PhD in Organizational Behavior Students | Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University

PhD in Organizational Behavior Students

Estelle Archibold; PhD Organizational Behavior, 
            2016 
                    - Present
                
        ; 
     Weatherhead School of Management

PhD Organizational Behavior, 2016 - Present


Conflict in Organizations, Embodiment, Intergenerational Dynamics, Women and Negotiations, Process Theory


exa177@case.edu
 
Karlygash Assylkhan; PhD Organizational Behavior, 
            2015 
                    - Present
                
        ; 
     Weatherhead School of Management

PhD Organizational Behavior, 2015 - Present


Dissertation Title: "Time perspectives in organizational behavior"

Leadership, leaders' characteristics such as gender, subjective time experiences (such as urgency, pacing style, temporal focus and time perspectives), leader member dyadic relationships, the effectiveness of leadership coaching and how such leadership is related with their job performance, employees' job engagement/performance, and firm outcomes.<br><br><br>


kxa265@case.edu
 
Lili Bao; PhD Organizational Behavior, 
            2012 
                    - Present
                
        ; 
     Weatherhead School of Management

PhD Organizational Behavior, 2012 - Present


Lili Bao's scholarly interests focus on interactions and dynamics in teams. Specifically, I examine how team members generate ideas and produce knowledge, collaborate to solve problems, coordinate activities, sustain creativity and innovation at teams, and how to design teams to elicit productive interdependence and cope with complex problems whose ramifications span boundaries.


lxb247@case.edu
 
Kevin Cavanagh; PhD Organizational Behavior, 
            2013 
                    - Present
                
        ; 
     Weatherhead School of Management

PhD Organizational Behavior, 2013 - Present


Gamification, Game Based Learning, Goal Attainment, Emotional and Social Intelligence.

Kevin's current research interest is at the intersection of gamification, the use of game design elements in non-game settings, and goal setting behaviors.


kvc4@case.edu
 
Edward Chavez; PhD Organizational Behavior, 
            2014 
                    - Present
                
        ; 
     Weatherhead School of Management

PhD Organizational Behavior, 2014 - Present


exc120@case.edu
 
Melissa Cooper; PhD Organizational Behavior, 
            2016 
                    - Present
                
        ; 
     Weatherhead School of Management

PhD Organizational Behavior, 2016 - Present


Time, Ambivalence, Ambiguity, Decision-Making, Creativity, Higher Education


mec186@case.edu
 
Gareth Craze; PhD Organizational Behavior, 
            2015 
                    - Present
                
        ; 
     Weatherhead School of Management

PhD Organizational Behavior, 2015 - Present


Micro Organizational Behavior, Organizational Citizenship Behaviors, Evolutionary Theory, Organizational Neuroscience, Philosophy of Business


gjc48@case.edu
 
Gabriela Cuconato; PhD Organizational Behavior, 
            2020 
                    - Present
                
        ; 
     Weatherhead School of Management

PhD Organizational Behavior, 2020 - Present


gdc27@case.edu
 
Udayan Dhar; PhD Organizational Behavior, 
            2017 
                    - Present
                
        ; 
     Weatherhead School of Management

PhD Organizational Behavior, 2017 - Present


Positive Identity Development


uxd13@case.edu
 
Sharon Ehasz; PhD Organizational Behavior, 
            2020 
                    - Present
                
        ; 
     Weatherhead School of Management

PhD Organizational Behavior, 2020 - Present


sfe21@case.edu
 
Samantha Erskine; Adjunct Professor, Organizational Behavior; 
                    PhD Organizational Behavior, 
            2017 
                    - Present
                
        ; 
     Weatherhead School of Management

Adjunct Professor, Organizational Behavior
PhD Organizational Behavior, 2017 - Present


How women and people of color navigate, lead, and thrive in organizations

How executive coaches and organizational leaders handle race and gender


see26@case.edu
 
Jared Friedman; PhD Organizational Behavior, 
            2016 
                    - Present
                
        ; 
     Weatherhead School of Management

PhD Organizational Behavior, 2016 - Present


Neuroscience of organizational behavior and cognition, organizational ethics, leadership, behavioral change.


jpf66@case.edu
 
Jessi Hinz; PhD Organizational Behavior, 
            2016 
                    - Present
                
        ; 
     Weatherhead School of Management

PhD Organizational Behavior, 2016 - Present


Positive relationships at work, professional growth trajectories, prosocial behaviors, gratitude, feedback


jdh172@case.edu
 
Queen Jaks; PhD Organizational Behavior, 
            2014 
                    - Present
                
        ; 
     Weatherhead School of Management

PhD Organizational Behavior, 2014 - Present


jvm29@case.edu
 
Sophie Jané; PhD Organizational Behavior, 
            2015 
                    - Present
                
        ; 
     Weatherhead School of Management

PhD Organizational Behavior, 2015 - Present


Dissertation Title: "Risk Perception in Organizational Contexts"

Broadly, I'm interested in the following: Risk Perception and Sense-Making, Gender, Diversity & Inclusion, The Legitimacy of Knowledge and Knowledge Creators, Organizational Decision-Making, Feminist Theory, and Research Methods. My current research projects fall into two buckets; the conceptual and empirical exploration of risk perceptions in organizational contexts, and the experience of and tensions surrounding interpersonal inclusion and exclusion in cooperative groups. I adopt a critical perspective towards both research streams, and employ both qualitative and quantitative methods to my work. My dissertation, '“Creeps”, “Karens” and “Covidiots”: Exploring the Role of Social Risk Perceptions on Judgement and Decision-Making in Western Organizations' is a three-paper exploration into the role of social risk perceptions on decision-making in organizations.


sej46@case.edu
 
Erica Johnson; Adjunct Professor, Organizational Behavior; 
                    PhD Organizational Behavior, 
            2018 
                    - Present
                
        ; 
     Weatherhead School of Management

Adjunct Professor, Organizational Behavior
PhD Organizational Behavior, 2018 - Present


eej13@case.edu
 
Pooja Khatija; Adjunct Professor, Organizational Behavior; 
                    PhD Organizational Behavior, 
            2018 
                    - Present
                
        ; 
     Weatherhead School of Management

Adjunct Professor, Organizational Behavior
PhD Organizational Behavior, 2018 - Present


pjk97@case.edu
 
Hak-Yoon Kim; PhD Organizational Behavior, 
            2013 
                    - Present
                
        ; 
     Weatherhead School of Management

PhD Organizational Behavior, 2013 - Present


Workplace aggression

Emotion and affect at work

Organizational Citizenship Behavior

Mindfulness at work


hxk376@case.edu
 
Han Liu; PhD Organizational Behavior, 
            2019 
                    - Present
                
        ; 
     Weatherhead School of Management

PhD Organizational Behavior, 2019 - Present


hxl1043@case.edu
 
Alperen Manisaligil; PhD Organizational Behavior, 
            2011 
                    - Present
                
        ; 
     Weatherhead School of Management

PhD Organizational Behavior, 2011 - Present


Alperen is conducting his qualifying research on how the sense of power impacts individuals’ behaviors in teams. He co-authored publications on self-directed learning in the 21st century and benevolent leadership. Alperen co-authored forthcoming articles on management education and a book on compassion. In addition, he is currently collaborating on a working paper on improvisation. Alperen earned a BBA degree from Istanbul University School of Business Administration, Turkey. He received an MBA degree from Sabanci University Sabanci School of Management, Turkey.


axm695@case.edu
 
Kaleigh May; Adjunct Professor, Organizational Behavior; 
                    PhD Organizational Behavior, 
            2018 
                    - Present
                
        ; 
     Weatherhead School of Management

Adjunct Professor, Organizational Behavior
PhD Organizational Behavior, 2018 - Present


klm194@case.edu
 
S. Mercedes McBride-Walker; PhD Organizational Behavior, 
            2015 
                    - Present
                
        ; 
     Weatherhead School of Management

PhD Organizational Behavior, 2015 - Present


Mercedes’ research agenda includes narrative research at the individual, team, and organizational levels employing qualitative methodologies such as grounded theory and methods, which include the case research method. Her first stream of research is in ‘<i>Fear Narratives’.</i> She studies experiences of fear at work and has found that “fears” (e.g., fear of failure) are actually narratives of self-doubt. This suggests that rather than “fears” being something that are hard-wired, in fact what she calls ‘Fear Narratives’ are constructed—and therefore malleable—stories of doubt and uncertainty; managers and employees can shift the conversation to be more productive. The findings also point to a clear process at work when the ‘Fear Narrative’ is exposed during a perceived threatening exchange involving asymmetrical power. Mercedes’ second stream of research centers on <i>team and organizational narratives</i>. In her dissertation, she employs the case research method to study organizational tensions (e.g., dualities, dialectics, dilemmas) in complex systems and the degree to which collective narrative construction mitigates tensions and the associated competing demands.


sxm903@case.edu
 
Ignacio Pavez; PhD Organizational Behavior, 
            2011 
                    - Present
                
        ; 
     Weatherhead School of Management

PhD Organizational Behavior, 2011 - Present


Dissertation Title: "Developing a measure for appreciative organizing: A theoretical elaboration of the underlying dynamics of positive institutions"

Ignacio is interested in the intersection of business and society, especially how businesses can create sustainable value through methodologies of organizational change that spark creativity and innovation for the societal good. His research interests revolve around the business side of sustainability, sustainable/social entrepreneurship, positive organizational scholarship, and individual flourishing as a basis for organizational transformation. Currently, he is studying the link between an appreciative mode of organizing and its impact on sustainability innovation, and he is trying to create a center for Sustainable Value Creation in Santiago, Chile. Before starting his PhD, he worked as a management consultant for 7 years and started his own consultancy firm in Chile in 2010. Ignacio received a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.


iap9@case.edu
 
Anna Perlmutter; PhD Organizational Behavior, 
            2013 
                    - Present
                
        ; 
     Weatherhead School of Management

PhD Organizational Behavior, 2013 - Present


My work explores the impact of collaborative infrastructure on support for resilient, mission-driven organizations and the role of capacity building organizations in driving complex sector change. My goal is to contribute to theoretical and empirical understandings of how structural innovations and new practices that emerge from collaborative networks create value and contribute to healthy organizations and the communities they serve. Shared resources, improved knowledge-management systems, interdisciplinary teams, and inter-organizational coordination are examples of such structural innovations that create long-term value for all stakeholders and can catalyze social innovation and broader institutional change.<br><br>My current dissertation research explores these topics in the context of the affordable rental housing market in Cleveland, Ohio. Through the lens of organizational theory and behavioral frameworks, this study scans the complex institutional landscape of affordable rental housing and seeks to understand the types of relational practices that might enable more coordinated, mutually reinforcing, and equitable resource distribution across the multi-sector affordable rental housing sphere.


arp89@case.edu
 
Michael Schwartz; Adjunct Professor, Organizational Behavior; 
                    PhD Organizational Behavior, 
            2017 
                    - Present
                
        ; 
     Weatherhead School of Management

Adjunct Professor, Organizational Behavior
PhD Organizational Behavior, 2017 - Present


mjr38@case.edu
 
Keimei Sugiyama; PhD Organizational Behavior, 
            2012 
                    - Present
                
        ; 
     Weatherhead School of Management

PhD Organizational Behavior, 2012 - Present


kxs544@case.edu
 
Stormy Sweitzer; Adjunct Professor, Organizational Behavior; 
                    PhD Organizational Behavior, 
            2017 
                    - Present
                
        ; 
     Weatherhead School of Management

Adjunct Professor, Organizational Behavior
PhD Organizational Behavior, 2017 - Present


Stormy's current research focuses on the phenomenon of wonder, inclusion, and the complex social dynamics of organizations formed around unusual interests and hobbies


scs132@case.edu
 
Kiko Thiel; PhD Organizational Behavior, 
            2013 
                    - Present
                
        ; 
     Weatherhead School of Management

PhD Organizational Behavior, 2013 - Present


Dissertation Title: "Breaking the Thought Barrier: How Individuals Transform their Lifeworld to Create Transformative Change in their Field"

Kiko is interested in what motivates and enables people to do extraordinary things, often under great duress and considerable personal cost. She is particularly interested when people create a paradigm shift – changing the way we view the world, changing our view of what is possible; or when people are pathfinders, creating a new business model or market. She aims to understand the mechanics, psychological and psycho-social, of what prompts people to set off into uncharted territory, rewriting the rules to create a new, revolutionary way of doing things. Kiko previously consulted in strategic organizational alignment, change leadership, and innovation at McKinsey, Accenture and for the Insead Blue Ocean Strategy Network. She has an MBA from Insead and a BA in History from Yale.


sat59@case.edu
 
Njoke Thomas; PhD Organizational Behavior, 
            2010 
                    - Present
                
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     Weatherhead School of Management

PhD Organizational Behavior, 2010 - Present


Dissertation Title: "“Do You Think We’ll Become Like Them?” Professional Identity Construction as a Driver of Relational Competence among Medical Students "

Njoke Thomas is fascinated by the idea that a fundamental shift in health sector practices is critical to the elimination of disparities in health outcomes. Specifically, she would like to identify and explore the organizational factors required to facilitate such change. Prior to joining the department she directed the Colorado Trust's Equality in Health Initiative to promote culturally competent practices in healthcare and medical education practices throughout the state. Njoke holds a B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University and a M.S. in Public Health from Harvard University.


nkt3@case.edu
 
Phillip Thompson; PhD Organizational Behavior, 
            2012 
                    - Present
                
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     Weatherhead School of Management

PhD Organizational Behavior, 2012 - Present


Dissertation Title: "Mediators of Beliefs about Accepting Coworker Help"

Organizational Citizenship Behavior, Gender, Perceived Organizational Support, and Impression Management


pst27@case.edu
 
Mandy Varley; PhD Organizational Behavior, 
            2014 
                    - Present
                
        ; 
     Weatherhead School of Management

PhD Organizational Behavior, 2014 - Present


Mandy is interested in well-being in the workplace and how we can have full and enriching lives at work and beyond. After a career in marketing, she has decided to undertake a PhD in order to better understand the factors that makes an organization a great place to work. She has explored the role of humor in organization performance, the role of energy in interdependent work, how executive coaching can enable better days at work and how positive relationships enable coordination. She has a BA in Psychology from Mercer University and an MBA from Lancaster University in the UK.


amv70@case.edu
 
Maria Volkova; Adjunct Professor, Organizational Behavior; 
                    PhD Organizational Behavior, 
            2018 
                    - Present
                
        ; 
     Weatherhead School of Management

Adjunct Professor, Organizational Behavior
PhD Organizational Behavior, 2018 - Present


Maria is interested in coaching and coaching competencies research in medical education, the role of Emotional, Social and Cultural Intelligence in Law and Health organizations, the neuroscientific effects of coaching on diverse audiences such as health professionals, students, multilingual and multicultural workers and leaders of organizations with their workforce.

Other aspects of Maria’s interest include the effects of the modern workplace including long distance business relationships, age diversity, and the integration of new technologies and the effects of these modern challenges on individual behavior and organizational culture.


mxv175@case.edu