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Shawn McClean

Assistant Professor of Management

Shawn McClean

Department: Management and International Business
Office: Adams Hall Room 253
Phone: (405) 325-2651

Shawn McClean is an assistant professor in the Division of Management & International Business at the University of Oklahoma, with a focus in organizational behavior and human resource management. He 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 in 2021, he was a faculty member at the University of Wyoming.

Professor McClean’s research interests focus leadership, the work/non-work interface and employee roles, and factors that drive employees to engage in unethical behavior. His work has appeared in the Academy of Management JournalJournal of Applied PsychologyPersonnel Psychology, and the Academy of Management Annals. Professor McClean teaches both organizational behavior and human resource topics at the undergraduate and MBA levels for Price College.

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
  • Unethical behaviors


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

McClean, S. T., Yim, J., Courtright, S. H., & Dunford, B. In press. Transformed by the family: An episodic, attachment theory perspective on family-work enrichment and transformational leadership. Journal of Applied Psychology. 1-19.

McClean, S. T., Courtright, S. H., Yim, J., & Smith, T. A. In press. Making nice or faking nice? Exploring supervisors’ two-faced response to their own abusive behavior. Personnel Psychology. 1-27.

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.