Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; MBA, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; B.A., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE.
- Research Interests:
My research interests follow two distinct paths
§ Individual Difference Variables: what individual difference variables (e.g. self-efficacy, management/leadership style, etc.) affect individual/collective motivation and leadership success and why.
§ Educational Pedagogy: what course-specific variables (e.g. types of assignments, student empowerment, discovery vs. lecture, use of student teams, etc.) are most advantageous to student learning.
- Teaching Experience:
14th year at Doane College
Previous teaching at University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Refereed Journal Articles
Sommer, S. M., & Merritt, D. E. (1994). The impact of a TQM intervention on workplace attitudes in a health care organization. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 7 (2), 53-62.
Schaubroeck, J. M., & Merritt, D. E. (1997). Divergent effects of job control on coping with work stressors: The key role of self-efficacy. Academy of Management Journal, 40 (3), 738-754.
Presentations and Papers in Other Published Proceedings
Sommer, S. M., & Merritt, D. E. (1993). The impact of a TQM educational program on job attitudes in a health care organization. Paper presented at the National Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, October, 1993, Washington D. C.
Schaubroeck, J. M., & Merritt, D. E. (1996). Extending the job demands - control model to predict blood pressure. Paper presented at the National Meeting of the Academy of Management, August, 1996, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Merritt, D. E. (1996). The potential interactive effect of self-efficacy and cognitive simplification processes in strategic decision making: a case for the inclusion of individual difference variables in strategy research. Paper presented at, and published in the Proceedings of, the National Meeting of the Institute for Behavioral and Applied Management, October, 1996, Portland, Maine.
Merritt, D. E. (1997). The effects of self-efficacy and cognitive appraisal on perceived stress outcomes: a test of Karasek's job demands - job decision latitude model. Paper accepted for presentation at, and publication in the Proceedings of, the National Meeting of the Institute for Behavioral and Applied Management, October, 1997, San Antonio, Texas.
Hegler, K. L., & Merritt, D. E. (2002). Accreditation connections. Paper accepted for presentation at, and publication in the Proceedings of, the National Meeting of The Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, March, 2002, Chicago, Illinois.
- Professional memberships:
Academy of Management
§ Management Education Division
§ Organizational Behavior Division Organizational Behavior Teaching Society
· Courses taught:
International Management (BUS 346)
Managing Information Systems (BUS 302)
Organizational Behavior (BUS 315)
Quantitative Methods (BUS 339)
Strategic Management (BUS 496)