Chad Brinsfield

Associate Professor, Management

brin9288@stthomas.edu

(651) 962-4151

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

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

See publications in UST Research Online

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.

Spring 2016 Courses
Spring 2016 Courses
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Summer 2016 Courses
Summer 2016 Courses
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Fall 2016 Courses
Fall 2016 Courses
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MGMT 600 - 111 Mgmt of Org Behavior - T - R - - - 1330 - 1500 SCH 120
Description of course Mgmt of Org Behavior : CRN: 43078
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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MGMT 603 - 424 Leading Self and Others See Details * *
Description of course Leading Self and Others : CRN: 43084
This course will examine the general nature of leadership styles and practices; trends in leadership in American business; and personal leadership values of participating students. Leading will be distinguished from managing through a study of current literature on the subject and through a focus on the roles of defined business and community leaders. The course will be conducted in seminar fashion, where students will be expected to actively participate in the presentation and discussion of materials. -- Prerequisite: Standard core courses
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SCH 4070730-1715- - - R F S -
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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul / Minneapolis (2015 - present)
  • Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2009 - 2015)
  • Adjunct Faculty Instructor, Franklin University, Columbus (2007 - 2009)
  • Instructor, Ohio State University, Columbus (2005 - 2008)
  • Teaching Assistant, Ohio State University, Columbus (2003 - 2005)
  • Research 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)
  • Logistics Manager, Guardian Automotive Production, Inc., Upper Sandusky (1992 - 1993)
  • Marketing & Operations Manager, Guardian Automotive Production, Inc., Upper Sandusky (1993 - 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

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

Publications
  • Klein, H. J., Brinsfield, C. T., Cooper, J. T., & Molloy, J. C. (forthcoming). Quondam commitments: An examination of commitments employees no longer have.. Academy of Management Discoveries,
  • Brinsfield, C. T. (2013). Employee silence motives: Investigation of dimensionality and development of measures. Journal of Organizational Behavior, (34), pp. 671-697
  • 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

Books and Chapters
  • Klein, H. K., & Brinsfield, C. T. (forthcoming). Handbook of Employee Commitment. In J. Meyer (Ed.), Affective consequences of commitment. Edward Elgar
  • Lewicki, R. J., & Brinsfield, C. T. (2015). 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
  • 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
  • Lewicki, R. J., & Brinsfield, C. T. (2011). Handbook of Research Methods on Trust, 1st ed. In F. Lyon, G. Möllering and N.K. Saunders (Ed.), Measuring trust beliefs and behaviors. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar
  • Lewicki, R. J., & Brinsfield, C. T. (2010). Framing Matters: Perspectives on Negotiation Research 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
  • "Advancing theory on workplace commitment: Catching up after the wave of methodological advances" Academy of Management Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, August 01, 2015
  • "Revisiting the way employees experience commitment" Conference on Commitment, Columbus, Ohio, November 01, 2014
  • "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