- Melissa Appleyard, Ph.D., Professor, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, Ames Professor Management of Innovation and Technology
Dr. Appleyard's research focuses on how knowledge creation and diffusion catalyze economic growth and business longevity in technology-intensive industries. Over the past decade, she has concentrated on the global semiconductor industry's ability to achieve perpetual innovation in design, process integration, and manufacturing. She also has examined open innovation business models in the open-source software sector, as well as the payoffs to interdisciplinary R&D. Professor Appleyard's work has been published in leading academic journals such as California Management Review, Industrial Relations, the Journal of Product Innovation Management, Managerial and Decision Economics, and the Strategic Management Journal. She also has worked with leading companies on business cases for MBA and executive courses.
- Talya Bauer, Ph.D., Professor, Gerry & Marilyn Cameron Professor of Management
Dr. Bauer conducts research about relationships at work. More specifically, she works in the areas of leadership, selection, and new employee socialization which have resulted in dozens of journal publications. She has acted as a consultant for government, Fortune 1000, and start-up organizations. She has been a visiting professor in France and Spain and at Google, Inc. Dr. Bauer is involved in professional organizations and conferences at the national level such as serving on the Human Resource Management Executive Committee of the Academy of Management and SIOP Program Chair, member-at-large, and President. She is an Associate Editor of Journal of Applied Psychology and is on the editorial boards for the Journal of Management, Personnel Psychology and Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practices. She is a Fellow of SIOP, APA, IAAP, and APS. She has co-authored four textbooks "Organizational Behavior," "Human Resource Management: People, Data, and Analytics", "Principles of Management," and "Psychology and Work: Perspectives in Industrial and Organizational Psychology."
- Dave Cadiz, Ph.D., Senior Instructor I
Dr. Cadiz has a broad range of research interests, but primarily investigates the effects of age in the workplace. He has co-authored several articles and book chapters related to this topic. He also studies the intersection of behavioral health and the workplace and develops and validates training interventions focused on effectively managing workplace diversity issues. Finally, Dr. Cadiz is interested in additional topics including occupational health and safety, workplace mentoring, organizational socialization/onboarding, leadership, knowledge transfer, employee training and development, and employee well-being. Dr. Cadiz also is an editorial board member for Work, Aging, and Retirement journal. Dr. Cadiz’s work has been published in academic journals such as The Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, Work, Aging and Retirement, and the Journal of Business and Psychology among others.
- David Caughlin, Ph.D., Senior Instructor I, Daimler Trucks Professor of Analytics
Dr. Caughlin’s research focuses on the areas of supervisor support, motivation, and occupational safety and health. Recently, he has begun to investigate employee and manager perceptions of data visualizations, such as those commonly found in human resource dashboards. Dr. Caughlin’s work has been published in academic journals such as the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Stress & Health, and Psychology, Public Policy, and Law.
- Jeanne Enders, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Jeanne's areas of interest include the umbrella concepts of meaning and happiness in work settings and innovation in work organizations and in teaching/learning. Her current research examines the life narratives of regional ethics award winners and the role of ePortfolio development in student identity formation.
- Berrin Erdogan, Ph.D., Professor, Express Employment Professionals Professor
Dr. Erdogan's research interests focus on workplace relationships, including employer-employee, manager-employee, and peer-to-peer relationships. She investigates how organizations can establish effective relations with employees through recruitment, selection, onboarding, and day-to-day management practices, and how these relationships explain the level of engagement, well-being, effectiveness, and retention in the workplace. Her work has been published in journals including Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Personnel Psychology. She served as an associate editor for Personnel Psychology and European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. She is currently serving on the editorial boards of Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and Journal of Management, among others. Dr. Erdogan is a fellow of APS and SIOP.
- Brady M. Firth, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Dr. Firth earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the University of Maryland, and a Masters in Organizational Psychology from Michigan State University. His research focuses broadly on what enables individuals and teams to make effective adjustments to challenges at work. Research publications include articles in the Academy of Management Journal and the Journal of Applied Psychology. He also enjoys teaching and will be leading courses on HR management.
- Sejin Keem, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Dr. Keem received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2017. Through her research, Dr. Keem explores topics such as workplace creativity and unethical behavior. Her work has appeared in premier journals such as Organizational Behavior and Human Decisions Processes, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Journal of Management. In her role, Dr. Keem is currently teaching Organizational Behavior and loves interacting with students.
- Theodore Khoury, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Cameron Professor of Strategy, Sustainability, and Entrepreneurship
Dr. Khoury's research focuses on how institutions and social forces guide entrepreneurship and innovation processes. Within these domains, he explores how both formal (i.e. reforms; legal and political systems) and informal (i.e. social, cultural features) institutions enable or constrain the pursuits of entrepreneurial actors within developing countries and emerging industry settings. His theoretical and empirical work has been published in such outlets as Journal of Business Venturing, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Research Policy, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of World Business, Global Strategy Journal, Business & Society, and Academy of Management Perspectives. He also holds a B.S.E. from the University of Michigan and an M.S.E. from the University of Texas at Austin, both in mechanical engineering, and an M.B.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to pursuing his doctorate in organizational studies, he worked for 12 years in the area of micro/nanotechnology in various senior management and consulting roles related to R&D and product development strategies and is the inventor of 42 U.S. patents. He currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Business Venturing.
- Lihong Qian, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Cameron Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship
Lihong Qian is an Assistant Professor of Management and Strategy at Portland State University, where she teaches the senior capstone strategic management course, with a particular focus on students’ integrative learning experience in serving community partners in the Portland metropolitan area. Her recent research resides in the intersection of industry evolution, technological change, and firm strategy. Within these domains, she explores how firms make their technological choice, how firms design their boundaries upon entering a new market or a new industry, and how such strategic choices affect firm performance. Her work has appeared in the Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of International Business Studies, European Management Journal, Managerial and Decision Economics, and Journal of Property Research. Lihong Qian holds a Ph.D. in Management & Entrepreneurship from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an M.S. in Management from the National University of Singapore, and a B.A. in Finance from the Nanjing University of China.
- Shung Jae Shin, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Dr. Shin's main research areas are employee creativity at work, leadership, human side of corporate mergers and acquisitions, and cross-cultural studies. His studies have been published in leading academic journals including Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of International Business Studies, Academy of Management Learning and Education, and Journal of Management Studies. He currently serves as a principal reviewer for Journal of Applied Psychology and Management and Organization Review.
- Pamela Tierney, Ph.D., Professor, Associate Dean of Faculty & Research, Ames Professor of Management of Innovation & Technology
Dr. Tierney's research focuses on micro and macro factors that influence the initiation stage of the innovation process in corporate settings. Her research in this area has been published in leading academic journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and the Journal of Management. At PSU, Dr. Tierney teaches courses in organizational management, leadership, and team processes. Dr. Tierney is an active member of the Academy of Management and the editorial board of the Journal of Management.
- Erica Wagner, Ph.D., Professor, Roger Ahlbrandt Professor & Cameron Professor of MIS
Wagner's research interests focus on the ways software is 'made to work' within different organizational contexts, with particular emphasis on how work practices are designed into artifacts, standard processes, and methods of accounting. Most recently, she has been focused on the social implications of categories and algorithms, business ethnography, and blockchain. Her research has been published in a variety of outlets including The Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Information and Organization, Communications of the ACM, and the Journal of Management Studies. Her research on ERP implementations has won awards and she turns her attention these days to the role that agile development and open source software may play in improving implementation and use of the software.
- Meredith Woehler, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Dr. Woehler received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the University of Kentucky in 2017. Her research generally encompasses two primary themes: (1) individual differences, including gender and political skill, and (2) individuals’ abilities to agentically drive and handle change–from large organizational changes like mergers and acquisitions to more micro-changes, such as driving innovative changes in the workplace or changing in one's network of workplace relationships. Her work has appeared in premier journals such as Organization Science and the Journal of Applied Psychology. In her role, Dr. Woehler will be teaching a variety of management courses such as the organizational leadership course.