Russel Summers

Chair of Management
Sobey School of Business
Management

Faculty Member Information

Education

Ph.D., Industrial-Organizational Psychology, University of Waterloo, 1987
M.S., Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Sport Psychology, University of Waterloo, 1983
B.A., Psychology, Physical Education, and Biology , University of British Columbia, 1980

Academic Work Experience

2007 - 2015, Chairperson, Department of Management, Saint Mary's University
1993 - 1996, Director, MBA Program, Saint Mary’s University
1992 - Present, Associate Professor, Department of Management, Saint Mary's University
1992 - 1993, Chairperson, Department of Management, Saint Mary's University
1987 - 1992, Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Saint Mary's University
1986 - 1987, Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University

Honours

Nominee, medal for teaching excellence Father William A. Stewart, S. J. - 1991
Doctoral Fellowship ($12,000) Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council - 1986
Doctoral Fellowship ($12,000) Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council - 1985
Faculty of Arts Scholarship ($2,615) University of Waterloo - 1984
Ontario Graduate Scholarship ($6,270) - 1983

Teaching: Course / Program Development

1997/03 - 2014/03, Recent University Courses Taught:

Scholarly Contributions

Book

Heneman H, Judge T, Smith V, Summers Russel. "Staffing Organizations; Canadian Edition (2nd Ed)" (Spring - 2010)
Heneman H, Judge T, Smith V, Summers Russel. "Staffing Organizations; Canadian Edition" (Spring - 2007)

Journal Articles

Summers Russel. "Organizational cynicism and managerial social accounts (manuscript revision in progress)", Journal of Applied Social Psychology (Spring - 2015)
Saks A, Wiesner W, Summers Russel. "Effect of Job previews and compensation policy on applicant attraction and job choice", Journal of Vocational Behavior 49 (Spring - 1996), 68-85
Summers Russel. "The effect of harasser performance status and complainant tolerance on reactions to a complaint of sexual harassment", Journal of Vocational Behavior 49 (Spring - 1996), 53-67
Summers Russel. "Attitudes toward methods of Affirmative action", Journal of Applied Social Psychology 25:12 (Spring - 1995), 1090-1104
Saks A, Wiesner W, Summers Russel. "Effects of job previews on self- selection and job choice", Journal of Vocational Behavior 44 (Spring - 1994), 297-316
Summers Russel, Myklebust K. "The influence of a history of romance on judgments and responses to a complaint of sexual harassment", Sex Roles 27 (Spring - 1992), 345- 357
Summers Russel. "The influence of Affirmative Action on perceptions of a beneficiary's qualifications", Journal of Applied Social Psychology 21 (Spring - 1991), 1265-1276
Summers Russel. "Determinants of judgments of and responses to a complaint of sexual harassment", Sex Roles 25 (Spring - 1991), 381-394
Summers Russel. "Determinants of the acceptance of co-workers with AIDS", Journal of Social Psychology 131 (Spring - 1991), 577-578
Wiesner W, Saks A, Summers Russel. "Job alternatives and job choices", Journal of Vocational Behavior 38 (Spring - 1991), 198-207
Summers Russel. "The association between athletes' perceptions of their abilities on the influence of coach technical-instruction", Journal of Sports Behavior 14 (Spring - 1991), 30-40

Presentation

Summers Russel. "The delivery of bad news and recipients’ preferences for managerial social accounts", Annual Hawaii International Conference on Business (Spring - 2009)
Summers Russel. "Organizational cynicism and managerial social accounts", Annual Atlantic Schools of Business Conference (Spring - 2005)
Summers Russel. "An exploration of the correlates of manager communication styles", Annual Atlantic Schools of Business Conference (Spring - 2003)
Summers Russel. "Affirmative Action: Justification for sexual harassment? ", Academy of Management Meeting (Spring - 1994)
Summers Russel, Hiltz B. "Sexual harassment: The folly of the toughing it out strategy and the consequence of being harassed by an "Ace"", Academy of Management Meeting (Spring - 1993)
Saks A, Wiesner W, Summers Russel. "The examination of the self-selection hypothesis for Realistic Job Previews", Academy of Management Meeting (Spring - 1992)
Summers Russel. "The relationship between draft position and success in the National Hockey League", Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Meeting (Spring - 1991)
Summers Russel, Wagar T. "Sexual harassment: The influence of decision-maker sex, complainant feminist orientation, and complainant-accused career competition on attributions and responses to a complaint of sexual harassment", Academy of Management Meeting (Spring - 1990)
MacLean H, Summers Russel. "Effect of quality circles on absenteeism in an Atlantic Canada Manufacturer", Annual Atlantic Schools of Business Conference (Spring - 1990)
Summers Russel, Monik L. "The influence of AIDS on the evaluation of job candidates", Annual Atlantic Schools of Business Conference (Spring - 1990)
Summers Russel, Falconer S, Dukeshire G. "The influence of an organization's pro versus anti-affirmative action position on perceptions of a promoted woman", Academy of Management Meeting (Spring - 1989)
Wiesner W, Saks A, Summers Russel. "The self-selection hypothesis revisited: Job alternatives and job choice", The meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association (Spring - 1987)

Conference Proceedings

Summers Russel, Smith E. "An investigation of the predictors and correlates of employee cynicism", Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on Business (2002 - 2002)
Summers Russel, Campbell R. "The effect of incident characteristics on women’s preferences for procedures for handling a complaint of sexual harassment", Proceedings of the Annual Southern Academy of Management Meeting (1996 - 1996)
Summers Russel. "The effect of complainant performance status and harasser likableness on reactions to a complaint of sexual harassment", Proceedings of the Annual Southern Academy of Management Meeting (1995 - 1995)
Saks A, Summers Russel. "Effects of compensation and realistic job previews on job choice", Proceedings of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (1994 - 1994)
Summers Russel. "The effect of merit versus Affirmative Action on judges' evaluations of a woman benefiting from Affirmative Action", Proceedings of the Annual Southern Academy of Management Meeting (1993 - 1993)
Wiesner W, Saks A, Summers Russel. "A comparative test of three models for the effects of realistic job previews on job choice decisions", Proceedings of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (1993 - 1993)
Summers Russel. "Attitudes toward methods of attaining Affirmative Action: What's in a name?", Proceedings of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (1992 - 1992)
Summers Russel. "The influence of a sexual harassment educational video on judgments and responses to a complaint of sexual harassment", Proceedings of the Annual Southern Academy of Management Meeting (1991 - 1991)
Summers Russel, Saks A, Wiesner W. "The effect of organizational status on the influence of a realistic job preview", Proceedings of the Annual National Conference of The Association of Management (1991 - 1991)
Summers Russel. "Punishing poor performance: The role of supervisory attitudes", Proceedings of the Annual National Conference of The Association of Management (1991 - 1991)
Summers Russel. "An investigation of the attitudinal characteristics of Least Preferred Co-worker scores", Proceedings of the Eastern Academy of Management Meeting (1990 - 1990)
Wagar T, Summers Russel, Romaine J. "The impact of Affirmative Action and compensation policies on the perceptions of future job applicants", Proceedings of the Annual Association of Management Meeting (1990 - 1990)
Summers Russel, Kirby B, MacIntyre K, MacKinnon I, MacNeil L, MacQueen R. "AIDS in the workplace: The influence of knowledge of AIDS, and attitudes toward homosexuality on the acceptance of co-workers with AIDS", Proceedings of Atlantic Schools of Business Conference (1989 - 1989)
Saks A, Wiesner W, Summers Russel. "An expectancy theory interpretation of the effects of realistic job previews", Proceedings of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (1989 - 1989)
Summers Russel, Cronshaw S. "A study of McGregor's Theory-X Theory-Y and the influence of Theory-X, Theory-Y assumptions on causal attributions for instances of worker poor performance", Proceedings of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (1988 - 1988)

Other Publications

Summers Russel. "The delivery of bad news and recipients’ preferences for managerial social accounts (manuscript in preparation for submission)" (Spring - 2015)
Summers Russel. "The delivery of bad news: Reactions to warnings versus managerial social accounts (data analysis in progress)" (Spring - 2015)

Service: Institutional Committees

Member, Orientation Planning Committee, 2013/03 - 2013/03 (534)
Member, Space Planning Committee, 2012/03 - None (535)
Chairperson, Departmental Selection Committee (tenure track position) , 2010/03 - 2010/03 (Chair)
Member, Department Selection Committee (sessional position), 2009/03 - 2009/03 (540)
Chairperson, Department Selection Committee (tenure track position) , 2007/03 - 2007/03 (Chair)
Member, Faculty Executive , 2006/03 - 2014/03 (536)
Member, PhD Council , 2006/03 - 2015/01 (537)
Member, AVP/Chairs/Directors/Deans Committee, 2006/03 - 2014/03 (538)
Associate Dean of Masters Programs & Association Dean of Undergraduate Programs Selection Committee, 2005/03 - 2005/03 (544)
Sobey Chair Selection Committee, 2005/03 - 2005/03 (545)
Sessional instructor selection committee , 2005/03 - 2005/03 (546)
Faculty Representative, Saint Mary’s University Board of Governors, 2004/03 - 2007/03 (Faculty Representative)
Associate, Centre for Leadership Excellence, 2004/03 - 2006/03 (Associate)
Finance/Management Science Departmental Chairperson Selection Committee, 2004/03 - 2005/03 (547)
Saint Mary’s University Review Committee, 2003/03 - 2003/03 (548)
Union Observer , 2002/03 - 2003/03 (549)
Faculty Research Committee , 1999/03 - 2002/03 (550)
Faculty of Commerce AACSB MBA Self-Study Committee , 1998/03 - 1998/03 (551)
Alternative counsellor, Saint Mary's University Sexual Harassment Committee, 1993/03 - 1993/03 (558)
Graduate Studies Committee, 1992/03 - 2001/03 (552)
Faculty of Commerce, Strategic Planning Committee Graduate Studies , 1992/03 - 1993/03 (554)
Academic Planning Committee, 1991/03 - 1994/03 (553)
Faculty of Commerce, Search committee for Chairperson for Department of Management, 1989/03 - 1989/03 (556)
Chairperson, Saint Mary's University Scholarship Committee, 1988/03 - 1989/03 (557)
Vice chair, Saint Mary's Occupational Health, and Safety Committee, 1987/03 - 1991/03 (555)
Curriculum Review Committee , 1987/03 - 1988/03 (559)
Faculty of Commerce Computing Committee, 1987/03 - 1987/03 (560)

Service: Professional or Disciplinary

Reviewer, ASB conference 2010/03 - 2010/03
Article reviews, Journal of Applied Social Psychology and the Journal of Basic and Applied Psychology 2004/03 - 2004/03
Grant Reviewer , Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council 2002/03 - 2002/03
Reviewer, Journal of Organizational Behavior 1998/03 - 1998/03
Reviewer, Canadian Journal of Behavioural Sciences 1997/03 - 1997/03
Reviewer, Journal of Applied Social Psychology 1997/03 - 1997/03
Reviewer, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 1996/03 - 1996/03
Reviewer, Journal of Applied Social Psychology 1996/03 - 1996/03
Grant application, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council 1996/03 - 1996/03
Strategic planning committee for site based planning, Westmount Elementary school, Halifax, NS 1996/03 - 1999/03
Reviewer , Journal of Applied Social Psychology 1995/03 - 1995/03
Facilitator, Women in Management workshop, Academy of Management Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio 1995/03 - 1995/03
Grant application, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council 1994/03 - 1994/03
Reviewer, Journal of Applied Social Psychology 1994/03 - 1994/03
Reviewer, Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences 1994/03 - 1994/03
Grant application, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council 1994/03 - 1994/03
Grant application, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council 1993/03 - 1993/03
Member, Academy of Management 1992/03 - Present
Reviewer, Journal of Applied Social Psychology 1992/03 - 1992/03
Reviewer, Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences 1992/03 - 1992/03
Grant application, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council 1992/03 - 1992/03
Reviewer, Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences 1991/03 - 1991/03
Participant , Organizational Behaviour division, Administrative Science Association of Canada Conference, Whistler, BC 1989/03 - 1989/03
Invited presentation on preventing sexual harassment in the workplace, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, NS 1989/03 - 1989/03
Chairperson, Organizational Behaviour/Human Resource Management/Industrial Relations division, Atlantic Schools of Business Conference, Halifax, NS 1988/03 - 1988/03
Expert witness, Human Rights Tribunal, Halifax, NS 1988/03 - 1988/03
Session Chair, Administrative Science Association of Canada Conference, Halifax, NS 1987/03 - 1987/03
Invited presentation on improving performance evaluation procedures, Canadian Public Personnel Association, Halifax, NS 1987/03 - 1987/03

Service: Community

Coordinated delivery of two day leadership workshops for non-profit health managers, Participating organizations included Alzheimer Society, Diabetes Association, Kidney Foundation, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Heart and Stroke, Arthritis Society, Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Lung Association, Clean Nova Scotia, and Parkinsons Society of Canada 2004/03 - 2004/03
Door-to-door planning committee, Canadian Cancer Society 2002/03 - 2004/03
Area coordinator/captain for Canadian Cancer Society door-to-door fund raising campaign, Canadian Cancer Society 1999/03 - 2011/03
Volunteer, Canadian Diabetes Association 1998/03 - 1998/03