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Kevin Henderson

Associate Professor
Faculty Director of the Part Time Flex MBA Program

  • Education
  • B.S.B.A., Administrative Management, University of Arkansas
    Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Arkansas
  • Research Interests
  • Psychological contracts, turnover, job satisfaction, managing your boss, and the use of social media in selection.

Kevin Henderson, PhD, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in organizational behavior, human resources and leadership, and leads the graduate-level study abroad program in Latin America.

Henderson is passionate about sparking student interest in the topic of management and developing their communication and critical thinking skills. To accomplish these goals he utilizes experiential learning in class through cases, discussions and team activities to keep students engaged and to highlight how the course material can help students be more effective not only at work, but in life.

His research interests include psychological contracts, turnover, job satisfaction, managing your boss, and the use of social media in selection. His primary research area is psychological contract breach, which focuses on the effects of broken organizational promises on employee attitudes and behaviors and how organizations can best address its occurrence.

As the faculty director of the Part-time Flex MBA program, Henderson is responsible for all academic aspects of program management, including curriculum design, new graduate certificates, faculty issues and assessment of learning for AACSB purposes.


  • Henderson, K. E. (forthcoming). They posted what? Recruiter use of social media for selection. Organizational Dynamics,
  • Rothausen, T. J., & Henderson, K. E. (forthcoming). Meaning-based job-related well-being: Exploring a meaningful work conceptualization of job satisfaction. Journal of Business and Psychology,
  • Welsh, E. T., Henderson, K. E., & Diehn, E. W. (forthcoming). Aren't bosses supposed to manage you? A qualitative examination of managing your boss. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies,
  • Rothausen, T. J., Henderson, K. E., Arnold, J. K., & Malshe, A. (2017). Should I stay or should I go? Identity and well-being in sensemaking about retention and turnover. Journal of Management, (43)(7), pp. 2357-2385
  • O'Leary-Kelly, A. M., Henderson, K. E., Anand, V., & Ashforth, B. (2014). Psychological contracts in a nontraditional industry: Exploring the implications for psychological contract development. Group and Organization Management, (39)(3), pp. 326-360
  • Henderson, K. E., & O'Leary-Kelly, A. M. (2012). When broken promises threaten one's identity: The impact of psychological contract breach on self-identity threat. Journal of Organizational Psychology, (12)(3/4), pp. 81-98
  • Books and Chapters
  • Joshi, M., Anand, J. M., & Henderson, K. E. (2007). Research Companion to the Dysfunctional Workplace. In J. Langan-Fox, C.Cooper, & R. Klimoski (Ed.), The role of organizational practices and routines in facilitating normalized corruption (pp. 235-251). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing

  • Outstanding Reviewer Award for the OB Division, Academy of Management, 2009
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award for the OB Division, Academy of Management, 2010
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award for the OB Division, Academy of Management, 2011
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award for the OB Division, Academy of Management, 2014
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award for the OB Division, Academy of Management, 2015

  • Academy of Management
  • Society of Human Resource Management
  • Academy of Management, Reviewer
  • International Journal of Human Resource Management, Reviewer
  • Journal of Managerial Issues, Reviewer
  • The Grove UMC, Other

  • Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2016 - present)
  • Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2011 - 2016)
  • Instructor, University of St. Thomas, St Paul / Minneapolis (2009 - 2011)
  • Consumer Loan Officer, Arvest Bank, Fayetteville (2003 - 2004)
  • Assistant Bank Manager, Arvest Bank, Fayetteville (2002 - 2003)
  • Manager Trainee, J C Penney, Fayetteville (2001 - 2002)