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Denise Daniels

Denise Daniels, Ph.D.

Hudson T. Harrison Professor of Entrepreneurship

On Faculty since 2020



denise.daniels@wheaton.edu

Ph.D. University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1997 
Major Area: Organizational Behavior
Minor Areas: Human Resource Management, Research Methods, Psychology

B.A. Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL
Summa Cum Laude
Majors: Business/Economics, Psychology

  • Ambassador of the Year, Seattle Pacific University’s School of Business, Government and
    Economics, 2018-19
  • Academy of Management, Outstanding Reviewer Award (Management, Spirituality, and
    Religion interest group), 2017
  • Lisa Klein Surdyk Teacher of the Year Award, Seattle Pacific University’s School of Business,
    Government and Economics, 2015-16
  • Faculty Servant Award, Seattle Pacific University, 2014
  • Scholar of the Year, Seattle Pacific University’s School of Business and Economics, 2013-14
    Ambassador of the Year, Seattle Pacific University’s School of Business and Economics,
    2012-13
  • SERVE Grant Recipient, Seattle Pacific University, 2010
  • Dean’s Award, Seattle Pacific University’s School of Business and Economics, 2008-2009
  • Scholar of the Year, Seattle Pacific University’s School of Business and Economics, 2006-
    2007
  • Joseph C. Hope Professor of Leadership and Ethics, Seattle Pacific University, 2005-2008
  • Scholar of the Year, Seattle Pacific University’s School of Business and Economics, 2003-
    2004
  • SERVE Grant Recipient, Seattle Pacific University, 2002
    Scholar of the Year, Seattle Pacific University’s School of Business and Economics, 2000-
    2001
  • Faculty Research Grant, Seattle Pacific University, 2000-2001
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Member (National Honor Society for Business Administration Students)
  • Teacher of the Year, Seattle Pacific University’s School of Business and Economics, 1997-
    1998
  • Slettedahl Endowed Fellow, University of Washington, 1995-1996
  • Edna Benson Endowed Fellow, University of Washington, 1993-1996
  • Dean's Achievement Award, University of Washington, 1992
  • UW National Scholarship Award, University of Washington, 1991-1992
  • 2016-2018 Planning Committee Member, Faith@Work Summit, Chicago, IL
    One of six members of a planning committee organizing a bi-annual 600 participant national conference in Chicago focused on faith at work. Attendees represented academia, churches, faith & work organizations, and workplace practitioners.
  • 2014, 2017 Evaluator, Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU),
    Member of a regional accrediting team
  • 1997-Present Reviewer, Discussant and/or Session Chair Academy of Management Annual Meetings (Organizational Behavior Division and Management, Spirituality and Religion Divisions)
  • 1998-2001 Reviewer, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Meetings

Daniels, D., Henry, C., & Murg, B. (2019). The future of Christian higher education: A political economy analysis. Journal of Markets and Morality, Vol. 22(2), 317-337.

Beavers, R., Daniels, D., Erisman, A., & Lee, D. (2018). Communication technologies and interpersonal relationships: Some considerations from theology. Christian Business Review, Issue 7, 12-21.

Bolino, M, Klotz, A.C., & Daniels, D. (2014). The impact of impression management over time. Journal of Managerial Psychology, Vol. 29(3).

Erisman, A., & Daniels, D. (2013). The Fruit of the Spirit: Application to performance management. Christian Business Review, August, 2013, 27-34.

Daniels, D., Diddams, M. & Van Duzer, J. (2011). A magnetic pull on the internal compass: The moderating effect of response to culture on the relationship between moral identity and ethical sensitivity. Journal of Religion and Business Ethics, Vol. 2:2, Article 3. Available at: http://via.library.depaul.edu/jrbe/vol2/iss2/3

Diddams, M. & Daniels, D. (2008). Good work with toil. A paradigm for redeemed work. Christian Scholar’s Review, 38(1), 61-82.

Balliet, D., Joireman, J., Daniels, D., & George-Falvy, J. (2008). Relations between the Schwartz value system and empathy: A test of the integrated hypothesis. Individual Differences Research 6(4-B), 269-279.

Van Duzer, J., Franz, R., Karns, G., Wong, K. & Daniels, D. (2007). It’s not your business: A Christian reflection on stewardship and business. Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion 4(1), 99-122.

Joireman, J.A., Kamdar, D., Daniels, D. & Duell, B. (2006). Good citizens to the end? It depends: Empathy and concern with future consequences moderate the impact of a short-term time horizon on OCBs. Journal of Applied Psychology, 91(6), 1307-1320.

Joireman, J. A., Daniels, D., George-Falvy, J., & Kamdar, D. (2006). Organizational citizenship behaviors as a function of empathy, consideration of future consequences, and employee time horizon: An initial exploration using an in-basket simulation of OCBs. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Vol. 36(9), p. 2266-2292.

Erisman, A., Daniels, D., Wong, K. & Franz, R. (2004). Analyzing and responding to different Christian views of the corporation. Business and Professional Ethics Journal, Vol. 23 (4), 93-114.

Daniels, D., Norman, C.S., & Stewart, I. (2004). A profile of the millennial generation: Implications for teaching and learning in the business classroom. Journal of the Academy of Business Education.

Diddams, M., Surdyk, L., Daniels, D. & Van Duzer, J. (2004). Implications of Biblical Principles of Rhythm and Rest for Organizational Practices. Christian Scholars Review, Vol. 33(3), 311-332.

Diddams, M., Surdyk, L., & Daniels, D. (2004). Rediscovering models of Sabbath keeping: Implications for psychological well-being. Journal of Psychology and Theology, Vol. 32(1), 3-11.

Daniels, D. & Crandall, S.R. (2000). The in-basket exercise as an in-class development and assessment tool. Journal of Business Education, Vol. 1, 43-57.

Daniels, D., Franz, R, & Wong, K (2000). A classroom with a worldview: Making spiritual assumptions explicit in management education. Journal of Management Education, Vol. 24(5), 540-561.

Daniels, D. & Wong, K. (1999). Adaptations, exaptations, and spandrels: Science or metaphysics? (A comment on Buss, Haselton, Shackelford, Bleske, and Wakefield’s article) The American Psychologist, Vol. 54(6), 442-443.

Gist, M.E., Hopper, H., & Daniels, D. (1998). Behavioral simulation: Application and potential in management research. Organizational Research Methods, Vol. 1(3), 251-295.

Mitchell, T.R., Hopper, H., Daniels, D., George-Falvy, J., & Ferris, G.R. (1998). Power, accountability, and inappropriate actions. Applied Psychology: An International Review, Vol. 47(4), 497-517.

Mitchell, T.R., Daniels, D., Hopper, H., & George-Falvy, J., (1996). Contextual correlates of illegal behavior in organizations. Journal of Business Ethics, Vol 15(4), 439-455.

Mitchell, T.R., Hopper, H., Daniels, D., George-Falvy, J., & James, L.R., (1994). Predicting selfefficacy and performance during skill acquisition. Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol.
79(4), 506-517.

2019 Nashville Institute for Faith and Work, Nashville, TN
Speaker and panelist at Forum event targeted to Christian business, non-profit, and church leaders in the Nashville metro area on the topic of “Navigating the Changing Dynamics of Men and Women in the Workplace.”

2019-Present Board Member, Investortools, Yorkville, IL
Investortools is a 35-year-old FinTech company providing investment system solutions for financial institutions.

2018-Present Board Member, Theology of Work Project, Boston, MA
TOW is a nonprofit organization that creates theologically rigorous and practical resources that connects the Bible with the lived experience of work in every sphere of society. It has developed the online Theology of Work Bible Commentary, and other print and media materials related to work.

2018, 2019& 2020 Believers in Business, New York, NY
 Presenter at InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministries Conference focused on challenges faced by the Christian MBA.

2018 & 2019 Denver Institute for Faith and Work, Denver, CO
Speaker and Panelist at “Business for the Common Good” conference targeted to Christian business leaders in the Denver metro area. Focus on building a workplace where together both men and women thrive.

2016-2017 Expert Witness, Sirianni, Youtz, Spoonemore, & Hamburger Law, Seattle, WA
Served as an expert witness in a civil case involving an acquiring company’s
leadership responsibilities toward an acquired firm.

2015-2019 Board Member & Board Treasurer, Taproot Theatre Company, Seattle, WA
Taproot is a non-profit community theatre with a 40+ year history and a $2.5 million annual budget. Treasurer responsibilities included liaising between the CFO, external auditors, and the other board members, as well as representing the theatre to bank loan officers.

2000-present Leadership Development, Seattle, WA
Provide executive coaching and development workshops on a variety of organizational topics including leadership, motivation, decision making, team building, meaningful work, workforce management, women in leadership, and managing diversity.
Clients have included: Moss Adams, Clark Nuber, Diamond Parking, Comprehensive Mental Health Center, Group Health Cooperative, Christian Labor Association of Canada, Northwest Organization of Nursing Executives, University of Washington, Millennium Resources

2015-2017 Cascade Fellows, Seattle, WA
Faculty speaker and group facilitator in this year-long program sponsored by Fuller Seminary and targeted to Christian professionals in the Pacific Northwest focused on work, leadership and cultural engagement

2017, 2019 Kiros, Seattle, WA and Bellevue, WA

2008, 2009 Keynote speaker at several meetings of this Christian leadership group focused on integrating faith and business.

1995-2000 Management Consultant, Denise Daniels and Associates, Seattle, WA
Provided expertise in the areas of survey planning, research and analysis. Special project analyses including a comparison of customer satisfaction and employee survey results, as well as performance appraisal and exit survey data. Clients included: Microsoft, Timberlake Christian Fellowship, Woods Creek Consulting,

1993-1994 Executive and Management Development Group, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
Designed the 1994 Microsoft employee survey. Helped plan the administration and follow-up strategies for the survey. Developed follow-up materials including a managerial feedback and action-planning guide.

Ecklund, E.H., Daniels, D. & Carroll, D. (2019). Religious Discrimination in the Workplace: The Role of Religious Tradition. Paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, November 23-26, San Diego, CA.

Ecklund, E.H., Daniels, D. & Schneider, R. (2019). Faith at Work: Applying Empirical Research to Church Life. Paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, November 23-26, San Diego, CA.

Ecklund, E.H., Thomson, R.A., Daniels, D. & Coleman, D.C. (2019). Conceptions of Racial Discrimination that bring Religion to the Table. Presentation at the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, October 25-28, St. Louis, MO.

Ecklund, E.H., Mehta, S.K., Salazar, E.S., & Daniels, D. & (2019). Producing “Colorblind” Racial Frames in the Workplace: Bringing Religion to the Table. Presentation at the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, October 25-28, St. Louis, MO.

Franz, R.S., Daniels, D. & Wong, K.L. (2019). Using Faith&Co in the classroom. Poster presentation at 2019 Christian Business Faculty Association annual meetings, October 18-20, Siloam Springs, AR.

Daniels, D., Godek, J., Franz, R., Eveland, V., & Anderson, R. (2019). Family Supportive Practices in the Sacred Sector: A Study of Motives, Practices, and Barriers. Paper presentation at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 9-12, Boston, MA.

Franz, R., Godek, J., Eveland, V., & Daniels, D. (2018). Family Friendly Benefits Offered by Faith-Based Nonprofits: A Study of Policies, Practices, Drivers and Barriers. Paper presentation at the Faith at Work Summit, October 11-13, Chicago, IL.

Thomson, R. A., Ecklund, E.H., & Daniels, D. (2018). Faith at Work: Major Themes of Focus Groups from Three American Cities. Presentation at the Faith at Work Summit, October 11-13, Chicago, IL.

Eveland, V., Daniels, D., Godek, J., & Franz, R. (2018). Family Supportive Practice of Christian Run Organizations: Current Practices, Drivers, and Barriers. Poster presentation at the Christian Business Faculty Association Annual Conference, October 4-6, Chattanooga, TN.

Daniels, D., Eveland, V., Franz, R. & Godek, J. (2018). Family-Supportive Practices at Sacred Sector Organizations. Research report prepared for the Center for Public Justice.

Daniels, D., Ecklund, E.H., & Scheitle, C. (2018). Faith at Work: Developing Research Questions. Paper presentation at the Academy of Management annual meeting, August 10-14, Chicago, IL.

Henry, C., Daniels, D., & Murg, B. (2018). Whither Christian Higher Education? Past and Present Challenges. Paper presented at the American Enterprise Institute’s 2018 Values and Capitalism Faculty Retreat, and published in The University at a Crossroads: Assessing the Purpose, State, and Future of Christian Higher Education in America.

Murg, B., Daniels, D., & Henry, C. (2018). Whither Christian Higher Education? Future Trajectories. Paper presented at the American Enterprise Institute’s 2018 Values and Capitalism Faculty Retreat, and published in The University at a Crossroads: Assessing the Purpose, State, and Future of Christian Higher Education in America.

Daniels, D. & Erisman, A. (2017). Relationships at Work. Paper presentation at the Christian Business Faculty Association annual meeting, October 19-21, San Diego, CA.

Daniels, D. (2016). Gender Challenges in the Workplace: Next Steps for Faith@Work. Presentation at the Faith at Work Summit, October 26-28, Dallas, TX. Available online: 

Franz, R., Sawers, K. & Daniels, D. (2015). B Corp: Movement or Mainstream? Professional Development Workshop presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 7-11, Vancouver, BC.

Erisman, A. & Daniels, D. (2015). Relationships at Work. Paper presented at the Theology of Work Conference sponsored by Wheaton College’s Opus Institute, January 28-30, Wheaton, IL

Daniels, D., Erisman, A. & Lambie, S. (2011). The Fruit of the Spirit: Application to performance management. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 12-16, San Antonio, TX.

Daniels, D., Diddams, M. & Van Duzer, J. (2009). A magnetic pull on the internal compass: The effects of moral self on ethical sensitivity. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 8-11, Chicago, IL.

Daniels, D. & George-Falvy, J. (2008). Selection Interview: A skill development activity. Paper presented at the Eastern Academy of Management Meeting. May 14-17, Washington, DC.

Van Duzer, J. & Daniels, D. (2007). Niebuhrian Types as Predictive of Business Dissonance. Paper presented at the Christian Business Faculty Association annual meeting. October 4-6, Seattle, WA.

Diddams, M. & Daniels, D. (2006). Redeeming Work: Theology as a Framework for Work Ideology. Paper presented at the Christian Business Faculty Association annual meeting, October 26-28, Dayton, OH.

Diddams, M. & Daniels, D. (2006). Work with toil: Moving beyond good work to redeemed work. Presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 11-16, Atlanta, GA. In K. Mark Weaver (Ed.), Best Paper Proceedings of the Sixty-sixth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (CD), ISSN 1543-8643. 

Daniels, D., Laney, M., & Menjares, P. (2006). Diversity - from multiculturalism to intercultural competencies: A decade of progress in the CCCU. Presented at the 2006 International Forum on Christian Higher Education, March 30-April 1, Dallas, TX.

Joireman, J., Kamdar, D., Daniels, D., & Duell, B. (2005). The impact of empathy, concern with future consequences, and time horizon on organizational citizenship behaviors. Presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 7-10, Honolulu, HI. In K. Mark Weaver (Ed.), Best Paper Proceedings of the Sixty-fifth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (CD), ISSN 1543-8643.

Joireman, J., Kamdar, D., Daniels, D., & Barbosa-Leiker, C. (2005). Willingness to share knowledge in organizations as a function of empathy, future orientation, time horizon, and social identity: A social dilemma analysis. Paper presented at the 11th International Conference on Social Dilemmas. Krakow, Poland. July 2005.

Daniels, D., Franz, R., Karns, G., Van Duzer, J. & Wong, K (2004). "The Biblical Purposes of Business." Paper presented at the Business as a Vocation Seminar, August, University of St. Thomas. St. Paul, MN.

Erisman, A., Daniels, D., Wong, K. & Franz, R. (2004). Analyzing and responding to different Christian views of the corporation. Paper presented at the Faith, Profit and Decision Making conference, sponsored by Wheaton College’s Center for Applied Christian Ethics, March 17-19, Wheaton, IL.

Joireman, J., Kamdar, D., & Daniels, D. (2004). A social dilemma analysis of organizational citizenship behaviors. Poster presented at the 5th Annual Convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. February, 2004, Austin, TX.

Hess, D. & Daniels, D. (2003). Millennial generation: Teaching implications in finance. Proceedings of the Association of Business Education. September, 2003, San Francisco, CA.

Van Duzer, J., Franz, R., Karns, G., Dearborn, T., Daniels, D. & Wong, K. (2003). Towards A Statement On The Biblical Purposes Of Business. Fifth International Symposium on Catholic Social Thought and Management Education, July 15-18, 2003, Bilbao, Spain.

Hess, D. & Daniels, D. (2003). Profile of the Millennial generation: Implications for teaching finance. Proceedings of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Science. February, 2003, Las Vegas, NV.

Joireman, J., Daniels, D. & George-Falvy, J. (2002). When do social and temporal concerns influence willingness to engage in organizational citizenship behaviors? Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 11-14, Denver, CO.

Daniels, D., Strand, C. & Stewart, I. (2002). A Profile of the Millennial Generation: Implications for Teaching and Learning in the Accounting Classroom. American Accounting Association (AAA) Annual Meeting, August 14-17, San Antonio, TX.

Joireman, J. A., Daniels, D., Apostolou, M., Beeble, M., & Potts, G. (2002). Empathy and the Schwartz value system. Western Psychological Association Conference, 2002, Irvine, CA.

Diddams, M., Surdyk, L. & Daniels, D. (2001). Rediscovering Models of Sabbath Observance: Implications for Psychological Well-Being. American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, August 24-28, San Francisco, CA.

Diddams, M., Surdyk, L. & Daniels, D. (2001). “Remember the Sabbath”: Implications of Sabbath Principles for Individual and Organizational Outcomes. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 5-8, Washington, DC.

Joireman, J. & Daniels, D. (2001). A social dilemma analysis of Organizational Citizenship Behaviors. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 5-8, Washington, DC.

Joireman, J., Daniels, D., Matuschak, S. & Thompson, K. (2001). Organizational Citizenship Behaviors as Social Fences: The Role of Universal Values, Social Value Orientation, the Consideration of Future Consequences, and Empathy. Social Dilemmas Conference,
June 30-July 3, Chicago, IL.

Daniels, D. & George-Falvy, J. (2000). Repeated Use of Impression Management Tactics: A Lab Experiment. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 6-9, Toronto, Ontario.

Daniels, D., Franz, R., & Wong, K. (2000). Spirituality in Management: A Worldview Framework. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 6-9, Toronto, Ontario.

Daniels, D. & Gustafson, L. (1999). Presentation Across the Curriculum: Integrating Presentations into Management Courses. Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, June 10-13, Las Cruces, NM.

Daniels, D. & Franz, R. (1999). Developing and Assessing Service Learning Projects as Pedagogical Tools. Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, June 10-13, Las Cruces, NM.

Franz, R. Karns, G. & Daniels, D. (1999). Outcome Assessment for Class-based Service Learning Projects. Pacific Sociological Association, April 15-18, 1999. Portland, OR.

Daniels, D. & Crandall, S. (1998). A Human Resources In-Basket Task to Assess Student Understanding and Application. Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, June 9-12, LaVerne, CA.

George-Falvy, J. & Daniels, D. (1998). Student Learners as Teachers: Using a Workshop Assignment in the Classroom. Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, June 9-12, LaVerne, CA.

Daniels, D., & Mitchell, T.R. (1998) Repeated Use of Impression Management Tactics: Do they Lose their Power of Influence over Time? Academy of Management Meeting, San Diego, CA.

George-Falvy, J., Daniels, D., Hopper, H., & Erez, M. (1996). Influencing group efficacy and group performance: The effects of interpersonal relationship and cognition enhancing interventions. Academy of Management Meeting, Cincinnati, OH.

Daniels, D., & Mitchell, T.R.(1995). Differential validities of goals, self-efficacy, and expectancies over time. Academy of Management Meeting, Vancouver, B.C.

Heath, P.S., Hopper, H., & Daniels, D. (1994). Using a new product development scenario to study group decision making. Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference Annual Meeting, Windsor, Canada.

Gist, M.E., Hopper, H., & Daniels, D. (1994) Behavioral simulation: A method for addressing context in HRM and OB research. Association of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings, Dallas, TX.

George-Falvy, J., Mitchell, T.R., Daniels, D., & Hopper, H., (1993). Effects of training on self-efficacy, expectations, and task performance during skill acquisition. Academy of Management Meeting Best Paper Proceedings, Atlanta, GA.

Hopper, H., Mitchell, T.R., Daniels, D., & George-Falvy, J., (1993). Shifts in attributions as a function of performance and skill acquisition. Association of Management Meeting Proceedings, Atlanta, GA.

Mitchell, T.R., Daniels, D., Hopper, H., & George-Falvy, J., (1993). Ambiguity of expectations, reward contingencies and personal character: Correlates of unethical behavior. Association of Management Meeting Proceedings, Atlanta, GA.

Mitchell, T.R., Hopper, H., Daniels, D., George-Falvy, J., & James, L.R., (1993). Predicting self-efficacy and performance during skill acquisition. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August, Atlanta, GA.