Faculty & Staff Directory

iconiconiconiconNameGregory StephensImageGregory StephensFirstnameGregoryLastnameStephensOffice Phone(817) 257-7548
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Position:Associate Professor of Management and LeadershipDepartment:Management and Leadership DepartmentOffice:Neeley 3331Role:FacultyEducation
  • BS - Psychology (Brigham Young University)
  • MBA (Brigham Young University)
  • Ph.D. - Administration (University of California, Irvine)
Areas of Expertise / Research
  • Leadership development
  • Communication/Dialogue
  • Dispute resolution
  • Mediation
  • Negotiation
Courses Taught
  • Team Leadership Skills (UG)
  • Skills for Effective Management (UG)
  • Cross-Cultural Management in Central America (UG study abroad)
  • Business in Europe (UG study abroad)
  • International Management (UG)
  • Organizational Management (UG)
  • Organizational Behavior (UG; no longer offered)
  • Managing Conflict for Results (G)
  • Negotiations (G)
  • EMBA Personal Leadership Development Program (G)
  • Skill Development for Managers (G)
  • Managing People (G)
  • Doing Business in Mexico (Graduate study abroad)
  • Interpersonal Skills (G; no longer offered)
  • Leadership Development Practicum (G; no longer offered)
  • International Business (G; no longer offered)
Key Publications
  • Peters, Larry, John Baum, & Gregory K. Stephens (2013). Supervisor as Steward of Leadership Development Efforts. Organizational Dynamics, 42(1): 46-53.
  • Lawrence H. Peters, Gregory K. Stephens, & John F. Baum (December, 2012). When Developing Leaders, Don’t Blame Training! T+D, 66(12): 58-62.
  • Lawrence H. Peters, John F. Baum, & Gregory K. Stephens (2011). Creating ROI in Leadership Development. Organizational Dynamics, 40(2): 104-109.
  • Charles R. Greer, Charles D. Stevens. & Gregory K. Stephens (Winter, 2007). The State of the Unions in Mexico. Journal of Labor Research, 28(1), 69-92.
  • International Careers as Repositories of Knowledge: A New Look at Expatriation. In Daniel C. Feldman (Ed.), Work Careers (SIOP - Frontiers Series). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. (2002, with Allan Bird, & Mark E. Mendenhall).
  • Escalation of Commitment: A Comparison of Differences Between Mexican and U.S. Decision-Makers. Journal of Management. (2001, with Charles R. Greer).
  • The Career Success Expectations Scale: An Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 58(1), 137-149. (1998, with Bernadette Szajna).
  • A Motivational Approach for Understanding Career Versus Personal Life Investments. In G.R. Ferris (ed.) Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management: Volume 15 (pp. 333-377). Greenwich, CN: JAI. (1997, with Daniel C. Feldman).
  • The Measurement of Work to Family Conflict. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 56(3), 475-486. (1996, with Steven M. Sommer).
Awards / Recognition
  • Alumni Professor of the Year Award (2014; nominee)
  • Dean's Teaching Award (2012)
  • Honored as a “favorite professor” - Professional MBA program (2012)
  • Inspirational Teacher Award (2009)
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator Certification (2005) - Received from the Center for Applications of Psychological Type (CAPT).
  • Crucial Confrontations Certification (2005) - Received from VitalSmarts, Inc.
  • Crucial Conversations Certification (2004) - Received from VitalSmarts, Inc.
  • Senior Appreciation Awards (2002, 2004, 2005)
  • Advanced Mediation, Family Mediation, and Victim/Offender Mediation Certification.
  • TCU Professor of the Year Nominee (1996) -- Nominated by TCU students.
  • Best Paper Award (1989) -- 49th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, International Management Division. (Title: "The Influence of the Spouse on American Expatriate Adjustment and Intent to Stay in Pacific Rim Overseas Assignments").
  • Past Presidents Best Paper Award Nominee (1989) -- 30th Annual Meeting of the Western Academy of Management, San Francisco, CA. (Title: "Career Stage Transitions: A Theoretical Integration and Model").
International Experience
  • Language fluency - English and Spanish.
  • Spain - Developer and instructor of one section of undergraduate study abroad course (in Barcelona).
  • Mexico - Developer and instructor of graduate and undergraduate study abroad courses (in Puebla and Guanajuato).
  • Mexico - Ongoing research investigations in Mexico City, Chihuahua, and Juarez, 1993-present.
  • France -- Instructor for the De Commerce De Dijon, the Neeley School's partner university in Dijon, France. Taught international management in the one week summer international program.
  • Germany -- Instructor for the TCU, Neeley School of Business Summer-in-Germany Program, 1996. Lectured at the Fachhochschule
  • Chile - Volunteer service, 1976-1978.
  • Management skills coaching, 2009-present.
  • Crucial Confrontations training, 2005-present. Delivered mastery program to clients including the Federal Aviation Administration, Sabre Holdings, Inc., TCU, and others.
  • Crucial Conversations training, 2004-present. Delivered mastery program to clients including the Federal Aviation Administration, Energy Education, Inc., United Way, Moncrief Cancer Center, XTO Enregy, TCU, and others.
  • Negotiation training, (2004-present) - programs developed and delivered for clients including Williamson-Dickie, Ben E. Keith Foods, and Pegasus Solutions.
  • Mediation, 1993-present. Mediation of disputes for clients including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Texas Christian University, Johnson & Johnson, and the Acton (Texas) School District. Advanced Mediator for Dispute Resolution Services of Tarrant County (pro bono). Qualified under the laws of the State of Texas to serve as a court-appointed mediator for community and business disputes, suits affecting the parent-child relationship, and victim-offender mediation. Basic and advanced training received at DRS.
  • Settlement Solutions, Inc., 2000-present. Partner and member of the Board of Directors. Provide training program delivery, group process facilitation, and mediation to clients of SSI. Participation in organizational strategic planning and implementation, organize, design, and implement basic and advanced mediation training programs, and mediate disputes for corporate and individual clients.
  • Future Search Facilitation, April, 1999. Co-facilitated cross-cultural visioning and planning meeting for Jacobs Farm/Del Cabo in Baja California, Mexico (with Linda Powell & Adina Newburg).
  • Strategic Visioning Facilitation, February, 1999. Youth Orchestra of Greater Fort Worth.
  • Management and Executive Education, 1991-present. Charles Tandy American Enterprise Center, Texas Christian University. Instructor and facilitator for structured management training and executive leadership programs developed for such organizations as Pegasus Solutions, Cook Children's Medical Center, Bell Helicopter/Textron, the City of Fort Worth Police Department, Pier One, Harris Methodist Hospital, and American Airlines.
  • Management Consultation, 1995-present. Consulted on such projects as: (1) design and implementation of telecommuting program (Radio Shack, Union Pacific Railroad, Xerox); (2) development of in-house mediation program and mediator training (Texas Christian University); (3) development of a culture change training program (Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railroad)
Hobbies / Interests
  • Family, reading, motorcycling, hiking, travel.