Westover, Jonathan H.
Title:
Assistant Professor of Management; Associate Director, Center for the Study of Ethics
Office:
WB 212
Phone:
801-863-8215
Fax:
801-863-7218
Mail Code:
119


Westover CV/Resume
Last Updated: 12/17/14 -

I have been at UVU since 2009 and am currently Assistant Professor of Management in the Woodbury School of Business and Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Ethics at UVU. I am also a human resource development and performance management consultant. I am passionate about teaching, love to conduct research, enjoy working with organizations in the community, and love writing in all styles—from academic, to professional, to op-ed, to other creative writing projects (check out my About.Me page).  I also enjoy my involvement in various service assignments and activities, both on and off of campus.

Additionally, I am the faculty co-advisor for the UVU SHRM Student Chapter (Society for Human Resource Management) and program co-director of the Human Resource Management emphasis.   Please contact me directly if you are interested in exploring a career in human resource management or in becoming a part of the profession club here on campus.

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Sociology, International Political Economy; Work and Organizations, University of Utah, 2011
  • Graduate Demography Certificate, Workforce/Labor Demography, University of Utah, 2007
  • Graduate Higher Education Teaching Specialist Certificate, Curriculum Design, University of Utah, 2007
  • M.S. Sociology, Work and Organizations, University of Utah, 2007
  • M.P.A., Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior, Brigham Young University, 2005
  • B.S. in Sociology, Research and Analysis Emphasis; Business Management Minor, Korean Language Minor, Brigham Young University, 2003

Expertise/Research:

  • Strategic International Human Resource Management; Performance Management; Organizational Development
  • International Political Economy; Global Comparative Employee Engagement/Motivation/Job Satisfaction
  • Organizational Leadership/Ethics; Organizational Diversity; Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Adult Learning Pedagogy; Community-Engaged Experiential Learning; Service-Learning
  • Emerging Trends in Higher Education; Teaching with Technology; Hybrid Learning
  • Program Assessment; Quantitative/Statistical Analysis

Leadership and Teaching Philosophy:

My philosophy of leadership and teaching centers on servant leadership and can be summed up by the Korean proverb 청출어람 or 줄람지예, which translated means “Bluer than Indigo.” Indigo is the bluest of blues, so to have something that is bluer than indigo is truly remarkable—a deep, vibrant, and brilliant blue.  Koreans use this proverb to describe the ideal relationship between leader/teacher and pupil—that is that the leader/teacher (indigo) trains and teaches the pupil to become bluer than indigo, or greater than himself/herself.  There are many implications of this proverb that are also very important.  First, this relationship implies that the leader/teacher sees and recognizes the true potential in his pupil.  Second, the leader/teacher makes every effort possible to help the pupil achieve that potential. Third, the leader/teacher takes no thought of himself but rather is dedicated entirely to the success of the pupil; also meaning that pride (ego, status, position, etc.) does not get in the way. 

As a leader and teacher, I strive to reach this ideal. That means that I must truly value each colleague and student that I encounter, search out the great potential within each of them, and then do everything within my power to help them see that potential within themselves and then support them in working towards reaching it.  To understand how to best provide this support, I must encourage each individual to candidly share his or her thoughts and views, actively listen to and value his or her input, and provide timely and appropriate feedback. Therefore, I strive to develop open relationships of mutual respect and accountability with each individual colleague and student and clearly define my expectations for them, while also understanding their expectations for me. 

In doing these things, I am completely committed to faculty/staff development, student learning and success, and community engagement.  Furthermore, I am committed to pursuing the strategic long-term sustainable success of UVU.  Finally, I am committed to nurturing and sustaining a university climate of shared governance and mutual respect and accountability.  In striving to more completely realize these three goals, I will then come closer to reaching my leadership and teaching ideal, of helping others to become “bluer than indigo.”

Awards/Honors/Fellowships/Grants:

  • Fulbright Scholar (Minsk, Belarus), 2011-2012
  • Fellow, Utah Valley Senior Executive Leadership Forum, 2013-2014.
  • Sam M. Walton Free Enterprise Fellow, 2010-2013
  • UVU Global/Intercultural Faculty Fellow, 2014
  • UVU Grants for Engaged Learning, 2014-2015
  • UVU Undergraduate Research Scholarly and Creative Activities Award, 2014-2015
  • Ian Wilson Community Engagement Award, UVU Woodbury School of Business, 2013-2014
  • UVU Administrator Commitment to Excellence Award Finalist, Wolverine Achievement Awards, 2013-2014
  • J. Bonner Ritchie International Engagement Research Grant, UVU Woodbury School of Business, 2013-2014
  • UVU Faculty Fellow in Ethics for the Professions, 2012-2013
  • Woodbury School of Business Student Research and Engaged Learning Grant, 2012-2013
  • UVU Service-Learning Designated Program Grant, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • UVU Board of Trustees Presidential Award of Excellence - Engagement, 2011-2012
  • UVU Woodbury School of Business Scholar of the Year, 2011-2012
  • Utah Commission on Volunteers Recognition, State of Utah Office of the Lieutenant Governor, 2011
  • UVU Full-time Faculty Member of the Year, Wolverine Achievement Awards, 2010-2011
  • UVU Presidential Faculty Scholarly Activities Award, 2010-2011
  • Woodbury School of Business Summer Research Grant, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014
  • UVU Faculty Senate Research Travel Grant, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • UVU Center for Engaged Learning Grant, 2010
  • UVU Service-Learning Faculty Fellow, 2009
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award from the OB Division of the Academy of Management, 2009
  • Best Graduate Research Paper Award, University of Utah, 2009
  • Best Reviewer Award, Contemporary Management Research, 2008

Organizational Leadership/Administrative Experience:

  • Associate Director, Center for the Study of Ethics, Utah Valley University, 2014-Present
  • Director, Academic Service-Learning, Utah Valley University, 2011-2014
  • President-elect/Board Member, Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, 2013-Present
  • Board of Directors, National Association of Academies of Science, 2012-Present
  • Program Director/Lead Teacher, UVU Woodbury School of Business OB/HR Emphasis and Human Resource Management Courses, 2009-Present
  • Board of Directors, US National Committee for UN Woman, Utah Chapter, 2013-2015
  • Executive Board: Legislation Vice President, Eaglecrest Elementary PTA, 2012
  • Business Chair, Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, 2009-2012
  • President, Human Capital Innovations LLC, 2007-Present
  • Southeast Asian Area Training Supervisor, BYU Missionary Training Center, 2003 

Industry Work Experience (non-Academic):

  • President, Human Capital Innovations LLC, 2007-Present
  • Corporate Training and Development Consultant, InterContinental Hotels Group, 2005-2006
  • Economic Development Assistant, Tooele City Corporation Office of Redevelopment and Economic Development, 2005-2006
  • Operations Manager/Executive Trainee, Convergys Corporation, 2005
  • Training/Marketing Associate, Learning Communities International (Targeted Learning Corporate Consulting), 2004-2005
  • Policy/Social Analyst Intern, United Way of Utah County, 2004
  • Professional Training and Organizational Development Consultant, BYU Human Resource Development, 2003-2005
  • International Human Resource Development Intern, LG Electronics (Gumi, South Korea), 2001
  • Southeast Asian Area Training Supervisor/Korean Teacher, MTC, 2000-2003

Academic Experience: 

  • Assistant Professor of Business Management, Utah Valley University, Woodbury School of Business, 2009-Present
  • Visiting Scholar, Belarusian State University, School of Business and Management of Technology (Minsk, Belarus), 2014
  • Visiting Scholar, Vitebsk State Technological University, School of Economics (Vitebsk, Belarus), 2014
  • Visiting Professor, L'ISEG Business & Finance School/International School of Management (MBA program; Paris, France), 2013-Present
  • Instructor, University of Liverpool (DBA program, Liverpool, United Kingdon), 2013-Present
  • Visiting Professor/Scholar, Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Economics and Institute of Computer Sciences (DBA and MBA programs; Warsaw, Poland), 2012-Present
  • Visiting Fulbright Professor/Scholar, Belarusian State University, School of Business and Management of Technology (MBA program; Minsk, Belarus), 2012
  • Visiting Scholar, Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics, School of Engeneering and Economics, (Minsk, Belarus), 2012, 2014
  • Visiting Scholar, Grodno State University, School of Economics and Management (Grodno, Belarus), 2012
  • Visiting Professor/Scholar, University of Science and Technology of China, School of Management Science (MBA program, Hefei, China), 2011
  • Part-Time Faculty: Romney Institute of Public Management, Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University, 2009
  • Part-Time Faculty: Management Department, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah, 2008-2009
  • Part-Time Faculty: Finance and Economics Department, Woodbury School of Business, Utah Valley University, 2008-2009
  • Part-Time Faculty: Department of Organizational Leadership and Strategy, Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University, 2007-2009
  • Part-Time Faculty: Ken Blanchard College of Business, College of Arts and Sciences, Grand Canyon University, 2007-2008
  • Part-Time Faculty: Business Administration Department, LDS Business College, 2007-2008
  • Part-Time Faculty/Graduate Instructor: Department of Sociology, College of Social and Behavioral Science, University of Utah, 2005-2009
  • Part-Time Faculty: Management Department, College of Business, Western Governors University, 2005-2008
  • Instructor: Student Development Department, Brigham Young University, 2004-2005
  • Instructor: Southeast Asian Area, Missionary Training Center, Brigham Young University, 2000-2003

Higher Education Textbooks, Course Materials, and Open Educational Resources (OER) Edited/Contributed:

  • Human Capital Leadership: A Strategic Approach to Optimizing Workplace Potential, 2nd Edition (ed).  San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing, Forthcoming 2015.
  • Strategic Human Resource Management (ed). HCI Press (Leading Innovative Organizations Series), 2014.
  • Strategic Organizational Development and Change (ed). HCI Press (Leading Innovative Organizations Series), 2014.
  • Strategic International Business (ed). HCI Press (Leading Innovative Organizations Series), 2014.
  • Strategic Organizational Behavior (ed). HCI Press (Leading Innovative Organizations Series), 2014.
  • Strategic Management Communication (ed). HCI Press (Leading Innovative Organizations Series), 2014.
  • Workforce Planning: Recruitment and Selection (content contributor). Orem, UT: MyEducator (in partnership with Human Resource Certification Preparation), 2014. (also textbook supplemental course materials-quizes, exercises, class activities, case studies, test bank, lecture slides, example syllabi)
  • Human Capital Leadership: A Strategic Approach to Optimizing Workplace Potential (ed).  San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing, 2012.  (also textbook supplemental course materials-quizes, exercises, class activities, case studies, test bank, lecture slides, example syllabi)

Academic Books Edited/Authored:

  • The Organizational and Business Ethics Imperative (ed).  Champaign, IL: The Learner, Forthcoming 2015.
  • Teaching Organizational and Business Ethics (ed).  Champaign, IL: Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Forthcoming 2015.
  • Engaging Hybrid and Blended Learning in Higher Education (ed).  Champaign, IL: e-Learning and Innovative Pedagogies, 2014.
  • Leadership and Organizational Change (ed).  Champaign, IL: The Organization, 2013.
  • Social Entrepreneurship and Microfinance (ed).  Champaign, IL: The Organization, 2013.
  • Socially Responsible and Sustainable Business around the Globe: The New Age of Corporate Social Responsibility (ed).  Champaign, IL: The Organization, 2013.
  • Academic Service-Learning Across Disciplines: Models, Outcomes, and Assessment (ed).  Champaign, IL: The Learner, 2012.
  • Organizational Culture, Learning, and Knowledge Management (ed).  Champaign, IL: The Organization, 2011.
  • Examining Job Satisfaction: Causes, Outcomes, and Comparative Differences (ed).  Champaign, IL: The Organization, 2011.
  • Cross-National Differences in Work Characteristics and Job Satisfaction: A Comparative Analysis from Post and Neo-Fordist Perspectives. Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag, 2010.
  • Globalization, Labor, and the Transformation of Work (ed)..  Altona, Victoria: The Organization, 2010.
  • Training the Next Generation of Knowledge Workers (ed)Altona, Victoria: The Organization, 2010.

Selected Scholarly Articles (for full list, see attached vitae):

  • “The Meaning of Engaged Learning.”  International Journal of Adult, Community and Professional Learning, Vol. 20, Issue 2, p. 13-22, May 2014 (with Anne Arendt). 
  • “Teaching Hybrid Courses across Disciplines: Effectively Combining Traditional Learning and e-Learning Pedagogies.”  International Journal of Information and Education Technology, Vol. 4, Issue 1, p. 93-96, January 2014 (with Jacque Westover).
  • “The Impact of Comparative State-Directed Development on Working Conditions and Employee Satisfaction.”  Journal of Management and Organization, Vol. 19, Issue 4, p. 498-518, December 2013.
  • “The Impact of Country Context on Employee Job Satisfaction: An Application of the World-Systems Framework.”  International Journal of Management, Vol. 30, Issue 2, p. 451-463, June 2013.
  • “A Preliminary Look at the Impact of Political and Economic Transformations on Societal Values and Attitudes in Post-Soviet Belarus, 1990-2000.” The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Civic and Political Studies, Vol. 7, Issue 1, p. 45-64, February 2013.
  • “The Job Satisfaction-Gender Paradox Revisited: A Cross-National Look at Gender Differences in Job Satisfaction, 1989-2005.”  Journal of Global Responsibility, Vol. 3, Issue 2, p. 263-277, September 2012.
  • “Comparative Welfare State Impacts on Work Quality and Job Satisfaction: A Cross-National Analysis.”  International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 39, Issue 7, p. 503-525.  June 2012.
  • “Job Satisfaction in the Public Service: The Effects of Public Service Motivation, Workplace Attributes and Work Relations.”  Public Management Review, Vol. 13, Issue 5, p. 731-751, April 2011 (with Jeannette Taylor).
  • “International Differences in Job Satisfaction: The Effects of Public Service Motivation, Rewards and Work Relations.”  International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 59, Issue 8, p. 811-828, November 2010 (with Jeannette Taylor).
  • “Enhancing Long-term Worker Productivity and Performance: The Connection of Key Work Domains to Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment.”  International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 59, Issue 4, p. 372-387, May 2010 (with Alan Westover and Andrew Westover).
  • “Demographic Shifts in National and State Labor Markets: A Review and Application of 'The Impact of Demographic Change on U.S. Labor Markets.’” Journal of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, Vol. 85, Issue 1, p. 135-142, March 2009.    
  • “A Cross-National Look at the Changing Nature of Gender Differences in Perceived Job Satisfaction.” International Journal of Global Business and Economics,Vol. 2, Issue 1, p. 62-67, February 2009.   
  • “A Cross-National Analysis of Job Quality Characteristics and Perceived Job Satisfaction in a Changing World Economy: Implications for Public Administrators Managing a Multicultural Workforce.” International Review of Public Administration, Vol. 13, Issue 2, p. 129-144, November 2008.    
  • “Impacts of a Changing Global Economy on Work Organizations: A Neo and Post-Fordist Look at General Motors and Google Inc.” Journal of International Management Studies, Vol. 3, Issue 1, p. 145-153, February 2008.      

Selected Scholarly Presentations (for full list, see attached vitae):

  • “Construct Identification of Service and Engaged Learning Outcomes: The Service and Engaged Learning Framework.”  Annual Scholarship of Teaching & Engagement Conference (Orem, UT): March 2014 (with Letty Workman and Bernd Kupka).
  • “Teaching Hybrid Courses across Disciplines: Effectively Combining Traditional Learning and e-Learning Pedagogies.”  International Conference on Distance Learning and Education (Paris, France): October 2013 (with Jacque Westover).
  • “Human Capital Leadership: A Strategic Approach to Optimizing Workplace Potential.” World Business Capabilities Congress (Auckland, New Zealand), December 2012.
  • “Comparative Human Capital Leadership Strategies in the US vs. in China."  China’s Impact on the World Conference (Orem, UT), March 2012.
  • "Creating a 'Hot Cognitive Economy' in a Human Resource Management Course."  Scholarship of Teaching & Engagement Conference (Orem, UT), March 2011.
  • “The International Political Economy of Job Quality Characteristics and Worker Satisfaction: A Cross-National Comparative Analysis.”  Pacific Sociological Association Annual Conference (Seattle, WA), March 2011.
  • “Real-World Application in the Classroom:  Utilizing Current Research and Case-Analysis Methodology to Enhance Student Learning.”  Scholarship of Teaching & Engagement Conference (Orem, UT), April 2010. 
  • “A Cross-National Comparative Analysis of Job Quality and Worker Satisfaction.”  American Sociological Association Annual Conference (San Francisco, CA), August 2009.
  • “International Differences in Job Satisfaction: The Effects of Public Service Motivation, Rewards and Work Relations.”  International Research Society for Public Management Annual Conference (Copenhagen, Denmark), April 2009 (with Jeannette Taylor). 
  • “A Cross-National Analysis of Job Quality Characteristics and Perceived Job Satisfaction in a Changing World Economy: Implications for Public Administrators Managing in a Multicultural Workforce.”  American Society for Public Administration Annual Conference (Dallas, TX), March 2008.
  • “J-Curve Effects on CEO Succession: Expectations vs. Performance as a Determinant of CEO Dismissal.”  Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences Annual Conference (Seattle, WA), November 7, 2007 (with William Hesterly).
  • “Multiculturalism: Shifting Academic Rhetoric and Popular Discourse.”  Pacific Sociological Association Annual Conference (Oakland, CA), March 2007 (with Dennis Downey).

Boards/Academic Service (External to UVU):

  • Board Member/Advisory Board Member, US National Committee for UN Woman, Utah Chapter, 2013-Present
  • Co-Chair, Utah Campus Compact Faculty Development Network, 2012-Present
  • Board Member, National Association of Academies of Science, 2012-Present
  • Executive Board: Legislation Vice President, Eaglecrest Elementary PTA, 2012-2013
  • Community Impact and Investment Committee Member, United Way of Utah County, 2011-Present
  • Board Member/Advisory Board Member, Self Reliance of Utah, 2010-Present
  • President-Elect/Board Member/Business Chair, Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, 2009-Present
  • Search/Hiring Committee Member, Various Executive/Faculty/Staff Hiring Committees (average of 4+ a year), 2009-Present
  • Session Organizer/Discussant/Facilitator, Various Academic and Professional Conferences, 2007-Present
  • Associate Editor/Reviewer, Various Academic Journals, 2007-Present

UVU Committees/Academic Service:

  • Member, UVU Quality Improvement Initiative for Faculty Merit Pay Working Group, 2014-Present
  • Member, UVU Civic Engagement Working Group, 2014-Present
  • Member, WSB Assessing Engagement Working Group, 2014-Present
  • Member, WSB Engagement RTP Working Group, 2014-Present
  • Mentor, UVU MBA Capstone Student Consulting Team, 2014-Present
  • Member, WSB MBA Graduate Committee, 2014-Present
  • Advisory Board Member, UVU Strategic Inclusion Plan, 2013-2014
  • Coordinator, Polish Academies of Science/UVU Strategic Partnership, 2013-Present
  • Member, UVU Scholarship of Teaching and Engagement Committee, 2013-Present
  • Member, UVU Engagement Week Committee, 2013-Present
  • Member, Woodbury School of Business Faculty Excellence Awards Committee, 2012-Present
  • Member, UVU Chinese Studies Faculty Committee, 2012-Present
  • Faculty Liaison, WSB Human Resource Management Service-Learning Designated Program, 2011-Present.
  • Member, UVU Assessing Engagement Committee, 2011-Present.
  • Chair, UVU Service Learning Committee, 2011-2014
  • Chair, UVU Service Learning Distinction Appeals Committee, 2011-2014
  • Strategic Task Force Chair, Woodbury School of Business Strategic Initiative: Student and Faculty Engagement, 2011-2013
  • Task Force Member, Woodbury School of Business MBA Strategy Task Force, 2011-2012
  • Faculty Mentor, UVU Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence, 2010-Present
  • Committee Member, UVU Service Learning Committee, 2009-Present
  • Program Director/Lead Teacher, UVU Woodbury School of Business OB/HR Emphasis and Human Resource Management Courses, 2009-Present

UVU Professional Development:

  • Graduate of UVU Global/Intercultural Faculty Fellowship, 2014
  • Graduate of Utah Valley Senior Executive Leadership Forum (UVSELF), 2013-2014.
  • UVU Ethics Across the Curriculum Faculty Summer Seminar, 2011, 2014
  • Graduate of UVU Teaching Academy II: Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (Fall and Spring Semesters), 2010-2011
  • Facilitator and Member, UVU Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence Faculty Learning Communities (Fall and Spring Semesters), 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Facilitator and Member, UVU Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence Faculty Learning Learning Circles (Fall and Spring Semesters), 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Graduate of UVU Teaching Academy (Fall and Spring Semesters), 2009-2010
  • Graduate of UVU Service-Learning Faculty Fellowship, 2009
  • Graduate of UVU Human Resource Academy, Summer 2009
  • Presenter/Antendee/Organizer/Discussant/Reviewer, Various Academic and Professional Conferences (4+ a year), 2007-Present

Other Higher Education Certifications:

  • Organizational Analysis, Stanford University
  • New Models of Business in Society, University of Virginia (Darden School of Business)
  • Sustainable Development, Columbia University
  • Business Ethics for the Real World, Santa Clara University (Markkula Center for Applied Ethics)
  • Creating an Ethical Corporate Culture, Santa Clara University (Markkula Center for Applied Ethics)
  • Unethical Decision Making in Organizations, University of Lausanne
  • Advanced Instructional Strategies in the Virtual Classroom, University of California, Irvine
  • Performance Assessment in the Virtual Classroom, University of California, Irvine
  • Emerging Trends & Technologies in the Virtual Classroom, University of California, Irvine
  • Configuring the World: A Critical Political Economy Approach, Universiteit Leiden
  • The Changing Global Order, Universiteit Leiden
  • International Organizations Management, Université de Genève

UVU Extracurricular/Co-curricular Advising: 

  • Faculty Advisor/Co-Advisor, UVU SHRM Student Chapter, 2009-Present
  • Faculty Co-Advisor, UVU Golden Key Student Chapter, 2010-Present
  • Faculty Advisor, UVU Enactus Student Team, 2012-2013
  • Faculty Advisor, UVU SIFE (Students In Free Enterprise) Student Chapter, 2010-2012
  • Faculty Advisor, UVU Neighbors in Need, 2010-2011
  • Faculty Advisor, UVU Net Impact Student Chapter, 2010-2011