 George St,
Brisbane, Queensland AUSTRALIA 4000

Sukanlaya Sawang is a Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Associate Professor) of Management at QUT Business School Queensland University of Technology. She has held an academic position at QUT after her PhD graduation in 2009 as a Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant professor) and has been promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2012. Prior to join QUT Business School, she held the position of Research Fellow at the School of Psychology, Griffith University, in conjunction with Queensland Police Services (QPS). Sukanlaya’s research to date has primarily focussed on two main areas within the field of organisational effectiveness: cross-cultural psychological health and wellbeing; and innovation management, including technology adoption for small businesses. She has developed considerable research and impact within both of these spheres. Sukanlaya received a number of awards – including the ‘Emerald Management Reviews Citation of Excellence’; the ‘Best Paper Awards’ from the Academy of Management (AOM); and the ‘AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange’ awards.

Todd Weber
Central Washington University
College of Business
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7485
Todd Weber is an Assistant Professor of Management/HR at Central Washington University. He received his Ph.d. in Organizational Behavior from UNC-Chapel Hill as well as a BS (Sociology) and Masters (Organizational Behavior) degree from Brigham Young University. He enjoys teaching, with a particular interest in the use of technology to help facilitate educational experiences. His research interests include leadership, values, motivation, and international management. He has published in a variety of academic publications including the Annual Review of Psychology, Journal of Management, Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Human Relations, International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, Management and Organization Review, and The International Journal of Human Resource Management, in addition to book chapters in Advances in International Management and Managing the New Workforce.

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