Assistant Professor

Department of Management, Raj Soin College of Business

Wright State University

208-S Rike Hall, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway

Dayton, OH  45435-0001

(937) 775-2333 (Office), (937) 775-3545 (Fax)

david.bright@wright.edu, http://www.wright.edu/~david.bright/

Assistant Professor, 2006-present – Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, USA

 

Research Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor, 2005 -2006 – Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit, Department of Organizational Behavior, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Education

Ph.D. Organizational Behavior, 2005 – Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Dissertation Title: Forgiveness and Change: Begrudging, Pragmatic, and Transcendent Responses to Discomfiture in a Unionized Trucking Company

Committee: David Cooperrider (Co-Chair), Ronald Fry (Co-Chair), Kim Cameron, Eric Neilsen, and Julie Exline

 

Master of Organizational Behavior and Master of Arts, International Area Studies (joint degree), 1999 – Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA

 

B.S. Accounting, 1996 cum laudeBrigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA

Positive Organizational Scholarship, Appreciative Inquiry, organizational development and change, organizational excellence, forgiveness

1.     Boyd, Neil M.; Bright, David S. (2007). Appreciative Inquiry as a mode of action research in community psychology. Journal of Community Psychology, 35 (8): 1019-1036.

 

2.     Bright, David S. (2006). Virtuousness is necessary for genuineness in corporate philanthropy. Academy of Management Review, 31 (3): 752-756.

 

3.     Bright, David S.; Fry, Ronald E.; Cooperrider, David L. (2006). Forgiveness from the perspectives of three response modes: Begrudgement, pragmatism and transcendence. Journal of Management Spirituality and Religion, 2/3 (1): 78-103.

 

4.     Bright, David S; Cameron, Kim S.; and Caza, Arran. (2006). The amplifying and buffering effects of virtuousness in downsized organizations. Journal of Business Ethics, 64 (3), 249-269.

 

5.     Bright, David S.; Cooperrider, David L; Galloway, Walter (2006). Appreciative Inquiry in the Office of Research and Development: Improving the collaborative capacity of organizing. Public Performance and Management Review, 29 (3), 289-310.

 

6.     Cameron, Kim S.; Bright, David S.; Caza, Arran (2004). Exploring the relationship between organizational virtuousness and performance. American Behavioral Scientist, 47 (6): 766-790.

 

7.     Powley, Edward H.; Fry, Ronald E.; Barrett, Frank J.; Bright, David S. (2004). Dialogic democracy meets command and control: Transformation through the Appreciative Inquiry summit. Academy of Management Executive 18 (3), 67-80.

 

8.     Bright, David S.; Fry, Ronald E; Barrett, Frank (2003). The Impact of Multiple AI Summits: Developing the U.S. Navy’s Information Professional Community. AI Practitioner, 4(4): 34-39.

Edited Book Chapters & Published Working Papers

1.     Bright, David S.; Fry, Ronald E.; Cooperrider, David L. (in press). Forgiveness from the perspectives of three response modes: Begrudgement, pragmatism and transcendence. In Charles Manz, Kim Cameron, Karen Manz, & Bob Marx (Eds.) The Virtuous Organization: Insights From Some of the World's Leading Management Thinkers. Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific Publishing Company

 

2.     Bright, David S.; Powley, Edward H.; Fry, Ronald E.; Barrett, Frank J. (in press).  The generative potential of cynical conversations. In Danielle Zandee & David L. Cooperrider, (Eds.). Advances in Appreciative Inquiry, Volume 3. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler.

 

3.     Bright, David S.; Fry, Ronald E.; Copperrider, David L. (in press).  Transformative innovation as an example of generativity: The B.A.W.B. World Inquiry. In Danielle Zandee & David L. Cooperrider, (Eds.). Advances in Appreciative Inquiry, Volume 3. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler.

 

4.     Bright, David S. (2006).  Forgiveness as an attribute of leadership. In E. D. Hess & K. S. Cameron, (Eds.). Leading with values: Values, virtue & high performance, 172-193. New York: Oxford University Press.

 

5.     Bright, David S.; Fry, Ronald E; Cooperrider, David L. (2006). Transformative innovations for the mutual benefit of business society, and environment. BAWB Interactive Working Paper Series 1(1), pp. 17-31. http://worldbenefit.case.edu/research/paperseries/?p=21.

 

6.     Bright, David S. and Cooperrider, David L. (2003). Words matter: Build the appreciative capacity of organizations. In Ulrich, D.; Goldsmith, M.; Carter, L.; Bolt, J.; Smallwood, N., The change champion’s fieldguide: Strategies and tools for changing your organization: 60-82. New York: Best Practice Publications.

 

Bright, David S.; Powley, Edward H.; Fry, Ronald E.; and Barrett, Frank. Generative conversations: Appreciating cynical and anticipatory conversations.

 

Bright, David S.; Fry, Ronald E.; Barrett, Frank; Cooperrider, David L; Powley, Edward H. Appreciating relational spaces: Generativity and the need for mindfulness. Academy of Management Review (Revise & Resubmit)

 

Bright, David S.; Powley, Edward H.; and Fry, Ronald E. High quality connections: The effect of Appreciative Inquiry.

Peer-Reviewed Presentations

1.     Bright, David S. (2008) Managers as Forgivers? An Exploratory study of Forgiveness Tendencies in a Unionized Trucking Company. Paper presented at the 2008 Academy of Management annual meeting in Anaheim California.

 

2.     Bright, David S.; Sekerka, Leslie K. (co-organizers). (2008) Flourishing and Excellence: Exploring Virtuousness in and through Organizations. Paper presented at the 2008 Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California.

 

3.     Bright, David S.; (2008) Stavros, Jacqueline The Meaning of Virtues from the Perspective of Three Response Modes. Paper presented at the 2008 Academy of Management annual meeting in Anaheim, California.

 

4.     Bright, David S. (2008) Service-Based Learning: How do we Invite and Inspire High Student Engagement? Paper presented at the 2008 Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference in Boston, Massachusetts.

 

5.     Fry, Ron (Organizer), and Bright, David S. (2007). Virtuous Organizing in Tough Times: AI Amidst Down-sizing, Turn-around, and Organization Decline. Presented at the 3rd Annual Conference on Appreciative Inquiry, Orlando, Florida: September 2007.

 

6.     Bright, David S. (2007). Forgiveness and Organizational Death. Symposium presented by Ian Walsh (Chair), Marc Lavine, Edward H. Powley; David S. Bright; and Kim S. Cameron. “Good Mourning: Positive Organizing in Response to Death in Organizational Life,” at the August 2007 Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

7.     Bright, David S. (2007). Organizational virtuousness as an element of sustainability: Possible directions for research. Professional Development Workshop presented by Joseph Petrick, Leanne Krueger-Braneky, and David S. Bright, “Urban Sustainable Business Practices,”  at the 2007 Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

8.     Bright, David S. (Chair); Worline, Monica; Lavine, Marc (2007). Building bridges from Positive Organizational Scholarship to Ethics: Research on virtuousness in organizations. Symposium presented at the 2007 Society for Business Ethics Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

9.     Bright, David S. (2006). Offense Aversion as an Aspect of the Virtue of Forgiveness. Working paper presented at the 2006 Positive Organizational Scholarship Conference: Empirical Currents in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 

10.  Bright, David S. (2006). High Quality Connection-Building in the Context of Planned, Participatory Organizational Change. Working paper presented at the 2006 Positive Organizational Scholarship Conference: Empirical Currents in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 

11.  Bright, David S.; Fry, Ronald E; Cooperrider, David L. (2006). The World Inquiry: Discovering transformative innovations for mutual benefit in business and society. Paper presented at the 2006 Global Forum for Business as an Agent of World Benefit: October 24, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.

 

12.  Bright, David S.; Godwin, Lindsey; Fry, Ronald E. (2006). Transformative innovations for mutual benefit: The role of business as an agent of benefit. Showcase Symposium presented at the August 2006 Annual Academy of Management Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

13.  Bright, David S.; Fry, Ronald E; Cooperrider, David L. (2006). Transformative innovations for mutual benefit in business, society, and environment: An organizational change perspective. Paper presented in the SIM division at the August 2006 Annual Academy of Management Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

14.  Bright, David S.; Powley, Edward H.; Fry, Ronald E. (2006). The engagement continuum: Exploring the impact of Appreciative Inquiry on high quality connections in interpersonal relationships. Paper presented in the ODC division at the August 2006 Annual Academy of Management Meeting in Atlanta, GA.

 

15.  Bright, David S. (2005). Factors for sustaining the momentum for change after an AI Summit. Professional Development Workshop presented at the August 2005 Academy of Management: Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

16.  Boyd, Neil M.; Bright, David S. (2005) Continuing the Discourse Between Organization Studies & Community Psychology I. Symposium presented at the 10th Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action, June, 2005: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.

 

17.  Bright, David S. (2003). The forgiving condition as a potential moderator to organizational effectiveness. Showcase symposium presented at the August 2003 Academy of Management: Seattle, Washington.

 

18.  Powley, Edward H. (Co-chair); Bright, David S. (Co-Chair); Cooperrider, David L; Fry, Ron E. (2003). Inquiry into the good: Relationships, meaning, and method for positive organizational scholarship. Showcase Symposium presented at the August 2003 Academy of Management: Seattle, Washington.

 

19.  Barrett, Frank J. and Bright, David S. (2003). Introducing participatory democracy and empowerment in machine bureaucracy: The case of the US Navy. All-Academy Symposium presented at the August 2003 Academy of Management: Seattle, Washington.

 

20.  Bright, David S. (2003). The propensity to forgive in the workplace. Presented at the conference for Scientific Findings about Forgiveness. Sponsored by A Campaign for Forgiveness Research in Atlanta, Georgia: October 25, 2003.

 

21.  Cameron, Kim S.; Bright, David S.; Caza, Arran; Kachorek, Lauren; Kanov, Jason; and Worline, Monica (2002). Organizational virtues: Implications for performance. Symposium presented at the August 2002 Academy of Management Conference: Denver, Colorado.

 

22.  Laidlaw, William L.; Bright, David S. (2002). Trends in executive education: The objectives of programs for management training. Poster board presented at the January 2002 Annual Symposium for EDM Scholars, Weatherhead Executive Education: Cleveland, Ohio.

 

Bright, David S.; Cooperrider, David L; Fry, Ronald E; Chatterjee, Sayan; Whitehouse, Peter; Carlsson, Bo (2006). Factors shaping transformative innovations in business for the benefit of society and environment. $749,730 proposal submitted to the National Science Foundation, SBE Division, competition on Human and Social Dynamics, NSF 06-509. (funding denied).

Invited Presentations

1.     Bright, David S. (2008). The Dynamics of Positive Organizing. Presentation given for the OD Network of Greater Dayton, Dayton, Ohio.

 

2.     Bright, David S.  (2008). An Introduction to Positive Organizational Scholarship. Presentation given in January and repeated in June at Lawrence Technological University, Detroit, Michigan.

 

3.     Bright, David S. (2007) An Introduction to Positive Organizational Scholarship. Presentation given to the faculty of the Raj Soin College of Business, Wright State University, October 2007.

 

4.     Bright, David S. and the Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit. (2006). Business as an Agent of Mutual Benefit: Research Agenda and Initial Findings. Booth Presentation at the Annual Research ShowCase, Case Western Reserve University, April 5-6, 2006: Cleveland, OH.

 

5.     Bright, David S.; Fry, Ronald E.; Cooperrider, David L.; Frick, Cindy (2004). Managing the expectations of “destiny.” Presentation given at the 2004 Second International Conference on Appreciative Inquiry, September 20, 2004: Miami, FL.

 

6.     Bright, David S.; Rellaford, Barry; Weber, Dorothy (2003). Appreciative Inquiry. Presentation given at the 2003 Organizational Behavior Alumni Annual Conference: Brigham Young University, Provo, UT.

 

7.     Neville, Mary Grace; Bright, David; Powley, Edward H.; Puerta, Mauricio (2002). New directions of research for human and global dimensions of change: Emerging propositions from a world dialogue. Presentation given at the 2002 Spirit in Business Conference: New York.

 

8.     Bright, David S. (2001). How to deal with those difficult people in your teams! Address presented to the Women’s City Club of Cleveland, September 24, 2001: Cleveland, OH.

Popular, Trade or Other Media

Bright, David S. (2007) Any business is good business? Invited editorial written for The Guardian: The Independent Student Newspaper of Wright State University. January 3.

 

Bright, David S. (2004) The Information Professional Appreciative Inquiry Summit (Script Writer). A video produced for the United States Navy. Naval Postgraduate School: Monterey, CA.

 

Research Associate, Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit, 2002, 2004-2006 Case | Weatherhead School of Management – Cleveland, OH

I was part of a research team that developed a “world-wide inquiry” to discover business innovations that are motivated by a desire to create benefit for society. I am currently working on a long-term research agenda related to Positive Organizational Scholarship and change in society.

 

Research Consultant, Kim Cameron, 2001-2003 – University of Michigan Business SchoolAnn Arbor, MI

This project explored the place of virtuousness in organizations. We created a series of studies with both qualitative and quantitative components to explore the relationship between organization virtuousness and performance.

 

Research Assistant, Office of the Dean, Bill Laidlaw, 2000 to 2001 – Case| Weatherhead School of Management – Cleveland, OH

This work examined the role and evolution of Executive Education in schools of business or management. We explored a typology that explains the delivery of these programs.

 

Research Assistant, Office of the Dean, Kim Cameron, 2000 – Case| Weatherhead School of Management – Cleveland, OH

This research partnership provided the genesis for my interest in Positive Organizational Scholarship. We explored the role of forgiveness as an expression of organization virtuousness.

 

Research Assistant, Hal Gregersen, 1997 – Brigham Young UniversityProvo, UT

This research experience served as a catalyst for my interest in pursuing a doctoral education. The work focused on the role of expatriate management as a component of managerial development.

 

Academy of Management: Member of the following divisions

·         Organization and Management Theory

·         Organization Development and Change

·         Research Methods

·         Social Issues in Management

·         Positive Organizational Behavior (informally organized interest group)

 

Organizational Development Network

·         Member of the national association

·         Board Member for the ODN of Greater Dayton regional affiliate

Methodology Interests

Topical Areas: Action Research, Grounded Theory, thematic analysis, ethnography, measurement, multivariate analysis, mixed methods research

 

Tools: ATLAS-ti, NVivo, NVivo Merge, Inspiration, SPSS, AMOS

Organizational Behavior, leadership, organizational development and change, research methods, organizational theory, social issues in management

Wright State UniversityDayton, OH

  UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

Management and Organizational Behavior (MGT 304) – Intersession 2008, Summer 2008, Winter 2008, Fall 2007, Spring 2007, Winter 2007 (2 sections), Fall 2006.

 

Organizational Development & Change (MGT 410) – Spring 2008, Winter 2008

 

Leadership and Effective Teams (MGT 411) – Spring 2008

 

International Management (MGT 485) – Fall 2007

 

 

 GRADUATE COURSES

Organizational Development & Change (MBA 706) – Fall 2008, Fall 2007

 

Leading Teams and Organizations (MBA 750) – Summer 2008 (Chinese Program)

 

Innovation and Creativity (MBA 766) – Winter 2009, Spring 2007

 

  AWARDS

2007-2008

Outstanding Teacher of Management

 

Case| Weatherhead School of Management – Cleveland, Ohio

Assistant Instructor, Seminar in Theory Building and Qualitative Research (ORBH 561) – Spring 2004, with invited presentations in 2003, & 2002.

 

Teaching Assistant, Structured Qualitative Research Methods (EDMP 641) – Spring 2004

 

Instructor, Human Value in Organizations (MGMT 413) – Spring, Summer 2003

 

Co-Facilitator, Leadership Assessment and Development (MBAC 410)Fall 2003, Fall 2002; Fall, 2001; Summer, 2001

 

Co-Facilitator, Interpersonal Dynamics of Small Groups (ORBH 303/304/403) – Spring, 2001

 

Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Organizational Behavior & Management (ORBH 250) – Spring 2000

Marriott School of Management – Provo, Utah

Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Organizational Behavior (OB 320) – Spring 1997; Summer 1997 – BYU – Provo, Utah

Consulting & Action Research

Wapakoneta School District, Wapakoneta, Ohio 2008. New Bremen Ohio 2007-2008. Facilitation consultation for a Board-Administrators retreat.

 

New Bremen School District, New Bremen Ohio 2007-2008. Facilitation consultation for a Board-Administrators retreat.

 

Voices and Choices, Northeast Ohio Visioning Project, 2006 – Research consultant on ATLAS-ti, used to identify and track key themes in over 1000 interview summaries.

 

Office of Research and Development (ORD), United States Environmental Protection Agency, 2004-2005 – Action research and intervention evaluation

 

Roadway Express, 2002-2004 – Action research and intervention evaluation

 

Interfaith Hospitality Network, 2004 – Action research

 

Richard Boyatzis, 2002-2004 – Development of coder training software for managerial assessment

 

United States Navy, 2002-2003 – Appreciative Inquiry Summit analysis, facilitation assistance, and production consulting

 

LUCENT, 2003 – Leadership assessment and evaluation

 

Case| Weatherhead Executive Education, 2000 – Strategic assessment and design

 

INTEL, 1998 – Interpersonal communication improvement program

Instructional Developer, Trainer, and Training Supervisor 1992 to 1994, 1996 to 1999 – Brigham Young University (MTC) – Provo, UT

 

Accountant, 1995 – International Business Machines (IBM) – Endicott, NY

 

Accountant, 1995 – Hawkins, Cloward & Simister – Orem, UT

2008

Member, ad hoc MBA Advisory Committee, Raj Soin College of Business

2008

Adhoc Reviewer, Journal of Asia-Pacific Business

2008

Reviewer, Standford University Press

2008

Adhoc Reviewer, Academy of Management Review

2006 - 2008

Co-Editor, Business as an Agent of World Benefit Interactive Working Paper Series

http://worldbenefit.case.edu/research/paperseries/

2007

Reviewer, two Pearson Prentice-Hall textbooks on experiential OB.

2007

Reviewer, Three proposals for 2008 Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference held at Babson College, Jun 10-14, 2008.

2007

Member, Management Department Strategy Subcommittee, Wright State University

2007

Member, Selection Committee search for new department faculty member

2007

Reviewer, Two chapters for Sage Textbook Publishing

2007

Facilitator, Annual Gathering of POS Scholars, Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

2007

Chair, Paper Session for the ODC Division, Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

2007

Reviewer, Houghton-Mifflin Textbook Publishing

2007

Adhoc Reviewer, Academy of Management Review

2007

Adhoc Reviewer, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science

2007

Adhoc Reviewer, Organization & Management Theory Division (3 papers), Organizational Development and Change Division (2 papers), for the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management

2007

Facilitator, Department development series, Department of Management, Wright State University

2006

Assistant Editor, Global Forum joint conference between the U.N. Global Compact and the Academy of Management to be held at Case Western Reserve University, October 2006

2006

Adhoc Reviewer, Organization & Management Theory Division, Organizational Development and Change Division, Atlanta Academy of Management

2006

Adhoc Reviewer, Global Leadership Institute Summit

2005

Interactive Paper Facilitator, “Ecological and Evolutionary Perspectives” Organization & Management Theory Division, Hawaii Academy of Management

2005

Adhoc Reviewer, Organization & Management Theory Division, Hawaii Academy of Management

2004

Chairman, Committee for Developing a Culture of Scholarship, Department of Organizational Behavior, Case| Weatherhead School of Management

2004

Discussant, “Power to Transform: Organizing for Change,” Paper session sponsored by the Organization Development and Change Division, New Orleans Academy of Management

2004

Adhoc Reviewer, Organization Development and Change Division, New Orleans Academy of Management

2003

Adhoc Reviewer, Research Methods Division, Seattle Academy of Management

2001

Ph.D. Selection Committee, Department of Organizational Behavior, Case| Weatherhead School of Management

2002

Ph.D. Selection Committee, Department of Organizational Behavior, Case| Weatherhead School of Management

2003

Dissertation Grant, Case| Weatherhead School of Management, $2000

1999

Valedictory Address, Brigham Young University

1997

Oma and Stan Wagstaff Graduate Scholarship, Brigham Young University

1993

Maeser Scholarship, Brigham Young University (1 year tuition +stipend)

1989

Trustees Scholarship, Brigham Young University (4 years tuition)

Community Service

2004-2006

Venture Crew Advisor – Boy Scouts of America unit sponsored by the Kirtland Ward, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) – Kirtland, Ohio.

1997-1998

Activities Chairman, Masters of Organizational Behavior Student Association – Brigham Young UniversityProvo, Utah

1989-1991

Volunteer Representative, 1990 to 1991 – Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) – Madrid, Spain

 

Languages Spoken

Spanish – conversational, reading, and writing