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Daniel Spencer

Associate Professor
Primary office:
Capitol Federal Hall
Room 3173
University of Kansas

Academic Area

Organizational Behavior


Ph.D Organization & Management, University of Oregon, 1979
Master's Management, Oakland University, 1974
Bachelor's Chemistry, Oakland University, 1972


Teaching Interests :

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Leadership and Management
  • Research Methodology
  • Philosophy of Social Science

Research Interests :

  • Tacit/Propositional Knowledge Dialectics in Management Practice
  • Ontological, Epistemological, and Methodological Foundations of Social Science in Historical, Social and Political Perspective
  • Individual/Group Critical Thinking and Creative Problem Solving
  • Leadership Philosophy and Practice

Current Activities

Advisory Board, Center for Teaching Excellence

Teaching Interests

  • Organizational Behavior, Leadership, Research Methods, Philosophy of Science


Leadership; The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning; Tacit/propositional knowledge dialectics in management practice; individual/group critical thinking and creative problem solving; ontological, epistemological, methodological foundations of social science in historical, social, political, and rhetorical perspective; organizational learning, continuous improvement, and innovation.

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Science, Leadership, Organizational Behavior

Selected Publications

Spencer, D. G. (2016). "Turning Point", pp.11-12. targeted journals: Journal of Management Education; Management Learning.

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