Lynn Godkin

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Dr. Lynn Godkin
Professor 

Phone: (409) 880- 2384
Email: godkinrl@lamar.edu
Office: Galloway Business Building Room 220

Ph.D.   North Texas State University


Courses Taught

MBA:

Human Resource Management 

Bachelors:

Advanced Organizational Behavior 
Compensation Management 
Human Resource Management 
Organizational Behavior/Admin 
Principles of Organizational Behavior & Management 

Courses taught, but not in the Schedule:

Undergraduate: Small Business, Principles of Management, Organization Theory, Advanced Organization Behavior, Strategic Analysis. Graduate: Foundations of Organization Behavior, Seminar in Management, Strategic Management, Management in the Movies, Organization Theory and Long-Range Planning, Compensation.

Professional Experience

Academic Experience 

Professor of Management, Lamar University (1991 - Present), Beaumont, Texas.

Chair, Department of Management and Marketing, Lamar University (1992 - 2003), Beaumont, Texas.

Visiting Professor of Management, Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza (1996 - 1996), Póznan, Poland. Delivered management lectures to under graduate students enrolled in the Wydziá Prawa i Administracji. Position underwritten by USIA.

Guest Lecturer, Póznan School of Management (1991 - 1991), Póznan, Poland. Delivered management lectures to students in the management program. Position underwritten by USIA.

Visiting Lecturer, Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza (1991 - 1991), Póznan, Poland. Delivered management lectures to under graduate students enrolled in the Wydziá Prawa i Administracji. Position underwritten by USIA.

Associate Professor of Management, Lamar University (1986 - 1991), Beaumont, Texas.

Assistant Professor of Management, Lamar University (1981 - 1986), Beaumont, Texas.

Coordinator - Department of Management/Marketing/Finance, Lamar University (1984 - 1985), Beaumont, Texas. Oversight of Management and Marketing Programs

Non-Academic Experience 

Program Coordinator, University of Houston (1988 - 2004), Beaumont, Texas. Program coordination for the Small Business Development Center of the The University of Houston at Lamar University

Research Consultant, John Gray Institute (1985 - 1988), Beaumont, Texas. Regional Research Consultant to clients of the Small Business Assistance Center of the John Gray Institute of the Lamar University System

Consulting 

2015:  Local Business 50-100 Employees, Custom Curriculum, Group Facilitator

2012:  All Saints School, Consultant to the Board and Administration of the School

2011-2012:  Defy Ventures, Inc., Provided technical assistance, consulting, business plan/grants support for Defy Ventures a New York City-based organization providing entrepreneurship and leadership training to carefully selected, ambitious men with criminal histories. Privately funded, Defy Ventures' vision is to create localized solutions that can be modeled across the nation. As a start-up, Defy is currently rolling out a Pilot Program to serve 50 clients and their families. I have worked directly with Catherine Rohr, CEO and Founder of Defy Ventures who is a former venture capitalist in NYC. Catherine's leadership has been recognized by NBC Nightly News, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, National Public Radio, Entrepreneur Magazine, Deal Maker Magazine and many other outlets. 

Service

Professional Service 

Academic Conference: Moderator / Facilitator
2014:  Southern Management Association Conference, Savannah, Georgia (Regional).

Assurance of Learning - Professional Service
2011:  Human Resources Certification Institute (International).  Human Resource Certification Institute's (HRCI) certification examination question writing team (West) for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) certification examinations including: (1) Professional in Human Resources (PHR), (2) Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and (3)Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR).

Board Member: Advisory Board
2015:  The Learning Organization: An International Journal (International).

Board Member: PRJ Editorial Review Board
2011:  International Journal of Management Science and Information Technology (IJMSIT) (International).  Member of the Editorial Review Board of the IJMSIT.

Chair: Conference / Track / Program
2016:  Global Human Resource Symposium, Riverside, California (International).  
2011 – 2012:  Southern Management Association Conference, Savannah, Georgia (National).  Organized a 90 minute symposium in the Teaching Business Ethics track including McGraw-Hill, vLeader, and Ethics Game titled Teaching Ethics in a Virtual Environment: Simulations, Learning Objects and Faculty Participation.

Reviewer - Article / Manuscript
2016:  The Learning Organization: An International Journal (International).
2015 – 2016:  International Journal of Organizational Analysis (International).
2013 – 2015:  Journal of Business Ethics (National).  Reviewer of multiple papers over the duration.
2013:  African Journal of Business Management (International).  AJBM-12-1073  "Using Data Mining for the Bias Associated with Social Anxiety in Girls High School Social Self-Efficacy"
2012 – 2013:  International Journal of Organizational Analysis (International).  Reviewer for the International Journal of Organizational Analysis.
2012 – 2013:  Organizational Learning and Knowledge Conference 2012 (International).  Paper reviewer for the annual international conference.
2011:  Journal of Indian Business Research (National).

Reviewer - Book / Textbook
2014:  Sage Publishing (Unknown).  Detailed review of Management Fundamentals 6e by Robert Lussier 6e in preparation for 7e
2013:  McGraw-Hill MGMT Textbook Focus/Advisory Group (National).  
Reviewer for Kinicki/Fugate, Organizational Behavior text.
2012 – 2013:  Text Book Reviews - McGraw-Hill, Chicago, Illinois (National).  Reviewed selected Organizational Behavior texts in anticipation of publication in 2013-2014

Other Professional Service Activities
2014:  SmartBeta Interview, Mintz, Germany (International).  Interviewed by Thomas Wagenknecht for “Smart Beta” an international podcast originating in Germany covering research in economics.  www.smartbetapodcast.com
2012 – 2013:  McGraw-Hill Irwin Publishing, New York City, New York (International).  McGraw-Hill Multiple sessions and continuing participation in evaluation of up grades in network assignments via Connect+. Viewed the wire screens and reviewed changes being considered with Connect+. Met with colleagues from across disciplines in the the USA and abroad via web cast for discussion of changes.

Reviewer: Ad Hoc Reviewer for a Journal
2014:  African Journal of Business Management (International).

Reviewer: Book / Textbook
2016:  McGraw-Hill Irwin Publishing (National).
2015 – 2016:  McGraw-Hill Irwin Publishing (National).
2015:  Sage Publishing (National).

Reviewer: Conference Paper
2015:  Southern Management Association Conference (Regional).
2015:  International Conference on Organizational Learning, Knowledge, and Capabilities (OLKC) (International).
2014:  Southern Management Association Conference, Savannah, Georgia (National).  Paper reviewer for the Southern Management Association meeting in November 12-15 Savannah, Georgia
2012 – 2013:  Southern Management Association Conference (National).  Reviewed multiple papers and symposia proposals for the Teaching Ethics Track.
2012 – 2013:  International Conference on Organizational Learning, Knowledge, and Capabilities (OLKC), Washington, District of Columbia (International).  OLKC2013 Washington, DC - USA
2011 – 2012:  Southern Management Association Conference (National).  Reviewed multiple papers and symposia proposals for the Teaching Ethics Track.

Institutional Service 

Department Assignments

Chair:
2014-2015:  Promotion and Tenure Committee Chair: Promotion and Tenure Committee Chair for Dr. Fracasstoro, Dr. Kenyan, Dr. Karani.

Department Assignments

Member:
2011-2012:  BSN/MSN Faculty Search Committee - Department of Nursing: Adjunct member of the BSN/MSN Faculty Search Committee for the Department of Nursing.  

Department Assignments

Member:
2013 – 2014:  OM Faculty Search  
2013-2014:  Departmental Instructor Search Committee  
2013-2014:  Mohammed A. Alshafi: Prepared and graded written and oral questions for this Master's in Public Administration student.  
2013-2014:  Management Operations and Strategy Faculty Search Committee  

Other Institutional Service Activities:

2013:  Lamar University Speech and Hearing Center 
2013-2014:  Department of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society: Provided setup/breakdown help for the Department of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society Fall Induction Ceremony including 57 honors students. 

College Assignments

Member:
2015-2016:  Multicultural Enhancement Committee  
2015-2016:  Faculty Academic and Professional Impact Committee  
2012-2013 – 2014-2015:  Institutional Resources Committee Lamar University  
2011-2012:  Personnel Committee Lamar University  
2011-2012:  Institutional Resource Committee Lamar University  

College Assignments

Other Institutional Service Activities:
2011-2012:  Scholarship Activity: Channeled 10 scholarships ($14,000 each x 4 years = $56,000 x 10 = $560,000) into the COB in 2011. In 2012 Contacted all Senior Counselors at LU feeder schools to encourage student application, school participation, and to answer questions including Central Medical Magnet, Westbrook, Ozen, Nederland, PNG, Lumberton,Memorial, Monsignor Kelly, Silsbee, and Hamshire-Fannett.  
2011-2012:  Scholarship Activity: Channeled approximately $140,000 of scholarship funds into the College of Business.  
2011-2012:  Blackboard Workshop: Organized a workshop with the Executive Editor/Management from McGraw-Hill orienting faculty and interested others on the campus to state-of-the-art use of learning objects with Blackboard. Presentation was 2 hours in length.

College Assignments

Other Institutional Service Activities:
2012-2013:  Smith-Hutson Scholarship Program: Participated in the Smith-Hutson Scholarship Program banquet.  

College Assignments

Other Institutional Service Activities:
2012-2013:  Student Organization Fund Raiser: Filled four time slots for "Pie in Your Professor's Face" fund raiser.  

College Assignments

Member:
2014-2015:  MBA Exit Case Group  
2013-2014:  Mohammad Aljarua: Wrote exit examination questions, graded those questions, and participated in oral examination for Masters' student in Public Administration/Political Science. (Dr. Jason Sides)  
2013-2014:  Abdullah Alssaf: Wrote exit examination questions, graded those questions, and participated in oral examination for Masters' student in Public Administration/Political Science. (Dr. Jason Sides)
2013-2014:  MBA Exit Case: MBA Exit Case participation.
2012-2013:  Personnel Committee: Personnel Committee  

University Assignments

Member:
2011-2012:  Academic Integrity Committee  

University Assignments

Mentoring Activities:
2011-2012:  Mentor to International Students

Other Institutional Service Activities:
2013:  Faculty Honors Presentations: Wrote and presented an introduction to the work of Dr. Carl Montano as a recognition of his 30+ years of service to Lamar University.

University Assignments

Other Institutional Service Activities:
2011-2012 – 2012-2013:  Lamar Center of Innovation and Commercialization: Accumulated multiple days in ad gratis consulting with the Lamar Center of Innovation and Commercialization working with members of the community and Paul Latiolais, Director. Contributed to hands-on working projects connected with the Center.  
2011-2012:  Volunteer Service to International Students: Entertained two international students over holidays during the year.  
2011-2012:  The Blastoff: Presented a workshop on publishing with Dr. Chiung-Fang Chang (Sociology Assistant Professor) for The Blastoff program from Faculty Development.  

Community Service 

Chair of a Committee
2014 – 2016:  Nederland Independent School District, Chaired the Rotary Club of Nederland NISD academic scholarship and the vocational scholarship nominations for Nederland High School seniors. 
2014:  Nederland Independent School District, Chaired the Rotary Club of Nederland NISD academic scholarship and the vocational scholarship nominations for Nederland High School seniors. 
2013:  Nederland Independent School District, Chaired the Rotary Club of Nederland NISD academic scholarship and the vocational scholarship nominations for Nederland High School seniors. 
2013:  Rotary Club of Nederland

Member of a Committee
2011 – 2012:  US-Based International NGO

Other Community Service Activities

2015 – 2016:  Adjunct Member of PhD Dissertation Committee - Texas Southern University, Provided editing of and guidance for the writing and research of a PhD candidate in Public Administration at Texas Southern University.  Service was provided intermittently over the 2015-2017 years.

2014 – 2016:  DEFY, DEFY is a New York City not-for-profit organization serving former felons with second tier support in the five Burroughs. 

2012 – 2015:  I Like Me Book Distribution, Books were published personalized with the names of first graders at Langham Elementary school in them. The name of the student's "best friend" was included in the volume. The volumes were purchased by the members of the Nederland Rotary Club and distributed in person to each student in person. Readings followed. This is  important because it encourages the first graders of the NISD to beginning reading.  It is very important to have students who read in our community. 

2012 – 2015:  NISD Teacher Appreciation Day, The Rotary Club of Nederland each year takes cake or cookies to each school to demonstrate support and appreciation of teachers and staff in the district. 

2014:  Community Churches, Helped with set-up/breakdown and other preparation for a Fall Fest for about 300 children in South Park the evening of October 31, 2014.

2013:  DEFY, DEFY is a New York City not-for-profit organization serving former felons with second tier support in the five Burroughs. 

2013:  Julie Rogers Gift of Life, Volunteer for the Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Breast Cancer initiative.

2013:  I Like Me Books Distribution NSID, Distributed "I Like Me" books to students at Langham Elementary School in the NSID.  These books are distributed to encourage students to learn to read.  The story line has their names individually embedded in the storyline along with the names of tow of their friends.  We then read to selected students and encourage them to read their books along with others in the school library.

2013:  Nederland Independent School District - Rotary Club of Nederland, The Rotary Club of Nederland provided a Career Day for approximately 440 Nederland ISD students. Approximately 40 speakers and 25 adults also participated.

2011 – 2013:  DEFY, DEFY is a New York City not-for-profit organization serving former felons with second tier support in the five Burroughs.  

2011 – 2013:  Julie Rogers Gift of Life, Volunteer for the Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Breast Cancer initiative.

2012:  Diocese of Beaumont, Provided integrated material for a one-day retreat targeting staff of the Catholic Diocese of Beaumont 9am - 3pm.

2012:  Julie Richardson Proctor Cervical Cancer Foundation, Acted as a volunteer in the Julie Richardson Proctor Cervical Cancer Foundation fund raiser

2012:  Franklin House Women & Children Shelter, Volunteered for an off-site Mother's Day recognition for residents of the Franklin House shelter. Helped gather materials and door prizes, cooperated in decoration for a related banquet, participated in the food preparation, served a table, washed dishes, cleared tables, and worked clean-up.

2012:  All Saints School, Provided technical expertise to the All Saints School - staff and Executive Committee of the Board.

2011:  Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA), RYLA is a three day retreat teaching leadership skills to high school students. Volunteer service is four days including set up. 

2011:  Lamar University, Faculty Development Blastoff, August 16-2011 - Presented one hour presentation related research methods.

2011:  Southeast Texas Food Bank, Loaded boxes and moved them to pallets for distribution to needy in Southeast Texas. This is a monthly activity taking about 1/2 day each time.

2011:  Beaumont Hotel, Worked with administration, board and owner of Beaumont Hotel on strategic planning initiative.

2011:  Nederland Independent School District, Through the Nederland Rotary Club - I Like Me Books - The club purchases books for every first grader in NISD. Students receive books with the story line incorporating their own names to increase interest in reading. 

Positions Held in Civic Organizations
2014 – 2015:  Rotary Club, Service to Rotary as club member, volunteer, Multiple Paul Harris Fellow, past District Secretary to Rotary International District 5910, local club board member. Perfect attendance for each year (50 meetings)and participation in Career Day, Hooked on Fish Not on Drugs, Heritage Festival, Scholarship evaluation, Board membership and other activities.

2013 – 2015:  Heritage Festival of Nederland Texas

2013:  Rotary Club, Service to Rotary as club member, volunteer, Paul Harris Fellow, past District Secretary to Rotary International District 5910, local club board member. Perfect attendance for each year (50 meetings)and participation in Career Day, Hooked on Fish Not on Drugs, Heritage Festival, Scholarship evaluation, Board membership and other activities.


2011 – 2013:  Rotary Club, Service to Rotary as club member, volunteer, Multiple Paul Harris Fellow, past District Secretary to Rotary International District 5910, local club board member. Perfect attendance for each year (50 meetings)and participation in Career Day, Hooked on Fish Not on Drugs, Heritage Festival, Scholarship evaluation, Board membership and other activities.
  

Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Articles 

  • Godkin, L. (2015).  Mid-Management, Employee Engagement, and the Generation of Reliable Sustainable Corporate Social Responsibility.   Journal of Business Ethics, 130 (1), 15-28.
  • Godkin, L. (2015).  An Epidemiological Approach to Workplace Bullying.   Journal of Leadership, Accountability, and Ethics, 12 (3).
  • Slaydon, J. & Godkin, L. (2015).  Case Study: Peer Assessment among Business School Finance Students.   Journal of Business and Economics.
  • Godkin, L., Valentine, S., Fleischman, G., & Godkin, L. (2015).  Rogues in the Ranks of Selling Organizations: Using Corporate Ethics to Manage Workplace Bullying and Job Satisfaction.   Journal of Personal Selling & Sales Management.
  • Valentine, S., Godkin, L., & Mandabach, K. (2014).  Ethical Employment Context and Ethical Decision-Making in Hospitality Organizations Located in Mexico and the United States.   Journal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality & Tourism.
  • Valentine, S., Godkin, L., & Vitton, J. (2012).  Perceived Corporate Ethics and Individual Ethical Decision Making: When in Rome, Doing as the Romans Do.   Journal of Leadership, Accountability, and Ethics, 9 (2), 55-67.
  • Allcorn, S. & Godkin, L. (2011).  Workplace Psychodynamics and the Management of Organizational Inertia.   Competitiveness Review, 21 (1), 89-104.
  • Godkin, L. & Allcorn, S. (2011).  The Narcissistic Manager, Avoidant Organization, and Interruptions in Organizational Learning.   International Journal of Organizational Theory and Behavior, 14 (1), 58-82.
  • Valentine, S., Godkin, L., Fleischman, G. M., Kidwell, E. K., & Page, K. (2011).  Corporate Ethical Values and Altruism: The Mediating Role of Career Satisfaction.   Journal of Business Ethics, 101, 509-523.
  • Valentine, S., Godkin, L., Fleischman, G., & Kidwell, R. (2011).  Corporate Ethical Values, Group Creativity, Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intention: The Impact of Work Context on Work Response.   Journal of Business Ethics.
  • Godkin, L. & Allcorn, S. (2011).  ORGANIZATIONAL RESISTANCE TO DESTRUCTIVE NARCISSISTIC BEHAVIOR.   Journal of Business Ethics.

Refereed Proceedings 

  • Valentine, S., Fleischman, G., & Godkin, L. (2015).  Unethical Corporate Values, Bullying Experiences, Psychopathy, and Salespersons' Ethical Reasoning.   Academy of Management, Academy of Management.
  • Slaydon, J. & Godkin, L. (2014).  Case: Peer Assessment among Business School Finance Students.   Academy of Business Research.
  • Valentine, S., Fleischman, G., & Godkin, L. (2014).  What to do about rogues in the ranks of selling organizations: Corporate ethics as a means for managing workplace bullying and job satisfaction.   International Journal of Arts and Sciences' (IJAS) International Conference for Academic Disciplines.
  • Nataragan, V. & Godkin, L. (2013).  Technology Readiness and Learning Goals as Antecedents to Student Satisfaction and Learning Outcomes in Online and Traditional Settings: A Preliminary Empirical Investigation.   2014 Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators (ACME).
  • Valentine, S. & Godkin, L. (2013).  Banking Employees' Perceptions of Corporate Social Responsibility,Value Fit Commitment, and Turnover Intentions.   International Joint Conference (Japan Forum Business and Society),.
  • Valentine, S. & Godkin, L. (2012).  Ethics programs, perceived ethical context, and a positive work attitude.   2012 Irish Academy of Management Conference, September 5-7, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Ireland..
  • Valentine, S., Godkin, L., & Mandabach, K. (2011).  Ethical employment context and hospitality professionals' ethical reasoning: A study of organizations located in the United States and Mexico.   29th EuroCHRIE Conference,.

Non-Refereed Articles 

  • Valentine, S. & Godkin, L. (2016).  Ethics Policies, Perceived Social Responsibility, and Positive Work Attitudes.  Irish Journal of Management.

Book Chapters 

Non-Refereed

  • Godkin, L. (2015). Organizational Learning and Activation of Virtue Ethics in Business. In Alejo José G. Sison (Ed.), Handbook of Virtue Ethics in Business and Management (pp. 2-14). Springer [B]. 

Refereed

  • Godkin, L. (2014). Employee Well-being and Engagement in Corporate Social Responsibility. In Valentine, Sean (Ed.), Organizational Ethics and Stakeholder Well-Being in the Business Environment (pp. 167-187). Charlotte, NC:  Information Age Publishing. 

Presentation of Refereed Papers 

  • Valentine, S., Fleischman, G., & Godkin, L. (2015). Unethical corporate values, bullying experiences, psychopathy, and salespersons' ethical reasoning.   Academy of Management, Vancouver, Canada-British Columbia.
  • Valentine, S. & Godkin, L. (2014, October). What to Do about Rogues in the Ranks of Selling Organizations: Corporate Ethics as a Means for Managing Workplace Bullying and Job Satisfaction.   International Journal of Arts and Sciences' (IJAS) International Conference for Academic Disciplines, Rome, Italy.
  • Valentine, S. & Godkin, L. (2012, September). Ethics Programs, Perceived Ethical Conduct, and a Positive Work Attitude.   Irish Academy of Management Conference 2012, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Valentine, S., Godkin, L., & Vitton, J. (2011, January). Corporate Ethics and Ethical Decision Making: When in Rome, Doing as the Romans Do.   Western Business & Management International Research Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Papers Under Review 

  • Ghosh, K., Godkin, L., & Chawla, S. (2013). "An encounter with Millennial-age nurses: A tale of one hospital," Initial submission to Health Care Management Review.
  • Valentine, S. & Godkin, L. (2013). "Banking Employees' Perceptions of Corporate Social Responsibility, Value Fit Commitment, and Turnover Intentions," Initial submission to Business And Society.
  • Godkin, L. (2013). "MID-MANAGEMENT, EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT, AND THE GENERATION OF RELIABLE, SUSTAINABLE CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY," 1st revise and resubmit to Journal Of Business Ethics.
  • Valentine, S. & Godkin, L. (2013). "Banking Employees' Perceptions of Corporate Social Responsibility, Value Fit Commitment, and Turnover Intentions," Initial submission to Business And Society.

Working Papers 

  • Valentine, S., Godkin, L., & Flieschmann, G. (2013). "Rogues in the Ranks of Selling Organizations: Using Corporate Ethics to Manage Workplace Bullying and Job Satisfaction," targeted for Journal Of Personal Selling & Sales Management.