Executive Committee

Chair-Track Positions

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Jeffrey R. Edwards
Kenan-Flagler Business School
University of North Carolina Campus , 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.
Cristina Gibson
University of Western Australia
School of Business,
WA 6009 Australia

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.
Sigal Barsade
Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania
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.
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Daan van Knippenberg
Department of Organisation and Personnel Management
RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Erasmus University

Daan van Knippenberg
is Professor of Organizational Behavior, currently at Erasmus University Rotterdam, from this Summer onwards at Drexel University. Within the Academy of Management, Daan serves or has served as Editor-in-Chief Academy of Management Annals (2016-2019), Associate Editor Academy of Management Journal (2013-2016), editorial board Academy of Management Annals (2013-2016) and Academy of Management Journal (2011-2013; 2016-present), and on several awards committees (OB Division Mentoring Award 2015-2016; OB Division Best Paper with International Implications Award 2015; OB Division Best Published Paper 2011-2013; HR Division Thomas A. Mahoney Mentoring Award 2015-2016; Network of Leadership Scholars Eminent Leadership Scholar Award 2013). Outside AOM he has served as member of the Executive Committee of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, as Editor Organizational Psychology Review, Associate Editor Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Journal of Organizational Behavior, and serves or has served as editorial board member of 14 other journals. Daan is Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and of the American Psychological Association. Daan’s core expertise is in leadership, diversity, team performance, creativity, and social identity; topics in which he also teaches in in-company, MBA, PhD, and Msci programs.

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Ron Piccolo
College of Business
University of Central
Orlando, FL 32816

Dr. Ronald F. Piccolo is the Chair of the Department of Management and the Galloway Professor of Management in the College of Business at the University of Central Florida. From 2009 – 2016, he served as the Cornell Professor of Management and Academic Director of the Center for Leadership Development & Executive Education in the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College. Dr. Piccolo earned a Ph.D. in management from the University of Florida, an M.B.A. from Rollins, and a Bachelors of Science in mathematics from Stetson University. He has been a visiting scholar at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany, and the Amsterdam Business School. Dr. Piccolo teaches or has taught graduate-level courses in leadership, organizational behavior (OB), research methods, and management strategy. At Rollins College, he was the recipient of the Cornell Distinguished Teaching Award (2015-2016) and the Cornell Distinguished Faculty Award (2011-2012) for outstanding teaching, research and service, and he was a keynote speaker (2012, 2013, 2014) on “Teaching Effectiveness” for the OB division of the Academy of Management.

Representative-at-Large Positions

Paul_Bliese.jpgPaul Bliese
University of South Carolina 
Darla Moore School of Business,Columbia, 
SC29208, USA

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.
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London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE, UK

Dr Uta Bindl earned her PhD in Work Psychology in 2011 from the Institute of Work Psychology at the University of Sheffield (UK), her MA in Organisational Management from the University of Flensburg, and her BA in International Business and Management from the University of Applied Sciences Osnabruck (both Germany). Prior to joining the LSE in 2013, she worked as an Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour at the University of Western Australia. Dr Bindl has published her work in eminent peer-reviewed outlets, such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, the Journal of Management, and Human Relations. She is currently serving as an editorial board member of the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Applied Psychology, and the Journal of Organizational Behavior, as well as an ad-hoc reviewer for several other peer-reviewed journals.
Karen_Jansen.jpgKaren Jansen
College of Business & Economics
Australian National University, ACT 2610 Australia karen.jansen@anu.edu.au

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.
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Olin Business School
Washington University in St. Louis

Andrew Knight
is Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, where he is also a Faculty Scholar in the Institute for Public Health and a Faculty Fellow in the Institute for School Partnership. He studies the interpersonal dynamics of groups in organizations, with a focus on affect, relationships, and entrepreneurship. In the classroom, Knight is an award-winning teacher, currently offering courses on informal leadership for MBA and executive audiences and on organizational research methods for doctoral students.Knight serves as a member of the editorial review boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Group & Organization Management, and Small Group Research. He has also served the Academy of Management’s OB Division as a member of the Making Connections Committee (2014-2016), the Best Paper with Practical Implications Committee (2012, 2013), the Outstanding Practitioner-Oriented Publication Committee (2014), and the Best Dissertation-Based Paper Award Committee (2017). Prior to joining the faculty of Washington University in St. Louis, Knight led research and product development at Pascal Metrics Inc. – a risk analytics provider in the healthcare industry – from its founding through 2010. He received his B.A. (summa cum laude) in Psychology and Spanish from the University of Dayton, OH; his M.A. in Organizational Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park; and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Managerial Science and Applied Economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. He lives in University City, MO with his wife, Lauren, and their three boys.

Keith_Leavitt.jpgKeith Leavitt
College of Business,
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331, USA

Dr. Keith Leavitt's research interests include behavioral ethics, identity and situated judgment, social judgments, and research methods. His research has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (OBHDP), the Journal of Management, Organizational Research Methods, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, and the Journal of Business Ethics. His work has been featured in over 200 news outlets including the New York Times, Forbes, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, Vice News, Wall Street Journal Radio, The Huffington Post, Time Magazine, and prominently on the front of his mother's refrigerator. In his spare time, he enjoys mountain biking, fly fishing, skiing, the occasional existential crisis, and trying to sneak inappropriately-placed messages in to his faculty profile.
Laura_Little.jpgLaura Little
Terry College of Business, University of Georgia lmlittle@uga.edu

Laura M. Little is an Associate Professor of Management and the Director of the Institute for Leadership Advancement at the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. She received her Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University, her M.B.A. from University of Texas at Austin and her B.A. from Vanderbilt University. Little researches image management particularly in the work-life arena and emotion regulation of self and other. Her work has been published in several academic journals including Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Organization Science and Personnel Psychology. Little’s co-authored paper on image management strategies used by pregnant employees received the 2016 Academy of Management Journal’s Best Paper Award. Little also served as a board member for the Southern Management Association from 2012-2015. A member of the Organizational Behavior Division since 2003, Little has served as conference reviewer, session chair, and discussant. She hopes to utilize a representative-at-large position as an opportunity to help the OB division enhance the sense of community among its members and to help increase the influence OB research has in practice.
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Business Administration,
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
IL, 61820, USA


Olivia_ONeill.jpgMandy O’Neill
School of Business
George, Mason University  Fairfax, VA 22030, USA ooneill@gmu.edu
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.
Ashleigh_Rosette.jpgAshleigh Rosette
The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University 
Durham, NC 27708, USA

Ashleigh Shelby Rosette
is a tenured Associate Professor of Management and Organizations at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. In her primary area of research, she explores social and contextual factors that influence diversity-related perceptions. In her secondary area of research, she examines various strategies that individuals employ to improve the negotiation process and negotiated outcome. Her research has been published in top academic journals, such as Academy of Management Journal; Organization Science; Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes;Journal of Applied Psychology; Psychological Science; Journal of Experimental Social Psychology; and Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology. Professor Rosette’s teaching experience spans across a spectrum of topics that center around two primary areas: (1) Negotiations and (2) Leadership. She has received the Excellence in Teaching Award of the Year in the Executive MBA programs at Fuqua ten times. In her service to the field of organizational behavior, she has been active in the Academy of Management, participating on several occasions as a reviewer, a presenter, a discussant, a caucus leader, and a symposium organizer. Most recently in the Organizational Behavior Division, she has served as a speaker for the New Doctoral Student Consortium, a keynote speaker for the Doctoral Consortium, and a panelist in the Prolific Junior Faculty Workshop. She received her Bachelor in Business Administration degree and Master in Professional Accounting degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She received her Ph.D. in Management and Organizations from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Non-Elected Ongoing Positions

Brad Kirkman
Poole College of Management,
North Carolina State University, NC 27695, USA

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.
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Natalia (Nataly) Lorinkova
McDonough School of
Business, Georgetown University,Washington DC, 20057, USA

Dr. Natalia (Nataly) M. Lorinkova is an assistant professor at the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, Washington DC. She completed her PhD in Management at the R. H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. Her research focuses on leadership and social diversity issues (with emphases on dynamic and multi-level leadership processes and accent, body image, and time-theft issues in organizations). Nataly also examines interpersonal dynamics in non-traditional work arrangements such as virtual teams, teleworking, and working from home. From a methodological perspective, Nataly is interested in growth modeling, multi-level modeling and, most recently, polynomial surface plotting techniques. Her research has appeared in leading academic journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Personnel Psychology and Journal of Management. Dr. Lorinkova is a member of the Academy of Management (OB, GDO, and RM divisions) and her work has received best paper awards and included in the best conference papers proceedings (HR and OB divisions).
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Laura Erskine
University of California - Los Angeles,
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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.
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Alex Gerbasi
University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK

Alexandra Gerbasi is Professor of Leadership and Head of the Department of Management at the University of Exeter Business School. Alexandra’s research focus on social networks and leadership within organisations. Her work has appeared in world leading journals such as Journal of Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior and Leadership Quarterly. Alexandra graduated with distinction from Duke University and earned a PhD in social psychology at Stanford University.Alexandra has worked at Stanford University, Grenoble Ecole de Management, the University of Surrey, and the University of Exeter. She has researched and worked with leaders across the world in a variety of sectors, including consulting, defence, energy, finance, government, healthcare, and manufacturing.
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Jessica Methot
School of Management and LaborRelations,
Rutgers University,
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Jessica Methot is an associate professor of Human Resource Management in the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University. She conducts research at the intersection of interpersonal workplace relationships and social network dynamics, such as how team processes promote trust and team effectiveness and the functional and dysfunctional consequences of workplace friendships. Her work in these areas has been published in outlets including Academy of Management Review, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Business and Psychology, Human Resource Management Review, Occupational Stress and Well-Being, and The SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series; her research has been featured in popular media outlets such as NPR, USA Today, Fast Company, Marie Claire Magazine, HR Morning, and Human Resource Executive Online; and she is active in professional organizations including the Academy of Management, the International Network for Social Network Analysis, the Positive Relationships at Work Microcommunity, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
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Darren K Bharanitharan
Research School of Management,
Australian National University, ACT, Australia

Darren K Bharanitharan is an Assistant Professor in School of Business at the University of N.British Columbia, Canada. He is pursuing a PhD in Leadership (expected in 2019) at the Research School of Management, Australian National University, Australia. He has also received a PhD in Data Compression(Field: Computer Science and Engineering) and an MBA from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. He was on the faculty of Korea University, South Korea and Feng Chia University, Taiwan. In the engineering field, he has published more than 41 research papers in well-regarded journals such as IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, IEEE Transactions on Circuit and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration, and ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems. In 2012, based on his contribution to Information and Communication Technologies, the government of Taiwan presented him with an unconditional Permanent Residency status (Plum Blossom card), which grants special and prestigious status in Taiwan. Also, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) recognized his professional contributions by awarding him the IEEE Senior Member grade, which is the highest honor and international recognition for engineering professionals. In the management field, his work has appeared in journals such as Journal of Business Ethics and Leadership Quarterly. His current research interests include leader humility, paradoxical leadership, knowledge hiding, innovation ambidexterity, entrepreneurship, Internet Of Things (IoT), and Video Coding. 
Bret Bradley
Dept. of Management and International Business
University of Oklahoma, USA  
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.