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Associate Professor

University of Central Oklahoma

About

Victoria McKee, Ph.D., is a native of Oklahoma and grew up in Tulsa. She joined UCO in August 2012, and her interests include leadership, organizational behavior, human resources and business ethics. While at UNT she was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Fellow Award for 2011-12 and has presented at conferences in both the United States and abroad. She is currently conducting research in the field of leadership and counterproductive work behaviors. She teaches classes in human resources, recruitment and selection, and organizational behavior. McKee is the faculty advisor for UCO’s Paris Study Tour and the Human Resource Management Society.

Classes Taught

  • Principles of Management
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Human Resource Management
  • The Art of Leadership
  • International Management
  • Management and Organizational Behavior 

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D., Management, University of North Texas
  • M.S., I/O Psychology, Missouri State University
  • B.S., Psychology, Texas Christian University

Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapters

Whittington, J., McKee, V., Goodwin, V., Bell, G. (2013). In Sarah Baxter (Ed.), Applying fuzzy set methodology to evaluate substitutes for leadership. Howard House, Wagon Lane, Bingley, BD16 1WA United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing Limited. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/books.htm?issn=0733-558x&volume=38&PHPSESSID=p3lk92iq7e6aicegckiqgtn4j7

Refereed Journal Articles

McKee, V., Waples, E., Tullis, K. J. (2017). A Desire for the Dark Side:  An Examination of Individual Personality Characteristics and their Desire for Adverse Characteristics in Leaders. Organization Management Journal, 14(2), 104-115. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15416518.2017.1325348

Baskin, M., McKee, V., Buckley, M. R. (2017). Time Banditry and Impression Management Behavior: Prediction and Profiling of Time Bandit Types. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 24(1), 39-54. https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal-of-leadership-organizational-studies/journal201858

Daspit, J., Tillman, J., Boyd-Lillie, N., McKee, V. (2013). Cross-Functional Team Effectiveness: An Examination of Internal Team Environment, Shared Leadership, and Cohesion Influences. Team Performance Management: An International Journal, 19(1/2), 34 - 56. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=1352-7592

Presentations Given

Barger-Johnson, J. L., McKee, V., NCUR, "Examining the Graduate School Application Process for Business and Law Schools," University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK. (April 6, 2018).

Osburn, H. K. (Presenter & Author), Waples, E. (Author Only), McKee, V. (Author Only), Southwest Academy of Management, "From Bad to Worse: How Followers React to Escalating Unethical Behavior of Leaders," Federation of Business Disciplines, Albuquerque, NM. (March 2018).

Osburn, H. K. (Presenter & Author), Waples, E. P. (Author Only), McKee, V. (Author Only), Southwest Academy of Management, "From Bad to Worse: How Followers React to Escalating Unethical Behaviors of Leaders," Federation of Business Disciplines, Albuquerque, NM. (March 2018).

Leon, M. (Presenter & Author), McKee, V. (Author Only), Mountain Plains Business Conference, "Art of Persuasion: How Rhetoric and Brand Influence Voter Perceptions," Omaha, Nebraska. (September 9, 2017).

McKee, V., Baskin, M., Clinton, M. S., Merritt, K., Southwest Academy of Management, "Climbing the Ivory Tower in Stilettos: How to Promote Higher Education for Women," Southwest Academy of Management, Oklahoma CIty, OK. (March 2016).

Baskin, M., McKee, V., Clinton, M. S., Southwest Academy of Management, "High-Impact Transformative Learning Techniques: Learning by Working," Southwest Academy of Management, Oklahoma CIty, OK. (March 2016).

McKee, V. (Presenter & Author), Baskin, M., Clinton, M. S., Oklahoma Research Day, "High-Impact Transformative Learning Techniques: Learning by Working," Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Tahlequah, OK. (March 11, 2016).

McKee, V. (Presenter & Author), Clinton, M. S. (Presenter & Author), Baskin, M. (Presenter & Author), Greene, N. (Presenter & Author), Merritt, K. (Presenter & Author), Oklahoma Research Day, "Promoting Higher Education among Business Disciplines for Women," Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Tahlequah, OK. (March 11, 2016).

McKee, V. (Presenter & Author), Waples, E. (Author Only), Tullis, K. J. (Author Only), Southwest Academy of Management, "A Desire for the Dark Side:  An Examination of Individual Personality Characteristics and their Desire for Adverse Characteristics in Leaders," Oklahoma City, OK. (March 10, 2016).

McKee, V., Baskin, M., Clinton, M. S., Merritt, K., OKWHE, "Climbing the Ivory Tower in Stilettos: How to Promote Higher Education for Women," OKWHE, Edmond, OK. (November 20, 2015).

McKee, V. (Presenter & Author), Baskin, M. (Presenter & Author), Clinton, M. S. (Presenter & Author), Merritt, K. (Presenter Only), OKWHE, "More Issues than Vogue: The Work Life Balance Struggle for Women in Higher Education," OKWHE, Edmond, OK. (November 20, 2015).

Johnson, A. (Presenter & Author), McKee, V. (Co-Chair), Waples, E. (Co-Chair), Oklahoma Research Day, "The Ethical Implications of a Code of Ethics in the Workplace," Oklahoma Regional Universities/RSCA at UCO, Northeastern State University. (March 13, 2015).

McKee, V. (Chair), Pham, L. (Presenter & Author), Oklahoma Research Day, "Does Gender Matter?  Follower’s Gender Effects on Authentic Leadership," Oklahoma Regional Universities/RSCA at UCO, University of Central Oklahoma. (March 7, 2014).

Jones, R., Daspit, J., Cox, M., McKee, V., Cole, B., Southern Management Associtation, "Existing and emerging paradigms in strategic management: A self-examination of the discipline," SMA, St. Pete Beach, Florida. (2012).

Clinton, M. S. (Presenter & Author), Merritt, K. (Presenter & Author), Burns, K. (Presenter Only), Lambert, A. (Presenter Only), McKee, V. (Presenter Only), Oklahoma Women in Higher Education, "Issues facing women faculty: Learning from the past, being successful in the present, and preparing for the future," Oklahoma Women in Higher Education, Edmond, OK. (November 16, 2012).

Cooper, D., Thatcher, S., McKee, V., Academy of Mangement, "My way, your way, or the team’s way? Self concept orientations and choices among task approaches," AOM, Boston, MA. (August 7, 2012).

Jones, R., Daspit, J., Cox, M., McLaughlin, E., Ramachandran, I., Rigsbee,, C., Davis, P., McKee, V., Southern Management Associtation, "Emerging Paradigms: The Evolution and Future Directions of Strategic Management," SMA, Savannah, GA. (September 2011).

McKee, V. (Presenter & Author), Academy of Management, "Team effectiveness: An examination of internal team environment, shared leadership, and cohesion," AOM, San Antonio, Texas. (August 13, 2011).

Media Contributions

Internet

Management INK Published by Sage. (August 15, 2016).

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grants

McKee, V. P. (Co-Principal), McCain, J. (Co-Principal), "Emotional Intelligence and Millennial's: Are we creating Dark Leaders or Future Philanthropists?," Sponsored by STLR (Strudent Transformative Learning Record), University of Central Oklahoma, $1,600.00. (August 1, 2017 - January 1, 2018).

McKee, V. (Co-Principal), Buchanan, P., "Are We Raising Dark Leaders? Narcissism, Psychopathy and Machiavellianism and Millennials.," Sponsored by Office of Research and Grants, University of Central Oklahoma, $500.00. (August 22, 2016 - May 5, 2017).

McKee, V. (Co-Principal), Johnson, A. (Co-Principal), "The Implications of a Code of Ethics in the Workplace (RCSA)," Sponsored by Office of Research and Grants, University of Central Oklahoma, $500.00. (January 1, 2015 - May 8, 2015).

McKee, V. (Co-Principal), Dodson, P. (Principal), "Follower’s Reaction to Dark Leadership (RSCA)," Sponsored by Office of Research and Grants, University of Central Oklahoma, $500.00. (August 1, 2014 - March 1, 2015).

McKee, V. (Co-Principal), Pham, L. (Principal), "Does gender matter? Follower’s gender effects on authentic leadership (RCSA)," Sponsored by Office of Research and Grants, University of Central Oklahoma, $100.00. (August 19, 2013 - May 9, 2014).

Sponsored Research

McKee, V. (Principal), "Summer Research Stipend," Sponsored by Management Department, University of Central Oklahoma, $8,000.00. (June 1, 2014 - July 31, 2015).

Honors and Awards

Awards and Honors for Research 

The Highly Commended Paper Award of 2013, Team Performance Management Editorial Team. (March 26, 2014).

Best Paper Award for Cross-Functional Team Effectiveness: An Examination of Internal Team Environment, Shared Leadership, and Cohesion Influences (2nd place), Team Performance Management. (February 13, 2014).

Awards and Honors for Service

Honorary Member Delta Mu Delta, Delta Mu Delta. (April 21, 2017).

Professional and Community Involvement

Professional Service

Reviewer, Conference Paper, South West Academy of Management. (October 18, 2016 - October 30, 2016).

Discussant, South West Academy of Management, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (March 11, 2016).

Reviewer, Conference Paper, Academy of Management, Briarcliff Manor, New York. (January 20, 2016 - February 18, 2016).

Reviewer, Conference Paper, South West Academy of Management. (October 2015).

Guest Speaker, ESA State Leadership Meeting, Edmond, Oklahoma. (August 22, 2015).

Invited Lecture, Edmond Chamber of Commerce, Edmond, Oklahoma. (May 20, 2014).

Invited Lecture, Edmond Chamber of Commerce, Edmond, OK. (November 2, 2013).

Public Service

Board of Directors, Central Oklahoma Humane Society, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (January 25, 2016 - Present).

Member, Leadership Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (October 21, 2014 - Present).

Member, Junior League Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City, OK. (May 2012 - May 2018).

Committee Chair, Arts Council Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City, OK. (September 2015 - March 2016).

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy has been developed based on my academic and professional experiences. I share a philosophy developed at my alma mater: “To educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community."

I feel a professor can have a tremendous impact on students’ academic careers and my goal is to create a positive experience for students. As professors we strive to stress lifelong learning and foster an intellectual curiosity by helping our students understand how to perform in a global business world, while mentoring them to become leaders and share a respect for diversity and responsibility. I believe it is my responsibility to assist students to not just reach, but to exceed their potential, both inside and outside, the classroom. I want to instill strong ethics in students, as well as help them become future leaders by acting as a role model and mentor, which would enable me, to give back to the community of academia, who mentored me.

Simply, I believe in providing my students “academics” for the rest of their life. As a university professor, it is my responsibility to assist my students to reach and exceed their potential, retain their ethics and lead others by my example. 

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