Linda L. Neider

Linda L. Neider

Chair and Professor, Management

Biography

Linda Neider is a tenured professor of management in the School of Business Administration at the University of Miami with specializations in organizational behavior, leadership, and human capital (resource) management. At the end of August 2011, she returned to her faculty position after serving with distinction in a number of senior administrative roles. These leadership positions included vice dean for Internal University Relations, Global/Cross Disciplinary Initiatives and Undergraduate Programs; vice dean for Undergraduate Business Programs; chairman of the Management Department; vice dean for Faculty Affairs in the School of Business Administration; co-director of the Masters in technology management; and director of the PhD program in industrial/organizational psychology.

During her most recent role as vice dean for Internal University Relations, Global/CrossDisciplinary Initiatives and Undergraduate Programs, Neider served as part of a three-prong strategic management team with the (former) dean of the School of Business Administration. Specifically, she worked as the key interface between the School and all other areas within the University including representing the dean of the School in their absence; developing and overseeing collaborative cross-disciplinary programs with other University units as well as integrating international initiatives; and overseeing all of the functions associated with the 2,000+ undergraduate business students including efforts to attract top prospective students, development of innovative curricular content, initiating enhancement and engagement activities, and providing oversight for all other undergraduate business services, including advising. Selected accomplishments in this role were: developing, compiling, and writing materials necessary for the AACSB accreditation review completed in 2011- 2012; launching a new freshman (orientation) honor code event; establishing an accelerated honors program in business/law; developing new outreach programs for undergraduate placement; and conducting focus groups with undergraduate students to develop new strategic initiatives.

In her role as vice dean for Undergraduate Business, Neider worked with recruiters, faculty, staff, and students to revitalize and restructure the undergraduate curriculum. Believing strongly in the importance of social responsibility, community engagement, and ethics, she initiated a new required freshmen course called FIRST STEP (Freshmen Integrity, Responsibility, and Success Through Teamwork) which was introduced during the fall of 2008. All incoming freshmen (close to 500) in this class were exposed to cases, interactive exercises, and work in teams, facilitated by trained upper-class peer leaders, to complete hands-on projects for a variety of community non-profit organizations. Neider also initiated a formalized undergraduate student research program pairing students with faculty mentors; front loaded the business curriculum to expose students earlier to business core areas; established a student tutorial system; worked with faculty and staff to develop new minors and majors in health sector management and policy, real estate, ecosystems, pre-med/business, and established co-majors between the School of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences. Fast-track undergraduate/graduate programs were also instituted in accounting. Other accomplishments included working with community leaders to establish mentoring programs; hiring a dedicated business career counselor to work with students; organizing and overseeing development of AACSB assurance of learning objectives as well as an undergraduate exit examination; promoting undergraduate community outreach programs to build micro-business skill sets in underserved communities; and helping to develop student organizations (Undergraduate Dean’s Advisory Council) designed to increase as well as encourage student input into accomplishing strategic objectives.

As the first female department chair in the School, a position she held for close to two decades, Neider worked collaboratively with 25 faculty representing areas including entrepreneurship, health management, strategic management, operations management, organizational behavior, human resource management, and international business. As Chair of the largest academic department within the school, she also established a $1,000,000 endowment; hired two endowed chair professors; developed majors in entrepreneurship and human resources; and hired two-thirds of the current faculty, many of whom have won both School as well as University research and teaching awards.

Neider has received over two dozen outstanding teaching awards, including the University of Miami Excellence in Teaching Award, for her organizational behavior and human (capital) resource classes in the Executive MBA program, the Full-Time MBA program, and the undergraduate division. 

Neider’s scholarly work is primarily in the leadership area where her contributions may be viewed in the Academy of Management Journal, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Leadership Quarterly. She is the co-author of the book series, Research in Management, which in now preparing for its eleventh edition. Neider has mentored for and served on numerous PhD committees for students, many of whom now hold faculty positions in accredited programs throughout the world. Her consulting and training work has included clients such as American Express, Florida Power and Light, the Miami Heart Institute, the City of Miami, Dade County Public Schools, United Way of Dade County, and YPO to name a few. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Humane Society of South Florida, and is on the Board of Governors for Young Patronnesses of the Opera.

Neider’s PhD and MBA were awarded in 1979 from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where she also earned an MA degree in 1978. She graduated summa cum laude from Daemen College in 1975 after serving as president of her senior class, editor of the school newspaper, a research assistant, and head resident advisor.

Research Interests

Leadership and organizational effectiveness; transforming organizational cultures; human resource systems, health care management, training and development needs assessment; and survey design, development and analysis

Featured Publications

  • Neider, L.L. and Schriesheim, C. A., "Authentic Ethical Leadership, Vol. 10, Research in Management." Charlotte, NC: Information Press Publishing, 2014

    Schriesheim, C. A. and Neider, L. L.  Trust and Justice in Organizations, Volume 9, Research in Management, Connecticut: Information Age Publishing, 2012.

    Neider, L. and Schriesheim, C. Research in Management: The “Dark” Side of Management, Volume 8, Connecticut: Information Age Publishing.

    Schriesheim, C. and Neider, L. “Abuse and Supportive Leadership: Two Sides of the Same Coin?” in Volume 8, Research in Management: The “Dark” Side of Management. p. 49-68.

    Neider, L. and Schriesheim, C. Research in Management:  Affect and Emotion – New Directions In Management Theory and Research. (Guest Editor:  Ronald H. Humphrey), Volume 7, Connecticut: Information Age Publishing.

    Neider, L. and Schriesheim, C.  Research in Management: International Perspectives. Volume 6, Connecticut:  Information Age Publishing.

    Schriesheim, C. and Neider, L.  Power and Influence in Organizations:  New Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives.  Volume 5, Connecticut:  Information Age Publishing.

    Neider, L. and Schriesheim, C. Understanding and Managing Teams: Research in Management, Volume 4. Connecticut: Information Age Publishing.

    Schriesheim, C. and Neider, L. New Directions in Human Resource Management: Research in Management, Volume 3. Connecticut: Information Age Publishing.

    Neider, L. and Schriesheim, C. Leadership: Research in Management, Volume 2.  Connecticut: Information Age Publishing.

    Schriesheim, C. and Neider, L. Equivalence in Measurement: Research in Management, Volume 1. Connecticut: Information Age Publishing.

    Schriesheim, C., Neider, L. and Scandura, T.  "A within- and between-groups analysis of leader-member exchange as a correlate of delegation."  Academy of Management Journal.

Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Vice Dean, Undergraduate Business Programs, University of Miami School of Business Administration, 2007 - 2011
  • Chairman, Management Department, University of Miami School of Business Administration, 1986 - 1990, 1991 - 2007
  • Co-Director, Master’s Program, Management of Technology, University of Miami School of Business Administration, 1991 - 2007
  • Vice Dean, Faculty Affairs, University of Miami School of Business Administration, 1989 - 1992

Specialties

  • Organizational behavior
  • Human resource management/human capital
  • Leadership and influence
  • Leadership in organizations
  • Team processes
  • Performance appraisal systems
  • Organizational change, development, and culture

Degrees

  • Ph.D., State University of New York, 1979
  • MBA, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1979
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, 1978
  • B.A., Summa Cum Laude, Daemen College, 1975

Honors and Awards

  • Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Miami School of Business Administration, 2014, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 1999
  • Outstanding Paper Award, Research Methods Track, Southern Management Association Conference, 2009
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Miami, 1999
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