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D. Anthony Butterfield

Professor Emeritus



PhD Psychology, University of Michigan, 1968
MA Psychology, University of Michigan, 1963
BA, Yale University, 1961

Academic Appointments

Director, Doctoral Programs, Isenberg School of Management, UMass Amherst, 2009-2013, 2002-2007
Interim Dean, Isenberg School of Management, UMass Amherst, 2007-2009
Professor of Management, Isenberg School of Management, UMass Amherst, 1979-Present

Recent Honors / Awards

College Outstanding Teacher Award, UMass Amherst, 1993
Mentor, Lilly Teaching Fellow Program, 1994
Outstanding Visiting Professor Award, Athens Laboratory of Business Administration, 1995
Advisory of the Year Award, UWW, 1998
Lifetime Fellow, Eastern Academy of Management, 1999
Distinguished Honorary Alumnus of the Year, UMass Alumni Association, 2011

Research Interests

Gender and Leadership
Promotion of Women to Top Management Positions
Leadership and Organization Phenoma in Other Cultures

Teaching Interests

  • Organization Behavior and Theory
  • Organization Research
  • Leadership

Selected Publications

Correspondence between Self- and Good-Manager Descriptions: Examining Stability and Change over Four Decades (with Gary N. Powell)  Journal of Management, In press.

Sex, Gender, and Aspirations to Top Management: Who's Opting Out? Who's Opting In? (with Gary N. Powell) Journal of Vocational Behavior, In press.

A Model and Test of Individual and Organizational Factors Influencing Individual Adaptation to Change (with Parent, Sullivan and Hardway) Organization and Management Journal, In press.

Sex, Gender, and the US Presidency: Ready for a Female President? (with Gary N. Powell) Gender in Management, 2011, 26, pp. 394-407