Linda L. Neider

Linda L. Neider

Department Chair and Professor, Management

Biography

Linda L. Neider is a tenured Professor of Management with a secondary appointment as Professor in the Department of Health Sector Management and Policy in the University of Miami Business School.  She currently serves as the Chairman of the Department of Management, Director of the MS Program in Leadership, and the First Vice Chair of the University of Miami’s Faculty Senate, the latter of which she has been elected to by the faculty at the university for the past four years.  Dr. Neider has a long history as a distinguished academic leader, having served as Vice Dean for Internal University Relations, Global/Cross-Disciplinary Initiatives and Undergraduate Programs; Vice Dean for Undergraduate Business Programs; past Chairman of the Management Department; Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs in the School of Business Administration; Co-Director (and co-creator) of the Masters in Technology Management; and Director of the Ph.D. program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

During her role as Vice Dean for Internal University Relations, Global/Cross-Disciplinary Initiatives and Undergraduate Programs, Dr. Neider was part of a three-prong strategic Management team with former Dean of the Miami School of Business, Dr. Barbara Kahn (who returned to Wharton). Specifically, Dr. Neider worked as the key interface between the  Miami Business school and  all  other  areas  within  the  university, including representing the  Dean in her 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 2000+ undergraduate business students, such as 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, as well as advising.  Selected accomplishments in this role were: developing, compiling, and writing materials necessary for the AACSB accreditation review; launching a new freshman (orientation) honor code; 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, Dr. 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).  All incoming freshmen (close to 500) were exposed to cases, interactive exercises, and teamwork, facilitated by trained upper-class peer leaders, to complete hands-on projects for a variety of community non-profit organizations..  As Vice Dean, Dr. 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 helped to create 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 launch 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 Miami Business School, a position she held for more than two decades before taking on a Vice Dean role, Dr. Neider worked collaboratively with 25 faculty representing areas including Entrepreneurship, Health Management, Strategic Management, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, and International Business. While Chair, she also established a $1,000,000 endowment; hired two endowed Chair Professors; developed majors in entrepreneurship and human resources; and hired  close to two-thirds  of  the  current  faculty,  many  of  whom  have  won  both  school  as  well  as university research and teaching awards.

Dr. Neider, herself, 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 both graduate and undergraduate programs.    Her most recent Outstanding Teaching Awards were awarded by the 2017 MS in Leadership graduating class, the 2015 Executive MBA Class in Health Sector Management and Policy, and the 2014 Executive MBA class in Health Sector Management and Policy.  In 2017, she was also the recipient of the Miami Business School Outstanding Faculty Service Award.

Dr. 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 a co-author of the book series, Research in Management, now in its eleventh edition.  Dr. Neider has mentored for and served on numerous Ph.D. committees for students, many of whom hold faculty positions in accredited programs throughout the world.  Her consulting and executive coaching work has included clients from organizations 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.

Professor Neider’s Ph.D. and M.B.A. degrees were awarded from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where she also earned an M.A. degree.   She graduated summa cum laude from Daemen College after serving as President of the 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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