Scott Dust

Dr. John F. Mee Professor in Management & Assistant Professor



Academic Background

  • Ph.D., Management/Organizational Behavior, LeBow College of Business, Drexel University (2013)
  • M.B.A., Management, Indiana University, Kelley School of Business (2009)
  • B.S., Management/Entrepreneurship, Kelley School of Business (2004)

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Prior to his position at Miami University, Dr. Dust was an Assistant Professor of Management at Eastern Kentucky University (2013-2015). Prior to academia, Dr. Dust participated in a variety of entrepreneurial ventures in market research, brokerage, and actuarial consulting.

Recent Publications

  • Dust, S. B., Rode, J., & Wang, P. (in press). Leader self-enhancement values: curvilinear and congruence effects. Leadership and Organizational Development Journal.
  • Qin, X., Dust, S. B., DiRenzo, M. S., & Wang, S. (in press). Negative creativity in leader-follower relations: A daily investigation of leaders' creative mindset, moral disengagement, and abusive supervision. Journal of Business and Psychology.
  • Dust, S. B., & Tims, M. (2020). Job crafting via decreasing hindrance demands: The motivating role of interdependence misfit and the facilitating role of autonomy. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 69(3), 881-912.
  • Dust, S. B., Wang, P., & Lai, L. (2020). I'm too old for this: Time demands and older, early-career employees' receptivity to supervisor support. Journal of Career Development, 47(2), 220-236.
  • Weintraub, J., & Dust, S. B. (2020). Workplace mindfulness theory and research in review: A call for temporal investigations. In S. K. Dhiman (Ed.), Routledge companion to mindfulness at work, London: Taylor & Francis.
  • Gerhardt, M. W., & Dust, S. B. (2020). Business leadership education: Beyond position and profit. In M. Sowcik & S. R. Komives (Eds.), New directions for student leadership, San Francisco, CA: Wiley.
  • Bierman, L., Brymer, R., Dust, S. B., & Hwang, H. (2019). Gatekeeping and our moral fabric: Has social capital deterioration vanquished professional oversight? Journal of Professions and Organization, 6(3), 377-386.
  • Xu, M., Qin, X., Dust, S. B., & DiRenzo, M. S. (2019). Supervisor-subordinate proactive personality congruence and psychology safety: A signaling theory approach to employee voice behavior. The Leadership Quarterly, 30(4), 440-453.
  • Graham, K. A., Mawritz, M. B., Dust, S. B, Greenbaum, R. L., & Ziegert, J. C. (2019). Too many cooks in the kitchen: The effects of dominance incompatibility on relationship conflict and subsequent abusive supervision. The Leadership Quarterly, 30(3), 351-364.
  • Dust, S. B., Gerhardt, M. W, & Hebbalalu, D., & Murray, M. (2019). Protecting my turf: The moderating role of generational differences on the relationships between self-direction and hedonism values and reactions to generational diversity. The Journal of Social Psychology, 159(2), 153-169.
  • Weintraub, J., Pattusamy, M., & Dust, S. B. (2019). Mindful multitasking: Disentangling the effect of polychronicity on work-home conflict and life satisfaction. The Journal of Social Psychology, 159(4), 497-502.
  • Margolis, J. A., &, Dust, S. B (2019). It's all relative: A social comparison perspective on organizational based self-esteem in teams. Group and Organization Management, 44(2), 361-395.
  • Dust, S. B., Rode, J, C., Arthaud-Day, M., Culbertson, S., & Ramaswami, A. (2018). Managing the self-esteem, employment gaps, and employment quality process: The role of facilitation- and understanding-based emotional intelligence. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 39(5), 543-693.
  • Dust, S. B., Resick, C. J., Margolis, J. A., Mawritz, M. B., & Greenbaum, R. L. (2018). Ethical leadership and employee success: Examining the roles of psychological empowerment and emotional exhaustion. The Leadership Quarterly, 29(5), 570-583.
  • Graham, K. A., Dust, S. B, & Ziegert, J. C. (2018). Supervisor-employee power distance incompatibility, gender similarity, and relationship conflict: A test of interpersonal interaction theory. Journal of Applied Psychology, 103(3), 334-346.
  • Dust, S. B., & Cunningham, Q. (2018). Age and generational differences: A recipe for generational faultlines and a call for diversity leadership. In M. W. Gerhardt & J. Van Eck Peluchette (Eds.), Millennials: Trends, characteristics, and perspectives, Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Dust, S. B., & Ziegert, J. C. (2016). Multi-leader teams in review: A contingent-configuration perspective of effectiveness. International Journal of Management Reviews, 18(4), 518-541.
  • Dust, S. B. (2015). Mindfulness, flow, and mind wandering: The role of trait-based mindfulness in state-task alignment. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 8(4), 1-6.
  • Dust, S. B., & Fore, M. (2015). Buckyballs: An ethics-based discussion of product liability and the responsible corporate officer doctrine. Journal of Applied Case Research, 13(1), 24-31.
  • Mawritz, M. B., Dust, S. B., & Resick, C. J. (2014). Hostile climate, abusive supervision, and employee coping: Does conscientiousness matter? Journal of Applied Psychology, 99(4), 737-747.
  • Dust, S. B., Resick, C. J., & Mawritz, M. B. (2014). Transformational leadership, psychological empowerment, and the moderating role of mechanistic-organic contexts. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 35(3), 413-433.
  • Dust, S. B., & Greenhaus, J. H. (2013). Integrating spirituality and the work-home interface: A resource and demand perspective. Journal of Management, Spirituality, and Religion, 10(3), 282-305.
  • Resick, C. J., Hargis, M. B., Shao, P., & Dust, S. B. (2013). Ethical leadership, moral equity judgments, and discretionary work behavior. Human Relations, 66(7), 951-972.
  • Adams, J. B., Dust, S. B., & Piccolo, R. F. (2013). Approaches to minimize choking under pressure. In A.J. DuBrin (Ed.), The handbook of research of crisis leadership in organizations, Northhampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Dust, S. B., & Ziegert, J. C. (2012). When are multiple leaders most effective? It's complex. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 5(4), 421-424.

Honors & Awards

  • Miami University, Farmer School of Business: Richard K. Smucker Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award (2019)
  • Miami University, Farmer School of Business: James Robeson Junior Faculty Research Excellence Award (2018)
  • Drexel University: Outstanding Promise Doctoral Award (2013)
  • Drexel University: Teaching Excellence Award (2011)


Scott B. Dust, Ph.D. is the Dr. John F. Mee Endowed Assistant Professor of Management in the Farmer School of Business at Miami University. Dr. Dust earned his Ph.D. in Management/Organizational Behavior at the LeBow College of Business, Drexel University, and his B.S. and M.B.A. from the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. His primary areas of research are leader-follower relationships, ethics, and motivation. He is currently working on research projects that evaluate metacognitive capacities (e.g., self-awareness, mindfulness, emotional intelligence); personal characteristics that enable employees to overcome work-related interpersonal challenges and leverage interpersonal differences in order to engage in constructive conflict. He is the winner of two junior faculty awards through the Farmer School of Business; the James Robeson Junior Faculty Research Excellence Award (2018) and the Richard K. Smucker Teaching Excellence Award (2019). His work has appeared in academic journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Leadership Quarterly, and Human Relations, and he currently serves on the editorial review board of the Journal of Organizational Behavior and Group and Organization Management. He primarily teaches introduction to management and leadership (MGT 291) and leadership and learning (MGT 415). He has also taught courses in leadership and professional development and entrepreneurial leadership. Prior to academia, Dr. Dust participated in a variety of entrepreneurial ventures in market research, brokerage, and actuarial consulting.


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