Troy A. Smith

Assistant Professor
HLH 325 W
P.O. Box 880491
Lincoln, NE 68588-0491
(402) 472-5628
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Ph.D. in Management (Organizational Behavior/Human Resources), Texas A&M University.
Master of Public Administration (Organization Theory), University of Georgia.
B.A. in General Business, Utah State University.
B.A. in Liberal Arts & Sciences, Utah State University.
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Dr. Troy Smith earned his Ph.D. in Management from the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. His research interests include the intersection of leadership and motivation/job attitudes across levels of analysis and the spillover effects of work and non-work factors.
His research has been published in multiple academic journals, including: Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Personnel Psychology, Journal of Social Psychology, and Sex Roles. 

Select Refereed Publications

Rosen, C., Dimotakis, N., Taylor, S., Cole, M., Simon, L., Smith, T. A., & Reina, C. 2020. When challenges hinder: An investigation of when and how challenge stressors impact performance outcomes. Journal of Applied Psychology.

Chen, G., Smith, T. A., Kirkman, B. L., Zhang, P., Lemoine, G. J., & Farh, J. 2019. Multiple team membership and empowerment spillover effects: Can empowerment processes cross team boundaries? Journal of Applied Psychology, 104(3): 321-340. 

Courtright, S. H., Gardner, R. G., Smith, T. A., McCormick, B. W., & Colbert, A. E. 2016. My family made me do it: A cross-domain, self-regulatory perspective on antecedents to abusive supervision. Academy of Management Journal, 59(5): 1630-1652.

Schleicher, D. J., Smith, T. A., Casper, W. J., Watt, J. D., & Greguras, G. J. 2015. It’s all in the attitude: The role of job attitude strength in job attitude – outcome relationships. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100(4): 1259-1274.

Barrick, M. R., Thurgood, G. R., Smith, T. A., & Courtright, S. H. 2015. Collective organizational engagement: Linking motivational antecedents, strategic implementation, and firm performance. Academy of Management Journal, 58(1): 111-135.

College of Business, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

        MNGT 360 - Foundations of Organizational Behavior

        MNGT 412 - Negotiation & Conflict Management

Mays Business School, Texas A&M University

        MNGT 373 - Managing Human Resources (Writing Intensive)

Department of Education, Utah Valley University

        COMM 1020 - Introduction to Public Speaking

Field of Management

  • Editorial Board: Journal of Management (2020-Present)
  • Adhoc Reviewer: Academy of Management Journal (2015-Present)
  • Adhoc Reviewer: Journal of Applied Psychology (2018-Present)
  • Adhoc Reviewer: Personnel Psychology (2020-Present)
  • Adhoc Reviewer: Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processing (2020-Present)
  • Making Connections Committee: OB Division (2017-Present)

College of Business, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • General Council 2018-2021 (Elected term)
  • Engagement Committee (2016-Present)
    • Commissioner of College Fantasy Football League (2016-Present)
    • College NCAA March Madness Tournament Commissioner (2016-Present)
  • Seacrest Teaching Fellows Selection Commitee 2018, 2019

Department of Management, College of Business, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • Bylaws Revision Committee (2019, Chair)
  • Hiring Committee (2017, 2018, 2019, Co-Chair)
  • PhD Program Committee (2019-Present)
  • Teaching Evaluation Rubric Committee (2019)
  • Andrew Hanna's Dissertation Chair (projected graduation 2020)
  • Cameron Borgholthaus' Dissertation Committee (projected graduation 2020)
University Awards
  • Teaching Recognition by Parents Association (2017, 2018, & 2020), University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • College of Business Emerging Scholar Research Award (2017), College of Business, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • College of Business Distinguished Teaching Award (2017), College of Business, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • University Distinguished Teaching Award (2017), University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Dean’s Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Doctoral Student (2015), Mays Business School, Texas A&M University
  • Excellence Award for Research (2015), Management Department, Mays Business School, Texas A&M University
  • Dean’s Award for Outstanding Research by a Doctoral Student (2014), Mays Business School, Texas A&M University
  • Mays PhD Student Research Excellence Fellowship (2014), Mays Business School, Texas A&M University
  • Regents Fellowship/Mays Scholarship (2011-2016), Texas A&M University
  • Mays PhD Enhancement Fellowship (2011-2016), Mays Business School

Professional Awards

  • Outstanding Reviewer, OB Division; 77th Academy of Management meeting, Atlanta, Georgia (2017)
  • Outstanding Reviewer, Annual Meeting of the Southern Management Association, Savannah, Georgia (2014)