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Dr. Neil Boyd, assistant professor of management in the department of business administration at Lycoming College, recently published two papers. The first, published in the fall 2010 issue of the "Organization Development Journal," is titled, "What can history teach us about state-level organization development?" The article uses an historical analysis to uncover details and information regarding organization development and change policies in state governments.
The second paper was co-written with Branda Nowell of North Carolina State University, and published in the September 2010 issue of the "Journal of Community Psychology." The paper, titled "Viewing community as responsibility as well as resource: deconstructing the theoretical roots of psychological sense of community," offers new theoretical and methodological insights into the design and construction of the sense of community construct. In particular, the paper proposes that current conceptions of sense of community based on needs theory are insufficient, and that the construct needs to incorporate values-based theoretical roots. The end goal of this latter work is to help shape appropriate measurement and design of building communities in contemporary organizations.
Boyd conducts research and writes about various topics in the fields of organization development, action research, human resource management, organizational behavior, and social and environmental issues in management.
Boyd earned a doctorate in public administration from Penn State University, a master's degree in business administration from PSU, a master's degree in experimental psychology from the University of Notre Dame, and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Bloomsburg University. Prior to his appointment at Lycoming in fall 2006, Boyd was on the faculty at PSU.