Department of Management and Marketing
Associate Professor / Gleason Family Fellow
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Theresa Floyd earned her Ph.D. from Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky in 2014. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Syracuse University. Theresa’s research interests encompass two main streams, both of which incorporate social network theory and analysis.
The first stream, in the realm of business management, focuses on social cognition, social influence, and the effects of organizational change on organizational identification and attachment. The second stream, in the realm of natural resource governance, focuses on how psychological processes operate within the social networks of resource stakeholders to influence attitudes and outcomes.
Prior to her doctoral studies, Theresa worked in retail merchandising for industry giants such as Gap and PetSmart. She loves bringing her business experience and research experience to her teaching and has a passion for preparing her students for successful business careers.
When not teaching or doing research, Theresa enjoys travel, singing, Oula, yoga, and spending time with her husband, Paul, and their daughter, Natalie.
Ph.D. Business Administration, 2014, Gatton College of Business and Economics, University of Kentucky
Master of Arts Textile Design, 1995, Syracuse University
Bachelor of Science Fashion Design, 1993, Syracuse University
MBA Organizational Behavior (BMGT 640)
MBA Human Resource Management: Staffing (special topics elective)
MBA Human Resrouce Management: Talent Development (special topics elective)
MBA Conflict Management (special topics elective)
People, Process, and Technology II (BGEN 342)
Human Resource Management (BMGT 329)
Leading Teams and Conflict Management (BMGT 444)
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Fostering an Inclusive Organization (UG and MBA special topics electives, professional digital badge)
Theresa’s research interests encompass two main streams, both of which incorporate social network theory and analysis.The first stream, in the realm of business management, focuses on social cognition, social influence, and the effects of organizational change on organizational identification and attachment. The second stream, in the realm of natural resource governance, focuses on how psychological processes operate within the social networks of resource stakeholders to influence attitudes and outcomes.
Chaffin, B.C., Floyd, T.M., Anzollitto, P. Harnessing the power of multi-level and multi-scale network interactions to address pressing challenges of global environmental change. (Submitted to Annals of the Association of American Geographers).
Mohr, J., Cummins, T., Metcalf, L., Nelson, C., Floyd, T., & Callaway, R. What Drives Innovation in Ecological Restoration? (Second revision submitted to PLOS One).
Floyd, T., Metcalf, E., Mohr, J., Metcalf, P., & Callaway, R. Social networks in ecological restoration: the roles of trust, public engagement, and network ties in satisfaction with restoration outcomes. (Received request for resubmission from Society & Natural Resources).
Floyd, T., Gerbasi, A., & Labianca, G. The Role of Sociopolitical Workplace Networks in Involuntary Employee Turnover. (Received request for resubmission from Human Relations).
Works in Progress
Rowen, E., Meredith, G., Floyd, T.M., Hamlin, S., and Chaffin, B.C. large-scale ego network survey among conservation professionals in Montana and Nebraska. Providing data for several research projects. Data collection complete. Data analysis and manuscript drafts are underway.
Nesbitt, H., Gulab, S., Floyd, T.M., Banerji, S, and Chaffin, B.C. Large-scale ego network survey among Nebraska producers in Nebraska. Providing data for several research projects. Data collection complete. Data analysis and manuscript drafts are underway.
Floyd, T.M., Chaffin, B.C., and Albo, S. Social Network Influences on Green Infrastructure Professionals’ Attitudes. (Targeting Environmental Management).
Terwilliger, M., Metcalf, E., Floyd, T.M., Mohr, J. Collaboration on the Upper Clark Fork River: A case study from the Montana CREWS project. Providing data for several research projects. Three rounds of survey data collection complete. Data analysis and manuscript drafts are underway.
Woehler, M., Chen, J., Floyd, T.M., Grosser, T.J., and Cullen-Lester, K. Turnover intentions to turnover: the effect of network disembedding and job change during times of organizational change. Analysis of two datasets underway.
Kang, D., Mehra, A., Chakri, M-H., Boukef, N., Floyd, T.M., Borgatti, S.P. Gender and Rank Homophily in Friendship Networks and the Reputation for Leadership. Manuscript draft underway.
Piplani, R., Floyd, T.M. Grosser, T. J., Cullen-Lester, K. The Impact of COVID-19 on Employee Attachment. This mixed-method field study examines employee reactions to the disruption caused by COVID-19. First round and second round survey and semi-structured interviews complete. Data analysis and manuscript draft underway.
Cullen-Lester, K.L., Maupin, C.K., Floyd, T.M., Mahdon, M., Gerbasi, A., Carter, D.R. (2022). Crossing the Bridge from Network Training to Development: A Guide to Move Trainees from Classroom Insights to Effective Networks. Organizational Dynamics. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orgdyn.2022.100937
Datta, A., Barnes, M., Chaffin, B., Floyd, T., Morrison, T., Sutcliffe, S. (2022). Big events, little change: extreme climatic events have no region-wide effect on action for the Great Barrier Reef. Journal of Environmental Management. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2022.115809
Grosser, T., Sterling, C., Piplani, R., Cullen-Lester, K., Floyd, T.M. (2022). A social network perspective on workplace inclusion: The role of network structure, network centrality, and need for affiliation. Human Resource Management. https://doi.org/10.1002/hrm.22131
Vallury, S., Smith, A., Chaffin, B., Nesbitt, H., Gulab, S., Banerjee, S., Floyd, T.M., Lohani, S., Metcalf, A., Metcalf, E., Twidwell, D., Uden, D., Williamson, M., Allen, C. (2022). Adaptive capacity beyond the household: a systematic review of empirical social-ecological research. Environmental Research Letters. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ac68fb
Floyd, T. M., Cullen-Lester, K. L., Lester, H. F., & Grosser, T. J. (2022). Emphasizing “me” or “we”: Training framing and self-concept in network-based leadership development. Human Resource Management 1–23. https://doi.org/10.1002/hrm.22112
Causholli, M., Floyd, T.M., Jenkins, N., Soltis, S. (2021). The Ties that Bind: Knowledge-Sharing Networks and Auditor Performance. Accounting, Organizations, and Society. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aos.2021.101239
Woehler, M., Floyd, T.M., Shah, N., Marineau, J., Sung, W., Grosser, T., Fagan, J., Labianca, G. (2021). Turnover during a corporate merger: How workplace network change influences staying. Journal of Applied Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1037/apl0000864
Chaffin, B.C., Floyd, T.M., & Albro, S. (2019). Leadership in informal stormwater governance networks. PLOS One. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0222434
Sung, W., Woehler, M., Fagan, J., Grosser, T., Floyd, T.M., Labianca, G. (2017). Employees’ Responses to Organizational Mergers: Intraindividual Change in Organizational Identification, Attachment, and Turnover. Journal of Applied Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1037/apl0000197
-Nominated for OB Division Best Paper Award, AOM Annual Meeting. (2018).
University of Montana College of Business
LINKS Center for Social Network Analysis, Unviersity of Kentucky
Co-PI: NSF EPSCor-funded grant: "Resilience Informatics for the Convergence of Critical Capacities to Address Regional-scale Environment Change."
Social Network Analysis
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Honors / Awards
Gleason Family Fellow 2020 to present