Kevin Henderson

Assistant Professor, Management

(651) 962-5445

2115 Summit Ave
McNeely Hall 363
St. Paul, MN 55105

B.S.B.A., Administrative Management, University of Arkansas
Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Arkansas

See publications in UST Research Online

Kevin Henderson joined the Department of Management at the University of St. Thomas in Fall 2009. He teaches at both the part-time M.B.A. and undergraduate levels in the areas of organizational behavior and human resources. His research interests include employee attachment, psychological contracts and turnover. His primary area of research is on psychological contract breach, which specifically focuses on examining the effects of broken organizational promises on employee attitudes and behaviors.

Henderson worked in retail at a variety of department stores throughout high school and college. Upon graduating with a B.S.B.A. in administrative management from the University of Arkansas, he worked at JC Penney as a management trainee. After finishing the program, he decided to jump into banking at Arvest Bank. He started out in their management program and was an assistant manager for one of the bank branches. He then moved into consumer loans and was there until he decided to go back and earn his Ph.D. from the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas.

Henderson is an advisor for human resources and business communication majors, a member of the Opus College of Business Strategic Planning Committee, and a UST faculty senator. He serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for the Academy of Management Annual Meeting and has received multiple OB Outstanding Reviewer Awards. He is also a member of SHRM and is actively involved with student clubs at UST.

Summer 2015 Courses
Summer 2015 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
MGMT 305 - 01 Mgmt & Organizational Behavior M - W - - - - 1730 - 2130 MCH 234
Description of course Mgmt & Organizational Behavior : CRN: 30077
This course is designed to introduce students to the complexities of working within organizations, regardless of whether it is a for-profit, non-profit, or governmental organization. Certain complexities are common across organizations, irrespective of their goals or size. Understanding these complexities is critical to becoming an effective member of any organization, and this course will develop students' understanding and expertise in leading and managing themselves and others within organizations. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
Fall 2015 Courses
Fall 2015 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
MGMT 362 - 01 Attract and Reward Talent - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 MCH 111
Description of course Attract and Reward Talent : CRN: 42974
This course focuses on the theories, concepts, research and practice of staffing and compensation/reward programs that impact organizational employee behavior. Topics include, law , labor markets, human resource planning, including recruiting, hiring and layoffs, job analysis, staffing and selection, compensation strategy, policies and practices and benefits programs. Prerequisite: MGMT 305

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MGMT 600 - 203 Mgmt of Org Behavior See Details * *
Description of course Mgmt of Org Behavior : CRN: 42984
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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MCH 1161300-170012 Sep '15
MCH 1161300-170003 Oct '15
MCH 1161300-170024 Oct '15
MCH 1161300-170014 Nov '15
MCH 1161300-170005 Dec '15
J-Term 2016 Courses
J-Term 2016 Courses
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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2011 - present)
  • Instructor, University of St. Thomas, St Paul / Minneapolis (2009 - 2011)
  • Consumer Loan Officer, Arvest Bank, Fayetteville (2003 - 2004)
  • Assistant Bank Manager, Arvest Bank, Fayetteville (2002 - 2003)
  • Manager Trainee, J C Penney, Fayetteville (2001 - 2002)

Professional Memberships
  • Academy of Management
  • Society of Human Resource Management

Professional Service
  • Academy of Management, Reviewer

  • Rothausen, T. J., Henderson, K. E., Arnold, J. K., & Malshe, A. (forthcoming). Should I stay or should I go? Identity and well-being in sensemaking about retention and turnover. Journal of Management,
  • O'Leary-Kelly, A. M., Henderson, K. E., Anand, V., & Ashforth, B. (2014). Psychological contracts in a nontraditional industry: Exploring the implications for psychological contract development. Group and Organization Management, (39)(3), pp. 326-360
  • Henderson, K. E., & O'Leary-Kelly, A. M. (2012). When broken promises threaten one's identity: The impact of psychological contract breach on self-identity threat. Journal of Organizational Psychology, (12)(3/4), pp. 81-98

Books and Chapters
  • Anand, J. M., & Henderson, K. E. (2007). Research Companion to the Dysfunctional Workplace. In J. Langan-Fox, C.Cooper, & R. Klimoski (Ed.), The role of organizational practices and routines in facilitating normalized corruption (pp. 235-251). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing

Research Interests
  • Employment
  • Human Resources

Awards and Honors
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award for the OB Division, Academy of Management, 2009
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award for the OB Division, Academy of Management, 2010
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award for the OB Division, Academy of Management, 2011
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award for the OB Division, Academy of Management, 2014
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award for the OB Division, Academy of Management, 2015

  • "Oops I did it or It wasn't me" Academy of Management, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 01, 2014
  • "Why do employees get upset about broken promises? An examination of PCB-PCV mediators" Academy of Management, Boston, MA, August 01, 2012
  • "When broken promises threaten one's identity: The impact of PCB on self-identity threat" Academy of Management, San Antonio, TX, August 01, 2011
  • "Working at the nexus of change: Psychological contracts in the body shopping industry" Academy of Management, Anaheim, California, January 01, 2008
  • "The impact of knowledge and irrelevance on group information-seeking and performance" Academy of Management, Anaheim, California, January 01, 2008
  • "Knowledge, ignorance, & distortion: an expanded representation of belief structures in groups" Academy of Management, Honolulu, Hawaii, January 01, 2005
  • "Take this job .... and keep it? The effects of psychological contract breach on job-constrained employees" Academy of Management, Honolulu, Hawaii, January 01, 2005