Faculty & Staff Directory

iconiconiconNameWilliam BeckerImageWilliam BeckerFirstnameWilliamLastnameBeckerOffice Phone817-257-7567
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Position:Assistant ProfessorDepartment:Management, Entrepreneurship and LeadershipOffice:Dan Rogers 232ERole:FacultyEducation
  • PhD, Management, University of Arizona
  • MA, Economics, University of Connecticut
  • BS, United States Naval Academy
Areas of Expertise / Research
  • Emotions (neuroscience)
  • Organizational entry and exit
  • Groups & Teams
Work Experience
  • United States Navy, Submarine Officer
  • Duke Engineering & Services, Project Engineer
  • Hopkinton High School, Physics Instructor
Courses Taught
  • Interpersonal Leadership
  • Leading & Guiding Organizations (MBA)
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Negotiation
Key Publications
  • Butts, M., Becker, W. J., & Boswell, W. R. (2015) Hot buttons and time sinks: The effects of electronic communication during nonwork time on emotions and work-nonwork conflict. Academy of Management Journal, 58, 763-788.
  • Becker, W. J., & Cropanzano, R. (2015). Good acting requires a good cast: A meso-level model of deep acting in work teams. Journal of Organizational Behavior. 36, 232-249.
  • Becker, W. J., Volk, S., & Ward, M. K. (2015). Implications of neuroscience for understanding and measuring intelligence in the workplace. Human Resources Management Review. 25, 56-67.
  • Ashkanasy, N. M., Becker, W. J., & Waldman, D.A. (in 2014). Neuroscience and organizational behavior: Avoiding both neuro-euphoria and neuro-phobia. Journal of Organizational Behavior. 35, 909-919.
  • Becker, W. J. & Menges, J. (2013). Biological implicit measures in HRM and AB: A question of how not if. Human Resources Management Review.
  • Becker, W. J., Cropanzano, R., & Sanfey, A. (2011). Organizational neuroscience: Taking organizational theory inside the neural black box. Journal of Management.
  • Becker, W. J., & Cropanzano, R. (2011). Dynamic aspects of voluntary turnover: An integrated approach to curvilinearity in the performance-turnover relationship. Journal of Applied Psychology.
  • Becker, W. J., Connolly, T., & Slaughter, J. E. (2010). The effect of job offer timing on job acceptance, performance, and turnover. Personnel Psychology, 63, 223-241.
  • Becker, W. J., & Cropanzano, R. (2010). Organizational neuroscience: Prospects and promise of an emerging discipline. Journal of Organizational Behavior.
Awards / Recognition
  • Best Paper CM Division 2014 AOM Meeting
International Experience
  • Staff officer with NATO submarine command, Naples, Italy
  • Consulting engineer for CocaCola in France and Italy
  • Everest Fuel
  • CAE