Faculty and Staff


Dr. Cynthia St. John

Executive Director

Goolsby Leadership Academy

Clinical Professor

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Rebecca Neilson

Assistant Dean

Goolsby Leadership Academy Assistant Director

Instructor (LSHP 4311)

Rebecca Neilson

Email: rneilson@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2643

Office: Room 334 F

Courtney King


Goolsby Leadership Academy

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Denise Hayes

Academic Advisor

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Email: dwylie@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-3368

Office: Room 107


Dr. Roger Meiners

Goolsby-Rosenthal Chair in Economics and Law

Department of Economics

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Dr. Jeffrey McGee


Department of Management

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Dr. Jerry Hubbard

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department of Management

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Rebecca Neilson

Assistant Dean

Office of the Dean

Rebecca Neilson

Email: rneilson@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2643

Office: Room 334 F

Michael Buckman


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Email: buckman@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2876

Office: Room 620

Correy Retzloff




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Correy Retzloff: Retired Army Officer with over 20 years of logistics and project management experience. Three years experience as a project manager in the aerospace industry. A Project Management instructor for the Project Management Institute. Currently, attending the University of Southern Florida as a DBA student.

Dr. James Quick

Distinguished University Professor Emeritus

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Dr. James Quick: James Campbell (Jim) Quick is John and Judy Goolsby Distinguished Professor. Dr. Quick earned an A.B. with Honors from Colgate University, where he was a George Cobb Fellow and a Harvard Business School Association intern. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Houston. Commissioned a second lieutenant in the United State Air Force through AFROTC, Colonel Quick retired as the Senior Reserve Officer to the Commander, San Antonio Air Logistics Center, Kelly Air Force Base, Texas on 1 July 2000. Jim applied the Goolsby Leadership Model in two collaborative research programs over the past seven years. The first was with the American Orthopedic Association and the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia, resulting in leadership publications in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The second project with West Point – United States Military Academy and the Center for Character-based Leadership at Kansas State University is currently ongoing with initial publications in Leadership Quarterly. His coauthored article with John Goolsby and Dave Mack on positive ethics and good outcomes was recognized with a College of Business 2011 Distinguished Professional Contribution Award. Jim is an international author and editor with over 130 books, book chapters, journal articles, clinical monographs, and encyclopedia entries in 10 languages. Jim is listed in Who's Who in the World (7th Edition), was awarded The Maroon Citation by Colgate University, and The Legion of Merit by the United States Air Force. UT Arlington has recognized him with the 2007-2008 Honors College Outstanding Faculty Award, 2008 Academy of Distinguished Teachers Award, 2009 Award for Distinguished Record of Research, and 2011 Piper Professor Award. Jim is married to the former Sheri Grimes Schember. They are both Paul Harris Fellows, members of the 1895 Society and Carlisle Society at UT Arlington, and members of the Chancellor’s Council of The University of Texas System.

Dr. David Mack

Advisor to the Dean

Clinical Professor of Management

Office of the Dean

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Email: davemack@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-3085

Office: Room 408

Previous Visiting Professors:

Fellow, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Fellow, National Gerontological Society
Fellow, American Psychological Association
Clifton Chair in Leadership, UNL
Director, Gallup Leadership Institute
Senior Research Scientist, The Gallup Organization

Areas of Expertise

  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership
  • Ethics
  • International-Africa

Dr. Bruce Avolio joined the College of Business Administration, University of Nebraska, Lincoln in September, 2001. He earned his PhD in Industrial, Organizational and Life-span Psychology and an MA in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Avolio has an international reputation as a researcher in leadership. He has consulted with public and private organizations in North and South Amreica, Africa, Europe, and Southeast Asia, as well as in Australia, New Zealand, and Israel. His research and consulting includes work with the militaries of the United States of America, Singapore, Sweden, Finland, Israel, and South Africa.

Avolio has published five books and more than 80 articles on leadership. His books include Transformational and Charismatic Leadership: The Road Ahead, Full and Developing Potential Across a Full Range of Leadership: Cases on Transactional and Transformational Leadership. His newest books are Leadership Development in Balance: Made/Born and Authentic Leadership Development.

Avolio developed national leadership development systems for government agencies, universities, public school systems, public healthcare systems and nonprofit agencies in South Africa, Canada, Australia, and the United States.

Richard E. Boyatzis is Professor in the Departments of Organizational Behavior and Psychology at Case Western Reserve University and a Professor in Human Resources at EASDE in Barcelona. Before becoming a professor he was CEO of McBer and Company for 11 years and COO of Yankelovich, Skelly & White for 2 years.

He is the author of more than 100 articles on behavior change, leadership, competencies, and emotional intelligence.

His books include The Competent Manager; Transforming Qualitative Information (in 2 languages); Innovations in Professional Education; Steps on a Journey from Teaching to Learning (with Scott Cowen and David Kolb); and co-author of the international best-seller, Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence with Daniel Goleman and Annie McKee, published in 28 languages; and most recently, Resonant Leadership: Renewing Yourself and Connecting with Others Through Mindfulness, Hope, and Compassion (with Annie McKee, published in 18 languages). Professor Boyatzis has a BS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT and Ph.D. in Social Physchology from Harvard University.

William A. Cohen, PhD,
Major General, USAFR, Ret.
President, The Institute of Leader Arts

Dr. Cohen is President of the Institute of Leader Arts and is currently involved in the establishment of a new university. His academic leader roles have included president of two private universities, and department chairman and institute director at a public university. He has taught in the graduate schools of Touro University International, California State University Los Angeles, University of Southern California and Claremont Graduate University.

Dr. Cohen, a retired major general from the U.S. Air Force Reserve, has held executive positions in several companies including Director of Research at Sierra Engineering Company, Manager of Advanced Technology Marketing at McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company, and President of Global Associates. He lived in Israel from 1970-73 and flew in the Yom Kippur War. In addition he was a registered professional engineer in Israel and holds engineering patents in the U.S., the U.K. and Israel. He was recognized by the Israeli government for his contributions to the development of Israel's first fighter. Graduating from West Point, Dr. Cohen flew 174 combat missions in A-26 aircraft in the Vietnam War. His military awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross with three oak leaf clusters and the Air Medal with eleven oak leaf clusters.

Among his 52 books translated into 17 languages and over 100 articles resulting from his research, are the best sellers The Stuff of Heroes (Longstreet Press, 1998) and The New Art of Leader (Prentice Hall Press, 1990, 2000). His textbooks have been adopted by more than 200 colleges and universities (1982), the Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge George Washington Honor Medal for Excellence in Economic Education (1985), and the California State University Los Angeles Statewide Outstanding Professor Award (1996).

Dr. Cohen has served on various city, state, national, corporate, and trade boards and boards of Chicago, an MA and PhD in management from the Peter Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University, and has completed all coursework for a second PhD in psychology. He is a distinguished graduate in residence of the prestigious Industrial College of the Armed Forces in Washington, D.C.

2005 Herbert Heneman Jr. Career Achievement Award
Academy of Management, Human Resources Division
2006 Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award
Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Irving Abramowitz Memorial Professor in Business Policy and Ethics, The Ohio State University

Areas of Expertise

  • Organizational justice
  • Deviant workplace behavior
  • Business ethics

Dr. Greenberg’s professional honors include a Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship and the William Owens Scholarly Contribution to Management Award from the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management. He won the Academy of Management’s New Concept Award and twice won the Best Paper Award.

Greenberg is a Fellow of the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the American Psychological Society. He was elected a member the honorary Society for Organizational Behavior.

Greenberg is past-chair of the Organizational Behavior Division, Academy of Management and was a member of the Ethics Task Force. In addition, he was appointed to the City of Columbus’ Commission on Ethics and Values. He is active on many professional editorial review boards and is associate editor, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

Greenberg has authored over 150 publications, specializing in organizational ethics and justice. He lectures extensively on this topic, giving more than 100 national and international professional presentations. His current research focuses on organizational justice, stress, and employee theft. Among his publications are twenty books, including The Quest for Justice on the Job, Antisocial Behavior in Organizations (with Giacalone); the Handbook of Organizational Justice (with Colquitt), and Equity and Justice in Social Behavior (with Cohen). His forthcoming books include Ethical Behavior in Business, and Insidious Workplace Behavior.

Director of the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE), United States Military Academy at West Point.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Leadership Development
  • Leadership in Extreme Contexts
  • Leader Complexity
  • Ethical and Authentic Leadership
  • Character Development
  • Leader Identity, Self-Efficacy, and Courage

With over twenty-four years of military service, he served in numerous command and staff positions in Infantry units in Europe, Cuba, Panama, Southwest Asia, and the United States. He served in combat with the lead unit of 3rd Armored Division during Desert Storm where his unit was awarded the President's Valorous Unit Award, and also in other contingency operations such as Operation Sea Signal (Panama and Cuba), Joint Task Force Los Angeles, and the Pentagon on 9/11. He also served at the Pentagon in the office of the Chief of Staff of the Army, and later an Assistant Secretary of the Army.

Col. Hannah's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Four Meritorious Service Medals, and 19 other medals; numerous service ribbons, and three unit commendations. He has also been awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Ranger Tab, Airborne Badge, and Army Staff Badge.

Col. Hannah holds a Ph.D. in Management with a specialty in Leadership Development and a minor in Psychology from the University of Nebraska; both a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University; a Master in Military Science from the Marine Corps University, and a Bachelor of Political Science from California State University.

As a leadership scholar, he has published over 30 articles and chapters on leadership. His most recent works are published in the Journal of Organizational Behavior; the Leadership Quarterly; Consulting Psychology Journal; the Journal of Positive Psychology; Human Resource Management Journal; Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the Organizational Psychology Review; Military Psychology; and the International Journal of Conflict Management, as well as in numerous books.

Regents Distinguished Research Award
Regents Distinguished Teaching Award
Burlington Northern Faculty Achievement Award
Spears School of Business Associates’ Distinguished Professor of Business Administration
and Professor of Management at Oklahoma State University.

Areas of Expertise

  • Positive Organizational Behavior
  • Occupational health psychology
  • Stress Management
  • Gender and leadership
  • Eustress
  • Hope at Work

She received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Dr. Nelson is the author of over 70 journal articles and book chapters focusing on work stress, gender issues in the workplace, and positive organizational behavior.

Dr. Nelson's research has been published in the Academy of Management Executive, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, MIS Quarterly, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and other journals. Among Dr. Nelson’s books are Stress and Challenge at the Top: The Paradox of the Successful Executive, Organizational Leadership, Preventive Stress Management in Organizations, Gender, Work Stress and Health, and Organizational Behavior: Foundations, Realities, Challenges.

Dr. Nelson has also served as a consultant/executive coach for several organizations including AT&T, Sonic, ONEOK, State Farm Insurance Companies, and Southwestern Bell. She has presented leadership, emotional intelligence, and preventive stress management seminars in a variety of organizations, including American Fidelity Assurance, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Conoco/Phillips, Kerr-McGee Corporation, Oklahoma Gas and Electric, and Oklahoma Natural Gas.

With corporate executive crimes and misdemeanors in the headlines on a near-daily basis, the Goolsby Leadership Academy at the University of Texas at Arlington is sponsoring a lecture by internationally known expert on business ethics, Dr. Treviño.

Dr. Linda Treviño is Professor of Organizational Behavior, Cook Fellow in Business Ethics, and Director of the Shoemaker Program in Business Ethics in the Smeal College of Business at the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Treviño served as Chair of the Department of Management and Organization from 1999-2004.

Her research and writing on the management of ethical conduct in organizations is widely published and is known internationally. She has published more than fifty journal articles and has co-authored a textbook with K. Nelson; Managing Business Ethics; Straight Talk about How to do it Right, in 1995 and Managing Ethics in Business Organizations: Social Scientific Perspectives, with Gary Weaver in 2003.

Dr. Treviño received the best paper award from the Academy of Management Review and was the Connelly Visiting Scholar in Business Ethics at Georgetown University. She has received the best paper award three times from the Social Issues in Management Division of the Academy of Management and was a finalist for the best paper award from the Academy of Management Journal in 2001.

Jon Wefald Leadership Chair at Kansas State University’s College of Business
Ph.D., 1984, University of California, Berkeley
MS, San Francisco State University
BA, Stonehill College

Areas of Expertise

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Ethics
  • Positive Organizational Behavior

Areas of Research

Enhancing employee health and well-being, optimizing employee performance, developing effective employee recruitment and retention strategies, character formation and development, sample size and power analysis.

Dr. Thomas Wright has dedicated most of his life to the field of Organizational Behavior. A professor at Kansas State University, he teaches classes related to organizational behavior, human resource management, and business ethics. He also conducts research on subjects such as enhancing employee health and well being and optimizing employee performance. Renowned as an international expert on organizational behavior, Dr. Wright became the first Jon Wefald Leadership Chair in Business Administration at Kansas State University. He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Dr. Wright’s articles have appeared in a number of journals including the Academy of Management Review and the Journal of Organizational Behavior.

Dr. Thomas Wright received his B.A. from Stonehill College and completed his master’s degree at San Francisco State University before earning his doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley.

In addition to his intellectual achievements, Dr. Wright has demonstrated an aptitude for physical health. In 2006, he won the title of the World Champion Bench Presser in the men’s master division for his age and weight class. His personal best on the bench is 435 pounds; a little more than two times his weight.

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