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April 21, 2005
Susan Beasy Latto, Director, UMD Public Relations, (218) 726-8830,
Vince Magnuson, Vice Chancellor, UMD Academic Administration (218) 726-7103,
Jon Pierce, Professor, UMD Department of Management Studies, (218) 726-7929,

UMD Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award
for 2004-2005 Announced

Lecture and Reception Set for May 2
Public Cordially Invited

Jon Pierce, UMD Professor of Management Studies, has been selected as the recipient of the Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award for 2004-2005. This honor is given each year to recognize the research contributions of a UMD faculty member and to provide opportunities to present developing research to a broad audience.

Professor Pierce will present "Work and Organization Research: A Behavioral Science Perspective" for the annual distinguished research award lecture May 2 at 3:15 p.m. in the UMD Life Science Building, room 185. A reception will be held in the Griggs Center following the presentation. The public is cordially invited to both the lecture and reception.

About Professor Pierce:
Jon Pierce's teaching and research interests are in organizational behavior and management. He teaches Leadership and Organization Behavior. His articles have appeared in such journals as the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Personnel Psychology. He is the co-author of seven books--The Manager's Bookshelf: A Mosaic of Contemporary Views (now in its 7th edition), Alternative Work Schedules, Management, Windows into Organization, Leaders and the Leadership Process (now in its 4th edition), Managing, Management, and Management and Organization Behavior: An Integrative Perspective. In addition, Pierce has authored over 70 papers that have been published in academic journals and presented at organization and management conferences.

He has served on the Editorial Review Board for the Academy of Management Journal and the Journal of Management, the Board of Directors for the Midwest Business Administration Association, and currently reviews for several leading organization management journals. He was recently inducted into the Academy of Management Journals Hall of Fame. Along with Randall B. Dunham (University of Wisconsin-Madison) he received the YODER-HENEMAN Personnel Research Award from the American Society for Personnel Administration.

His research has been funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, the Blandin Foundation, the Society for Human Resource Management; the Universities of California-Berkley, Wisconsin-Madison, and Minnesota, the U.S. Office of Employment and Training Administration, and the Office of Naval Research. He was a visiting scholar in the Department of Psychology at the University of Wikato in New Zealand. Pierce's research includes organizational determinants and organization-based self esteem, psychological ownership within the organizational context, employee ownership, job design and technology, and alternative work scheduling.

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