Chad Brinsfield

Assistant Professor, Management

brin9288@stthomas.edu

(651) 962-4151

Minneapolis Campus
1000 LaSalle Ave
Terrence Murphy Hall 470C
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Ph.D., Labor & Human Resources, The Ohio State University
B.B.A., , Bluffton College

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Chad Brinsfield received his M.B.A. and Ph.D. in labor and human resources from The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business. He has extensive industry experience in manufacturing and logistics, including positions as a general manager for an international automotive parts manufacturer, and founder and president of a logistics services company. He has researched and published in the areas of silence and voice in organizations, trust and workplace commitments.

Fall 2014 Courses
Fall 2014 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
MGMT 600 - 201 Mgmt of Org Behavior - T - - - - - 1800 - 2100 SCH 316
Description of course Mgmt of Org Behavior : CRN: 42767
All organizations are impacted by how people behave in those organizations. A key role of a manager is to guide that behavior to successfully accomplish organizational goals. Organization Theory and Behavior is about this aspect of business. The class objectives are for you to (a) gain an understanding of the various theoretical views of behavior in organizations and (b) be able to use these theories to systematically analyze organizational situations and generate appropriate action plans. The course is designed to facilitate the incorporation of your experience and personal values about behavior in organizations in the development of these plans. -- Prerequisite: None

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J-Term 2015 Courses
J-Term 2015 Courses
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Spring 2015 Courses
Spring 2015 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
MGMT 600 - 422 Mgmt of Org Behavior - - - - - - - -
Description of course Mgmt of Org Behavior : CRN: 22385
All organizations are impacted by how people behave in those organizations. A key role of a manager is to guide that behavior to successfully accomplish organizational goals. Organization Theory and Behavior is about this aspect of business. The class objectives are for you to (a) gain an understanding of the various theoretical views of behavior in organizations and (b) be able to use these theories to systematically analyze organizational situations and generate appropriate action plans. The course is designed to facilitate the incorporation of your experience and personal values about behavior in organizations in the development of these plans. -- Prerequisite: None

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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2009 - present)
  • Adjunct Faculty Instructor, Franklin University, Columbus (2007 - 2009)
  • Instructor, Ohio State University, Columbus (2005 - 2008)
  • Research Assistant, Ohio State University, Columbus (2003 - 2005)
  • Teaching Assistant, Ohio State University, Columbus (2003 - 2005)
  • Founder and President, Pathfinder Distribution, Inc, Delaware (1996 - 2003)
  • Consultant, Guardian Automotive Production, Inc., Upper Sandusky (1996 - 1998)
  • General Manager, Guardian Automotive Production, Inc., Upper Sandusky (1993 - 1996)
  • Marketing & Operations Manager, Guardian Automotive Production, Inc., Upper Sandusky (1993 - 1993)
  • Logistics Manager, Guardian Automotive Production, Inc., Upper Sandusky (1992 - 1993)
  • Systems Developer, Guardian Automotive Production, Inc., Upper Sandusky (1991 - 1992)
  • Department Supervisor, Guardian Automotive Production, Inc., Upper Sandusky (1990 - 1991)
  • Purchasing Agent & Inventory Control Manager, Milcor/Lima Register, Lima (1986 - 1990)

Professional Memberships
  • Academy of Management
  • Society for Industrial & Organization Psychology

Professional Service
  • Journal of Business Ethics, Reviewer
  • Group and Organization Management, Reviewer
  • Journal of Management Inquiry, Reviewer
  • Academy of Management, Reviewer
  • Personnel Review, Reviewer

Major Works
  • Brinsfield, C. T. (forthcoming). The Handbook of Research on Employee Voice: Participation and Involvement in the Workplace. In A. Wilkinson, J. Donaghey, T. Dundon & R. Freeman (Ed.), Employee voice and silence in organizational behavior. London: Edward Elgar
  • Lewicki, R. J., & Brinsfield, C. T. (forthcoming). Handbook of Research Methods on Trust, 2nd ed. In F. Lyon, G. Möllering & M. N. K. Saunders (Ed.), Trust research: Measuring trust beliefs and behaviors. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar
  • Brinsfield, C. T. (2012). Employee silence motives: Investigation of dimensionality and development of measures. Journal of Organizational Behavior,
  • Klein, H. J., & Brinsfield, C. T. (2012). The Oxford Handbook of Work Attitudes and Affect. In H. Weiss (Ed.), Workplace commitments. Routledge/Taylor and Francis
  • Klein, H. J., Molloy, J. C., & Brinsfield, C. T. (2012). Reconceptualizing workplace commitment to redress a stretched construct: Revisiting assumptions and removing confounds. Academy of Management Review, (37)(1), pp. 130-151
  • Lewicki, R. J., & Brinsfield, C. T. (2011). Handbook of Research Methods on Trust, 1st ed. In Lyon, F, Moellering, G, and Saunders M. (Ed.), Measuring trust beliefs and behaviors. Northampton Edward Elgar
  • Lewicki, R. J., & Brinsfield, C. T. (2010). Framing Matters: Perspectives on Negotiation Reserach and Practice in Communication. In Donohue, W. A., Rogan, R. R., & Kaufman, S. (Ed.), Framing trust: Trust as a heuristic (pp. 110-135). New York: Peter Lang Publishing
  • Brinsfield, C. T., Edwards, M., & Greenberg, J. (2008). Employee Voice and Silence in Organizations. In J. Greenberg & M. Edwards (Ed.), Voice and silence in organizations: historical review & current conceptualizations Ch. 1 (pp. 3-33). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing
  • Lewicki, R., & Brinsfield, C. T. (2007). Social Capital: Reaching Out, Reaching In. In V. Bartkus & J. Davis (Ed.), Trust, distrust, and building social capital (pp. 275-303). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar
  • Alge, B., Greenberg, J., & Brinsfield, C. T. (2006). Research in Personnel & Human Resource Management - Vol 25. In J.J. Martocchio (Ed.), An identity based model of organizational monitoring: Integrating information privacy and organizational justice (pp. 71-135). San Diego, CA: Elsevier Ltd

Research Interests
  • Human Resources

Presentations
  • "Quondam commitments: An examination of commitments employees no longer have" AOM - Academy of Management, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 01, 2014
  • "Quondam commitments: An examination of commitments employees no longer have" OCB Faculty Research Symposium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 01, 2014
  • "Quondam commitments: An examination of commitments employees no longer have" Optum Health Annual Summit, Eden Prairie, Minnesota, November 01, 2013
  • "Employee silence motives: Investigation of dimensionality and development of measures" OCB Faculty Research Symposium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 01, 2013
  • "Employee silence and voice: Modeling the constructs, investigation of dimensionality, and development of measures" Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada, August 01, 2010
  • "Silence as deviant work behavior: The peril of words unspoken" SIOP - Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New York, New York, April 01, 2007
  • "Understanding commitments in workplace: Differing commitment from its antecedents, targets, rationales & consequences" Academy of Management, Atlanta, Georgia, January 01, 2006
  • "The meaning of commitment: Similarities across constructs and barriers to integration" Conference on Commitment, Columbus, Ohio, January 01, 2005