Department of Management

Ph.D. Students on the Job Market


  • Alex Rubenstein

    Department of Management
    University of Florida
    PO Box 117165
    208 Stuzin Hall
    Gainesville, FL 32611-7165
    352.392.7326 (office)
    352.392.6020 (fax)

    • CV
    • Email (alex.rubenstein at warrington.ufl.edu)

    Dissertation Title:
    "The comparative effects of insider helping motives on newcomer adjustment" (Proposal Defended April 2013)

    Fields of Interest:
    Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Research Methods

    Committee Chair:
    Dr. John Kammeyer-Mueller

    Courses Taught:
    Human Resource Management, MAN 4301 (Fall 2011, Fall 2012); Staffing Organizations, MAN 6365 (MBA-course teaching assistant); Organizational Behavior, MAN 3240 (exp. Spring 2014)

    Bio:
    Alex holds a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A.B.A. with a concentration in Human Resources Management from the University of Washington. Prior to entering the doctoral program, Alex worked as a research and teaching assistant in the department of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management of the Foster School of Business. His current research interests include individual differences in intelligence and personality, newcomer socialization and adjustment, employee turnover, and interpersonal relationships at work.


  • Le Zhou

    Department of Management
    University of Florida
    PO Box 117165
    204 Stuzin Hall
    Gainesville, FL 32611-7165
    352.392.0102 (office)
    352.392.6020 (fax)

    • Email (betty.zhou at warrington.ufl.edu)

    Dissertation Title:
    "A formal model of leadership in team goal pursuit: Team composition, team design, and dynamic leader regulatory processes" (proposal defended)

    Fields of Interest:
    (1) leadership, (2) work groups and teams, (3) workplace training and development

    Committee Chair:
    Dr. Mo Wang

    Courses Taught:
    Human Resource Management (MAN 4301), Organizational Behavior (MAN 3240)

    Bio:
    Le (Betty) holds a B.S. in Psychology from Peking University and an M.S. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Maryland. Prior to entering the management doctoral program, Le worked as a research assistant in the Psychology Department of the University of Maryland. Her current research interests include leadership, work motivation, employee training and development, and quantitative research methods.


  • James Van Scotter II

    Department of Management
    University of Florida
    PO Box 117165
    211J Stuzin Hall
    Gainesville, FL 32611-7165
    352.846.2691
    352.392.6020 (fax)

    • CV
    • Email (james.vanscotter at warrington.ufl.edu)

    Dissertation Title:
    “CEO Personality in Strategic Research: An Alternative Approach” (Proposal Defended)

    Fields of Interest:
    Behavioral Strategy, Micro-Foundations of Strategy, Strategic Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Corporate Governance (Executive Compensation, Succession, Board Characteristics, etc.)

    Committee Chair:
    Dr. Henry L. Tosi

    Courses Taught:
    Strategic Management - MAN4723: Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2012, Spring 2013 (2 sections)
    Organizational Behavior - MAN3240: Fall 2011
    Modern Organizational Theory – MGT302: Summer 2013
    Senior Honors Thesis Research – MAN4970: Spring 2013

    Teaching Assistant Courses:
    (MBA) Global Strategic Management (MAN6636)
    (MBA) Power an Politics in Organizations (MAN6257)
    (MBA) Strategic Management (MAN6724)
    (MBA) Art and Science of Negotiation (MAN6447)
    Human Resource Management (MAN4301)

    Upcoming courses scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year:
    (MBA) Business Plan Formation (ENT6116)
    Principles of Entrepreneurship (ENT3003)
    New Venture Planning (ENT4934: 2 Sections)

    Bio:
    James holds a B.A. degree summa cum laude in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Florida and an M.B.A. degree with concentration in Entrepreneurship from the University of Florida. Before returning to school James worked for ITT Industries GmbH. in Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands and was in the U.S. Air Force in Germany. His research interests include strategic leadership, cognitive perspectives on executive decision making, CEO succession, corporate governance, personality traits of top executives and entrepreneurs, and strategic stakeholder management. He is currently working on his dissertation which will study the impact of CEO hubris, narcissism, and charisma on firm performance, CEO pay, and other important outcomes for firms.

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