My misfit mindset has lead me to be a lifelong student of Organizational Psychology in hopes of helping people and the organizations they work for thrive.
I am currently the department head of the Management Department at the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. I have previously been on the faculty at Oklahoma State University and Tulane University. I actually got a PhD from Georgia Institute of Technology and made it through Wharton’s elite Advanced Management Program.
Professionally, I wear two hats: one hat is my professor hat (business research hat) and the other hat is my real-world hat (practitioner hat). I adhere to a scientist-practitioner view for my professional life: business research needs to be application-focused and business application needs to be research driven.
A misfit who is a Fellow in the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology—the most prestigious group of I/O Psychologists in the world, a former editor for the prestigious Journal of Management, published over 50 journal articles and book chapters, given hundreds of talks at leading organizations, universities, and conferences, and founded a pretty successful business.
Love chasing critters in the fall, coaching my kids' soccer teams, catching redfish, pretending to be a chef, trying to gain a deeper world view, learning as much as possible, and seeing my students, clients, and friends become misfits of their own!