Christopher B Flynn

Assistant Professor • Management

Management • Coggin College of Business

Areas of Expertise

My practical and research interests include Human Research Management (Selection and Turnover), Organizational Behavior (Individual Traits, Personality, and Cognitive Ability), Leadership, and Organizational Design and Theory. I enjoy doing research in these areas and working with organizations to help them improve processes using evidence-based principles. 


Ph.D., Management, Auburn University, 2013.
M.B.A., Georgia State University, Concentration in Management/Organizational Development, 2004.
B.S., Sociology, Brigham Young University, 1996.


I have an extensive educational and work background. After finishing my undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University, I worked in the private sector for over 10 years before returning to school for my Ph.D. My work experience includes supervisory, human resource, and management positions in the customer service, aerospace, and information technology industries, and in large and small businesses. I completed my MBA at Georgia State University while working, and returned to Auburn University in 2007 to begin my Ph.D. in Management, which I completed in 2013. My academic experience includes teaching assignments at Auburn University, Georgia Southwestern State University, and now at the University of North Florida, where I am currently an Assistant Professor of Management. 


"Most Valuable Professor" Award, Georgia Southwestern State University Athletic Department, 2012-2013
Recipient of the Feild-Armenakis Fellowship, 2010


Academy of Management
Southern Management Association
Society for Human Resource Management

Publications & Presentations

Mazzei, Matthew J., Flynn, C. Brian, and Haynie, Jeffrey J. "Moving Beyond Initial Success: Promoting Innovation in Small Business Through High Performance Work Practices." Accepted for publication in Business Horizons, with anticipated publication date in 2016.
Haynie, Jeffrey J., Stanley G. Harris, and C. Brian Flynn. "The Mitigating Influence of Core Self-Evaluations in Uncertain Environments." Accepted for publication in Leadership & Organization Development Journal, with an anticipated publication date in 2016.
Flynn, C.B., Feild, H.S., and Bedeian, A.G. 2011. "Life Could Be a Dream": What U.S. Management Doctoral Students Consider Important in an Initial Academic Appointment. Career Development International. 16:4, pp. 316-341.
Flynn, C.B., Smither, J.W., and Walker, A.G. (2014). Servant Leadership Mediates the Relationship between Leaders’ Core Self-evaluations and Subordinates’ Perceptions of Leadership Effectiveness. Paper accepted for poster presentation for the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology (SIOP), Honolulu, Hawaii.
Flynn, C.B., Harris, S.G., Walker, A.G., and Haynie, J.J. (2011). Interactive Effects of Manager and Employee Job Satisfaction on Employee Turnover Intentions. Paper accepted for poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology (SIOP), Chicago, Illinois.
Haynie, J.J., Flynn, C.B., & Harris, S.G. (2011). The Detrimental Effects of Change Uncertainty: An Examination of Behavioral Plasticity Theory. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting for the Southern Management Association, Savannah, Georgia. 

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