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Mark O'Donnell, PhD

Biography

Dr. Mark O’Donnell is an associate professor of leadership and management in the Graham School of Business at York College of Pennsylvania, where he teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses. His courses have included organizational dynamics and change management (MBA), executive leadership (MBA), organizational behavior, principles of management, leadership and change, and ethical leadership and social responsibility in organizations.Dr. O’Donnell has a Ph.D. in Organizational Studies with a specialization in Organizational Behavior and Leadership from University at Albany, SUNY. His research has been published in the Journal of Managerial Psychology, the International Journal of Operations & Production Management, the International Journal of Organizational Analysis, and Leaders and the Leadership Process, 6th edition; his research articles have been downloaded over 15,000 times. Dr. O'Donnell has presented his research at several professional conferences, including annual meetings hosted by the Academy of Management, the Southern Management Association, the Eastern Academy of Management, and the Northeastern Association of Business, Economics, and Technology. His research focuses on the leadership behaviors of managers who have developed positive and high-quality relationships with their employees, and the actions leaders can take to increase employee commitment and motivation. Other research interests include workspace design, management pedagogy, corporate social responsibility, and other aspects of leadership and positive organizational scholarship. He is a member of the Academy of Management and the Society for Human Resource Management.

Education

  • PhD, University at Albany, SUNY, Albany, NY (2009)
  • MBA, York College of Pennsylvania, York, PA (2002)
  • BS, York College of Pennsylvania, York, PA (2000)

Publications

O'Donnell, Mark; Ruth-Sahd, Lisa; Mayfield, Clifton (2019) An expanded holistic model of healthy workplace practices, International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Volume 27, Issue 5, Pages 1542-1561.

Andre, Sean; Lam, Marco; O'Donnell, Mark (2016) Budgetary slack: Exploring the effect of different types, directions, and repeated attempts of influence tactics on padding a budget, Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal, Volume 20, Issue 3, Pages 147-166.

Lam, Marco; O'Donnell, Mark; Robertson, Dan (2015) Achieving employee commitment for continuous improvement initiatives, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Volume 35, Issue 2, Pages 201-215.

O'Donnell, Mark; Yukl, Gary; Taber, Thomas (2012) Leader behavior and LMX: A constructive replication, Journal of Managerial Psychology, Volume 27, Issue 2, Pages 143-154.

Yukl, Gary; O'Donnell, Mark; Taber, Thomas (2010) Influence of leader behaviors on the leader-member exchange relationship, Issue 6th Edition Pages 186-192. McGraw-Hill

Yukl, Gary; O'Donnell, Mark; Taber, Thomas (2009) Influence of leader behavior on the leader-member exchange relationship, Journal of Managerial Psychology, Volume 24, Issue 4, Pages 289-299.

Presentations

Andre, Sean; Lam, Marco; O'Donnell, Mark. Budgetary slack: Exploring the effect of different types, directions, and repeated attempts of influence tactics on padding a budget, Faculty Scholarly Showcase, York College of Pennsylvania, 2017

Andre, Sean; Lam, Marco; O'Donnell, Mark. The effect of type and direction of influence tactic on managers' willingness to add budgetary slack, Northeastern Association of Business, Economics, and Technology Annual Meeting, Northeastern Association of Business, Economics, and Technology (NABET), 2014

Lam, Marco; O'Donnell, Mark; Robertson, Dan. Achieving employee commitment for continuous improvement initiatives, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Academy of Management, 2012

Woodall, Jefrey; Meisenhelter, Christopher; Meisenhelter, Mary; O'Donnell, Mark. Playing nice, Annual meeting, Academy of Business Educators, 2012

Fogelman, Martin; O'Donnell, Mark; Ferrara, Sam. Extreme teaching: Making a big class smaller, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Academy of Management, 2010

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