Ph.D., New York University, 1992; B.A./B.S., The Ohio State University, 1977.
My research focuses on investigating the individual differences and contextual factors associated with motivated work behavior. In my research I seek to understand how people react to negative feedback (both cognitively and affectively) and whether or not they are motivated to change based on the feedback.
Phoenix Elementary School District - 360 degree feedback, 2005-2006; Scottsdale Elementary School District - 360 degree feedback, 2005-2006; Mayo Clinic - 360 degree feedback, 2003.
Walker, A. G., Atwater, L. E., Dominick, P. G., Smither, J., Brett, J. F., Reilly, R. R. "Is Personality Related to Improvement in Multisource Feedback Ratings Over Time?" Three Empirical Tests of the Smither, London, and Reilly Model.
Arizona State University: 1999-present. Previous Appointments: Southern Methodist University, Tulane University, New York University.
Editorial Board: Journal of Management, 2008-present; Group and Organization Management, 2003-present; Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, 2005-present. Ad Hoc Reviewer: Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology.
Corporate and Public Sector Leadership
Bank One, Director of Executive and Management Training and Development, Manager Human Resource Operations and Coordinator Affirmative Action programs, 1979-1985.
Smither, J., Brett, J., & Atwater, L. (2008). "What do leaders recall about multi-source feedback?" Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 14, 202-218.
Atwater, L. E., Brett, J. F. & Cherise Charles, A. C. (2007). "The Delivery of Workplace Discipline: Lessons Learned." Organizational Dynamics, 36, 392-403.
Atwater, L. E., Brett, J. F. & Cherise Charles, A. C. (2007). "Multi-Source Feedback: Lessons Learned and Implications for Practice." Human Resource Management, 46, 285-307.
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MGT 791 - Seminar
A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
MGT 792 - Research
Independent study in which a student, under the supervision of a faculty member, conducts research that is expected to lead to a specific project such as a dissertation, report, or publication. Assignments might include data collection, experimental work, data analysis, or preparation of a manuscript.