Faculty & Staff Directory

Patrick Downes

Assistant Professor
Management and Leadership Department


  • PhD, University of Iowa
  • MEd, Iowa State University
  • BS, University of Kansas

Areas of Expertise/Research

  • Statistical Methods and Analytics
  • Employee Social Networks
  • Employee Motivation
  • Human Resource Management

Selected Publications

  • Downes, P. E., Crawford, E. R., Seibert, S. E., Stoverink, A. C., Campbell, E. M. (2020). Referents or role models? The self-efficacy and job performance effects of perceiving higher performing peers. Journal of Applied Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1037/apl0000519
  • Downes, P. E., Reeves, C. J., McCormick, B., Boswell, W. R, & Butts, M. (2020). Incorporating job demand variability into job demands theory: A meta-analysis. Journal of Management. https://doi.org/10.1177/0149206320916767
  • Methot, J. R., Rosado-Solomon, E., Gabriel, A., & Downes, P. E. (2020). Office chit-chat as a social ritual: The uplifting yet distracting effects of daily small talk at work. Academy of Management Journal. https://doi.org/10.5465/amj.2018.1474
  • McCormick, B., Reeves, C. J., Downes, P. E., Li, N., & Ilies, R. (2018). Scientific contributions of within-person research in management: Making the juice worth the squeeze. Journal of Management. https://doi.org/10.1177/0149206318788435
  • Yu, J., Downes, P. E., Carter, K., & O’Boyle, E. H. (2018). The heterogeneity problem in meta-analytic structural equation modeling (MASEM) revisited: A reply to Cheung. Journal of Applied Psychology, 103, 804-811.