Aaron Nurick

  • Professor, Management
  • Ph.D. Univ of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • Office: Adamian Academic Center - 316 | 781.891.2526 | anurick@bentley.edu
  • Department Phone: 781.891.2112 | Department Fax: 781.891.2896

Teaching Interests

Interpersonal Relations in Management;
Social Psychology;
Emotional Intelligence

Research Interests

Interpersonal Relations;
Emotional Intelligence;
Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations;
Leadership

Consulting/Practice Interests

Interpersonal Relations in Management;
Emotional Intelligence

Bio

Conducted research and consulted with several organizations in the areas of interpersonal relations, emotional intelligence and organizational change. Published articles in Psychological Bulletin, Human Relations, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Planning, The Journal of Management Inquiry, The Organizational Behavior Teaching Review, The Harvard Business Review blog network, and a book entitled The Good Enough Manager: The Making of a GEM. Professional interests focus on the application of psychology to work and organizations.

Professional Memberships

  • Academy of Management
  • American Psychological Association
  • International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations
  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Awards and Honors

  • 2019, Gregory H. Adamian Award for Lifetime Teaching Excellence, Bentley Univeristy
  • 2019, Honors Professor of the Year, Bentley University Honors Program
  • 2013, Innovation in Teaching Award, Bentley University
  • 2012, Outstanding Scholarly Contribution Award, Bentley University
  • 2012, Gregory J. Hall Award for Honors Capstone Advising, Honors Program
  • 2003, Wilder Teaching Professorship
  • 2002, Joseph M. Cronin Award for Excellence in Academic Advising
  • 1992, Academic Advisor of the Year
  • 1985, Gregory H. Adamian Award for Teaching Excellence
  • Publications

    Journal Articles


  • Nurick, A. J., Thamhain, H. J. (2009). Managing Global Project Teams. . (Link)
  • Nurick, A. J., Carhart, D. H. (2009). The Value of Endowed Teaching Professors. The Chronicle of Higher Education.
  • Carhart, D. H., Nurick, A. J. (2009). Living for the Lightbulb. Magna Publications. 16-17.
  • Buono, A. F., Nurick, A. J. (2008). Reaching Your Next Generation of Employees. Federal Ethics Report, (15) 9 1-4.
  • Nurick, A. J., Carhart, D. H. (2006). Living for the Lightbulb. The Teaching Professor, (20) Dec, 2006 1.
  • Salimbene, F. P., Buono, A. F., LaFarge, V. V., Nurick, A. J. (2005). Service-Learning and Management Education: The Bentley Experience. Academy of Management Learning and Education, (4) September 2005 336-344.
  • Nurick, A. J., Adams, S. M. (2002). The stuff of leaders. Computerworld, (January 1)
  • LaFarge, V. V., Nurick, A. J. (1993). Issues of Separation and Loss in the Organizational Exit. Journal of Management Inquiry, (2) 4 356-365.
  • LaFarge, V. V., Nurick, A. J. (1993). Mourning Becomes Elective: Teaching About and Managing Termination in Classroom. Journal of Management Education, (17) No. 1 27-38.
  • Hoffman, A. N., Nurick, A. J. (1991). Choosing Health Care Coverage: Considerations of Physician Motivation. Business Horizons. May-June

    Books


  • Nurick, A. J. (2020). The Good Enough Manager: The Making of a GEM 2nd edtion. Routledge Forthcoming.
  • Nurick, A. J. (2011). The Good Enough Manager: The Making of a GEM. Routledge (Taylor and Francis)

  • Book Chapters


  • Nurick, A. J. (2020). Anthony F. Buono: A Practical Sociologist for a Changing World In , (Eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Organizational Change Thinkers.
  • Nurick, A. J., Thamhain, H. J. (2006). Developing Multinational Project Teams In David I. Cleland, Roland Gareis, (Eds.) Global Project Management Handbook. 5-1 - 5-19. New York: McGraw-Hill
  • Nurick, A. J., Thamhain, H. J. (2006). Team leadership in global project environments In D. Cleland, (Eds.) Global Project Management Handbook. 15 (Chapter 38). New York: McGraw-Hill
  • Newell, S. M., Adams, S. M., Crary, L. M., Glidden, P., LaFarge, V. V., Nurick, A. J. (2005). Exploring the Variation in Project Team Knowledge Integration Competency In Kevin C. Desouza, (Eds.) New Frontiers in Knowledge Management. 204-229. Hampshire, England, UK: Palgrave MacMillan
  • LaFarge, V. V., Nurick, A. J., Leiter, E., Buono, A. F. (2003). Teaching to the Issues: Human Resource Intervention in Mergers and Acquisitions In , (Eds.) . 31-49. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing
  • Nurick, A. J. (2001). Consulting and EQ: Enhancing Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace In Buono, Anthony, (Eds.) . 71-86. Greenwich, Connecticut: Information Age Publishing

  • Conference Proceedings


  • Nurick, A. J. (2012). Discovering GEMS: Good Enough Managers SAM, (Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM))
  • Newell, S. M.Adams, S. M.Crary, L. M.Glidden, P.LaFarge, V. V.Nurick, A. J. (2004). Exploring the Variation in Student Project Team Knowledge Integration Competency , (ABE Conference)

  • Conference Papers


  • Buono, A. F., Nurick, A. J. (2008). Reaching Your Next Generation of Employees.
  • Newell, S. M., Adams, S. M., Crary, L. M., Glidden, P., LaFarge, V. V., Nurick, A. J. (2004). Exploring the Variation in Student Project Team Knowledge Integration Competency: The influence of Emotional Intelligence and Social Capital, Academy of Business Education.

  • Other(s)


  • Nurick, A. J. (2016). Baker pragmatic, effective and good enoughBoston Globe. (Link) Forthcoming.
  • Nurick, A. J. (2015). Excellent Leaders are Actually Good EnoughBentley University Prepared U. (Link)
  • Presentations

  • Weiss, J. W., Buono, A. F., Nurick, A. J. (2019). “Ethical Issues of Gamification in Organizations: Unifier, Divider, Enhancer or Detractor of Inclusiveness of People and Cultures?” Presented at the Academy of Management Academy of Management Annual Meeting Boston, MA
  • Nurick, A. J. (2017). “Writing for Publication: A Crash Course” Presented at the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations International Annual Meeting Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Nurick, A. J., Tchelebi, N. (2016). “Writing for Publication--A Crash Course” Presented at the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations ISPSO Annual Meeting and Symposium Granada, Spain
  • Blancero, D., Cotton-Nessler, N. C., Marron, G. F., Berdrow, I., Fukami, C., Junaid, N., Kellogg, D. M., Mullane, K., Nurick, A. J., Spelman, D. H., Stewart, M. M. (2015). “Playing in the Same Sandbox: Coordinated Teaching in a Required Undergraduate Management Course” Presented at theManagement Faculty of Color Association Meeting Bridgewater, MA
  • Nurick, A. J. (2012). “Discovering GEMS: Good Enough Managers” Presented at the SAM Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM) Las Vegas, NV
  • Buono, A. F., Nurick, A. J. (2008). “Reaching Your Next Generation of Employees”
  • Nurick, A. J., Carhart, D. H. (2006). “Endowed Teaching Professors - Agents of Change”
  • Newell, S. M., Adams, S. M., Crary, L. M., Glidden, P., LaFarge, V. V., Nurick, A. J. (2006). “An Autoethnographic Account of Knowledge Creation in Project Teams” Presented at theHawaii International Conference on System Sciences Hawaii
  • Newell, S. M., Adams, S. M., Crary, L. M., Glidden, P., LaFarge, V. V., Nurick, A. J. (2005). “Exploring the Variation in Student Project Team Knowledge Integration Competency” Presented at theHawaii International Conference on System Sciences Waikoloa, Hawaii
  • Newell, S. M., Adams, S. M., Crary, L. M., Glidden, P., LaFarge, V. V., Nurick, A. J. (2004). “Exploring the Variation in Student Project Team Knowledge Integration Competency” Presented at theABE Conference Rhode Island
  • Newell, S. M., Adams, S. M., Crary, L. M., Glidden, P., LaFarge, V. V., Nurick, A. J. (2004). “Exploring the Variation in Student Project Team Knowledge Integration Competency: The influence of Emotional Intelligence and Social Capital” Presented at theAcademy of Business Education Mystic Seaport, CT
  • Service

    Department Service


  • Facutly teaching mentor 2020 - Present
  • Committee Member for Management Department Teaching Committee 2019 - Present
  • Mentor (Student) for Leadership Concentration Advisor 2015 - Present
  • Management Department Planning Committee 2013 - 2015
  • University Service


  • Committee Member for Promotion and Tenure Committee - 2021
  • Convocation Faculty Speaker 2020 - 2020
  • Promotion and Tenure Committee 2018 - 2020
  • Task Force Member for Curriculum Task Force 3.0 2019 - 2019
  • Committee Member for Graduate Curriculum Committee 2015 - 2018
  • Search Committee, Dean of Arts and Sciences 2018 - 2018
  • Committee Member for Centennial Steering Committee 2015 - 2017
  • Baccalaureate Faculty Speaker 2017 - 2017
  • Committee Member for Bentley Capital Campaign Planning Committee 2013 - 2015
  • Committee Member for Promotion and Tenure Committee 2012 - 2014
  • Task Force Member for Fraternity and Sorority Life Task Force 2013 - 2014
  • Committee Member for First Year Seminar Review Committee 2013 - 2013
  • Task Force Member for Shared Governance Task Force 2012 - 2013
  • Committee Member for NEASC Steering Committee 2012 - 2012
  • Wilder Professor Search Committee 2011 - 2012
  • Digital Governance Committee 2011 - 2011
  • Professional Service


  • Board member for Board of Directors, International Sociiety for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organisations 2019 - Present
  • External reading for doctoral dissertation for Fielding Graduate University 2019 - Present
  • Editor, Journal for Organisational and Social Dynamics 2014 - Present
  • Babson College - 2021
  • Committee Chair for New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) 2021 - 2021
  • Committee Chair for New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) 2021 - 2021
  • Committee Chair for New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) 2019 - 2019
  • Conference/Workshop Organizer for International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations 2012 - 2018
  • External program reviewer for NEASC 2018 - 2018
  • Committee Member for NEASC 2016 - 2016
  • Visiting evaluator of Hult International Business School for NEASC 2015 - 2016
  • Committee Member for NEASC Visiting Team 2014 - 2014
  • Conference/Workshop Session Chair for Academy of Management - 2012
  • Chairperson for NEASC 2012 - 2012