Ken Mullane


Professional Details

Title Assistant Professor
Department Management
Office Classroom Building 105
Phone 978.542.2989
Email ken.mullane@salemstate.edu

Recent and Upcoming Courses

BUS 170 Introduction to Business
BUS 603H Business Honors Thesis
MGT 332 Organizational Behavior
MGT 349 Management of Diversity
MGT 415 Employee Training and Development in Organizations
MGT 444 Change Management
MGT 475 Interpersonal Relations for Managers
MGT 485 Internship in Management

Professional Biography

  • 2017-Present  Assistant Professor, Management Department, Bertolon School of Business, Salem State University
    • Nominated for Distinguished Teaching Award (2016, 2018, 2019)
    • ACUE Certified in Effective College Instruction (2018)
  • 2018 Recipient of International MOBTS "Top Reviewers' Choice Session" Award
  • 2017  PhD Business (Organizational Behavior), Bentley University
  • 2016-2017  Instructor, Management Department, Bertolon School of Business, Salem State University
  • 2013-2015  Adjunct Professor, Management Department, Bentley University

Professional Interests

Virtual Teams, Motivation, Ethical Climate, Trust, Group Properties

Responsibilities

External Memberships/Service, Scholarships, Awards, and Certificates

  • 2018-Present     Management & Organizational Behavior Teaching Society (MOBTS) Finance Committee Member

  • 2018-Present     MOBTS Conference Reviewer

  • 2018-Present     MOBTS Roethlisberger Award Ad-hoc Reviewer

  • 2017-Present     Management Teaching Review (MTR) Reviewer

  • 2015-Present     MOBTS Member

  • 2013-Present     Academy of Management Member (Management Education & Development/Social Issues in Management Divisions)

  • 2019       MOBTS New Educator Award

  • 2018       Certificate in Effective College Instruction (American Council on Education (ACUE))

  • 2017       MOBTS Early Educator Institute Scholarship Recipient

Internal Memberships/Service and Awards (Salem State University)

  • 2019-Present     Institutional Review Board (IRB) Member

  • 2018-Present     Human Resources (HR) Concentration Coordinator

  • 2018-Present     Student Success Committee Member

  • 2018-Present     Faculty Advisor for Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA)

  • 2018-Present     Co-Faculty Advisor for Delta Mu Delta

  • 2018-2019            Chair of Student Success Committee & Steering Committee Member

  • 2020       McNamara Faculty Excellence Award for Emerging Service

  • 2018       Management Department Search Committee Member

Selected Publications

  • Pervez, A., Brady, L. L., Mullane, K., Lo, K. D., Bennett, A. A., Nelson, T. A. (2020). An empirical investigation of mental illness, impostor syndrome, and social support in management doctoral programs. Journal of Management Education, in press.
  • Mullane, K. (2018). How to get promoted 101: Hooking your OB students early with a “What’s in it for me?” opener. Management Teaching Review, 4(1), 72-78.
  • Leung, O., Mullane, K., Larson, B. (2017).  Tools for teaching virtual teams: A comparative resource review. Management Teaching Review, 2(4), 333-347.
  • Mullane, K., Brown, J., Furst-Holloway, S., & Stewart, M., M.  (2017).  What to do amid virtual team disruption? Ethical climate and trust as determinants of virtual team member effort.  Dissertation, Bentley University.

Selected Presentations

  • Bennett, A. A., Lo, K., Pervez, A., Nelson, T. A., Mullane, K., Tarr, E., Wilson, S., Farrell, M., & Decker, M. (2020, October). Exploring management doctoral students’ attitudes, training, and use of classroom experiential learning activities. Paper presentation at the 2020 Annual Meeting of Southern Management Association, Tampa FL.
  • Pervez, A., Lo, K., Nelson, T., Mullane, K., Brady, L., & Bennett, A. (2020, April). Feel like a fraud? An empirical investigation of imposter syndrome and mental health in doctoral students. Presented at Southeastern Universities Graduate Research Symposium, Tuscaloosa, AL.
  • Tarr, E., & Mullane, K. (2020). The three-sentence summary: A quick and easy assignment to encourage students to do the reading. Presented at Management & Organizational Behavior Teaching Society Conference, Fort Wayne, IN.
  • Mullane, K., Nelson, T., & Lo, K. (2020). Theoretical meets practical – how to use student-authored role plays to teach managerial skills and critical thinking. Presented at Management & Organizational Behavior Teaching Society Conference, Fort Wayne, IN.
  • Pervez, A., Nelson, T., Mullane, K., Lo, K., Bennett, A., & Brady, L. (2020). An empirical investigation of mental health and social support in management doctoral programs. Accepted at Western Academy of Management (WAM), Waikoloa, HI.
  • Pervez, A., Lo, K., Nelson, T., Mullane, K., Brady, L., & Bennett, A. (2020). Illuminating mental health headwinds in management doctoral programs. Presented at International Management & Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Mullane, K., & Tarr, E. (2019). What’s for Dinner? An interactive activity to highlight differences between rational decision-making models and realistic decision-making. Presented at Management & Organizational Behavior Teaching Society Conference, Ramapo, NJ.
  • Nelson, T., Mullane, K., & Lo, K. (2019). “The Office” – Appropriate use of inappropriate humor in the classroom. Accepted at Western Academy of Management (WAM), Rohnert Park, CA.
  • O’Connor C., Mullane, K., & Luethge, D.J.  (2018).  Global virtual teams: Best practices for Management education.  Presented at International Academy of Management and Business (IAMB), Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Mullane, K.  (2018). Revisiting a classic: How to use positive and negative reinforcement to demonstrate the relationship between performance and reward. Presented at International Management & Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland.
  • Mullane, K.  (2018). How to hook your OB students early with a “What’s in it for me?” opener. Presented at Management & Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Conway, SC.
  • Mullane, K., Brown, J., Furst-Holloway, S., & Stewart, M.  (2017).  What to do amid disruption? Ethical climate and trust as determinants of virtual team member effort.  Presented at Academy of Management Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Leung, O., Mullane, K., Fisher, H., & Larson, B. (2016). Preparing students for virtual teams - the use of virtual tools in the management classroom. Presented at Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, North Canton, OH.
  • Mullane, K. (2015, March 25). How technology is changing the way teams work. Retrieved from http://www.bentley.edu/prepared/how-you-can-prepare-be-part-virtual-team, as part of Bentley University’s “PreparedU” Project.
  • Mullane, K., Brown, J., Furst-Holloway, S., & Stewart, M., M. (2015). Ethical climate and trust as determinants of virtual team member effort and performance. Accepted for paper development session at Academy of Management’s Professional Development Workshop on "Trust between Individuals and Organizations”, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Leung, O., Adams, S., Mullane, K., & Junaid, N. (2012). “Stop the Weather Reports” (video case finalist), Academy of Management International Online Teaching Resource Library.