When he applied to work at A&M-Commerce, he had never heard of it. When he arrived at the airport for his interview, the lady at the desk hadn’t either. What he found when he arrived on campus was what he later described as a “hidden gem”. Now, as an Associate Professor of Management with 8 years of experience since his first visit to campus, he has seen some of that hidden potential realized and sees many more opportunities on the horizon for the community he has come to love.
A Conversation with Dr. Randolph-Seng
What draws you to your discipline?
“Management science strives to pull from the best theory and research in the social sciences and apply that work to discovering, understanding and improving the organizational contexts we interact with and work in on a daily basis. I was drawn to this interdisciplinary and applied approach. I believe that all organizations have room for improvement and good management science is on the leading edge of providing answers that will change organizations for the better.”
Tell us a little about yourself (educational background, research interests, etc.)
“Collectively, my research has been cited over 1000 times. I teach mainly organizational ethics and behavior-related courses both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. My recent consulting experience is in the public sector, ranging from local municipalities to larger defense-related contractors. I also serve as Editor-in-Chief for the journal Management Decision.”
Tell us about a project you are currently working on or recently completed.
“As Editor-in-Chief of Management Decision and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, I am leading a special issue titled, “Management in Crisis: Viruses, Earthquakes and Tornadoes, Oh My!” The purpose of this special issue is to provide the business community, who are on the front lines of this pandemic, good theory to correctly guide action by turning scientific knowledge into practical wisdom.”
- Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 2009
- MS, Georgia Southern University, 2004
- BS, Weber State University, 1999
- Associate Professor, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2017-present
- Assistant Professor, TAMUC, 2012-2017
Awards and Honors
- Nominee, TAMUC Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Award Fearless Investigation, 2020
- Emerald Award for Excellence: Outstanding Author Contribution for Research in Ethical Issues in Organizations, 2019
- Nominee, TAMUC Lafferty Research Award, 2018
- Sage Publishers Award for Best Management History Division in Leadership Paper, 2015
- Ethical and social cognitive factors in leadership, entrepreneurship and teams
- Academy of Management (Entrepreneurship & Organizational Behavior)
- Southwest Academy of Management
- Southern Management Association