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Associate Professor, Business Management, MBA Program
Contact Info

  • 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
  • Assistant Professor, Management, College of Business, James Madison University (2016-present)
  • Assistant Professor, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick (2013-2016)
  • Graduate Assistant & Instructor, University of Oklahoma (2009-2013)
Select Publications

Peterson, D.R.  “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. Advance online publication.

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.


Awards and Recognitions
  • 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
  • Invited guest, BBC Business Daily, “Negotiation for Dummies,” 2013
  • Invited guest, BBC Breakfast, “Social exclusion at school and preparing children for the world of work,” 2013

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