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Amy Bartels

Assistant Professor of Management
HLH 325 N
P.O. Box 880491
Lincoln, NE 68588-0491
(402) 472-3915
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  • Ph.D. in Management (Organizational Behavior), Arizona State University.
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
  • Master of Arts (Higher Educational Administration), University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
  • B.A. in History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Areas of Expertise
  • Leadership
  • Team Dynamics
  • Employee Stress and Well-Being
Research Interests
  • Leadership dynamics
  • Team dynamics
  • Impact of stress and well-being in the workplace
  • Assistant Professor of Management
Amy Bartels

Dr. Amy Bartels earned her Ph.D. in Management from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Her research interests include the leadership and team dynamics across levels of analysis and the impact of stress and well-being within the workplace.

Selected Publications/Articles
  • *Bartels, A. L., *Lennard, A., Scott, B., & Peterson, S. J. (2022). Stopping surface acting spillover: A transactional theory of stress perspective. Journal of Applied Psychology (Advance Online Publication,

  • Bartels, A. L., Nahrgang, J., Sessions, H., Wilson, K. S., Wu, L., & Law-Penrose, J. (2022). With a frown or a smile: How leader affective states spark the leader-follower reciprocal exchange process. Personnel Psychology, 75, 147-177.

  • Luciano, M., Fenters, V., Park, S., Bartels, A. L., & Tannenbaum, S. (2021). The double-edged sword of leadership task transitions in emergency response multiteam systems. Academy of Management Journal, 64(4), 1236-1264.

  • Shropshire, C., Peterson, S. J., Bartels, A. L., Amanatullah, E. T., & Lee, P. M. (2021). Are female CEOs really more risk averse? Examining economic downturn and other-orientation. Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, 28(2), 185-206.

  • Sessions, H., Nahrgang, J., Vaulont, M., Williams, R., & Bartels, A. L. (2020). Do the Hustle! Empowerment from Side-hustles and Its Effects on Full-time Work Performance. Academy of Management Journal, 64(1), 235-264. 
  • Bartels, A. L., Peterson, S. J., & Reina, C. S. (2019). Understanding well-being at work: Development and validation of the eudaimonic workplace well-being scale. PLOS One, 14(4), e0215957.
  • Luciano, M., Bartels, A. L., D’Innocenzo, L., Maynard, M. T., & Mathieu, J. E. (2018). Shared team experiences and team effectiveness: Unpacking the contingent effects of entrained rhythms and task characteristics. Academy of Management Journal, 61(4), 1403-1430.


Books and Book Chapters
  • Peterson, S. J., & Bartels, A. L. (2017).  Neurological and physiological applications to explore gender differences in leadership.  In S. R. Madson (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Gender and Leadership. Edward Elgar.

Graduate Courses

Organizational Behavior Seminar (MNGT 960) - Human behavior within organizations. Research findings and the contributions of behavioral science.

Applied Organizational Behavior (GRBA 814) - The overall objective of this course is to improve the skills you need to become a more effective manager. Organizational Behavior, commonly referred to as “OB”, is an interdisciplinary field dedicated to better understanding and managing people in the workplace. The three basic levels of analysis in OB are individual, group, and organization. To be an effective manager, it is essential that you have practical knowledge that spans all three levels of organizational behavior.

Undergraduate Courses

Foundations of Organizational Behavior (MNGT 360) - This course provides the basic knowledge for managing people in organizations by surveying frameworks for individual, group, and system behaviors. The course builds critical thinking skills by examining the role of perception, personality and attitudes, motivation, leadership, group dynamics, employee engagement, organizational culture, communication and decision making in the management of work.