Assistant Professor, Management, MBA Program

Year Started at JMU: 2016

Contact Info

  • PhD, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Oklahoma, 2013
  • MS, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Oklahoma, 2011
  • BA, Psychology (Minor in Business Management), Brigham Young University-Idaho, 2009
Professional Interests
  • Creativity
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership
Personal Interests
  • Anything with my family
  • Theater
  • Dance
  • College football
  • Soccer
  • Woodworking
  • Cooking
Professional Background

Consulting engagements:

  • University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, Coventry, UK
  • OG&E Energy Corp, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Trulia
  • St. Louis University RePAIR Program
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho/Madison School District
Current Courses Taught
  • MBA 608: Interpersonal Leadership & Managing Organizational Behavior
  • MGT 357: Evidence Based Decision Making
  • MGT 471: Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management
Positions Held
  • 2016-present, Assistant Professor, Management, College of Business, James Madison University
  • 2013-2016, Assistant Professor, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick
  • 2009-2013, Graduate Assistant & Instructor, University of Oklahoma
Awards and Recognitions
  • Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence nominee, PhD Program, University of Warwick (2015)
  • Recognition of Teaching Excellence, MBA Program, Warwick Business School (2014)
  • Invited guest, BBC Business Daily, “Negotiation for Dummies” (4 Oct 2013)
  • Invited guest, BBC Breakfast, “Social exclusion at school and preparing children for the world of work” (14 Oct 2013)
  • Warwick Ventures research grant award (with N. Symeonidou), Warwick Business School (2014-2015, £34,000 GBP)
  • Global Research Priorities Funds (with T. Friedrich & S. Van Doorn), Warwick Business School (2014, £750 GBP)
  • Co-Advisor, Enactus, James Madison University
  • President, youth organization, LDS Church, Harrisonburg, VA
  • President, local congregation, LDS Church, Warwick, UK
  • Creative skills for solving difficult problems. Talk given at St. Nicholas C of E Primary School, Kenilworth, UK (9, 13 June 2014)
Key Publications

Thiel, C. E., Hardy, J. H., Peterson, D. R., Welsh, D. T., Bonner, J. M. (2018). Too Many Sheep in the Flock? Span of Control Attenuates the Influence of Ethical Leadership. Journal of Applied Psychology. Advance online publication.

Peterson, D.R. (forthcoming). “Are Satisfied Employees Productive or Productive Employees Satisfied? How Leaders Think About and Apply Causal Information.” In M.D. Mumford (Ed.). Leader Thinking Skills: Capacities for 21st Century Leadership. New York: Taylor & Francis.

Thiel, C. E., Griffith, J. A., Hardy, III, J. H., Peterson, D. R., Connelly, S. (2018). Let’s Look at This Another Way: How Supervisors Can Help Subordinates Manage the Threat of Relationship Conflict. Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, 25(3), 368-380

Robledo, I., Peterson, D.R., & Mumford, M.D. (2012). "Leadership of scientists and engineers: A three- vector model." Journal of Organizational Behavior, 32, 371-388.

Peterson, D.R., Barrett, J.D., Hester, K.S., Robledo, I.C., Hougen, D.F., Day, E.A. & Mumford, M.D. (2013). "Teaching people to manage constraints: Effects on creative problem-solving." Creativity Research Journal, 25, 335-347.

Mumford, M.D., Hester, K.S., Robledo, I., Peterson, D.R., Day, E.A., Hougen, D.F., & Barrett, J. (2012). "Mental models and creative problem-solving: The relationships of objective and subjective attributes." Creativity Research Journal, 24, 311-330.

Caughron, J.J., Peterson, D.R., & Mumford, M.D. (2011). "Creativity training." In M.A. Runco & S. Pritzker (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Creativity: Second Edition (pp. 481-487). Oxford, England: Elsevier.

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