Webcast Lectures 2020-2021

Dr. Jeff Stanton, Syracuse University

Null and Equivalence Hypothesis Testing

October 2nd, 2020 / 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET (Reception to Follow)


Jeffrey M. Stanton, Ph.D. (University of Connecticut, 1997) is a Professor in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. Stanton’s academic specialty is applied data science. Dr. Stanton served as action editor for the journal Human Resource Management from 2004-2011 and he currently serves on the editorial board of Organizational Research Methods, the premier methodological journal in the field of management.

Stanton has published research in job satisfaction, work-related stress, psychometrics, and statistics with a focus on self report techniques. He has conducted projects that have applied the principles of behavioral science and organizational research towards understanding the interactions of people and technology in institutional contexts. His background also includes years of experience in start-up companies. For example, Stanton worked as a human resources analyst for Applied Psychological Techniques, an HR consulting firm based in Darien, Connecticut. His projects at this firm included the creation, implementation, and assessment of a performance appraisal system, development of a selection battery for customer service representatives, and the creation of a job classification and work standards system for over 350 positions in the public utilities industry.

He has written four books: Reasoning with Data: An Introduction to Traditional and Bayesian Statistics with RAn Introduction to Data Science with lead author and fellow iSchool professor Jeffrey Saltz, Information Nation: Education and Careers in the Emerging Information Professions, with Dr. Indira Guzman and Dr. Kathryn Stam; and The Visible Employee: Using Workplace Monitoring and Surveillance to Protect Information Assets Without Compromising Employee Privacy or Trust, with Dr. Kathryn Stam.

Dr. Glen Kreiner, University of Utah

Reflexivity in Research Methods: Boundary Theory and the Researcher Role Continuum

October 21st, 2020 / 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET (Reception to Follow)


Glen Kreiner is a professor at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. He teaches an MBA course on Leadership & Management as well as a PhD seminar on qualitative research methods. In the past he has taught courses entitled “Leadership and Identity”, “Team Facilitation”, and “Team Process and Performance”. He also conducts workshops and class sessions on authentic leadership and related skills (such as building collaborative processes, leveraging conflict, developing an experiment-based mindset, using active listening, and cultivating mindfulness).

He conducts research on how people’s work affects them, and do that in the following areas:

– Ethics & identity (how being ethical can be a part of who we are at work)
– Mindful leadership
– Identity (how individuals, occupations, and organizations define themselves and with what effects)
– Values and morals in the workplace
– Work-family dynamics (how we negotiate tensions and synergies between work and nonwork)
– Stigma in the workplace (how people’s workplaces, social groups, or jobs might stigmatize them)
– Emotion management at work (how we move from one emotion to another during the day)
– Workers with cognitive disabilities (how they experience the workplace and are treated in it)

Specialties in teaching and/or research: authentic leadership, ethics/morals/values, mindful leadership, team building, team work, work-family dynamics, identity work, role transitions, grounded theory, qualitative research methods, workplace stigma, individual and organizational identity, workers with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Dr. Blake McShane, Northwestern University

Average Power and Meta-Analysis

November 6th, 2020 / 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET (Reception to Follow)


Blake McShane joined the marketing faculty at the Kellogg School of Management in 2010 as a Donald P. Jacobs Scholar. He has developed and applied statistical methodology to topics ranging from optimizing internet ad-serving algorithms to forecasting home runs in baseball. His specific research interests include Bayesian hierarchical modeling, statistical learning, and generalized Markov models. More generally, he seeks to develop statistical methods to accommodate the rich and varied data structures encountered in business problems and to use these methods to glean insight about individual behavior so as to test and supplement existing theories. Blake earned his PhD and MA in Statistics, MA and BA in Mathematics, and BS in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

His research interest include: Bayesian hierarchical modeling; statistical learning; generalized Markov models; probability models for marketing; developing new methodology for unique data structures with application to business problem.

He has had 5 positions on editorial boards which includes: Editorial Board for Journal of Consumer Psychology, 2019, Editorial Board for Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 2017, Editorial Board for Psychological Bulletin, 2017, Consulting Editor for Perspectives on Psychological Science, 2015-Present, Associate Editor for Journal of American Statistical Association, 2013-Present.

Dr. Keith Leavitt, Oregon State University

Electronic Confederates in Experimental Research

November 18th, 2020 / 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET (Reception to Follow)


Dr. Keith Leavitt’s research interests include behavioral ethics, identity and situated judgment, and research methods/epistemology. Specifically, much of his research focuses on how social expectations and constraints inform or inhibit ethical behavior in the workplace. His research has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (OBHDP), the Journal of Management, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Organizational Research Methods, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, and the Journal of Business Ethics. He currently serves as an Associate Editor at OBHDP.

Keith’s work has been featured in over 200 news and media outlets including the New York Times, Forbes, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, Vice News, Wall Street Journal Radio, The Huffington Post, Time Magazine, and prominently on the front of his mother’s refrigerator.

Dr. Rhonda Reger, University of North Texas

Content Analysis for Macro Research

January 22nd, 2021 / 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET (Reception to Follow)


Rhonda K. Reger (Rhonda.reger@unt.edu), Professor, G. Brint Ryan College of Business, University of North Texas, where she serves as the Management Department Doctoral Program Coordinator.  She is also an International Faculty Fellow with Oxford University’s Centre for Corporate Reputation, Said Business School.

Dr. Reger’s research focuses on socio-cognitive perspectives in strategy and entrepreneurship. These days, she primarily studies constituents’ social evaluations (e.g., disapproval, reputation) of firms on social media. Her methodological expertise is in content analysis. Her award-winning research on competitive dynamics, social approval assets, organizational identity, and content analysis has appeared in leading scholarly journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, and Organizational Research Methods. In addition to teaching masters and undergraduate students, she has taught EMBA and doctoral students in the United States, China, Europe and Australia, and regularly leads CARMA (Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis) short courses on content analysis methods.

Dr. Reger previously held the M. Watkins Professorship of Management at the University of Missouri where she founded a new Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center; the Nestlé Professor of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee where she served as Director of Research for the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Director of the Management Doctoral Program. Going way back, she also held faculty positions at the University of Maryland (including Department Co-Chair and Faculty Director of the MBA Program), Arizona State University and the University of Illinois-Chicago. She earned a PhD in Strategic Management from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Dr. Gilad Chen, University of Maryland

Multilevel Analysis

February 5th, 2021 / 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET (Reception to Follow)


Dr. Gilad Chen is the Robert H. Smith Chair in Organization Behavior, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. He received his bachelor degree in Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University in 1996, and his doctoral degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from George Mason University in 2001. Prior to joining the Smith School, Dr. Chen was on the faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Texas A&M University, and a visiting scholar at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Technion, and Tel-Aviv University. Dr. Chen teaches courses on a variety of organizational behavior, human resource management, and methodological topics. His research focuses on work motivation, adaptation, teams and leadership, with particular interest in understanding the complex interface between individuals and the socio-technical organizational context.

He has won several research awards, including the 2007 Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the 2008 Cummings Scholar Award from the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management. Dr. Chen is also an elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, and Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology.

His research has appeared in such journals as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes, and Research in Organizational Behavior. He is currently serving as Editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology, where he has previously served as Associate Editor. He is also an editorial board member of the Academy of Management Journal.

Dr. David Mackinnon, Arizona State

Mediation Analysis

February 19th, 2021 / 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET (Reception to Follow)


David P. MacKinnon is a Foundation Professor in the Department of Psychology at Arizona State University. He has wide ranging interests in statistics and methodology but his primary interest is in the area of statistical methods to assess how prevention and treatment programs achieve their effects. He is affiliated with the Prevention Intervention Research Center and the Research in Prevention Laboratory. He came to ASU in 1990 from the University of Southern California’s Institute for Prevention Research, where he had been an assistant professor of research (1986-1990).

Professor MacKinnon teaches graduate analysis of variance, mediation analysis, and statistical methods in prevention research courses. He has given numerous workshops and invited presentations in the U.S. and Europe. In 2011, he received the Nan Tobler Award from the Society for Prevention Research for his book on statistical mediation analysis.

He has served on federal review committees including a term on the Epidemiology and Prevention Research review committee and was a consulting editor for the journal, Prevention Science. Professor MacKinnon has been principal investigator on many federally funded grants and has had a National Institute on Drug Abuse grant to develop and evaluate methods to assess mediation since 1990. He recently received the MERIT award for this mediation analysis research. He is a Thomson-Reuters and Clarivate highly cited researcher. In 2017, he was elected president of the American Psychological Association’s Division on Quantitative and Qualititve Methods.  He is president-elect of the Society for Multivariate Experimental Psychology.

Dr. Michael Howard, Texas A&M University

Network Analysis

March 3rd, 2021 / 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET (Reception to Follow)


Michael Howard is the Academic Director of the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship and an Associate Professor in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. He received his Ph.D. in Technology Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington. He completed an MBA with a concentration in Finance and a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, both from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign. His industry experience includes eight years in corporate finance with Intel, during which he worked as a senior finance manager in the Desktop Products Group, managing product cost forecasts and financial strategy for Intel’s long-term microprocessor product roadmap. His research interests include technology and innovation management, organizational genealogy, entrepreneurship, and social network analysis. His work has been accepted for publication in the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Business Venturing, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of Management Studies, and Social Networks.

Dr. Lisa Harlow, University of Rhode Island

A Multivariate Research Application with R

March 31st, 2021 / 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET (Reception to Follow)


Lisa L. Harlow, PhD, is a professor of psychology at the University of Rhode Island whose focus is on increasing interest, retention, performance, and diversity in quantitative science. Since her 1985 PhD from UCLA, she has published more than 80 articles, six books and received more than $8 million in funding, largely on multivariate methods, applications, and advancing underrepresented groups in science. She is the editor of Psychological Methods since 2013 and the Multivariate Applications Book Series since 1996 and former associate editor of Structural Equation Modeling. She is also a past president of American Psychological Association Division 5 (Statistics) and the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology. Honors include two Scholarly Excellence Awards; Fellow status in 5 APA Divisions (1, 2, 5, 38, and 52); the APA Division 5 Jacob Cohen Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Mentoring; a Distinguished Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study, Melbourne, Australia; and a Fulbright Scholar Award at York University, Toronto, Canada

Dr. Jason Colquitt, University of Notre Dame

Content Validation

April 9th, 2021 / 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET (Reception to Follow)


Jason A. Colquitt is the Franklin D. Schurz Professor in the Department of Management & Organization at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University’s Eli Broad Graduate School of Management, and earned his B.S. in Psychology from Indiana University. His research interests include justice, trust, and personality. He has published more than forty articles on these and other topics in Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Personnel Psychology. He is a past Editor-in-Chief of Academy of Management Journal and previously served as an Associate Editor for that journal. Professor Colquitt is currently serving on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, and Administrative Science Quarterly. He is a recipient of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology’s Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award and the Cummings Scholar Award for early to mid-career achievement, sponsored by the Organizational Behavior division of the Academy of Management. He also authors one of the top-selling organizational behavior textbooks, now in its seventh edition.