Management & Marketing

Chase Thiel

Department Chair of Management and Marketing                                                           

Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
M.S., University of Oklahoma
B.S., Idaho State University

Teaching Interests

Organizational Behavior
Human Resource Management
Organizational Staffing
Business Ethics

Research Interests

Unethical Workplace Behavior, Ethical Leadership, Effective Human Resource Practices

Areas of Expertise

Self-Regulation at Work
Ethical Decision Making
Ethical Leadership
Emotion Helping 

Selected Publications

Thiel, C. E. Bonner, J., Bush, J. T., Welsh, D., & Pati, R. (in press) Rationalize or reappraise? Cognitive reappraisal attenuates the effect of observed unethicality on moral disengagement. Personnel Psychology.

Thiel, C. E., Harvey, J., Courtright, S., & Bradley, B. (2019). What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger: How teams rebound from early-stage relationship conflict. Journal of Management, 45, 1623-1659.

Welsh, D., Bush, J., Thiel, C., & Bonner, J. (2019) Reconceptualizing goal setting’s dark side: The ethical consequences of learning versus outcome goals. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 150, 14-27.

Thiel, C. E., Hardy, J., Peterson, D., Welsh, D., & Bonner, J. (2018) Too many sheep in the flock? Span of control attenuates ethical leadership. Journal of Applied Psychology, 103, 1324-1334.

Griffith, J., Connelly, S., Thiel, C. E. & Johnson, G. (2015). How outstanding leaders lead with affect: An examination of charismatic, ideological, and pragmatic leaders. Leadership Quarterly, 26, 502-517.

Thiel, C. E., Connelly, S., & Griffith, J. A. (2012). Leadership and emotion management for complex tasks: Different emotions, different strategies. Leadership Quarterly, 23, 517-533.

Thiel, C. E., Bagdasarov, Z., Harkrider, L., Johnson, J., & Mumford, M. D. (2012). Leader ethical decision making in organizations: Strategies for sensemaking.  Journal of Business Ethics, 107, 49-64.


Chase Thiel is the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program Professor of Business Ethics and an Associate Professor in the Management & Marketing Department at the University of Wyoming. His expertise is in the areas of human resource management and business ethics. Dr. Thiel earned a Ph.D. and M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (with a minor in Quantitative Psychology) from the University of Oklahoma, and a B.S. in Psychology from Idaho State University. In addition, Dr. Thiel is a Senior Certified Professional by the Society of Human Resource Management.

As the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program Professor of Business Ethics, Dr. Thiel is heavily involved in College of Business (COB) and UW ethics programming. He manages the Daniels Fund Faculty Fellows Program at UW, advises the COB’s undergraduate team in the annual Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Business Ethics Case Competition, assesses program impact, and is the program manager for the Wyoming Collegiate Business Ethics Case Competition. In 2018, Dr. Thiel was recognized with the Campus Being a Difference Award by the NASBA Center for Public Trust for his contributions in the area of ethics.

Dr. Thiel’s primary research examines unethical behavior in the workplace, with a special emphasis on 1) understanding the causes of unethical behavior through a behavioral lens, 2) expanding current definitions and measures of unethical behavior, 3) identifying practices that encourage ethical behavior, and 4) understanding the role and tactics of ethical leaders in the creation and maintenance of ethical workplaces. His research has appeared or is forthcoming in leading management journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Leadership Quarterly, and Journal of Business Ethics. Dr. Thiel is a four-time recipient of COB research awards and in 2021 received the prestigious McMurry Fellowship for excellence in research. His research has also been recognized by the Academy of Management several times for excellence. Most notably, in 2021 Dr. Thiel was the recipient of the Academy of Management’s Organizational Behavior Division’s Outstanding Practical Implications for Management award.

Dr. Thiel is an award-winning educator who teaches courses at the undergraduate and MBA levels on topics such as organizational behavior, human resource management, talent acquisition, leadership, and ethics. In 2021, Dr. Thiel was recognized by the COB with the Distinguished Teaching Award and in 2020 he was the recipient of the college’s MBA Teaching Excellence Award. 


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