Marcus Stewart

  • Associate Professor, Management
  • Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MBA Bentley University
  • BS Bentley University

Teaching Interests

Organizational Behavior;
Human Resources Management;
Organizational Change;
Diversity;
Leadership

Research Interests

Diversity;
Leadership;
Teams;
Justice;
Learning and Feedback;
Career Development

Consulting/Practice Interests

Organizational Diversity and Inclusion;
Motivation & Learning;
Leadership Development;
Team Building/Facilitation

Bio

Marcus M. Stewart (Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) is an associate professor of management at Bentley University. His current research focuses on diversity, leadership, social justice and career management. He teaches courses in leadership, organizational behavior, human resource management, organizational change, diversity and teams.

Professional Memberships

  • Academy of Management (AOM)
  • Management Faculty of Color Association (MFCA)
  • Awards and Honors

  • 2015, Editor's Choice Article, Group and Organization Management
  • 2012, Faculty Associate of the Year, PhD Pipeline Opportunities Program
  • 2011, Editorial Board Reviewer Award, Academy of Management Learning and Education
  • 2011, Nominee for the Adamian Award for Teaching Excellence, Bentley University, Teaching and Scholarly Awards Committee
  • 2010, Martin Luther King, Jr., Leadership Dinner key note speaker, Curry College
  • 2005, Harlow Award Nominee for best paper in the Gender and Diversity in Organizations division, Gender and Diversity in Organizations division, Academy of Management
  • 2001, Most Outstanding Professor of Management, Alpha Kappa Psi
  • 2001, Outstanding Teaching Faculty, Terry College of Business, University of Georgia
  • Publications

    Journal Articles


  • TASOULIS, K., KREPAPA, A., Stewart, M. M. (2019). Leadership integrity and the role of human resource management in Greece: Gatekeeper or bystander?. Thunderbird International Business Review, (61) 3 491=503. (Link)
  • Stewart, M. M., Johnson, O. E. (2009). Leader-member exchange as a moderator of the relationship between workgroup diversity and team performance. Group and Organization Management, (34) 5 507-535.
  • Stewart, M. M., Williamson, Ian, O, ., King, James, E, . (2008). Who wants to be a business PhD? Exploring minority entry into the faculty pipeline. Academy of Management Learning and Education, (7) 1 42-55.
  • Stewart, M. M., Crary, L. M., Kroner Humberd, B. (2008). Teaching diversity: On the folly of espousing inclusion while practicing exclusion. Academy of Management Learning and Education, (7) 3 374-386.
  • Stewart, M. M., Garcia-Prieto, P. (2008). A relational demography model of workgroup identification: Testing the effects of race, race dissimilarity, racial identificaiton and communication. Journal of Organizational Behavior, (29) 5 657-680.
  • Roberson, Q. M., Stewart, M. M. (2006). Understanding the motivational effects of procedural and informational justice in feedback processes. British Journal of Psychology, (97) 281-298.
  • Aquino, K., Stewart, M. M., Reed, A. (2005). How social dominance orientation and job status influence perceptions of African American affirmative action beneficiaries. Personnel Psychology, (58) 3 703-744.
  • Stewart, M. M., Shapiro, D. L. (2000). Selection based on merit versus demography: Implications across race and gender lines. Journal of Appied Psychology, (85) 2 219-231.
  • King, J., McKay, P., Stewart, M. M. (). Religious bias and stigma: Attitudes towards working with a Muslim co-worker. Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion, (11) 2 98-122.
  • Richard, O., Stewart, M. M., McKay, P. M., Sackett, T. W. (). The impact of store-unit–community racial diversity congruence on unit sales performance. Journal of Management. (Link) Forthcoming.

    Books


  • Bowditch, J. L., Buono, A. F., Stewart, M. M. (2007). A Primer on Organizational Behavior. 7th 482. New York: John Wiley & Sons

  • Book Chapters


  • Nkomo, S., Stewart, M. M. (2006). Diverse identities in organizations In Clegg, S, Hardy, C, Nord, W, (Eds.) . Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications
  • Aquino, K. F., Reed, A. M., Stewart, M. M., Shapiro, D. L. (2005). Self-regulatory identity theory and reactions toward fairness enhancing organizational policies In Gilliland, S, Steiner, D, Skarlicki, D, van den Bos, K, (Eds.) . 129-148. Greewich, CT: Information Age Publishing
  • Riordan, C. M., Schaffer, B. S., Stewart, M. M. (2005). Relational demography within groups: Through the lens of discrimination In Dipboye, R, Collela, A, (Eds.) . 37-61. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
  • Stewart, M. M. (). Discrimination In S. Clegg, J.R. Bailey, (Eds.) . Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications Forthcoming.
  • Stewart, M. M. (). Biculturalism In Greenhaus, J, Callanan, G, (Eds.) . Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications Forthcoming.

  • Conference Proceedings


  • Brown, J.Buchholtz, A.Stewart, M. M.Dennis, B. (2012). Board Diversity as a Camouflage Signal Academy of Management, (Annual Academy of Management Meeting)
  • King, J.Stewart, M. M.McKay, P. (2010). Religiosity, religious identity, and bias towards workplace others , (Annual Academy of Management Meeting)
  • King, J. E.Lawrence, E.Stewart, M. M. (2010). Religious manifestations and reasonable accommodation: The challenge of co-worker reaction. , (Southern Management Association)
  • King, J. E.Stewart, M. M.Williamson, I. O.McKay, P. F. (2009). Social identity theory and religious bias toward workplace others , (Eastern Academy of Management)
  • Stewart, M. M.Johnson, O. E. (2005). Demography and workgroup effectiveness: The moderating influence of leader-member exchange , (Annual Academy of Management Meetings)

  • Conference Papers


  • Nils, O., Perry, V. G., Stewart, M. M., Whilte, T. B., Zhou, L. (). We’re only human: The effects of race and gender in transactions with artificially-intelligent agents.Race in the Marketplace (RIM) Research Network Forum, Race in the Marketplace (RIM) Research Network Forum. Forthcoming.

  • Presentations

  • Olsen, N., Perry, V. G., Stewart, M. M., White, T. B., Zhao, L. (2019). “We’re only human: The effects of race and gender in transactions with artificially-intelligent agents.” Presented at the Race in the Marketplace (RIM) Research Network Forum Race in the Marketplace (RIM) Research Network Forum Paris, France
  • Mullane, K., Stewart, M. M., Furst-Holloway, S., Brown, J. A. (2017). “Ethical Climate and Trust as Determinants of Virtual Team Member Effort” Presented at theAnnual Meeting of the Academy of Management Atlanta, GA
  • Tasoulis, K., Stewart, M. M., Krepapa, A. (2017). “Leadership integrity and the role of human resource management in Greece: Gatekeeper or bystander?” Presented at theThe 3rd Global Conference on International Human Resource Management New York, New York
  • 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
  • Brown, J., Buchholtz, A., Stewart, M. M., Dennis, B. (2012). “Board Diversity as a Camouflage Signal” Presented at the Academy of Management Annual Academy of Management Meeting Boston, MA
  • Stewart, M. M., Boisnier, A., Griffith, J., Gamble, M. (2012). “Interest and uncertainty in cross-cultural experience: The influence of goal orientation” Presented at the Academy of Management Annual Academy of Management Meeting Boston, MA
  • Richard, O. C., Stewart, M. M., McKay, P. M., Sackett, T. W. (2012). “The impact of retail store diversity on organizational performance: Should store diversity mirror its community?” Presented at the Academy of Management Annual Academy of Management Meeting Boston, MA
  • Stewart, M. M., Boisnier, A., Griffith, J. N. (2011). “Goal orientation and interest in cross-cultural development opportunities” Presented at the Management Faculty of Color Association and Rutgers University, Newark, NJ Management Faculty of Color Association Conference Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
  • Stewart, M. M. (2011). “Participant outcomes of the SBA 8a program: A program of research” Presented at the Management Faculty of Color Association and Rutgers University, Newark, NJ Management Faculty of Color Association Conference Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
  • Tran, V., Garcia-Preito, P., Diane, M., Stewart, M. M. (2010). “Emotion and creativity in diverse workgroups: An intergroup emotion perspective” Presented at the Consortium of European Research on Emotion Third European Conference on Emotion Villenueve d'Ascq, France
  • King, J., Stewart, M. M., McKay, P. (2010). “Religiosity, religious identity, and bias towards workplace others” Presented at theAnnual Academy of Management Meeting Montreal
  • Stewart, M. M., Boisnier, A., Gamble, M., Griffith, J. (2010). “Goal orientation and approach- avoidance of different others and contexts” Presented at theAnnual Academy of Management Meeting Montreal
  • King, J. E., Lawrence, E., Stewart, M. M. (2010). “Religious manifestations and reasonable accommodation: The challenge of co-worker reaction.” Presented at theSouthern Management Association St. Petersberg, Florida
  • Garcia-Prieto, P., Tran, V., Stewart, M. M., Mackie, D. (2009). “Social identities and intergroup behavior in teams: The role of intergroup emotion” Presented at theAnnual Academy of Management Meeting Chicago, IL
  • King, J. E., Stewart, M. M., Williamson, I. O., McKay, P. F. (2009). “Social identity theory and religious bias toward workplace others” Presented at theEastern Academy of Management Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • King, J. E., Stewart, M. M., Williamson, I. O. (2008). “Exploring religious bias in work attitudes” Presented at theManagement Faculty of Color Association Melbourne, Australia
  • Garcia-Prieto, P., Tran, V., Mackie, D., Stewart, M. M. (2008). “Emotion in diverse teams: An intergroup emotion perspective” Presented at theThe 12th International Workshop on Team Working Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Stewart, M. M., Tibert, B., Payne, A. M. (2007). “Affirmative action effects: Student outcomes in a college admissions program” Presented at theAnnual Academy of Management Metting Philadelphia
  • Stewart, M. M. (2007). “It's so hard to say goodbye: Institutional theory predictions of firm success and failure among participants in a government program” Presented at theEastern Academy of Management Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Stewart, M. M. (2007). “The moderating influence of collective LMX on diverse workgroup performance” Presented at theResearch on Managing Groups and Teams Conference Cornell University, Ithica, NY
  • Zhang, M., Stewart, M. M. (2007). “Virtual team effectiveness: Building social capital among offshore software development teams” Presented at theSouthern Management Association Nashville, TN
  • Stewart, M. M. (2006). “U.S. affirmative action: Research and practice”
  • Riordan, C. M., Lankau, M. L., Stewart, M. M. (2006). “Assessing the impact of demographic dissimilarity: The importance of personal comfort with diversity and multiple group membership” Presented at theSociety for Industrial and Organization Psychology Dallas, Texas
  • Aquino, K., Stewart, M. M., Gomez, C. (2006). “Perceived fairness of affirmative action decisions adversely affecting Asians” Presented at theAcademy of Management Atlanta, Georgia
  • Stewart, M. M., Johnson, O. E. (2005). “Demography and workgroup effectiveness: The moderating influence of leader-member exchange” Presented at theAnnual Academy of Management Meetings Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Johnson, O. E., Stewart, M. M. (2005). “Leader influence in cross-cultural groups: Demography, leader-member exchange and group performance” Presented at theEastern Academy of Management Cape Town, South Africa
  • Stewart, M. M., Lankau, M. L., Sackett, T. W. (2005). “An exploratory field test of group demography effects on group performance: The moderating influence of leader characteristics” Presented at theSouthern Management Association Charleston, SC
  • Stewart, M. M., Johnson, O. E. (2005). “Workgroup member personality, leader behavior and team empowerment” Presented at theSouthern Management Association Charleston, SC
  • Dennis, B., Brown, J., Stewart, M. M., Buchholtz, A. (2005). “Board member diversity and effective diversity management: An examination of discrimination lawsuits” Presented at theAcademy of Management Honolulu, HI
  • Stewart, M. M. (2004). “Identity and responses to diversity in organizations”
  • Aquino, K., Stewart, M. M., Reed, A. (2004). “SDO, racial identity and job status as predictors of perceptions of affirmative action beneficiaries”
  • Stewart, M. M. (2004). “Workgroup racial diversity: Social identity theory, communication and workgroup identification”
  • Johnson, C. D., Stewart, M. M. (2003). “An academic in practitioner clothing: Diversity practitioners at work”
  • Aquino, K. F., Reed, A. M., Stewart, M. M., Shapiro, D. L. (2003). “The dueling effects of ethnic and moral identity on White's reactions toward ameliorative social policies for historically disadvantaged groups”
  • Stewart, M. M., Williamson, I. O., King, J. E. (2002). “So you want to be a business Ph.D.?”
  • Stewart, M. M. (2002). “Racial differences in recipient responses to negative performance feedback: The influence of racial identity”
  • Riordan, C. M., Lankau, M. L., Stewart, M. M. (2002). “Relational demography: An investigation of demographic dissimilarity and identity”
  • Riordan, C. M., Weatherly, E., Stewart, M. M. (2002). “Relational demography within groups: Does interdependence affect relationships among types of fit?”
  • Lankau, M. L., Stewart, M. M. (2001). “Effective learning relationships: Years or peers of experience”
  • Stewart, M. M., Blackburn, R., Rosen, B., Vandenberg, R. J. (2001). “Identification of the motivating properties of negative feedback and cross-race feedback dyads”
  • Stewart, M. M., Roberson, Q. M. (2001). “Identifying the motivational properties of feedback: Who said it, what was said, and how it was said”
  • Stewart, M. M., Roberson, Q. M. (2000). “Decoupling elements of negative feedback: Clarifying the roles of perceived source credibility, feedback accuracy, and interactional fairness in recipients' motivation to improve”
  • Stewart, M. M., Blackburn, R., Rosen, B. (2000). “I'll take your work for it, but not his...: An examination of minority recipient reactions to negative feedback”
  • Stewart, M. M., Rosen, B. (1999). “Embracing diversity at a distance: The influence of race, assertiveness, and work proximity on comfort with a new management team member”
  • Stewart, M. M. (1998). “Selection based on merit versus demography: Implications across race and gender lines”
  • Artistic and Professional Performances and Exhibits

  • AOM Late Night Show, (2015).
  • AOM Late Night Show, (2014).
  • PhD POP Promotional Performance, (2012).
  • Free Association Drumming, (2012).
  • Farewell Concert for Teboho Moeno, (2010).
  • Leadership in Concert, (2010).
  • Service

    Department Service


  • Co-faculty Advisor for Management Student Advisory Committee 2019 - Present
  • Committee Member for GB215 Teaching Team 2013 - Present
  • Committee Chair for OB Position Search Committee 2019 - 2019
  • Instructor for First Year Seminar 2018 - 2018
  • Committee Member for GB215 curriculum review committee 2017 - 2018
  • Instructor for First Year Seminar 2017 - 2017
  • Committee Member for OB search committee 2017 - 2017
  • Committee Member for Scholarship Committee 2013 - 2014
  • Committee Member for HRM Lecturer Search Committee 2013 - 2013
  • Committee Member for Ad hoc committee on Identity 2012 - 2013
  • University Service


  • Committee Member for Academic Standards Committee 2020 - 2022
  • Committee Member for Racial Justice Task Force 2020 - 2020
  • Program Organizer for Alumni Series on Race and Social Change - Sponsored by Bentley University Office of Alumni and Family Engagement 2020 - 2020
  • Guest Speaker for Advancing Race and Social Change - Sponsored by Bentley University Office of Alumni and Family Engagement 2020 - 2020
  • Committee Member for Faculty Senate - Management Department Representative 2016 - 2020
  • Committee Member for Senate Planning Committee (SPC) 2019 - 2020
  • Guest Speaker for Faculty Short Stories, First Week/Student Orientation 2019 - 2019
  • Committee Member for Board of Trustees Student Affairs Committee 2018 - 2019
  • Instructor for First Year Seminar 2018 - 2018
  • Committee Chair for Police Captain Faculty Interview Panel 2018 - 2018
  • Committee Member for Academic Advising Advisory Committee 2018 - 2018
  • Committee Member for Academic Standards Committee 2011 - 2018
  • Instructor for First Year Seminar 2017 - 2017
  • Committee Member for Physical Facilities Subcommittee 2016 - 2017
  • Guest Speaker for Discover Bentley Program - Faculty Panel 2016 - 2016
  • Case competition judge for Bentley Business Bowl 2016 - 2016
  • Committee Member for Undergraduate Academic Performance Committee 2016 - 2016
  • Guest Speaker for Bentley University Undergraduate Admissions and Marketing - 2015
  • Faculty Associate for PhD Pipeline Opportunities Program 2013 - 2015
  • Case competition judge for Bentley Business Bowl 2015 - 2015
  • Program Organizer for Men's Group 2013 - 2014
  • Case competition judge for Bentley Business Bowl 2014 - 2014
  • Faculty Associate for PhD Pipeline Opportunities Program 2011 - 2013
  • Case competition judge for Bentley Business Bowl 2013 - 2013
  • Committee Member for Leadership Theme Development Task Force 2011 - 2012
  • Committee Member for New MBA Development Committee - Leadership Task Force 2010 - 2010
  • Professional Service


  • Editorial Review Board Member for Group and Organization Management 2016 - Present
  • Editorial Review Board Member for Human Resources Development Quarterly 2014 - Present
  • Editorial Review Board Member for Academy of Management Learning and Education 2008 - Present