Hometown: Warwick, Rhode Island
PhD Majors: Behavior and Human Resource Management
Areas of Expertise: Discretionary Employee Behavior, Negotiation, Leadership Development
Jason R. Pierce received his PhD from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in May 2011. While at Kelley, he was a research associate with the Institute for Global Organization Effectiveness and a graduate fellow with the Tobias Center for Leadership at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. He primarily conducts research focused on the antecedents and consequences of prosocial and antisocial discretionary employee behaviors. He also investigates negotiations, cultural differences, and leadership skills development. His research has been published in several scholarly journals including theJournal of Management, the Journal of Applied Psychology, and Academy of Management Learning and Education. During his time as a doctoral student at Kelley, Jason also worked as an associate instructor. In this capacity, he developed and taught introductory courses in organizational behavior, leadership, and negotiation.
Jason brought with him to IU a diverse background of academic, professional, and cultural experiences. After earning his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology, he worked for five years as a global network engineer in the telecommunications industry. He then spent several months studying Spanish in Latin America, after which he returned to Georgia Tech where he managed a computer science research laboratory and completed graduate level course work in international affairs. Jason is currently an associate professor of management at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez in Santiago, Chile.