Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations
Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, S. C. Johnson College of Business
COVID, Interdisciplinarians, Management, Teamwork
Kevin Kniffin leads two active streams of research that focus on Teams and Leadership. Through studies of athletic and scientific teams, Kevin has developed two lines of investigation that utilize data from popular and important model domains. More generally, he has studied the relevance of leadership across a variety of organizational contexts. He has contributed original research to publications including American Psychologist, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, and The Leadership Quarterly. Kevin's research to study academic career paths has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and his work has been featured by outlets including Harvard Business Review and the New York Times. Kevin won the Established Researcher Award in 2019 from the Institute for Research on Innovation & Science (IRIS) and is an incoming Editorial Board Member for Academy of Management Discoveries for 2021-2023.
In the classroom, Kevin enjoys meeting students where they are by engaging their experiences in the pursuit of studying evidence-based principles of individual and organizational behavior. Winner of the Innovative Teacher Award from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) in 2020, Kevin employs an interdisciplinary approach to both Organizational Behavior (AEM 3245/6245) and Leadership and Management in Sports (AEM 3320/6325). Kevin has presented Ten Bottom-Line Lessons from the Big Leagues as the University's Faculty Homecoming Speaker (2016) and speaks regularly for alumni, governmental, and business organizations.
- On Leading and Managing: Synonyms or Separate (and Unequal)?, Academy of Management Discoveries
- Paying for Leadership (in More Ways Than One), Academy of Management Proceedings
- Boundary Spanning in Academia: Antecedents and Consequences of Academic Entrepreneurialism, Academy of Management Proceedings
SME Subject Areas
Careers, Entrepreneurship, Environment and Sustainability, Ethics, Gender and Diversity, Health Care, Human Resources, International Management, Leadership, Management Consulting, Management Education, Management History, Management Theory, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Organizational Behavior, Public and Nonprofit, Religion and Spirituality, Research Methods, Social Issues, Strategic Management, Technology and Innovation