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Introduce Yourself Here!

  • 1.  Introduce Yourself Here!

    Posted 06-13-2018 16:23

    Welcome to the OB Community Discussion! We're so glad you are here. I hope that this online community will be a valuable resource to all OB members as we begin to connect, communicate, and collaborate with our colleagues here.

    When you visit the community for the first time, please take a moment to introduce yourself. It's a great way to practice making your first post to the community! Share your name, where you're from, your degree granting institution, your research and/or teaching interests, and any other fun facts!

    I'll start by introducing myself! My name is Adam Stoverink, and I'm the Chair of the OB Making Connections Committee. I'm an Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas, and I earned my PhD at Texas A&M University. My research interests are team resilience, justice, and workplace status, and I teach Leadership.

    Now it's your turn! Reply to this message now and start getting to know your fellow OB 

    Have other questions? Please start your own Discussion post with a distinct subject line, and our knowledgeable members and volunteers will help you to find the answers you need!

    Thanks for joining the conversation, and I look forward to seeing you at the annual meeting in Chicago!

    Adam Stoverink
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Management
    University of Arkansas

  • 2.  RE: Introduce Yourself Here!

    Posted 06-13-2018 16:34
    Edited by Steven Charlier 06-13-2018 16:34
    Thanks, Adam!  I'm Steve Charlier, and I'm an associate professor of management at Georgia Southern University, and I am also the Technology Team Leader for the OB Division at AOM.  My research interests include the impact of technology on workplace phenomena (e.g., virtual teams, e-learning, etc,) and management education.

    I'm excited for the new online community here, and I look forward to "meeting" many of you on the discussion board and the other tools available to us as we roll this out!  If you have questions/comments/concerns about the new community, please don't hesitate to email me at scharlier@georgiasouthern.edu.  Thanks!

    Steven D. Charlier
    Associate Professor
    Department of Management
    Georgia Southern University
    OB Division Technology Team Leader
    Email: scharlier@georgiasouthern.edu
    Phone: (912) 478-5985

  • 3.  RE: Introduce Yourself Here!

    Posted 06-13-2018 17:23
    Hi everyone!  I'm Deirdre Snyder and an assistant professor of management at Providence College.  I also work on the OB Division's communications and emails so often when you see an email from the OB Division, I helped pull it together.  I'm looking forward to this new community because I think it's going to make communicating with our members much easier.  I'm also looking forward to getting to know more members through this online community.

    Deirdre Snyder
    Assistant Professor, Management
    Providence College

  • 4.  RE: Introduce Yourself Here!

    Posted 06-14-2018 08:22
    Hi Everyone,

    I am Srinivasan Tatachari from India. I work as a professor in the HR department in T A Pai Management Institute in the beautiful university town of Manipal in Karnataka, INDIA.

    I have earned my PhD (Fellow) from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore in 2012. I am extremely excited about social identity in organizational context, newcomer socialization, identity leadership as research topics - Part of my thesis on newcomer identification got published in the AMJ in 2017.

    I teach topics in micro OB and leadership. I am currently chair of our college's new MBA program in HR - so exciting times in store!

    Hope to be in touch with many of our division members through this platform!

    Have a great time.


    Srinivasan Tatachari

  • 5.  RE: Introduce Yourself Here!

    Posted 06-15-2018 08:09
    Hi all! My name is Budi Soetjipto. I work as Vice Rector for Research, Development and Partnership, Universitas Pertamina, Jakarta, Indonesia. Universitas Pertamina is a degree granted university established by Pertamina, Indonesian Government owned oil and gas company. If your university is interested to explore collaboration with Universitas Pertamina, I am the guy you should talk to. Just email me and we will discuss it further.

    I got my Ph.D. from Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio. My research interests are leadership, organizational culture and change management.

    Happy to get to know all of you. Thank you.

  • 6.  RE: Introduce Yourself Here!

    Posted 06-15-2018 08:09
    Hi everyone, 
    I am Sharjeel Saleem. Currently, I'm working as an Assistant Professor in Lyallpur Business School (Division of Management), Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan. I have done my PhD in Management from University of Vienna, Austria.
    My research interests include topics in organizational behavior like leadership, abusive supervision, stress etc. as well as international management especially expatriate employees adjustment and performance. I have presented 2 research papers in AOM 2017 in OB division and international management division held in Atlanta. 
    Currently I'm working on a number of different research projects dealing with individual spirituality, abusive supervision, envy, ostracism, ethical leadership, leader Machiavellian, leader narcissism etc. 
    I'm looking forward to staying in touch OB division members through this platform. Hope to use this opportunity for fruitful collaboration as well. 

    Sharjeel Saleem
    Assistant Professor
    Lyallpur Business School (Division of Management), Government College University Faisalabad

  • 7.  RE: Introduce Yourself Here!

    Posted 06-15-2018 16:39

    Hi everyone,

    Kia ora and tena koe from Nelson (Atawhai) New Zealand! 

    Sam Young here, a management lecturer in NMIT's schools of Applied Business and Applied Fitness. My areas of interest are leadership, personal and organsational development, and governance. I am looking forward to learning more about how this platform will work. Thanks AoM and the OB group for the development opportunity!

    Nga mihi mahana (warmest regards)

    Sam Young




    Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT)

    Te Whare Wananga o Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka a Maui

    K Block, Alton Street, Private Bag 19

    Nelson 7042, New Zealand

    E: sam.young@nmit.ac.nz

    P: +64 27 244 7154


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  • 8.  RE: Introduce Yourself Here!

    Posted 06-14-2018 09:40
    Hi all. Nancy Day, Professor of HR & OB at the Bloch School, University of Missouri - Kansas City; also AOM's Ethics Ombuds Committee Chair. I'm interested in how the Connect discussion boards will work.

    Nancy Day
    University of MO-Kansas City
    Kansas City MO
    (816) 235-2333

  • 9.  RE: Introduce Yourself Here!

    Posted 06-14-2018 11:00
    I'm Sharon Glazer, Professor & Chair, Division of Applied Behavioral Sciences at the University of Baltimore. My areas of specialization are: cross-cultural perspectives in organizational psychology, specifically occupational stress, as well as organizational development.

    Like Nancy, I'm curious to understand more about how the discussion board will work. Will we get daily summaries sent to our emails? Do we have to log on to see the discussion threads?

    Sharon Glazer
    University of Baltimore
    Baltimore MD
    (410) 837-5905

  • 10.  RE: Introduce Yourself Here!

    Posted 06-14-2018 13:18
    Edited by Steven Charlier 06-14-2018 13:19
    Hi Sharon,

    Thanks for the questions!  You are able to change the settings for your profile in regards to how you receive notifications from the various communities that you are a member.  To do this:

    • Go to your user profile (the link is in the upper right corner of every webapge within Connect@AOM). 
    • Once on your user profile page, click My Account / Community Notifications.  
    • On the Community Notifications page, scroll down to review all of your communities.  You can tailor notifications by community, or set up daily or weekly digests for all communities.  And you can change this at any time!
    Hope this helps!

    ~ Steve

    Steven D. Charlier
    Associate Professor
    Department of Management
    Georgia Southern University
    OB Division Technology Team Leader
    Email: scharlier@georgiasouthern.edu
    Phone: (912) 478-5985

  • 11.  RE: Introduce Yourself Here!

    Posted 06-14-2018 11:01
    ​Hello all.  My name is David Guess and I reside in Jeffersonville, IN.  In short, I just tell people I'm from Louisville, Kentucky considering downtown Louisville is within sight of my front porch.

    I am an 18 year employee of a petroleum & chemical bulk transport company where I serve as an HR and OB Strategist.  My education comes from Indiana Wesleyan University (Masters in HR) and the University of the Cumberlands (MBA & EdD).  My research interest has always been within the realm of OB and OL, primarily within the field of commercial transportation.

    In addition to my "day job" so to speak, I also serve as a faculty member for Indiana Wesleyan University and Ivy Tech Community College.  Within those programs I teach numerous business courses, HR courses, as well as capstone courses for graduate students.

    I suppose that's enough about me.  More can be found via my LinkedIn profile.

    Thank you,
    David Guess

    David Guess, EdD, SPHR
    Executive VP
    Usher Transport, Inc.
    Louisville, KY.

  • 12.  RE: Introduce Yourself Here!

    Posted 06-14-2018 14:56

    I'm Ruth Hansen, and I'm a new member of AOM.  I'm an assistant professor at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, teaching OB, business ethics, and nonprofit management.  After a couple of decades as a charitable fundraiser, I just completed my Ph.D. in philanthropic studies at Indiana University.  My current research examines how fundraisers communicate on behalf of nonprofit organizations serving clients with different levels of perceived stigma.  So, I have keen interests in perception and decision making, communication, persuasion, and social and personal identities.

    Ruth K. Hansen
    University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
    Whitewater WI

  • 13.  RE: Introduce Yourself Here!

    Posted 06-14-2018 14:33
    Hello all,

    I am Caitlin Sockbeson, Assistant Professor at Millsaps College in MS. We're a small liberal-arts school with an AACSB accredited Business school. My Ph.D. is from Tulane University. My research interests include gender & diversity and feedback & performance management.

    Caitlin E. Smith Sockbeson, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Millsaps College
    Jackson MS

  • 14.  RE: Introduce Yourself Here!

    Posted 06-14-2018 14:33

    Hi everyone,

    My name is Brad Kirkman, and I am the Chief Operating Officer of the OB Division.

    I am also the Shelton Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Department Head of the Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Department in the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University.

    I earned my PhD in OB at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. My research interests include leadership, international management, virtual teams, and work team leadership and empowerment.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone in Chicago!


    Bradley Kirkman
    North Carolina State University
    Raleigh NC
    (919) 515-7967

  • 15.  RE: Introduce Yourself Here!

    Posted 06-15-2018 20:32
    Hi everyone,

    My name is Kevin Lowe.
    I am the Professor of Leadership in the Business School at the University of Sydney.
    I earned my PhD in OB at Florida International University.
    My research interests include leadership, international management, virtual teams, and workforce inclusion.

    Looking forward to Chicago!


    Kevin Lowe
    University of Sydney
    +61 (2) 9351 5158

  • 16.  RE: Introduce Yourself Here!

    Posted 06-15-2018 08:08
    Hi Everyone,
    I am Amer Ali Al-Atwi, a professor of organizational behavior at Al Muthanna University. I received my PhD in organizational behavior from Baghdad University in 2012. My research focuses broadly on leadership, organizational misbehvior, work stress, organizational identification, and issues in social network. My academic work has been published in leading journals such as the Journal of Organizational Behavior and Group & Organization Management.

    Dr. Amer Ali Al-Atwi
    Professor of Organizational Behavior
    Al- Muthanna University, Iraq
    Dean of Economics and Administration College
    E-mail: amer@mu.edu.iq

  • 17.  RE: Introduce Yourself Here!

    Posted 06-15-2018 08:09
    Hey I am Vishwanath Baba and I teach at the DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University in Canada. Like Madonna, I just go by one name, Baba! My doctoral training is in OB from the University of British Columbia and I currently teach a doctoral seminar on Management Theory Building. In addition to my day job, I  hold the Don Pether Chair in Engineering and Management, a joint appointment with the Faculty of Engineering. Ah! I forgot to mention that I am also a mechanical engineer by training. I have been a member of the OB division of the Academy since my PHD days at UBC in the seventies! My current research fascination is with evidence-based management.

    Baba Vishwanath
    McMaster University
    Hamilton ON
    (905) 525-9140 x26947

  • 18.  RE: Introduce Yourself Here!

    Posted 06-16-2018 11:00
    Edited by Ashlee Fontes-Comber 06-16-2018 20:08
    I'm Ashlee Fontes-Comber. I currently reside in Tallahassee, FL, but I lived in the DC Metro area for 14 years while working in the industry. I'm pursuing my doctoral degree at Florida State University in Sport Management - one year down, two-four to go! My area of specialization is Organizational Behavior and Strategic Management. My research interests are in OB, Leadership, Strategic Management, and Performance.

    Fun Facts - In a different lifetime I was a scholarship-athlete at FSU. Ever since I've been heavily invested in human development through my professional career via various leadership roles. Most recently, I help start and ran a professional sports team - helping advance women's professional soccer.

    I look forward to networking and learning with individuals already in the field and am enthusiastic to continue finding ways to contribute. Willing and ready to listen/absorb/share! ;-)

    Ashlee Fontes-Comber
    Florida State University
    Tallahassee FL


  • 19.  RE: Introduce Yourself Here!

    Posted 06-17-2018 08:04
    Just before this gets too long and no one takes note of my profile.

    Hello friends,

    I am BOYI Victor. I am a first year PhD student in Essec Business School, France (Concentration OB), who is enthusiastic about leadership (development, and motivation), downward feedback seeking behaviors and generally agentic behaviors in organizations.

    After my comprehensive examination, which is tomorrow (18/06/2018), I would be looking forward to contributing and learning from this community.


    Victor Boyi
    Doctoral Student
    Essec Business School, France

  • 20.  RE: Introduce Yourself Here!

    Posted 06-19-2018 14:16
    This is Nancy McIntyre. I am an Associate Professor of Management (Organizational Behavior) at West Virginia University. I received my degrees from the University of Illinois and the University of Rhode Island. I have been in administration as a Senior Associate Dean and then the Interim Dean for the last eight years. I am restarting my research, so it's kind of like being a newly minted PhD. My research interests are in self concept-based motivation, entrepreneurship, and most recently, organizational neuroscience and the use of biomarkers to identify emergent leaders.

    Nancy McIntyre
    West Virginia University
    Morgantown WV
    (304) 293-4056

  • 21.  RE: Introduce Yourself Here!

    Posted 06-20-2018 00:25
    ​Hi all,

    Cristina Gibson here, from University of Western Australia.  I am your Incoming Division Chair for the OB Division, which means I will be taking over the helm from Jeff Edwards as of August, after the AoM meeting in Chicago. I'm excited to serve the Division in this role, as we implement our strategic initiatives, in particular the new Spotlight focus on particular topics.

    I encourage you to check out the online resources here in Connect for the Spotlight on Inequality that Kim Elsbach initiated for 2016-2017.  I also hope you'll attend the events in Chicago that have been planned by Jeff for the Spotlight on Ethics in 2017-2018.  There are numerous session on the program on Ethics, and this is the focus of our plenary!

    I conduct research on multicultural teams, global collaboration, and collective knowledge sharing, and so I will be initiating a Spotlight on Diversity for 2018-2019.  Please begin thinking about PDWs, papers, symposia, sessions, or activities that we could collaborate on together in the coming year!  I'm eager to hear from you with fresh ideas.  Reach out any time!


    Cristina Gibson
    University of Western Australia

  • 22.  RE: Introduce Yourself Here!

    Posted 06-20-2018 09:38
    Hello Everyone,

    My name is Kinshuk Sharma and I am pursuing a doctoral degree in OB-HR at Purdue University. My key areas of interest are trust, repair of trust, innovation, and teams. I am still early in my academic career (I'd be hopping into my second year in the coming fall) so am more in the sponge-mode at this point. I look forward to learning from this amazing community of scholars, and hopefully could contribute in some meaningful way in the near future.

    Fun Fact: Just as Ashlee Fontes-Comber, I too was a student-athlete a decade ago at UNC Wilmington. I used to play professional tennis and have represented my country, India, in the Junior Davis Cup in 2005. For the tennis enthusiast here, I have played against the likes of players such as Kei Nishikori and some others in the top 100 right now. Once I quit tennis, I started writing books and so far have 2 books to my name (one is a poetry collection and the other is a fiction-fantasy novel). So before I decided to take the scholarly route, I have had a bit of fun with the artist in me as well.

    I look forward to learning and contributing to the OB community!! :)

    Kinshuk Sharma
    Purdue University
    West Lafayette, IN

  • 23.  RE: Introduce Yourself Here!

    Posted 06-20-2018 11:40
    ​Hello All,

    I'm Tom Lee and a long time member of this division. I'm the Hughes M. Blake Professor of Management at the Foster School of Business, University of Washington. I've studied employee turnover since 1982. I've just finished my first sabbatical ever and had a FABULOUS TIME; I should have taken sabbatical decades ago.

    Tom Lee
    University of Washington
    Seattle WA
    (206) 543-4389

  • 24.  RE: Introduce Yourself Here!

    Posted 06-20-2018 14:59

    Hello all! I'm Brendon Cummiskey and I'm going into the 4th year of my PhD program at Washington University in St. Louis. I'm part of our OB Department and my main research interests are creativity and innovation, particularly with the ways we identify problems to solve and how we generate solutions.

    I'm excited about the creation of this forum and think it will provide some much improved accessibility and resources. Let's hope it leads to some fruitful discussions and helpful connections!

    Brendon Cummiskey
    Washington University in St. Louis

  • 25.  RE: Introduce Yourself Here!

    Posted 06-21-2018 08:25
    Hello from Memphis!
    I'm excited to virtually "meet" each of you. My name is Jeanie Whinghter, and I'm the Chair of General and I/O Psychology at Capella University. My M.S. is from Clemson University (go Tigers!), and PhD is from Bowling Green State University; my focus is within the domain of Occupational Health Psychology (OHP), particularly with reference to work-life balance. I began my post graduate work in the corporate world at Harrah's Entertainment (now Caesars), however I transitioned to the world of online higher education after the birth of my first child - I don't think I could ever go back... I love it!
    {FUN FACT: I just joined the Twitter-verse (@drjwink), so if you have any recommendations for that, I'm all ears}

    Linda Whinghter
    Capella University

  • 26.  RE: Introduce Yourself Here!

    Posted 06-21-2018 11:18
    Morning everyone.

    I am William Luse and I am an Assistant Professor of Management and Leadership at the University of La Verne. I just earned my PhD in Spring of 2018 from the University of Texas at San Antonio in Management and Organizational Studies. My research interests include physiological traits and their impact on the workplace experience, personality and personality traits, and using sports to tell the story of organizational life.

    Fun Fact: I was a walk-on to my undergraduate institution's (Alcorn State) men's golf team.

    Many thanks for creating this discussion forum. Looking forward to many fruitful and enlightening conversations.

    William Luse
    Assistant Professor
    University of La Verne
    La Verne CA


  • 27.  RE: Introduce Yourself Here!

    Posted 06-22-2018 14:08
    My name is Terri Lituchy.
    I am a Professor and PIMSA Distinguished International Chair at CETYS Universidad in Baja California, Mexico.
    My current research project is called: LEAD = Leadership Effectiveness in Africa and the Diaspora.  We are always looking for new team members, so if this is something that interests you, please contact. me.
    I have a Fulbright Scholarship (2018-2020) to work on this research in the Caribbean.  I'll be based in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

    Terri Lituchy


  • 28.  RE: Introduce Yourself Here!

    Posted 06-24-2018 10:25
    Dear All,

    I am Shreyashi Chakraborty and a new member of AoM. I was born in India and did my Ph.d. from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta in 2018. I have recently joined XLRI-Xavier School of Management.
    For my dissertation I had worked on diversity management policies and practices specially for women employees. My research interests lie in Diversity Management and Inclusion, Careers, Emotional work in Services Industries.
    Looking forward to meeting some of you in the AoM meeting and learn from you during the process!!

    Shreyashi Chakraborty
    XLRI- Xavier School of Management

  • 29.  RE: Introduce Yourself Here!

    Posted 06-25-2018 23:20
    Hi everyone,

    My name is Chico Hindarto from Jakarta, Indonesia.  I graduated from University of Indonesia for my doctoral degree in management.  Currently, I am a lecturer at Indonesia Banking School for Consumer Behaviour and Marketing subjects.  Besides research in those subjects, I also have an interest in organisational culture and knowledge management.


    Chico Hindarto
    Indonesia Banking School

  • 30.  RE: Introduce Yourself Here!

    Posted 07-04-2018 20:06
    My name is Iryna Kalynychenko, I am starting my first year of PhD in HRM at York University, Toronto, Canada, this September.  I'm excited about this new chapter in my life, after 12+ years of professional managerial experience.  I'm new to Canada too, as we just immigrated here with my family in March 2018, from Ukraine.  I'm fascinated with the general topic of organizational behavior, and how organizationals function, change and innovate.  My research interests are linked to my international virtual team leadership experience.  I want to study remote team management, telework/telecommuting, leadership of remote teams.  I'm not yet set on THE topic, and I am looking forward to learn what my School has to offer.  I'm coming to the Annual Conference this year, and excited about being a part of this academic community.
    Iryna K

    Iryna Kalynychenko
    York University, Toronto, Canada


  • 31.  RE: Introduce Yourself Here!

    Posted 11-30-2018 18:48
    Hello Everyone,

    Michaela Meiliani here. It's glad that I can join this Division to broaden my knowledge. My current publications focus on positive organisational/individual behaviours and organisational psychology. Both areas usually are linked to individual career issues. Collaborative research has been built with researchers in some countries in Asia and Australia. I would love to expand my research with experts from any countries in the world. Let's make it happen in order to get notion from Eastern views.

    I am now based at Department of Management, Universitas Bengkulu in Bengkulu, Indonesia.

    Michaela Meiliani
    Senior Lecturer
    Provinsi Bengkulu

  • 32.  RE: Introduce Yourself Here!

    Posted 12-01-2018 22:41
    Hi Every one,
                             My name is Faryal Razzaq, My PhD is in emotional intelligence (EQ) at workplace a multidisciplinary HR and Psychology perspective from Bahria University, Islamabad, Pakistan. I am assistant professor at SZABIST, Islamabad, Pakistan. My area of research are EQ, Effecyive change managment, learning styles? Leadership in a welfare industry but currently I am working on ethical framewirks for HEIs and Empowring women in HEIs. Any suggestions and collaborations are most welcome.

  • 33.  RE: Introduce Yourself Here!

    Posted 12-01-2018 10:55
    Hello All

    I'm a doctoral student - amidst all of you Professors, Assistant professors, and lecturers giants... Just a newbie starting off on this journey. I have several years of industry and consulting experience behind me; Academia was beckoning for several years but due to personal reasons I couldn't start till now. I'm at Aston Business School, Birmingham, UK and delighted to be living my dream. My areas of interest are within the family business domain - leadership development of next gen leaders, impact of relationships on successful inter-generational transfer of leadership, support from family and non-family stakeholders for successors of family business leadership. I'm also interested in the impact of culture on successions. I would be delighted to participate in discussions with all of you senior colleagues and, while learning from all of you, also hopefully contribute to the field through these conversations as well as maybe collaborate too.


    Kiran Kandade

    Kiran Kandade
    Aston University

  • 34.  RE: Introduce Yourself Here!

    Posted 12-04-2018 10:07
    ​Hi friends

    I am a currently enrolled PhD student at University of Western Australia and about to submit my research dissertation. My research examines multiple identity interactions in complex teams. The specific context of my research was healthcare teams where in addition to the identity dynamics, I also explored various organisational practices that can help to mitigate identity conflict and result in positive organisationally relevant outcomes. I used a mixed methods research design for my project.
    I am very keen to join a symposium in OB and/or Healthcare Management to showcase my work. Please let me know if there are any opportunities and I will forward you a synopsis of my work for consideration.


    Sonia Raghav
    Doctoral Student
    University of Western Australia