Alan D. Boss

EDUCATION

2010: Ph.D., University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

  • Organizational Behavior, Entrepreneurship, & Strategic Management
  • Dissertation Title: Entrepreneurial Self-efficacy and the Success of Subsequent Venture Startup
  • Dissertation Committee: J. Robert Baum [entrepreneurship] (co-chair), Henry P. Sims, Jr. [organizational behavior] (co-chair), Kathryn M. Bartol [organizational behavior], Paul J. Hanges [methodology], David A. Kirsch [entrepreneurship]

1999: Master of Organizational Behavior, Brigham Young University, Marriott School of Management
1996: Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Brigham Young University, Minor: Spanish

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2010–Present: Assistant Professor, University of Washington Bothell, Bothell, WA
2009–2010: Acting Assistant Professor, University of Washington Bothell, Bothell, WA
2004–2009: Instructor, Research Assistant, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Organizational behavior
  • Organization change and development

PUBLICATIONS

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Dunford, B. B., Jackson, C. L., Boss, A. D., Tay, L., & Boss, R. W. (2015). Be fair, your employees are watching: A relational response model of external third-party justice. Personnel Psychology, 68(2): 319–352.

Dunford, B. B., Shipp, A. J., Boss, R. W., Angermeier, I., & Boss, A. D. (2012). Is burnout static or dynamic: A career transition perspective of employee burnout trajectories. Journal of Applied Psychology, 97(3): 637–650. (Published as Feature Article)

Shapiro, D. L., Boss, A. D., Salas, S., Tangirala, S., & Von Glinow, M. A. (2011). When are transgressing leaders punitively judged?: An empirical test. Journal of Applied Psychology, 96(2): 412–422.

Hansen, S. D., Dunford, B. B., Boss, A. D., Boss, R. W., & Angermeier, I. (2011). Corporate social responsibility and the benefits of employee trust: A cross-disciplinary perspective. Journal of Business Ethics, 102(1): 29–45.

Sanders, M. L., Boss, A. D., Boss, R. W., & McConkie, M. L. (2011). Increasing student engagement and learning: Using big hairy audacious goals as an empowering semester project. Public Administration Quarterly, 35(4): 491–516.

Boss, R. W., Dunford, B. B., Boss, A. D. & McConkie, M. L. (2010). Sustainable change in the public sector: The longitudinal benefits of organization development. The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 46(4): 436–472. (Winner of the Douglas McGregor Award)

Chullen, C. L., Dunford, B. B., Angermeier, I., Boss, R. W., & Boss, A. D. (2010). Minimizing deviant behavior in healthcare organizations: The effects of supportive leadership and job design. Journal of Healthcare Management, 55(6): 381–397.

Angermeier, I., Dunford, B. B., Boss, A. D., & Boss, R. W. (2009). The impact of participative management perceptions on customer service, medical errors, burnout, and turnover intentions. Journal of Healthcare Management, 54(2): 127–141. (Winner of the Edgar C. Hayhow Article of the Year)

Boss, A. D. & Sims, Jr., H. P. (2008). Everyone fails! Using emotion regulation and self-leadership for recovery. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 23(2): 135–150.

Koberg, C. S., Boss, R. W., Goodman, E. A., Boss, A. D., & Monsen, E. (2005). Empirical evidence of organizational citizenship behavior from the health care industry. International Journal of Public Administration, 28(8): 417–436.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Dunford, B. B., Boss, R. W., Boss, A. D., Zara, G., & Grooms, R. (2014). Can entire departments be burned out? A conservation of resources perspective on the outcomes of burnout contagion. Academy of Management abstract printed in Journal of Healthcare Management, 59(4): 305–306.

Boss, R. W., Dunford, B. B., Boss, A. D., & McConkie, M. L. (2009). Preserving the peace through organization development: 30 years of successful organizational change. Best Paper Proceedings of the 69th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, 1–6.

Monsen, E., Ford, R. & Boss, A. D. (Summer 2005). Books by ODC Division Members 2000–2003. Academy of Management, Organization Development and Change Newsletter, 14–15.

Ford, R., Monsen, E., & Boss, A. D. (Summer 2004). Publications by ODC Division Members 2000–2003. Academy of Management, Organization Development and Change Newsletter, 16–37.

HONORS AND AWARDS
2017 University of Washington Bothell Distinguished Teaching Award – Recipient
(News coverage: Columns Magazine and UW Bothell News)
2017 University of Washington Bothell Technology MBA Professor of the Year Award – Recipient
2016 University of Washington Bothell Distinguished Teaching Award – Finalist
2014 University of Washington Bothell Distinguished Teaching Award – Finalist
2012 Academy of Management – Health Care Management Division – Best Theory-to-Practice Paper – Recipient
2011 Douglas McGregor Award given by The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science – Recipient
2010 Edgar C. Hayhow Article of the Year award at the American College of Healthcare Executives – Recipient
2009 Academy of Management – Organization Development and Change Division – Best Paper Finalist
2009 Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship Research Competition – Research In Progress Award – Recipient
2008–2009 University of Maryland Distinguished Teaching Assistant – Recipient
2008 Jacob K. Goldhaber International Travel Award – Recipient
2008 Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship Research Competition – Best Paper Finalist
2008 Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division Doctoral Student Consortium (Anaheim, CA)
2007–2008 University of Maryland Distinguished Teaching Assistant – Recipient
2007–2008 Allen J. Krowe Award for Teaching Excellence – Finalist
2007–2008 Career and Professionalization Seminar Series (CAPSS) – Student Leader Fellowship
2005–2008 Robert H. Smith School of Business – Dean’s Research Fellowship

REFEREED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
Boss, A. D., Reger, R. K., & Yan, J. J. (2016, August). A theory of optimal entrepreneurial persistence. Paper presented at the 76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA.

Boss, R. W., & Boss, A. D. (2016, August). A merger on probation: Can organization development produce lasting change? Paper presented at the 76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA.

Boss, R. W., Boss, A. D., & McConkie, M. L. (2015, August). The longitudinal effects of a third-party intervention: 14 years of sustainable change. Paper presented at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Dunford, B. B., Boss, R. W., Boss, A. D., Zara, G., & Grooms, R. (2012, August). Can entire departments be burned out? A conservation of resources perspective on the outcomes of burnout contagion. Paper presented at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, MA. (Best Theory-to-Practice Paper in the Health Care Management Division)

Boss, R. W., Boss, A. D., McConkie, M. L., & Boss, D. S. (2011, August). Enduring change: A 25-year longitudinal study of OD interventions surrounding a merger. Paper presented at the 71st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, San Antonio, TX.

Dunford, B. B., Williams, T. A., Boss, A. D., Boss, R. W., Angermeier, I. (2011, August). Strategic pay fairness and employee engagement in the healthcare sector. Paper presented at the 71st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, San Antonio, TX.

Boss, A. D. & Baum, J. R., Sims, Jr., H. P. (2010, August). Where do we go from here? Entrepreneurial recovery and re-start after failure. Paper presented at the 70th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Montréal, Quebec, Canada.

Dunford, B. B., Jackson, C. L., Boss, A. D., Boss, R. W., & Angermeier, I. (2010, August). External third party justice: A social exchange and social identity approach. Paper presented at the 70th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Montréal, Canada. (Retitled at publication)

Urbig, D., Monsen, E., Boss, A. D., Boss, R. W. (2010, August). When more control can lead to less positive job attitudes: Self-efficacy versus social support. Paper presented at the 70th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Montréal, Canada.

Boss, A. D. & Baum, J. R., Sims, Jr., H. P. (2009, October). Entrepreneurial resilience: New venture founders’ recovery and re-start after failure. Paper presented at the 29th Annual International Conference of the Strategic Management Society, Washington, DC.

Boss, A. D., Sanders, M. L., Boss, R. W., Boss, D. S. (2009, August). Increasing student engagement and learning: Using big hairy audacious goals as a semester project. Paper presented at the 69th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago, IL.

Boss, R. W., Dunford, B. B., Boss, A. D., & McConkie, M. L. (2009, August). Preserving the peace through organization development: 30 years of successful organizational change. Paper presented at the 69th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago, IL. (Retitled at publication)

Boss, A. D. & Baum, J. R. (2008, October). Adjusting toward success: Entrepreneurs' change behaviors and subsequent venture performance. Paper presented at the 28th Annual International Conference of the Strategic Management Society, Cologne, Germany.

Boss, A. D. & Baum, J. R. (2008, August). Entrepreneurs' change behaviors and subsequent venture performance. Paper presented at the 68th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA.

Boss, A. D., Dunford, B. B., Boss, R. W., & Angermeier, I. (2008, August). Reaping the benefits of employee trust: Social responsibility outcomes in the health care industry. Paper presented at the 68th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA. (Retitled at publication)

Sanders, M. L., Boss, R. W., Boss, A. D., Boss, D. S. (2008, June). Dramatically increasing student empowerment and learning with big hairy audacious goals: Applications for organizational change, leadership, and entrepreneurship courses. Paper presented at the 35th OBTS: Teaching Conference for Management Educators, Boston, MA. (Retitled at publication)

Boss, A. D. (2007, August). Everyone fails! Using emotion regulation and self-leadership for recovery. Paper presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA.

Boss, A. D. (2007, August). When is enough, enough? Cognitive and personality dimensions of entrepreneurial failure. Paper presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA.

Dunford, B. B., Boss, A. D., & Boss, R. W. (2007, August). Doing well by doing good: A trust perspective on corporate social responsibility. Paper presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA. (Retitled at publication)

Boss, R. W., McConkie, M. L. & Boss, A. D. (2006, August). Longitudinal benefits of organization development. Paper presented at the 66th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta, GA. (Retitled at publication)

Boss, R. W., McConkie, M. L. & Boss, A. D. (2004, August). Sustainable change in the public sector: Three decades of success in a law enforcement agency. Paper presented at the 64th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, New Orleans, LA. (Retitled at publication)

INVITED PRESENTATIONS
Boss, A. D., Reger, R. K., Yan, J. J. (2016, April). Micro-foundations of entrepreneurial persistence. Paper presented at the School of Business Research Seminar Series, University of Washington Bothell.

Boss, A. D. (2016, March). Leadership, power, and influence. Presentation to The Boeing Company Leadership Development Excellence Learning Through Education Series.

Dunford, B. B., Jackson, C. L., Boss, A. D., & Boss, R. W. (2012, November). Be fair…your employees are watching: A field test of third-party organizational justice effects. Paper presented at the School of Business Research Seminar Series, University of Washington Bothell.

Boss, A. D. & Reger, R. K. (2011, November). When is enough, enough? Entrepreneurial cognitive and personality characteristics associated with giving up and moving on. Paper presented at the Research In Progress Seminar, University of Washington Bothell.

Boss, A. D. & Baum, J. R., Sims, Jr., H. P. (2009, October). Entrepreneurial resilience: New venture founders’ recovery and re-start after failure. Paper presented at the University of Washington Bothell Campus Research Day.

Boss, A. D. & Baum, J. R., Sims, Jr., H. P. (2009, May). Entrepreneurial resilience: New venture founders’ recovery and re-start after failure. Paper presented at the 5th Annual Smith Entrepreneurship Research Conference, College Park, Maryland.

Boss, A. D. & Baum, J. R. (2008, April). Adjusting toward success: Entrepreneurs' change behaviors and subsequent venture performance. Paper presented at the 4th Annual Smith Entrepreneurship Research Conference, College Park, Maryland.

Boss, A. D. (2007, April). When is enough, enough? Cognitive and personality dimensions of entrepreneurial failure. Paper presented at the 3rd Annual Smith Entrepreneurship Research Conference, College Park, Maryland.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

MEMBERSHIP

  • 2004–Present: Academy of Management (AOM) (affiliated divisions – OB, ENT, ODC)
  • 2016–Present: Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)
  • 1999–Present: BYU Management Society
  • 2008–2011: Strategic Management Society (SMS)
  • 2008–2009: OB Teaching Society for Management Educators

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

UNDERGRADUATE

2010–2017: Leadership and Decision Making (BBUS 473) – University of Washington Bothell – 23 sections
2010–2017: Managing Work Teams (BBUS 402) – University of Washington Bothell – 5 sections
2007–2009: Business Policies (BMGT 495) – University of Maryland – 4 sections
2007: Entrepreneurship (BMGT 461) – University of Maryland – 1 section
2013–2016: Independent Study – University of Washington Bothell – 5 students

Overall undergraduate teaching evaluation: 4.7/5.0

MBA

2010–2016: Leadership, Team Process, and Decision Making (BBUS 501) – University of Washington Bothell – 7 sections
2014–2015: Leadership and Social Responsibility (BBUS 531) – University of Washington Bothell – 3 sections
2014: Advanced Leadership Topics (BBUS 533) – University of Washington Bothell – 1 section
2013: Leadership and Managerial Effectiveness (BBUS 531) – University of Washington Bothell – 1 section
2010–2012: Organizational Behavior (BBUS 522) – University of Washington Bothell – 3 sections
2012–2014: Independent Study – University of Washington Bothell – 4 students

Overall graduate teaching evaluation: 4.4/5.0

SERVICE

AD HOC REVIEWING

  • Journal of Applied Psychology
  • Journal of Business Ethics
  • Journal of Managerial Psychology
  • Journal of Management Studies
  • Managerial and Decision Economics
  • Public Administration Quarterly

OTHER SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION

  • Reviewer for Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management: OB, ENT (2007–Present).
  • Session Chair at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Vancouver, BC, Canada (2015). Increasing Performance of Financing Mechanisms.
  • Textbook and test bank review: Nahavandi, A. (2014). The art and science of leadership, 7th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
  • Session Facilitator at the 71st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, San Antonio, TX (2011). How Abusive Leadership Influences Follower Abuse, Voice, Deviance and Compliance.
  • Textbook review: Schiraldi, G. (2011). The complete guide to resilience. Ashburn, VA: Resilience Training International.
  • Textbook review: Nahavandi, A. (2011). The art and science of leadership, 6th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
  • Session Chair at the 68th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA (2008). Entrepreneurial Creativity: Types, Enabling Conditions and Outcomes.
  • Career and Professionalization Seminar Series (CAPSS) – Student Leader, Department of Management and Organization, University of Maryland (2007–2008).

SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON BOTHELL

School of Business Culture Action Group (2017)
Undergraduate Council M&O Academic Group Representative (2015–2017)
MBA Admissions Committee (2010–2013; 2015–2016)
Search Committee for Assistant Professor in Strategic Management (2014–2015)
MBAA Leadership Retreat Facilitator (Summer 2014)
Search Committee for Assistant Professor in Organizational Behavior (2013–2014)
Search Committee for Assistant Professor in Organization Theory (2013–2014)
MBAA Leadership Retreat Facilitator (Summer 2013)
Search Committee for Lecturer in Marketing (2012)
Search Committee for Assistant Professor in International Business (2011)
ELC Entrepreneurship Curriculum Committee (2010–2011)
Search Committee for Assistant Professor in Organizational Behavior (2010)
MBA Second-year Retreat Planning Committee (2009–2010)
Student Internship Sponsor

  • Taylor Rasmussen at Liberty Tax Service, 2017
  • Jacob Davelaar at Young Life Snohomish Valley, 2017
  • Cori Shull at Washington State Department of Transportation, 2016
  • David Ricker at Midpoint Construction & Electric, 2016
  • Trevor Amsberry at Amsberry’s Painting, Inc., 2016
  • Charlene Rios at Compass Health, 2016
  • Derek Dougan at The Boeing Company, 2015
  • Todd Swain at Chef’s Cut, 2014
  • Anthony Grove at Apollo Education Group, 2014
  • Jillian Knoepfel at Skip Rock Distillers, 2014
  • Claire Frederick at CenterStone Executive Search, 2013
  • Sopheary Chiv at StudentPainters.net, 2012
  • Lawrence Shin at Merrill Lynch, 2012

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2002–2004: Research Associate, Organization Research Development and Associates/Legacy Alliance Consulting, Boulder, CO
1999–2002: Regional Employment Specialist, LDS Employment Resource Services, Los Angeles, CA
June–August 1998: Organization Development Consultant Intern, Bandag, Inc., Muscatine, IA
1997: Management Development Intern, Storage Technology Corporation, Louisville, CO

Contact Information

aboss@uw.edu
(425) 352-3764
UW2-317
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