Kevin Rockmann

George Mason University Costello College of Business Faculty Kevin Rockmann
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Professor, Management

Contact Information

Phone: (703) 993-4988
Office Location: 9900 Main Street Suite 252
Office Hours: By appointment

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Kevin Rockmann is a professor of management at George Mason University's Costello College of Business. He is the OB coordinator for the PhD in business program, the past director of the PhD in business program, and the past director of the MBA program. He also served as associate dean overseeing both graduate and undergraduate research.

His research and teaching focuses on how managers and organizations facilitate not only the management of individuals but the management of the connections between individuals. It is in these dyadic ties that much of work is completed, including task work, creative work, and citizenship work. His work has been published in premier academic journals and edited volumes in the fields of management and organizational psychology as well as in leading practice-oriented publications and editorials. His research has been featured in many popular media outlets and recognized with scholarly awards from a variety of national and international organizations. 

He teaches courses on leadership, negotiation, and organizational behavior in a range of formats and settings. He is also the lead author on the textbook Negotiation: Moving from Conflict to Agreement, published by Sage in 2021. He also speaks and consults regularly for organizations on topics regarding leadership, negotiation, relationship management, and management teaching pedagogy.

Research Interests

  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Relational Systems and Leadership
  • Remote and Hybrid Work
  • Personal Trauma and Interpersonal Effects
  • Identity / Identification


  • PhD - Business Administration, University of Illinois, Urbana
  • BS - Business Administration, University of Illinois, Urbana

Research and Awards


  • Southern Management Association Best Overall Paper Award. “Longing for the past: The dual effects of daily nostalgia on employee performance” (with J. Methot & E. Rosado-Solomon)
  • Seed Grant Proposal Preparation Award - $10,000 (2022)
  • George Mason University School of Business Dean’s Scholar (2017 – 2020; 2020 – 2023)


  • Bartel, C. & Rockmann, K.W. (2023). The Disease of Indifference: How Relational Systems Provide the Attentional Infrastructure for Organizational Resilience. Strategic Organization, forthcoming.
  • George, M., Wittman, S., & Rockmann, K.W. (2021). Transitioning the study of role transitions: Four challenges for management researchers. Academy of Management Annals. 16 (1): 102-133.
  • Cooper, D.*, Rockmann, K.W.*, Moteabbed, S., & Thatcher, S.M.B. (2020). Integrator or gremlin? Identity partnerships and team newcomer socialization. Academy of Management Review, 46(1): 128-146. *denotes each author contributed equally.
  • Rockmann, K.W. & Northcraft, G.B. (2018). The dilemma portfolio: A strategy to advance the study of social dilemmas in organizations. Academy of Management Annals. 12(2): 494-509
  • Rockmann, K.W., & Ballinger, G.B. (2017). Intrinsic Motivation and Organizational Identification Among On- Demand Workers. Journal of Applied Psychology, 102: 1305-1316.
  • Burris, E., Rockmann, K.W., & Kimmons, Y. (2017) The Value of Voice (to Managers): Employee Identification and the Content of Voice. Academy of Management Journal, 60: 2099-2125.
  • Rockmann, K.W., & Pratt, M.G. (2015). Contagious offsite work and the lonely office: The unintended consequences of distributed work. Academy of Management Discoveries, 1: 150-164.

Teaching Interests

  • Organizational behavior
  • Negotiations

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