Jennifer A. Moss Breen, PhD
Jennifer A. Moss Breen, PhD

Jennifer A. Moss Breen, PhD

Associate Professor
Program Director, Ed.D.
Graduate School

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Interdisciplinary Studies

Position

  • Associate Professor

Teaching Activity

  • ILD 802 Leadership Ethics
  • ILD 803 Organiational Strategy
  • ILD 804 Organizational Behavior
  • ILD 808 Orientation

Biography

Jennifer Moss Breen, Ph.D., serves as an Associate Professor and Program Director for Creighton University’s Interdisciplinary Leadership Ed.D. Before joining Creighton University, Jennifer served as the inaugural Director of Bellevue University’s Human Capital Management Ph.D. program. Jennifer earned her Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska (2006) in Leadership Studies. She current serves as the President of the Association of Leadership Educators and the Chair of the Business Leadership Member Interest Group for the International Leadership Association. Jennifer currently teaches business courses within the Ed.D. Program and conducts research in the areas of leader resilience, leader humility, knowledge sharing, leadership development and medical school leadership education.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Leadership Studies, College of Human Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. August, 2006.
  • M. A. in Educational Psychology – Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Education, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, December, 2007
  • M. S. in Leadership Education, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2002
  • B. S. in Business Education, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1986

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Downing, E., and Moss Breen, J. A. In whom do we invest: A case study. Followership in Action: Cases and Commentaries., 2015
  • Elkington, R. and Moss Breen, J. A. How senior leaders develop resilience in adversity: A qualitative study., Journal of Leadership, Accountability and Ethics, 2015
  • Brock, B., Cherney, I., Martin, J., Moss Breen J. A., and Oltman, G. How to launch an interdisciplinary leadership program., Creighton Journal of Interdisciplinary Leadership, 1, 14-23, 2015
  • Elkington, R., Meekins, D., Moss Breen, J., and Martin, S. Leader as enabling function: Towards a new paradigm for local church leadership in the 21st Century – A concept paper in honor of Professor George Lotter. In Die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi, (South African Journal)., 2015
  • Noble, D., Matesi, L., Horstmeier, R., and Moss Breen, J.A. Resource development opportunities for the Association of Leadership Educators: Phase one., Journal of Leadership Education, 2015
  • Burrell, D., Finch, A., Moss Breen, J. A., and Lu, S. Using social media recruiting strategies as an effective tool for the competitive war on university faculty talent in business, education and public health: A case study., Journal of Knowledge and Human Resource Management, 2013
  • Moss, J. A. & Barbuto, J. E. Jr. Testing the relationship between interpersonal political skills, altruism, leadership success and Effectiveness: A multilevel model., Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management, 11(2), 155-174, 2010
  • Moss Breen, J. A. & Barbuto, J. E. Doctoral advising, research productivity and the academic balancing act: Insights from Michael Hitt, Edwin Locke, Fred Luthans, Lyman Porter, and Anne Tsui., Organizational Management Journal, 7, 182-191, 2010
  • Moss, J. A. & Chevalier, M. Improving the measurement of sales readiness initiatives., Training Industry Magazine, 2009
  • Moss, J. A. Discerning the incremental value of education: Moving from intuition to fact. Counsel for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), TAPwire Newsletter, 2009
  • Moss, J. A. Political skills as building blocks to human capital., Innovation@work, 2(5), 2008
  • Moss, J. A. Unfolding the mystery: Human capital investment in organizations – a collective case study. , Innovation@work, 1(1), 2007
  • Barbuto, J. E. Jr. & Moss, J. A. Dispositional effects in intra-organizational influence tactics: A meta-analytic Review. , Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 12, 30-45, 2006
  • Barbuto, J. E. Jr. & Moss, J. A. A validity generalization procedure to test relations between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and influence tactics. , Psychological Reports, 99, 121-124, 2006
  • Moss, J. A.  Barbuto, J. E. Jr. & Matkin, G. S. Influence of sex differences in leaders’ behavior. , Psychological Reports, 96(2), 499-510, 2005
  • Moss, J. A. & Barbuto, J. E. Jr. Machiavellian’s association with sources of motivation and downward influence strategies. , Psychological Reports, 94(3), 933-943, 2004
  • Moss, J. A. Assessing political leadership: A review of Christie and Geis’ (1970) Mach IV measure of Machiavellianism. , Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 11, 26-31, 2003
  • Moss, J. A. & Barbuto, J. E. Jr. Framework development examining the effects of the Machiavellian disposition on the relationship between motivation and influence tactics. , Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 9, 29-41, 2002
  • Moss, J. A. & Parsons, G. Remember the Titans: Case study examining transformational leadership, servant leadership, power and change. , Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management, 5, 152-165, 2001

Publications

  • Moss Breen, J. A. Contributor, Money, Markets, Institutions, Global Financial Practice: An Encyclopedia, ABC-CLIO, 17 entries., Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, 2013
  • Moss Breen, J. A. What’s Necessary for CEO Recommendations to Take Hold?, Midlands Business Journal, 2011
  • Moss Breen, J. A. Are We Making Each Other Sick?, Midlands Business Journal, 2011
  • Moss, J. A. Innovation – The next frontier in the human capital agenda?, CLO Magazine, Spring, 2010
  • Moss Breen, J. A. Leadership Traits: Factors Important to Growing Successful Organizations., Midlands Business Journal, 2010
  • Moss Breen, J. A. Innovation: The Next Frontier on the Human Capital Agenda., Midlands Business Journal, 2010

Editing and Reviews

  • Moss Breen, J. A. Invited Guest Editor, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies Symposium, “Leading Human Capital”, to be published Spring, 2016. Invited Authors: Bazigos, M., Bassi, L., Barbuto, J. E., Linenberger, S. J., Murnane, J., Vance, D., Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 2016

Presentations

  • Minner,W. and Moss Breen, J. A. (2015). Developing cross-generational and across-boarder leaders through the eyes of a family-owned, Spanish winery, International Leadership Association, Barcelona, Spain. Full Session., 2015
  • Minner,W., Moss Breen, J. A. and Archibald, J. (2015). Developing cross-generational and across-boarder leaders through the eyes of a family-owned, Spanish winery, International Leadership Association, Barcelona, Spain. Pre-Conference Workshop:, 2015
  • Elkington, R., Moss Breen, J. A. and Martin, S. S. (2015). Leadership development across borders: A contextual transnational leadership development model. International Leadership Association, Barcelona, Spain. Full Session., 2015
  • Moss Breen, J. A. and Cherney, I. (2015). Creating an interdisciplinary graduate program in leadership: Challenges, opportunities and lessons learned. International Leadership Association, Barcelona, Spain. Full Session., 2015
  • Linenberger, S. J., Schmidt, J., and Moss Breen, J. A. (2015). From bench to bedside: A pilot study of leadership curriculum in medical school. Association of Leadership Educators, Washington, DC, July. Poster Session., 2015
  • Moss Breen, J. A. (2011). How Do we Know When Leadership Development Has Occurred? A Round-Table Discussion on Capturing Objective Measures of Effective Leadership Development Programs, Association of Leadership Educators, Denver, CO, July., 2015
  • Elkington, R. and Moss Breen, J. (2014). Developing leader consciousness: Fostering resilience through adversity and complexity, International Leadership Association, San Diego, CA, October. Poster Session., 2014
  • Moss Breen, J. and Elkington, R and Trudeau-Poskas, D. (2014). Developing Consciousness through Resilience in Complex and Adverse Environments. International Leadership Association, San Diego, CA, October. Workshop., 2014
  • Imperato, P., Linenberger, S. J. and Moss Breen, J.A., (2014). Bouncing back and moving forward: How to build resilient business colleges that promote creativity and innovation. Submitted to the International Assembly of Colleges of Business Education, San Diego, CA, April., 2014
  • Richards, B. and Moss Breen, J.A. (2014). The Truth About Knowledge Sharing – How Do Our Motivations Impact the Knowledge Sharing Event? Western Academy of Management, Napa Valley, CA., 2014
  • Linenberger, S. J., Trudeau-Poskas, D. A., and Moss Breen, J. A. (2013). Learning to “Turn and Face the Strain”: Strategies and Frameworks for Creating Resilient Organizational Change Leaders, Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management, San Diego, CA,, 2013
  • Linenberger, S. J., Schmidt, J. W., & Moss Breen, J. A. (2013). Direction, Alignment and Commitment (DAC): A Preliminary Model for Medical School Leadership Education, Western Academy of Management, Santa Fe, NM., 2013
  • Matkin, G., Bugenhagen, M., and Moss Breen, J. (2013). Leadership Education as Doctoral Study: What Does This Really Mean? International Leadership Association, Montreal, Canada., 2013
  • Moss Breen, J. A., Trudeau-Poskas, D.A., and Linenberger, S. J. (2013). Optimizing Doctoral Education in Leadership: A Round Table Session for Program Directors, Faculty and Students, Association of Leadership Educators, New Orleans, LA., 2013
  • Cronin-Gilmore, J., Moss Breen, J. A., Shafai, J. and Nabavi, M. (2013). Promoting Scholarship in Business Education: A Workshop to Get you Started. IACBE Annual Conference and Assembly Meeting. Orlando, FL., 2013
  • Moss Breen, J. A. (2011). Moderator, Creating HR Business Intelligence: Strategies that Make Lasting Linkages Between the People Suite and the C-Suite. Panel Members: Dr. Michael Bazigos, Dr. Alec Levenson, Dr Carolyn Youssef, presented at The Conference Board, New York City, NY., 2012
  • Moss Breen, J. A. (2012). Moderator and Organizer, Leading through Systems Change: Bridging Cultures, Contexts and Complexities, Panel Members: Stephen Linenberger, Denise Trudeau, Sharon Hoffman and Lorri Cooper. International Leadership Association Global Conference, Denver, CO., 2012
  • Linenberger, S. J. & Moss Breen, J. A. (2012). Altruistic Calling in the Orthodox Jewish Community: Bridging Cultures to Discover Pathways to Servant Leadership. International Leadership Association Global Conference, Denver, CO., 2012
  • Bockorny, K. & Moss Breen, J. A. (2012). Social Capital in the Online Classroom and Its Impact on Student Learning: A Research Review. Midwest Marketing Association, Minneapolis, MN., 2012
  • Moss Breen, J.A. & Ashley, G. C. (2011). Find the Positive Side of Negative Leadership styles: Perhaps Heroic Leadership Doesn’t Always Get the Job Done. Paper presented at the Midwest Academy of Management, Omaha, NE., 2011
  • Moss Breen, J.A. & Ashley, G. C. (2011). Find the Positive Side of Negative Leadership styles: Perhaps Heroic Leadership Doesn’t Always Get the Job Done. Paper presented at the Midwest Academy of Management, Omaha, NE., 2011
  • Moss Breen, J. A. & Ashley, G. C. (2011). West meets East: Enlightened, Balanced and Transcended Approaches to Researching Human Capital: Seeking Innovative Scholars to Contribute to Our Global “People” Crisis. Caucus presented at the Academy of Management, San Antonio, TX., 2011
  • Echols, M., Bassi, L. & Moss Breen, J. A. (2010). Thinking Like Your CEO – Hands-on Session Designed to Help You Gain C-Suite Attention. The Conference Board Pre-Conference Workshop, San Diego, CA., 2010
  • Moss Breen, J. A. (2010). Toward The New Normal, Panel Discussion. The Conference Board Pre-Conference Workshop, San Diego, CA., 2010
  • Moss Breen, J. A. & Murnane, J. A. (2010). Valuing Intangibles – Working Through a Step By Step Process to Demonstrate Business Impact of “Fuzzy” Variables, The Conference Board Pre-Conference Workshop, New York City, NY., 2010
  • Moss Breen, J. A. (2010). Toward The New Normal, Panel Discussion. The Conference Board Pre-Conference Workshop, New York City, NY., 2010
  • Thomas, L., Stark, E., Moss Breen, J. A., and Artz, P. (2010). Publishing, Professing and Perishing: Work-Life Balance in Academia. Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management, San Diego, CA., 2010
  • Youssef, C., Poppler, P., Ashley, G. & Moss Breen, J. A. (2010). Return on Investment in Human, Social and Psychological Capital: The Search for Yeti", Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada., 2010
  • Moss, J. A. (2010). “Where Are the Leaders?” Presenter, Chief Learning Officer Symposium, Boca Raton, FL., 2010
  • Byerly, B. & Moss, J. A. (2009). Executing a Measurement Project in Your Organization. The Conference Board, New York City, NY, November., 2009
  • Moss, J. A. & Hare, J., (2009). Converting Intangibles to Tangibles, OD Network, Omaha NE, November., 2009
  • Moss, J. A. (2009). What’s Stopping Learning Leaders From Capturing the Business Impact of Their Programs? A Grounded Theory Study. Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management, Washington, D.C., October., 2009
  • Sosik, J. J. & Moss, J. A. (2009). Assessing Leadership Development in Graduate Business Education: Program Development and Proposed Study. Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management, Washington, D.C., October, 2009
  • Beresford. B. & Moss, J. A. (2009). Impacting Performance Through Predictive Analytics, Chief Learning Officer Symposium, Colorado Springs, CO, September., 2009
  • Moss, J. A. & Barbuto, J. E. Jr. (2009). Success in Academia: A Panel Discussion with Four High-Achieving Scholars. Professional Development Workshop, Academy of Management, Chicago, IL, August., 2009
  • Moss, J. A., Linenberger, S. & Stark, E. (2008). The Politically Skilled Servant Leader. Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management, Orlando, FL. October., 2008
  • Moss, J. A. (2008). Measuring Human Capital: A Grounded Theory Study. Sustainable Practice Action Research Community Workshop, Academy of Management. Anaheim, CA. August, 2008
  • Moss, J.A. (2007). Testing the Relationship Between Interpersonal Political Skills, Altruism, Leadership Success and Effectiveness: A Multilevel Model. Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management, Reno, NV. October., 2007
  • Moss, J. A. (2007). Outstanding Organizational Behavior Scholars – Success is No Gamble: A Collective Case Study, Submitted to the Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management, Reno, NV. October., 2007
  • Moss, J. A. & Hittlet, B. V. (2005). Invited Workshop: Transcending Pedagogy to Andragogy in Online Learning - Strategies that Bring Electronic Education Alive, Institute of Applied and Behavioral Management, Scottsdale, AZ. October., 2005
  • Moss, J. A. (2005). Chair, Doctoral Symposia: Panel: Sandy J. Wayne, Robert C. Liden, Douglas R. May & Kenneth R. Thompson, Midwest Academy of Management, Chicago, IL. March, 2005
  • Moss, J. A. & Burbach, Mark (2004). Invited Workshop: The New Faculty Experience: A Symposium for Doctoral Students and Faculty, Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management, Newport, RI. October., 2004
  • Moss, J. A. (2004). Developing a Framework of Leadership Success and Effectiveness, Political Skills, Altruism and Egoism, Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management, Newport, RI. October., 2004
  • Moss, J. A. (2004). Chair, Doctoral Symposia: Panel: John E. Barbuto, Jr., Douglas May, Thomas Martin & Catherine Schwoerer: Midwest Academy of Management, Minneapolis, MN. April., 2004
  • Moss, J. A. (2004). Assessing Political Leadership: A Review of Christie and Geis’ (1970) Mach IV measure of Machiavellianism, submitted to Midwest Academy of Management, Minneapolis, MN. April. Awarded Best Paper, 2004
  • Moss, J. A. (2003). Gender and Leadership: Individual Differences that Impact Evaluation and Performance, Institute for Behavioral and Applied Management, Tampa, FL. October., 2003
  • Barbuto, J. E. Jr. & Moss, J. A. (2003). A Meta-analytic Review of Dispositional Antecedents of Intra-organizational Influence Tactics. Academy of Management, Seattle, WA. August., 2003
  • Hughes, L. & Moss, J. A. (2003). Entrepreneurs and Motivation: Framework Development for Success. Midwest Academy of Management, St. Louis, MO. April., 2003
  • Moss, J. A. (2003). Chair, Doctoral Consortia: Panel: John E. Barbuto, Jr., Douglas May & Catherine Schwoerer: Topics: Professional Ethics in Academia, Planning for Productivity, Feedback without Fear, Managing your Advisor (and Yourself), Rhythms of Academic Life, Beyond the ABD, & Networking. Midwest Academy of Management, St. Louis, MO. April., 2003
  • Moss, J. A., Barbuto, J. E. Jr. & Goertzen, B. J. (2003). Boundaries of the Mind and its Relationship with Executives’ Downward Influence Strategies: A field Study. Midwest Academy of Management. St. Louis, MO. April, 2003
  • Moss, J. A. & Barbuto, J. E. Jr. (2002). The Machiavellian Disposition and its Moderating Effect Between Sources of Motivation and Influence Tactics – An Empirical Study. Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management, Denver, CO. November. Best Paper Nomination, 2002
  • Barbuto, J. E. Jr. & Moss, J. A. (2002). Dispositional Antecedents of Intra-organizational Influence Tactics – A meta-analysis. Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management, Denver, CO. November. Best Paper Nomination, 2002
  • Moss, J. A. , Barbuto, J. E. Jr. & Matkin, G. S. (2002). Gender Differences in Downward Influence Strategies. Midwest Academy of Management. St. Louis, MO. April., 2002
  • Moss, J. A. & Barbuto, J. E, Jr. (2001). The Prince’s Tyranny: Discovering the Relationship between Sources of Motivation and Influence and the Moderating Effect of the Machiavellian Disposition. Institute for Behavioral and Applied Management. Charleston, SC. November. Best Paper Nomination, 2001
  • Moss, J. A. & Parsons, G. (2001). Remember the Titans: Case Study Examining Transformational Leadership, Servant Leadership, Power and Change. Eastern Academy of Management. New Haven, CT. May., 2001

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Human Capital Management, Leader Resiliency and Consciousness, Leader Humility, Interpersonal Political Skills, Servant Leadership, Systems Leadership, Educational Pedagogy and Online Learning, and the Practice Ph.D, Psychometrics and Mixed Methods

Current Research Projects

  • Arts as tools for emergent leadership and social justice; leadership in medical school education; leadership humility

Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Performance Award, Bellevue University, 2014
  • Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2005
  • Best Paper, Midwest Academy of Management Regional Conference, 2004