Current Members

Faculty

Travis Grosser

School of Business, Associate Professor of Management, University of Connecticut

Travis Grosser is an associate Professor of Management and the Academic Director of the MS in Human Resource Management program at UConn. His research focuses on how employees build and benefit from social networks at work, the factors that drive creativity in the workplace, and how organizations can effectively navigate change. He has conducted field research and consulted at multiple multinational firms and governmental organizations.

Website: https://www.business.uconn.edu/person/travis-grosser/

Nora Madjar

School of Business, Associate Professor of Management, University of Connecticut

Nora Madjar is an Associate Professor of Management at the University of Connecticut School of Business and Fulbright Scholar. She received her Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Her main expertise is creativity in the workplace and her research has contributed to a better understanding of the social and contextual factors that stimulate or hinder creative performance. Her current research focus is on the interaction of work and non-work relationships and their effect on creativity at work. Her scholarly work also examines different types of interruptions of work and how to manage them to facilitate performance and well-being as well as some gender differences in managing and perceiving interruptions. She has multiple articles published in the Academy of Management Annals, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Academy of Management Journal, and Journal of Organizational Behavior among others.

Professor Madjar teaches organizational behavior, negotiations, and managing creativity and innovation courses at both the undergraduate and MBA levels and coaches MBA students for international negotiation
competitions.

Website: https://www.business.uconn.edu/person/nora-madjar/

John Mathieu

School of Business, Department of Management, University of Connecticut

John Mathieu is a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor at the University of Connecticut and holds the Friar Chair in Leadership and Teams. His interests include models of a team and multi-team effectiveness, and cross-level models of organizational behavior. He has worked with several Fortune 500 companies, the armed services, federal, state, and public organizations.

Website: http://www.business.uconn.edu/person/john-mathieu/

Jo Oh

School of Business, Assistant Professor of Management, University of Connecticut

Dr. Jo Oh is currently an Assistant Professor of Management at the University of Connecticut’s School of Business. He received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management from the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University and his M.S. in Human Resources and Organizations from Cornell University. Dr. Oh’s research is focused on understanding leadership processes, group dynamics, employee motivation, and workplace stress. His research has been published in top-tier academic outlets such as Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, and Journal of Management Education.

Dr.Oh’s professional experience includes working on several projects with the Hyundai-Kia MotorGroup. He holds experience as an organizational analyst with Kia Motors HR Team, has worked on various projects with the Global Human Resource Management Team (Corporate Planning Division), and has worked with the Global Business Team (Corporate Planning Division) where he was involved in setting the company’s international policies and establishing trade agreements with the company’s business partners.

Website: https://www.business.uconn.edu/person/jo-kyoungjo-oh/

Greg Reilly

School of Business, Professor of Management, University of Connecticut

Professor Reilly is Professor of Management and Department Head at the UConn School of Business where he teaches integrative strategy classes. He developed the School’s Graduate Program in Human Resource Management and formerly served as its Academic Director. Greg is active in executive training and has led courses on developing strategy, HR metrics, strategic human resources and strategic financial management around the world. He has led executive classes for managers.

Greg’s research activities are focused on compensation, employee turnover, human capital, and the role of time in strategic management research. His work is regularly published in top tier academic journals.

Greg teaches and advises leaders from manufacturing, services, healthcare, government professional services and non-profit arts organizations. He most has most recently worked with executives from Precision Castparts Co. , BrightView, Travelers, Paradigm Precision, General Dynamics Electric Boat, and COMEX/PPG. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Website: https://www.business.uconn.edu/person/greg-reilly/

Alexandra Rheinhardt

School of Business, Assistant Professor of Management, University of Connecticut

Alexandra Rheinhardt is an Assistant Professor of Management at the University of Connecticut. Her research interests span multiple theories and levels of analysis and include identity, leadership, sense-making, social movements, stakeholder theory, and organizational change. Through taking a multilevel, multi-method approach to her work, she seeks to unpack the bottom-up and top-down influences on and outcomes of such processes. Alexandra received her PhD from Pennsylvania State University.

Website: https://www.business.uconn.edu/person/alexandra-rheinhardt/

Ph.D Students

Pete Gallagher

PhD Student in Management

Peter Gallagher is a Ph.D. candidate in Management at the University of Connecticut. His primary area of interest is understanding how leaders and teams utilize and develop human capital in such a way that they contribute to their organizations winning sustainably. He is currently working on a theoretical article in this area among several other projects. Gallagher is in the middle stages of his dissertation which will focus on the leader’s impact upon the development and utilization of their unit’s human capital over time. Prior to Academia, Peter Gallagher received his B.A. (Business Administration – Accounting) from the University of Washington, M.S. (Taxation) from Golden Gate University, and is also a CPA (Inactive) and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area with Deloitte and Spott, Lucey & Wall CPA’s as an International Tax Consultant to Public-Traded and Privately-Held Business Ventures as well as High Net-Worth Individuals.

 

Elizabeth Klock

PhD Student in Management

Elizabeth is a Ph.D. candidate in Management at the University of Connecticut with anemphasis in Organizational Behavior. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Washington & Jefferson College in Spring 2017. Currently, she is interested in researching many aspects of teams including team composition, team climate, and team resilience. She is also interested in individual differences specifically personality.

 

Monique Domingo 

PhD Student in Management

Monique Domingo is a Ph.D. candidate in Management at the University of Connecticut with an  emphasis in Organizational Behavior. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from San Francisco State University in Spring 2015. Currently, she is interested in researching leadership and teams under different events.

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Adam Roebuck 

PhD Student in Management

Adam Roebuck is a doctoral student of Management with a concentration in Organizational Behavior at the University of Connecticut. He holds an M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Roosevelt University and a B.A. in Psychology from Michigan State University. His main streams of research include teams, multilevel theory, social networks and leadership, and his work has appeared in the Journal of Management, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, Journal of Managerial Psychology, and Sex Roles.

 

Nathanial Easton

PhD Candidate in Management

Nathaniel Easton is a Ph.D. candidate in Management at the University of Connecticut. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a MBA and a MS in Sports Administration and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the Dickinson State University. His current research interests revolve around team composition and team performance, with a particular interest in understanding how to maximize the performance of seemingly dysfunctional teams. He is also interested in the consequences of task and procedural conflict within teams.

 

Rohit Piplani

PhD Student in Management

Rohit Piplani is a PhD student in Management at the University of Connecticut with a concentration in Organizational Behavior. He earned his M.Phil in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management from Massey University, New Zealand; Masters of Business Management with a focus in Finance from the University of Waikato, NZ and Bachelors of Pharmacy from the University of Mumbai. Currently, his research interests include social networks, creativity and innovation, and leadership. He is particularly interested in understanding how employees’ network alters influence their ability to generate and implement novel ideas in the workplace.