Assistant Professor of Management
313B Combs Bldg.
Morehead, KY 40351
E-mail: j.nelson (at) moreheadstate.edu
Johnathan Nelson is an Assistant
Professor of Management in the School of Business Administration at Morehead State University. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology (concentration in industrial / organizational psychology) at George Mason University. He
graduated Summa Cum Laude from Utah State University earning a BS in psychology
He teaches courses on a variety of organizational behavior and human resource management topics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. His program of research focuses on leadership and ethical issues in organizations. The purpose of his research is to identify organizational strategies that contribute to the development of effective and ethical leadership and to foster understanding of how ethical leadership and other factors influence ethical behavior. He is particularly interested in how the ethics-centered communication of leaders can promote ethical behavior in organizations.
In addition to his research and teaching activities, Johnathan also has experience as a management consultant. Prior to his appointment at Morehead State University he was employed as a Human Capital Consultant at PDRI where he gained experience in the design, development, and implementation of a variety of customized human capital solutions. Specifically, he has expertise in the assessment and development of leadership talent, adaptability training design and evaluation, competency modeling, skills gap analysis, and situational judgment test development.
Ph.D., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, May 2012
Dissertation:Talk isn't cheap: Moral messaging tactics used in content of ethics-centered communication
M.A., I/O Psychology, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, May 2007
B.S., Psychology, Utah State University, Logan, UT, May 2005 (Summa cum Laude)
Nelson, J. K., Poms, L. W., & Wolf, P. P. (2012). Developing efficacy beliefs for ethics and diversity management. In Press at Academy of Management Learning & Education (11)1, 49-68.
K., Boyce, L., Nelson, J. K., Zaccaro, S. J., Hernez-Broome, G., &
Whyman, W. (2010). Evaluating leadership coaching: A review and
integrated framework. Leadership Quarterly, 21, 585-599.
Nelson, J. K., Zaccaro, S. J., & Herman, J. L. (2010). Strategic information provision and experiential variety as tools for developing adaptive leadership skills. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 62(2), 131-142.
Yardley, J., Domenech-Rodriguez, M., Bates, S. C., & Nelson, J. K. (2009). True confessions?: Alumni’s retrospective reports on undergraduate cheating behaviors. Ethics and Behavior, 19(1), 1-14.
Zaccaro, S. J., Ely, K., & Nelson, J. K. (2008). Leadership processes and work motivation. In R. Kanfer, G. Chen & R. D. Pritchard (Eds.), Work motivation: Past, present, and future (pp. 319-360). New York: Routledge.
Recent Professional Experience
University, Morehead, KY
Personnel Decisions Research Institutes, Inc. (PDRI), an SHL Company, Arlington, VA
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA