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Associate Professor, Business Management, MBA Program
Contact Info

Areas of Expertise
  • Leadership
  • Creativity/innovation
  • Organizational behavior
  • Teams
  • Organizational psychology
  • Evidence-based management
  • Decision-making
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Ph.D., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Oklahoma, 2013
  • M.S., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Oklahoma, 2011
  • B.A., Psychology (Minor in Business Management), Brigham Young University-Idaho, 2009
Positions Held
  • Associate Professor, Management, College of Business, James Madison University, (2023-present)
  • Assistant Professor, Management, College of Business, James Madison University (2016-2023)
  • Assistant Professor, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick (2013-2016)
  • Graduate Assistant & Instructor, University of Oklahoma (2009-2013)
Select Publications

Friedrich, T.L., Peterson, D.R., & Van Doorn, S. (In Press). Exploring the sequential relationship of a leader’s collective leadership style and the team’s shared leadership: The moderating role of gender. Group and Organization Management.

Peterson, D. R., & Pattie, M. W. (2022). Think Outside and Inside the Box:The Role of Dual-Pathway Divergent Thinking in Creative Idea Generation. Creativity Research Journal.

Marques-Quinteiro, P.M., van Dijk, H., Peterson, D.R., Adamovic, M., Buengeler, C., & Santos, C.M. (2022). A model of leadership transitions in teams. Group and Organization Management, 47(2), 342-372. 

Peterson, D.R. (2019). “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., 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, 103(12), 1324-1334. 

Awards and Recognitions
  • 1st Place Basic or Discovery Scholarship Award, JMU College of Business - 2021
  • MBA Course Development Grant - 2021
  • Nominated for Otto Brenner Award for Teaching - 2018, 2020, 2021
  • MBA Graduate Teaching Award, JMU - 2017
  • Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence nominee, PhD Program, University of Warwick - 2015
  • Warwick Ventures research grant award, Warwick Business School - 2014-2015
  • Recognition of Teaching Excellence, MBA Program, Warwick Business School - 2014
  • Global Research Priorities Funds, Warwick Business School - 2014


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