Neil Boyd

Neil Boyd

David J. '85 & Deborah West Professor in Management, and Professor of Management & Organizations
Management & Organizations Department Chair, David J. & Deborah West Professor of Management
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About Neil Boyd


  • Ph.D., Public Administration, Pennsylvania State University, 2003.
  • M.B.A., Pennsylvania State University, 1992.
  • M.A., University of Notre Dame, 1990.
  • B.A., Bloomsburg University, 1986.

Research Interests

  • Human Resource Management
  • Management Consulting

Recent and Representative Publications

Bowers, B., Boyd, N. M., & McGoun, E. G. (2020). Greenbacks, Green Banks, and Greenwashing via LEED: Assessing Banks' Performance in Sustainable Construction. Sustainability, 13(5), 208–217.

Boyd, N. M., Liu, X., & Horissian, K. (2020). Impact of Community Experiences on Student Retention Perceptions and Satisfaction in Higher Education. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 152102512091643.

Prati, G., Procentese, F., Albanesi, C., Cicognani, E., Fedi, A., Gatti, F., Mannarini, T., Rochira, A., Tartaglia, S., Boyd, N. M., Nowell, B., & Gattino, S. (2020). Psychometric properties of the Italian version of the sense of community responsibility scale. Journal of Community Psychology, 48(6), 1770–1790.

Boyd, N. M., & Nowell, B. (accepted). Responsibility Toward Others is Vital in Public & Non-Profit Organizations: So how do we Cultivate it?. In E. Stazyk & R. S. Davis (Eds.), Handbook of Motivation Research in Public Administration. Edward Elgar Publishing.

Boyd, N. M., & Martin, E. C. (2020). Sense of Community Responsibility at the Forefront of Crisis Management. Administrative Theory & Praxis. Published.

Boyd, N. M., & Nowell, B. (2020). Sense of community, sense of community responsibility, organizational commitment and identification, and public service motivation: a simultaneous test of affective states on employee well-being and engagement in a public service work context. Public Management Review. Published.

Boyd, N. M., & Nowell, B. (2019). Public service motivation, sense of community, sense of community responsibility, organizational commitment, and identification: Testing an integrated model of employee well-being and engagement in a public service work context. Published.

Boyd, N. M., & Nowell, B. (2018). Community at Work: Sensing Community Through Needs Fulfillment and Responsibility. In R. C. & Carl Milofsky (Ed.), Handbook of Community Movements and Local Organizations in the 21st Century (pp. 25–39). Springer International Publishing.

Boyd, N. M., Nowell, B., Yang, Z., & Hano, M. C. (2018). Sense of Community, Sense of Community Responsibility, and Public Service Motivation as Predictors of Employee Well-Being and Engagement in Public Service Organizations. The American Review of Public Administration, 48(5), 428–443.

Semeraro, E., & Boyd, N. M. (2017). An empirical assessment of administration & planning activity and their impact on the realization of sustainability-related initiatives and programs in higher education. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 18(7), 1311–1330.

Boyd, N. M., Hendry, J. R., Hiller, T. B., & Martin, E. C. (2017). Managing for Sustainability: Designing a Successful Undergraduate Program. In J. A. Arevalo & S. Mitchell (Eds.), Handbook of Sustainability in Management Education: In Search of a Multidisciplinary, Innovative and Integrated Approach. Edward Elgar Publishing.

Hendry, J. R., Hiller, T. B., Martin, E. C., & Boyd, N. M. (2017). Context and Pedagogy: A Quarter-Century of Change in an Introductory Management Course. Journal of Management Education, 41(3), 346–384.

Boyd, N. M., & Nowell, B. (2017). Testing a Theory of Sense of Community and Community Responsibility in Organizations: An Empirical Assessment of Predictive Capacity on Employee Well-Being and Organizational Citizenship. Journal of Community Psychology, 45(2), 210–229.

Nowell, B., Izod, A. M., Ngaruiya, K. M., & Boyd, N. M. (2016). Public Service Motivation and Sense of Community Responsibility: Comparing Two Motivational Constructs in Understanding Leadership Within Community Collaboratives. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 26(4), 663–676.

Recent Courses Taught

  • MSUS 400, Consulting for Sustainability.
  • MGMT 100, Exploring Management.
  • MORS 200, Responsible Management, Sustainable Values.

Awards and Honors

  • Graydon and Mary E. Rogers Faculty Fellow Award, Bucknell University. (2014).
  • 2005 Educator of Excellence Award, Multicultural Academic Excellence Program (MAEP) at Penn State University, Capital College. (2005).
  • 2005 James Jordan Award for Teaching Excellence, Penn State University. (2005).

Further Information

Contact Details


209 Holmes Hall