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Troy A. Smith

Assistant Professor of Management
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.
Areas of Expertise
  • Leadership
  • Proactive and Prosocial Behaviors
  • Motivation, Exhaustion, & Stress
  • Work-life Dynamics
  • Teamwork
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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 explores 1) the antecedents and outcomes of various forms of leadership at work (e.g., abusive supervision, empowering leadership, leader-member exchange, emergent leadership, and transformational leadership; 2) employee motivation, exhaustion, and stress; 3) employee proactive and prosocial behaviors; and 4) the intersection of work and life domains.  
His research has been published in multiple academic journals, including: Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, amongst others. 

Dr. Smith loves reading novels, traveling with his wife, and is an avid sports fan that enjoys watching and playing football, basketball, disc golf, tennis, soccer, amongst other sports. He and his wife are the proud parents of five children. His greatest joy is spending quality time with his wife and children.

Select Refereed Publications (* = PhD student when submitted; + Equal Contribution)

+Smith, T. A., +*Boulamatsi, A., Dimotakis, N., Tepper, B. J., Runnalls, B., Reina, C. S., & Lucianetti, L. Conditionally Accepted. "How dare you?!": A self-verification perspective on how performance influences the effects of abusive supervision on job embeddedness and subsequent turnover. Personnel Psychology

Smith, T. A., Butts, M., Courtright, S. H., Duerden, M., & Widmer, M. In-press. Work-leisure blending: An integrative conceptual review and framework to guide future research. Journal of Applied Psychology.

*Hanna, A. A., Smith, T. A., Kirkman, B. L., & Griffin, R. 2021. The emergence of emergent leadership: A comprehensive framework and directions for future research. Journal of Management. 47(1), 76-104.

*McClean, S., *Yim, J., Courtright, S. H., &  Smith, T. A. 2020. Making nice or faking nice? Exploring supervisors' two-faced response to their past abusive behavior. Personnel Psychology, 1-27.

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)
  • Editorial Board: Journal of Applied Psychology (2021-Present)
  • Adhoc Reviewer: Academy of Management Journal (2015-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

  • 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)
  • Teaching Instructor for Teacher Development Series (2019)
  • General Council 2018-2021 & 2021-Present (Elected terms)

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

  • Grade Appeal Committee (2016)
  • UCARE Undergraduate Research Mentor (Peter Nahm, 2016-2017)
  • Department Policies and Procedures Revision Committee (2019, Chair)
  • Hiring Committee (2017, 2018, & co-chair 2019)
  • PhD Program Committee (2019-Present)
  • Teaching Evaluation Rubric Committee (2019)
  • Dissertation Chair for Andrew Hanna (Defended April 2021)
  • Dissertation Committee for Cameron Borgholthaus (projected graduation Summer 2021)
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)