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: 7/28/14 -

I am 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, Labor Force Dynamics, University of Utah, 2007
  • Graduate Higher Education Teaching Specialist Certificate, Adult Learning, 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; Employee Performance Management; Recruiting and Selection
  • International Political Economy; Organizational, Social, Political, and Economic Comparative International Analysis
  • Work and Occupational Quality Characteristics, Employee Engagement/Motivation, and Job Satisfaction
  • Adult Learning; Engaged Learning; Service-Learning; Training and Development
  • Organizational Behavior; Leadership; Ethics; Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Quantitative/Statistical Analysis; Micro and Macro Theory
  • Social Entrepreneurship and Micro-Enterprise

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:

  • UVU Global/Intercultural Faculty Fellow, 2014
  • 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.
  • Fellow, Utah Valley Senior Executive Leadership Forum (UVSELF), 2013-2014.
  • UVU Faculty Fellow in Ethics for the Professions, 2012-2013
  • Woodbury School of Business Student Research and Engaged Learning Grant, 2012-2013
  • Fulbright Scholar (Minsk, Belarus), 2011-2012
  • 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
  • Sam M. Walton Free Enterprise Fellow, 2010-Present
  • 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-Present
  • Executive Board: Legislation Vice President, Eaglecrest Elementary PTA, 2012
  • Business Chair, Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, 2009-2012
  • President, Human Capital Innovations, 2007-Present
  • Southeast Asian Area Training Supervisor, BYU Missionary Training Center, 2003 

Industry Work Experience (non-Academic):

  • President, Human Capital Innovations, 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

UVU and International Academic Teaching Experience: 

  • Assistant Professor of Business Management, Woodbury School of Business, Utah Valley University, 2009-Present
  • Visiting Professor, 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 Scholar, Institute of Economics and Institute of Computer Sciences (DBA and MBA programs; Warsaw, Poland), Polish Academy of Sciences, 2012-Present
  • Visiting Fulbright Professor/Scholar, School of Business and Management of Technology (MBA program; Minsk, Belarus), Belarusian State University, 2012
  • Visiting Professor, School of Management Science (MBA program, Hefei, China), University of Science and Technology of China, 2011

Academic Books Edited/Authored:

  • Engaging Hybrid and Blended Learning in Higher Education (ed).  Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press (The Learner Book Series), Forthcoming 2014.
  • Leadership and Organizational Change (ed).  Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press (The Organization Book Series), 2013.
  • Social Entrepreneurship and Microfinance (ed).  Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press (The Organization Book Series), 2013.
  • Socially Responsible and Sustainable Business around the Globe: The New Age of Corporate Social Responsibility (ed).  Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press (The Organization Book Series), 2013.
  • Human Capital Leadership: A Strategic Approach to Optimizing Workplace Potential (ed).  San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing, 2012.
  • Academic Service-Learning Across Disciplines: Models, Outcomes, and Assessment (ed).  Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press (The Learner Book Series), 2012.
  • Organizational Culture, Learning, and Knowledge Management (ed).  Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press (The Organization Book Series), 2011.
  • Examining Job Satisfaction: Causes, Outcomes, and Comparative Differences (ed).  Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press (The Organization Book Series), 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: University Press (The Organization Book Series), 2010.
  • Training the Next Generation of Knowledge Workers (ed)Altona, Victoria: University Press (The Organization Book Series), 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). 
  • “Educating the Next Generation of Human Resource Management Practitioners—Benefits and Challenges of Using Experiential Methods in Collegial Human Resource Management Education.” Journal of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, Vol. 90, p. 31-40, April 2014 (with Bernd Kupka, Letty Workman, and Connie Barker).
  • “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.
  • “European Country Contextual Differences Impacting Job Quality Characteristics and Worker Satisfaction: A Look at France and Germany from 1989-2005.” Organizational Cultures: An International Journal, Vol. 12, Issue 3, p. 1-17, August 2013 (with Trista Doxey and Michelle Spencer).
  • “Political, Economic, and Social Transformations in Post-Soviet Belarus, 1990-2012: A Research Brief and Overview.”  Global Journal of Management and Business Research, Vol. 13, Issue 4, p. 26-29, July 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.
  • “A Preliminary Look at Country Contextual Factors Impacting Labor Management Practices, Changing Work Values, and Work Conditions: Economic and Social Transformations in Post-Soviet Belarus, 1990-2000.”  The Global Studies Journal, Vol. 5, Issue 1, p. 79-94, December 2012.
  • “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.
  • “A Cross-National Comparative Analysis of Job Quality and Perceived Worker Satisfaction: From Post and Neo-Fordist Perspectives.”  International Journal of Economics and Management Sciences, Vol. 2, Issue 1, p. 13-24, July 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.
  • “Comparative International Differences in Intrinsic and Extrinsic Job Quality Characteristics and Worker Satisfaction, 1989-2005.”  International Journal of Business and Social Science, Vol. 3, Issue 7, p. 1-15.  April 2012.
  • “The Impact of Workplace Wellness Programs on Decreasing Employee Obesity and Increasing Overall Health.”  Journal of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, Vol. 88, Issue 1, p. 91-113, March 2012 (with Skyler McDonald).
  • “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).
  • “Global Shifts: Changing Job Quality and Job Satisfaction Determinants in Socialist and Post-Socialist Hungary.”  International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 37, Issue 2, p. 84-100, January 2010. 
  • “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.    
  • “Effective Human Resource Training and Development: Examination and Application of Adult Learning Theory in the HR Management Context.” Journal of Human Resource and Adult Learning, Vol. 4, Issue 1, p. 1-8, June 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).
  • “The Meaning of Engaged Learning.”  International Conference on Learning (Rhodes, Greece), July 2013 (with Anne Arendt).
  • “Educating the Next Generation of HRM Practitioners Using Experiential Methods.” Annual Conference of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters (Orem, Utah), April 2013 (with Bernd Kupka, Letty Workman, and Connie Bird).
  • “Political, Economic, and Labor Transformations and Changing Work Values in Post-Soviet Belarus, 1990-2012.” UVU Faculty Conference, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Ethics (Orem, UT), January 2013.
  • “Human Capital Leadership: A Strategic Approach to Optimizing Workplace Potential.” World Business Capabilities Congress (Auckland, New Zealand), December 2012.
  • “An Integration of the Cognitive Taxonomy of Educational Objectives with the Six R’s of Service-Learning.”  Utah Campus Compact Annual Conference on Civic Engagement (Orem, UT), April 2012 (with Eric Russell).
  • “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. 
  • “Employee Friendly Corporate Policy.”  UVU Faculty Conference, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Ethics (Orem, UT), January 2010.
  • “A Cross-National Comparative Analysis of Job Quality and Worker Satisfaction.”  American Sociological Association Annual Conference (San Francisco, CA), August 2009.
  • “Helping Micro-Finance Nonprofit Organizations Measure Up.”  Pacific Sociological Association Annual Conference (San Diego, CA), April 2009 (with Josh Wagner).
  • “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). 
  • “The Impact of Job Characteristics on Worker Health and Occupational Differences in the Experience of Mortality.”  Pacific Sociological Association Annual Conference (Portland, OR), April 2008.
  • “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).

Other Academic Teaching Experience:

  • 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

Boards/Academic Service:

  • Search/Hiring Committee Member, Various Executive/Faculty/Staff Hiring Committees (average of 3+ a year), 2009-Present
  • Session Organizer/Discussant/Reviewer, Various Academic Conferences and Journals, 2007-Present
  • 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
  • Advisory Board Member, UVU Strategic Inclusion Plan, 2013-2014
  • Board of Directors, US National Committee for UN Woman, Utah Chapter, 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
  • Board Member, National Association of Academies of Science, 2012-Present
  • Co-Chair, Utah Campus Compact Faculty Development Network, 2012-Present
  • Executive Board: Legislation Vice President, Eaglecrest Elementary PTA, 2012-2013
  • Member, UVU Chinese Studies Faculty Committee, 2012-Present
  • Human Resource Management Service-Learning Designated Program Faculty Liaison, 2011-Present.
  • Member, UVU Assessing Engagement Committee, 2011-Present.
  • Community Investment Committee Member, United Way of Utah County, 2011-Present
  • Chair, UVU Service Learning Committee, 2011-Present
  • Chair, UVU Service Learning Distinction Appeals Committee, 2011-Present
  • 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
  • Board Member/Advisory Board Member, Self Reliance of Utah, 2010-Present
  • Faculty Mentor, UVU Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence, 2010-Present
  • President-Elect/Board Member/Business Chair/Member-at-large, Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, 2009-Present
  • Committee Member, UVU Service Learning Committee, 2009-2011

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
  • Facilitator and Member, UVU Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence Faculty Learning Learning Circles (Fall and Spring Semesters), 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • 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

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