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Associate Professor, Business Management, MBA Program
peter2dr@jmu.edu
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Areas of Expertise
  • Leadership
  • Creativity/innovation
  • Organizational behavior
  • Teams
  • Organizational psychology
  • Evidence-based management
  • Decision-making
  • Entrepreneurship
Education
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1080/10400419.2022.2110738

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. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/10596011221082394 

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. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/334705065_Are_Satisfied_Employees_Productive_or_Productive_Employees_Satisfied

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. https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2018-34844-001 

Awards and Recognitions
Awards
  • 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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