Linda K. Trevino

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Professor of Management and Organization

Office Address 402 Business Building
Phone Number 814-865-2194
Email Address lt0@psu.edu

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Linda K. Treviño is Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behavior and Ethics, and Director of the Shoemaker Program in Business Ethics in the Smeal College of Business where she has been on the faculty since 1987. She served as Chair of the Department of Management and Organization from 1999-2004. She holds a Ph.D. in management from Texas A&M University. Her research and writing on the management of ethical conduct in organizations is widely published and is known internationally. She has published more than seventy journal articles and has co-authored a textbook with Katherine Nelson entitled Managing Business Ethics; Straight Talk About How to do it Right, published by John Wiley in 1995. The fifth edition was published in 2011. The book, which is being used to teach undergraduates, MBAs, and executives, addresses how people can manage their own ethical conduct and the conduct of their employees in today's business organizations. A more academic book, entitled Managing Ethics in Business Organizations: Social Scientific Perspectives, with Gary Weaver, was published in 2003 by Stanford University Press. A third book on academic integrity coauthored with Donald McCabe and Kenneth Butterfield is in press with Johns Hopkins University Press. Professor Trevi�o has taught all types of students, from undergraduates, to MBAs, to Executive MBAs, to Ph.D.s, and executives. She has also consulted with for-profit and non-profit organizations and has led research projects for Arthur Andersen�s former Ethics & Responsible Business Practices Consulting and for the Ethics Resource Center Fellows Program where she served as Chair of the Invited Fellows for ten years. She has made presentations to academic, practitioner, and corporate audiences including the Defense Industry Initiative, the Government Ethics Office, the Conference Board, the Conference Board of Canada, the Society for Competitive Intelligence Professionals, The Money Management Institute, the NASD (now FINRA), the Human Resources Planning Society, and the Ethics and Compliance Officers Association. In 2007, she was elected a member of the Academy of Management Fellows, a group that recognizes and honors members of the Academy of Management who have made significant contributions to the science and practice of management. In 2004, Professor Trevi�o was invited to serve as a core faculty member in the Business Roundtable�s Institute for Business Ethics where she continues to serve. She also served on the AACSB�s task force on ethics in the curriculum and served a 4-year term as the Academy of Management Ethics Ombudsperson. Professor Trevi�o serves on the editorial boards of Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Management, and Academy of Management Journal. She completed a two-year term as Associate Editor of Academy of Management Review in July, 2008. She also served as the Division Chair for the Social Issues in Management Division of the Academy of Management. She received the Division's Sumner Marcus Award for service to the division in 2011. Professor Trevi�o received the best paper award from the prestigious Academy of Management Review in 1993 and from the journal, Academy of Management Learning and Education, in 2007. She has received the best paper award three times from the Social Issues in Management Division of the Academy of Management.

Expertise

Professor Trevino's research focuses on understanding ethical and unethical conduct in work organizations. Her current research includes work on ethical leadership, moral disengagement, impacts on speaking up in organizations, and identity issues as they relate to ethics officers and ethical crises in organizations. She also studies academic integrity issues including honor codes as organizational change initiatives, and the impact of honor codes on college students� cheating behavior.

Education

Ph D, Management, Texas A&M University, 1987

Courses Taught

MGMT 451 – Bus Eth and Soc (3)
Advanced examination of social, ethical, legal, economic, equity, environmental, public policy, and political influences on managerial DECISIONS AND STRATEGIES. MGMT 451W Business, Ethics, and Society (3) Focuses on the knowledge, skills, and perspectives that a manager must have in order to deal with the social, legal, ethical, and political demands in society. Ecological, ethical, and public policy dimensions of various managerial decisions are examined.

MGMT 601 – PH.D. DISSERTATION FULL-TIME
NO DESCRIPTION.

B A 574 – Business Research (variable)
A project paper, comparable in quality and scope of work to a graduate thesis, on problems of a company.

MGMT 451W – Business, Ethics, and Society (3)
Advanced examination of social, ethical, legal, economic, equity, environmental, public policy, and political influences on managerial decisions and strategies.

MGMT 494 – Research Project (variable)
Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.

B A 504 – Ethical Leadership (1)
This course introduces students to their ethical responsibilities as business leaders.

MGMT 528 – Seminar in Organizational Behavior (3)
Current theoretical and research issues applicable to the study of individual and group behavior within organizational settings.

MGMT 596 – Individual Studies (variable)
Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.

B A 597E – Sustainable Business Strategies (1)
Special topics course.

MGMT 494H – Honors Research Project (variable)
Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.

Selected Publications

Trevino L. K., "Ethical climate and culture." Routledge Companion to Business Ethics, 2018, Invited.
Trevino L. K., "Role model." Routledge Companion to Business Ethics, 2018, Invited.
den Nieuwenboer N., Vieira da Cunha J., Trevino L. K., "Middle managers and corruptive routine translation: The social production of deceptive performance." Organization Science, 2017.
Trevino L. K., Nelson K., "Managing Business Ethics 7th Edition." (John Wiley), 2017.
Haidt J., Trevino L. K., "Make business ethics a cumulative science." Nature Human Behavior, 2017, Invited.
Zhu W., Trevino L. K., Zheng X., "Ethical leaders and their followers: The transmission of moral attentiveness and moral identity." Business Ethics Quarterly, vol. 26, 2016, pp. 95-115.
Zhu W., Chao M., Trevino L. K., He H., "Ethical Leadership and follower voice and performance: The role of follower identifications and entity morality beliefs." Leadership Quarterly, vol. 26, 2015, pp. 702-718.
Gephart J., Detert J., Trevino L. K., Baker V., Martin S., "Situational moral disengagement: Can the effects of self-interest be mitigated?." Journal of Business Ethics, vol. 125, 2014, pp. 267-285.
Trevino L. K., Nelson K., "Managing Business Ethics 6th Edition." (Wiley), 2014.
Trevino L. K., Brown M. E., "Ethical leadership." (Oxford University Press), 2014, Invited.
Trevino L. K., Gephart J. K., den Nieuwenboer N., "(un)ethical behavior in organizations." Annual Review of Psychology, 2014, Invited.
Trevino L. K., den Nieuwenboer N., Kreiner G., Bishop D., "A grounded theory study of legitimacy work among ethics and compliance officers." Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, vol. 123, 2014, pp. 186-205.
Hannah S., Schaubroeck J., Peng A., Lord R., Trevino L. K., Kozlowski S., Avolio B. J., Dimotakis n., Doty J., "Joint influences of indivdiual and work unit abusive supervision on ethical intentions and behaviors: A moderated mediation model." Journal of Applied Psychology, vol. 98, no. 4, 2013, pp. 579-592.
Brown M. E., Trevino L. K., "Do role models matter? An investigation of role modeling as an antecedent of perceived ethical leadership." Journal of Business Ethics, vol. 122, 2013, pp. 587-598.
Chin M., Hambrick D. C., Trevino L. K., "Political ideologies of CEOs: The influence of executives' values on corporate social responsibility." Administrative Science Quarterly, vol. 58, no. 2, 2013, pp. 197-232.
Mayer D., Nurmohamed S., Trevino L. K., Shapiro D., Schminke M., "Encouraging employees to report unethical conduct internally: It takes a village." Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, vol. 121, 2013, pp. 89-103.
Gehman J., Trevino L. K., Garud R. B., "Values work: A process study of the emergence and performance of organizational values practices." Academy of Management Journal, vol. 56, 2013, pp. 84-112.
Trevino L. K., "Ethical decision making--interactionist model." E. Kessler (Ed.) Encyclopdia of Management Theory, Sage, 2013, Invited.
McCabe D., Butterfield K., Trevino L. K., "Cheating in college: Why students do it and what educators can do about it." Johns Hopkins University Press, (John Hopkins University Press), 2012.
Schaubroeck J., Hannah S., Avolio B., Kozlowski S., Lord R., Trevino L. K., Dimotakis N., Peng C., "Embedding ethical leadership within and across organization levels." Academy of Management Journal, vol. 55, 2012, pp. 1053-1078.
Jordan J., Brown M., Trevino L. K., "Somebody to Look Up To: Executive Follower Ethical Reasoning and Perceptions of Ethical Leadership." Journal of Management, vol. 39, 2012, pp. 660-683.
Moore C., Detert J., Trevino L. K., Baker V., Mayer D., "Why employees do bad things: Moral disengagement and unethical organizational behavior." Personnel Psychology, no. 65, 2012, pp. 1-48.
Andiappan M., Trevino L. K., "Beyond righting the wrong: Supervisor/subordinate reconciliation after an injustice." Human Relations, vol. 64, 2011, pp. 359-386.
Trevino L. K., Weaver G., "Punishment in organizations: descriptive and normative perspectives." 2010.
Gephart J., Harrison D., Trevino L. K., "Bad apples, bad cases, and bad barrels: Meta-analytic evidence about sources of unethical decisions at work: Understanding calculated and impulsive pathways." Journal of Applied Psychology, vol. 95, 2010, pp. 1-31.
Trevino L. K., "Navigating Business Ethics: Smoother Sailing Ahead." Business Ethics Quarterly, 2010, Invited.
Gephart J., Detert J., Trevino L. K., Edmondson A., "Silenced by Fear: The Nature, Sources, and Consequences of Fear at Work." Research in Organizational Behavior, vol. 29, 2010, pp. 163-193, Invited.
Detert J., Trevino L. K., "Speaking up to higher ups: How supervisors and skip-level leaders influence employee voice." Organization Science, vol. 21, 2010, pp. 249-270.
Chen G., Trevino L. K., Hambrick D. C., "CEO Elitist Association: Toward a New Understanding of an Executive Behavioral Pattern." Leadership Quarterly, vol. 20, no. 3, 2009, pp. 316-328.
Brown M., Trevino L. K., "Leader-follower values congurence: Are socialized charismatic leaders better able to achieve it?." Journal of Applied Psychology, vol. 94, no. 2, 2009, pp. 478-490.
Ashforth B., Gioia D. A., Robinson S., Trevino L. K., "Re-Viewing Corruption. [Introductory Article to the Special Topic Forum on Corruption in Organizations]." Academy of Management Review, vol. 33, no. 3, 2008, pp. 670-684, Invited.
Trevino L. K., Weaver G., Brown M., "It's lovely at the top: Hierarchial levels, identities, and perceptions of organizational ethics." Business Ethics Quarterly, vol. 18, no. 2, 2008, pp. 233-252.
Trevino L. K., "Why review? Because reviewing is a professional responsibility." Academy of Management Review, vol. 33, no. 1, 2008, Invited.
Detert J., Baker V., Trevino L. K., "Moral disengagement in ethical decision making: A study of antecedents and outcomes." Journal of Applied Psychology, vol. 93, 2008, pp. 374-391.
Trevino L. K., Brown M. E., "Ethical leadership." 2007.
Trevino L. K., Brown M., "Is values-based leadership ethical leadership?." (Information Age Publishing), 2007, pp. 151-174.
Loviscky G., Trevino L. K., Jacobs R., "Assessing managers' ethical decision making: An objective measure of managerial moral judgment." Journal of Business Ethics, vol. 73, 2007, pp. 263-285.
Detert J., Trevino L. K., Burris E., Andiappan M., "Managerial models of influence and counterproductivity in organizations: A longitudinal business unit-level investigation." Journal of Applied Psychology, vol. 92, 2007, pp. 993-1005.
Trevino L. K., "Corporate ethics and compliance programs." Invited.
Trevino L. K., Haidt J. `., Filabi A., "Regulating for Ethical Culture." Behavioral Science and Policy, Invited.
Eury J., Kreiner G., Trevino L. K., Gioia D. A., "The Past is Not Dead: Legacy Identification and Alumni Ambivalence in the Penn State Scandal." Academy of Management Journal.

Research Impact and Media Mentions

"The role of middle managers in ethical behavior", CPCU - Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter Webinar, Web
"Middle managers may turn to unethical behavior to face unrealistic expectations", Web

Editorships

Business Ethics Quarterly, Editorial Board, January 2017 - Present
Personnel Psychology, Associate Editor, January 2017 - Present
Co-editor of special issue on behavioral ethics
Personnel Psychology, Editorial Board, January 2016 - Present
Administrative Science Quarterly, Editorial Board, January 2014 - January 2017
Business Ethics Quarterly, Associate Editor, September 2013 - January 2017
Academy of Management Learning and Education, Editorial Board, January 2012 - January 2014
Leadership Quarterly, Co-Editor, January 2012 - January 2013
Academy of Management Journal, Editorial Board, January 2010 - January 2013
Journal of Management, Editorial Board, July 2008 - July 2015
Academy of Management Review, Editorial Board, January 2005 - January 2008
Business Ethics Quarterly, Editorial Board, January 1996 - January 2013