James Van Scotter II, Ph.D.

James Van Scotter II, Ph.D.

James Van Scotter II, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Strategy
Dwire Hall 351


  • Ph.D. Management, University of Florida, Warrington College of Business, Gainesville, FL, 2014
  • M.B.A., Entrepreneurship & Management Concentration, University of Florida, Warrington College of Business, Gainesville, FL, 2007
  • B.A., Summa Cum Laude, Cultural Anthropology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2006

Professional Certifications: 

  • Space Professional Certification - Nova Space 
  • Space Domain Cybersecurity - TSTI 
  • 2P051 Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory Journeyman - U.S. Air Force  


Associate Professor of Strategic Management, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, 2014 - present

Professional Experience

  • UCCS Cybersecurity Fellow, Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at UCCS Fellow, Diversity Champion
  • Reviewer: Strategic Management, Academy of Management, Southern Management Association
  • Ad-hoc Reviewer: Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Business Ethics, Management Review Quarterly, Managerial and Decision Economics Journal
  • Bio-Electromagnetic Laboratory Technician (R&D), Dykstra Laboratories, Inc.: Electromagnetics and Life, Gainesville, Florida
  • Satellite Communications/ Signal Transmission Specialist, ITT International Services Corporation, GmbH Bitburg, Germany
  • Metrology Precision Measurement Lab Journeyman, United States Air Force Ramstein A.B., Germany

Selected Publications

Refereed Articles:

Van Scotter II, J.R. & Van Scotter, J.R. (2021) Does autonomy moderate the relationships of task performance and interpersonal facilitation, with overall effectiveness?, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 32:8, 1685-1706, https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2018.1542607

Van Scotter II, J.R., Roglio, K.D. CEO Bright and Dark Personality: Effects on Ethical Misconduct. Journal of Business Ethics 164, 451-475 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-018-4061-5

Van Scotter II, J.R. Narcissism in CEO research: a review and replication of the archival approach. Management Review Quarterly 70, 629-674 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11301-019-00178-1

Van Scotter II, J.R, & Garg, S. (2020). Entrepreneurial Tenacity and Self-Efficacy Effects on Persisting Across Industry Contexts. Contemporary Management Research, 15(3), 147–173. https://doi.org/10.7903/cmr.19501

Hirschfeld, Robert R., and Van Scotter II, J.R. “Vocational Behavior from the Dark Side.” Journal of Vocational Behavior, vol. 110, Feb. 2019, pp. 303–316, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2018.10.019

Tosi, H. & Van Scotter II, J.R. (2010) Is Your CEO Worth It? Don't Be Seduced by Charisma. IESE Insight Review. Vol. 7, pp.21-27. https://store.hbr.org/product/don-t-be-seduced-by-charisma/IIR038

Book Chapters:

Czaplewski, A.J., Key, T.M., & Van Scotter II, J.R. (2016). The Role of Positive Organizational Behavior in Building a World Class Service Organization In T. Duening, Ed., Leading The Positive Organization: Actions, Tools, and Processes, https://books.google.com/books?id=ItrVCwAAQBAJ

Honors and Awards

  • Voted by UCCS College of Business Faculty for Most Outstanding Faculty Member Award, 2019
  • Selected by Department for Graduate Teaching Award, Strategic Management, 2012
  • Selected by Department for Graduate Teaching Award, Organizational Behavior, 2011


Member, Strategic Management Society (Strategic Leadership & Governance Division, Behavioral Strategy Division), Academy of Management (Research Methods Division, Business Policy and Strategic Division, Organizational Behavior Division, Entrepreneurship Division), Southern Management Association.

Research Interests

  • Strategic leadership
  • Corporate governance and board effectiveness
  • Executive compensation and succession
  • Entrepreneur and top executive individual differences and personality
  • Behavioral research methods
  • Positive organizational psychology
  • Organizational structure & culture, job design, workforce motivation and performance
  • The influence of contextual factors on performance outcomes