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Shawn McClean

Assistant Professor of Management
McCasland Foundation Professor of American Free Enterprise

Shawn McClean

Department: Management and International Business
Office: Adams Hall Room 206C
Phone: (405) 325-2651

Shawn McClean is an assistant professor and McCasland Foundation Professor of American Free Enterprise in the Division of Management & International Business at the University of Oklahoma, with a focus in organizational behavior and human resource management. Professor McClean earned his Ph.D. in organizational behavior and human resource management from Texas A&M University. In addition, Professor McClean earned his B.A. in Business Administration and Master of Business Administration from Washington State University. Prior to joining Price College, he was a faculty member at the University of Wyoming.

Professor McClean’s research interests focus leadership, the work/non-work interface, and factors that drive employees to engage in unethical behavior. His work has appeared in various premiere management journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, and the Academy of Management Annals. In addition, Professor McClean’s work has appeared in various practitioner outlets, including Harvard Business Review. Professor McClean teaches organizational behavior and human resource topics at the undergraduate and MBA levels, as well as research methods at the doctoral level, for Price College. Further, Professor McClean serves as the PhD Program Coordinator for the Division of Management and International Business.

Degrees Earned

  • Ph.D. (Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management), Texas A&M University, 2020
  • M.B.A., Washington State University, 2014
  • B.A. (Business Administration), Washington State University, 2012

Research Interests

  • Leadership
  • The work/non-work interface
  • Behavioral ethics

Selected Publications

Klotz, A. C., McClean, S. T., & Tang, P. M. (2023). A Little Nature in the Office Boosts Morale and Productivity. Harvard Business Review. Link

Tang, P. M., Klotz, A. C., McClean, S. T., Wang, Y, Song, Z., Ng, C. T. S. In press. Who needs nature? The influence of employee speciesism on nature-based need satisfaction and subsequent work behavior. Journal of Applied Psychology.

Tang, P. M., Klotz, A. C., McClean, S. T., & Lee, R. X. R. In press. From natural to novel: The cognition-broadening effects of contact with nature at work on creativity. Journal of Management.

Klotz, A. C., McClean, S. T., Yim, J., Koopman, J., & Tang, P. M. 2023. Getting outdoors after the workday: The affective and cognitive effects of evening nature contact. Journal of Management, 49(7), 2254-2287.

Tang, P. M., Koopman, J., McClean, S. T., Zhang, J., Li, C. H., De Cremer, D., Lu, Y., & Ng, C. T. S. 2022. When Conscientious Employees Meet Intelligent Machines: An Integrative Approach Inspired by Complementarity Theory and Role Theory. Academy of Management Journal, 65(3), 1019-1054.

McClean, S. T., Yim, J., Courtright, S. H., & Dunford, B. 2021. Transformed by the family: An episodic, attachment theory perspective on family-work enrichment and transformational leadership. Journal of Applied Psychology, 106(12), 1848-1866.

McClean, S. T., Courtright, S. H., Yim, J., & Smith, T. A. 2021. Making nice or faking nice? Exploring supervisors’ two-faced response to their own abusive behavior. Personnel Psychology, 74(4), 693-719.

McClean, S. T., Koopman, J, Yim, J., & Klotz, A. 2021. Stumbling out of the gate: The energy-based implications of morning routine disruption. Personnel Psychology, 74(3), 411-448.

McClean, S. T., Courtright, S. H., Smith, T. A., & Yim, J. 2021. Stop making excuses for toxic bosses. Harvard Business Review.

Yoon, S., McClean, S. T., Chawla, N., Kim, J., Koopman, J., Rosen, C. C., Trougakos, J., & McCarthy, J. 2021. Working through an ‘infodemic’: The impact of COVID-19 news consumption on employee uncertainty and work behaviors. Journal of Applied Psychology, 106(4), 501-517.

McClean, S. T., Barnes, C. M., Courtright, S. H., & Johnson, R. E. 2019. Resetting the clock on dynamic leader behaviors: A conceptual integration and agenda for future research. Academy of Management Annals, 13(2), 479-508.