Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior,
August 2011 — Present
Post-doctoral Research Associate,
University of Nebraska – Lincoln
June 2010 — August 2011
Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Major: Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Minor: Quantitative Psychology
B.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Major: Psychology — emphasis in Cognitive Psychology
Personality and Individual differences, especially the dark side of personality
Leadership and general organizational behavior
Structure and dynamics of work behavior, particularly job performance
Research design and methodology, especially Bayesian Analysis and multilevel modeling
Harms, P.D., Spain, S.M., & Wood, D. (2014). Mapping personality in dark places. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 7, 114 — 117. DOI:
Spain, S.M., & Harms, P.D. (2014). A sociogenomic perspective on
neuroscience in organizational behavior. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience,
8, 84–xx. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00084.
Spain, S.M., Harms, P.D., \& LeBreton, J.M. (2014). The dark side of personality at work.
Journal of Organizational Behavior, 35, S41 – S60. http://ssrn.com/abstract=2310814. (Top ten downloaded paper, 23 August 2013). OR https://www.academia.edu/4254902/The_Dark_Side_of_Personality_at_Work DOI: 10.1002/job.1894 (cited by 13)
Spain, S.M., Jackson, J.J., & Edmonds, G.W. (In press). Extending the
actor-partner interdependence model to include binary outcomes: A multilevel logistic approach. Personal Relationships.
Harms, P.D., Spain, S.M., & Hannah, S.T. (2011). Leader development and the dark side of personality. The Leadership Quarterly, 22, 495 – 509.
Mentioned on CNN!
Spain, S.M., Miner, A.G., Kroonenberg, P.M., & Drasgow,F. (2010).
Job performance as multivariate dynamic criteria: Experience sampling and multiway component analysis. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 45,
599 — 626.