Cody Logan Chullen, Ph.D. joined the College of Business at East Carolina University (ECU) in 2011. He is presently an Assistant Professor of Management and teaches courses in Managerial Negotiation, Human Resource Management, and Principles of Management both face-to-face and online. Additionally, he is a Chancellor’s Leadership Fellow and Teaching with Technology Fellow of the university. His primary research interests include leadership processes (e.g. LMX) and occupational stress, strain, and well-being (e.g. burnout), with supporting interests in legal issues in human resource management (e.g. EEOC complaints & lawsuits) and workplace issues in healthcare (e.g. deviant behavior & involuntary turnover). He works closely and consults with an array of businesses in the manufacturing, mental health services, and healthcare industries. Dr. Chullen's previous academic experience includes serving as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Management in the School of International Pharmaceutical Business at China Pharmaceutical University, as an instructional development coordinator for the Center for Instructional Excellence at Purdue University, as an instructor, research assistant, and teaching assistant in the Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue University, and as an undergraduate research assistant in the College of Business at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
He has presented his research at several regional, national, and international conferences including the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Annual Meeting of the Southern Management Association, Annual Meeting of the Southeast Decision Sciences Institute, and the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Academy of Management. His continued professional involvement at conferences has earned both Best Paper Awards and Outstanding Reviewer Awards. Additionally, his research has been published or is in press at a variety of peer-reviewed journals including Journal of Healthcare Management, Problems and Perspectives in Management, International Business & Economics Research Journal, and Innovative Marketing, among others. While working as part of a research team at Southern Illinois University, he participated in the design and implementation of a series of team-based experimental tasks on the phenomenon of "social loafing" which were aired on ABC's 20/20 in a program special entitled "The Seven Deadly Sins: Sloth." He has served on the Editorial Board of the Academy of Management Learning & Education Journal since 2011.
Dr. Chullen is very passionate about student development and learning. Since joining ECU he has been cited as the "person who has made the most significant positive contribution" to his students' education and selected as Faculty Marshal by graduating seniors in management, on numerous occasions. Additionally, he is past recipient of the College of Business Commerce Club New Faculty Teaching Award. He has also been a nominee for both the ECU Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award and the Max Ray Joyner Award for Outstanding Teaching in Distance Education. Further, he previously served as the faculty advisor to ECU’s chapter of the Society for Advancement of Management (SAM). During his tenure as advisor, ECU’s SAM was named Best National Chapter in its division and also earned 3rd Place in the 2014 International SAM Business Case Competition held in Orlando, FL. Dr. Chullen is past recipient of Purdue University's Excellence in Graduate School Teaching Award (the highest teaching honor bestowed upon graduate students by the university) and is an Associate Fellow of the Purdue Teaching Academy. He is also recipient of the Celebration of Graduate Student Teaching Award and the Krannert Graduate School of Management Award for Distinguished Teaching (on two occasions) at Purdue University.
He earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management from the Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue University where he was a Purdue Doctoral Fellow. His dissertation entitled "A Cross-level Analysis of Burnout in Supervisor-Subordinate Dyads" was winner of the Purdue Research Foundation Grant Competition. Prior to completing his doctorate, he earned his M.B.A. and B.S., magna cum laude, from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. There, he received several notable scholarships, was named a Top 25 Most Distinguished Senior of the University, and was inducted into several national and international honor societies including Beta Gamma Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, Golden Key International Honor Society, and Gamma Beta Phi Honor & Service Society, among others. Dr. Chullen has complimented his educational endeavors with work as a financial specialist for the United States Department of Agriculture-Rural Development, as a manager for Information Technology at Southern Illinois University, and as a paralegal for a Midwest law firm, among others.