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Welcome Our Incoming 2016 Officers!


PDW Chair Elect (5-year executive track)

David Bright




David S. Bright is a Professor of Organizational Behavior and Organization Development at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, USA. He earned a Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University (2005), and also holds degrees from Brigham Young University (1996, 1999) in accounting, organizational behavior, and international area studies.


David has been a member of ODC since 2000. He wants to support the continued growth and amazing potential of the Division and its members. He believes that one of ODC’s greatest strengths is the expertise of its members as change agents. He hopes to encourage and support the success of all Division members, and he would especially like to build bridges to scholars in other divisions who are doing ODC-related work.


David’s research interests explore virtues-based organizing, positive social science, organization and leadership development, appreciation and forgiveness in organizations, and classroom excellence. He recently co-authored Becoming a Master Manager (6th ed) with Bob Quinn. Other publications have appeared in Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Executive, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, and Journal of Business Ethics and the ODC Best Paper Proceedings. In 2010, he was recognized as an ODC Best Reviewer. He is currently a board member for the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, where he has also served as a special issue editor.


He is also an active facilitator and consultant and has conducted work in education, banking, professional services, healthcare, transportation, information technology, military, and government organizations. He is a three-time “Teacher of the Year” recipient and he received the New Educator Award from the OBTS.


David considers the ODC to be his primary AoM “home,” and he is pleased to have the opportunity to serve its members.



General Representative At-Large (3-year term)

Kate Elgayeva




Kate Elgayeva is a Lecturer in Managerial Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received her PhD in Organizational Leadership from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and completed her dissertation on tacit knowledge codification. Kate’s research establishes that interpersonal relationships mediate the efficacy of tacit knowledge codification, while ascertaining that systemic change is intrinsically tied to the dialogic process of making tacit knowledge explicit. She is presently working on several papers, with a research focus on intersection of OD, role of agency in facilitating change, and significance of knowledge management processes in this context. 


Kate is an active member of AoM, and has served in the capacity of ODC Student Representative since 2014. She presented her research at the 2014 Annual Meetings, co-facilitated the 2015 ODC Doctoral Consortium, and will be co-facilitating the 2016 Consortium. She is also a member of the Taos Institute, and a board member of Knowledge Management Chicago, an organization of knowledge management and organizational learning practitioners. Kate is a consultant in the area of strategic change, professional speaker, and workshop facilitator. She regularly conducts training and development seminars on leadership effectiveness, knowledge transfer, organizational learning, and change management.


Kate’s contribution as Representative-at-Large is framed by her commitment to the Division’s strategic direction and growth and prosperity of its membership. Kate’s knowledge of and experience with ODC would uniquely position her to further develop member connections, strengths representation of member interests in professional contexts, and diversify the breadth of outreach and Division activities. 



Executive Scholar-Practitioner Representative At-Large (3-year term)

Lori Kendall



Dr. Lori D. Kendall is a practitioner-scholar with over 25 years of business experience as a products executive leading high-technology teams through early formation, growth, and strategic pivots for firms ranging from early-stage startups to the Fortune 500. Lori is co-founder of Estate Vault, a software service providing estate forensics, asset distribution, and removal of digital identities. Previously, Lori was Vice President of Business Operations at Polycom, and co-founder of Transera Communications as VP of Products & Services. Lori has also served as VP at Genesys Telecommunications (an Alcatel-Lucent company) where she was responsible for global accounts and product management. Lori has held management and staff role in R&D and Marketing for firms including Novell and Xerox.


Lori recently received her Ph.D. in Management from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and is a DM Fellow at the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit. As a Fowler Center researcher, Lori led a team on behalf of the Goi Peace Foundation (U.N. NGO) to show how firms become positive agents by evolving from a shareholder model to becoming net positive impact companies. Her dissertation research interests focus on the role of micro-level leader behaviors underpinning firm dynamic capabilities to impact how organizations adapt, innovate, and remain viable.


Currently, Lori is a teaching assistant for the third year doctoral seminar in advanced research methods, and is creating a new research center within Weatherhead. Lori also holds both master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business from Holy Names University.



Doctoral Student Representative At-Large (2-year term)

Katerina Gonzalez



Katerina Gonzalez is currently a third-year doctoral student in Management at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College/The Graduate Center, City University of New York with a concentration in Organizational Behavior. Her current research interests are in the areas of organizational change, leadership, and diversity in organizations. Prior to starting her Ph.D. program, she worked in various sectors, including finance, non-profit, and marketing/advertising. Most recently, she worked in Change Management at a large investment bank. Previously, she received a B.Sc. from the Stern School of Business at NYU in Economics and Marketing. 

She has been a student member of the Academy of Management and of the Ph.D. Project since 2013. She has taken on several service roles through the Ph.D. Project, including serving on and/or Chairing the Membership, Service, and Sessions Committees. As a doctoral student, she has benefitted tremendously from all of the ideas, resources, and individuals that are part of AOM and hopes to have the opportunity to serve the academic community as the Doctoral Student Representative-at-large for the Organization Development and Change division. In doing so, she hopes to enhance other doctoral students’ experiences with AOM and the ODC division by assisting the Executive Committee with the Doctoral Student Consortium, providing division updates and communications to students throughout the year, and providing support to the Executive Committee with any additional activities planned. 


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