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Oklahoma State University



Department of Management

Phone: 405-744-5193

Curriculum Vitae


Nikos is a Professor and the Raymond A. Young Chair in the Department of Management at Oklahoma State University. His research focuses on affective and motivational processes, seeking to understand how individuals perceive and react to their environment and during interactions with other people. This work has been published in outlets such as the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. Nikos has served, or is still serving, on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Applied Psychology, and Personnel Psychology. He was also Rep-At-Large for the Research Methods Division of Academy of Management, and is still engaged in a variety of endeavors to promote research methods education.


  • Ph D, Michigan State University, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, 2011
  • MBA, Michigan State University, HR Management, 2005
  • BA, University of Macedonia, International Economics and Politics, 2003


  • Qiang (Sherry) Fu and Nikolaos Dimotakis. (2024). "“I didn’t see that coming!” A daily investigation of (in)congruence in as-expected and un-expected workload levels using multilevel polynomial analysis.". Personnel Psychology.
  • Nikolaos Dimotakis. (2023). "Consistent and low is the only way to go: A polynomial regression approach to the effect of abusive supervision inconsistency.". Journal of Applied Psychology. (108), 10, 1619–1639.
  • N. Dimotakis, L. S. Lambert, S. Fu, B. Tepper, T. Smith, B. Runnals, and T. Maurer. (2023). "Gains and losses: Week-to-week changes in leader-follower relationships.". Academy of Management Journal.
  • Joel Koopman and Nikolaos Dimotakis. (2022). "Experience Sampling Methodology". Oxford University Press.
  • A. Boulamatsi, T. Smith, N. Dimotakis, B. Tepper, L. Luccianetti, C. Reina, and B. Runnals. (2022). "“How dare you?!”: A self-verification perspective on how performance influences the effects of abusive supervision on job embeddedness and subsequent turnover.". Personnel Psychology. (75 ), 3, 645-674.
  • J. Koopman, J. Conway, N. Dimotakis, B. J. Tepper, Y. E. Lee, S. G. Rogelberg, and R. B. Lount. (2021). "Does CWB repair negative affective states, or generate them? Examining the moderating role of trait empathy.". Journal of Applied Psychology. (106), 10, 1493-1516.
  • K. Dirks, P. Sweeney, N. Dimotakis, and T. Woodruff. (2021). "Understanding the change and development of trust and the implications for new leaders.". Journal of Business Ethics.
  • Q. Fu, L. M. Greco, A. C. Lennard, and N. Dimotakis. (2020). "Anxiety Responses to the Unfolding COVID-19 Crisis: Patterns of Change in the Experience of Prolonged Exposure to Stressors". Journal of Applied Psychology.
  • C. Rosen, N. Dimotakis, M. Cole, S. Taylor, L. Simon, T. Smith, and C. Reina. (2020). "When challenges hinder: An investigation of when and how challenge stressors impact employee outcomes.". Journal of Applied Psychology. (105), 10, 1181–1206.
  • A. Nederveen Pieterse, J. R. Hollenbeck, D. van, M. Spitzmuller, N. Dimotakis, E. Karam, and D. Sleesman. (2019). "Hierarchical leadership versus self-management in teams: Goal orientation diversity as moderator of their relative effectiveness.". Leadership Quarterly. (30), 6,
  • B. J. Tepper, N. Dimotakis, L. S. Lambert, W. Goo, J. Koopman, F. Matta, and H. Park. (2018). "Examining follower responses to transformational leadership from a dynamic person-environment fit perspective.". Academy of Management Journal. (61), 4, 1343-1368.
  • N. Dimotakis, D. Mitchell, and T. J. Maurer. (2017). "Assessment center feedback and future feedback seeking: Effects on career outcomes.". Journal of Applied Psychology. (102), 11, 1514–1527.
  • R. Ilies, A. Peng, K. Savani, and N. Dimotakis. (2013). "Guilty and helpful: An emotion-based reparatory model of voluntary work behavior". Journal of Applied Psychology. (98), 6, 1051-1059.
  • S. T. Hannah, J. M. Schaubroeck, A. Peng, B. J. Avolio, S. W.J. Koslowski, R. G. Lord, L. K. Trevino, N. Dimotakis, and Joseph Doty. (2013). "Joint influences of individual and work unit abusive supervision on ethical intentions and behaviors: A moderated mediation model.". Journal of Applied Psychology. (98), 6, 579-592.
  • N. Dimotakis, R. Ilies, and T. A. Judge. (2013). "Experience sampling methodology.". New York: NY: Routledge/Psychology Press.
  • J. M. Schaubroeck, S. T. Hannah, B. J. Avolio, S. W. J. Koslowski, R. G. Lord, L. K. Trevino, N. Dimotakis, and A. Peng. (2012). "Embedding ethical leadership within and across organization levels.". Academy of Management Journal. (55), 5, 1053-1078.
  • J. L. Spranger, S. M. Colarelli, N. Dimotakis, A. C. Jacob, and R. D. Arvey. (2012). "Effects of kin density within family-owned businesses.". Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. (119), 2, 151-162.
  • N. Dimotakis, R. B. Davison, and J. R. Hollenbeck. (2012). "Team structure and regulatory focus: The impact of regulatory fit on team dynamics.". Journal of Applied Psychology. (97), 2, 421-434.
  • N. Dimotakis, D. Conlon, and R. Ilies. (2012). "The mind and heart of the negotiator: Personality and contextual determinants of cardiac arousal and tangible and intangible outcomes in negotiation.". The Journal of Applied Psychology. (97), 1, 183-193.
  • N. Dimotakis, B. A. Scott, and J. Koopman. (2011). "An experience sampling investigation of workplace interactions, affective states, and employee well-being.". Journal of Organizational Behavior. (32), 572-588.
  • T. A Judge, R. Ilies, and N. Dimotakis. (2010). "Are health and happiness the product of wisdom? The relationship of general mental ability to educational and occupational attainment, health, and well-being.". Journal of Applied Psychology. (95), 3, 454.
  • R. Ilies, N. Dimotakis, and I. De Pater. (2010). "Psychological and physiological reactions to high workloads: Implications for well-being.". Personnel Psychology. 63, 407-436.

Awards and Honors

  • Best Editorial Board Reviewer (Inaugural) (2021)
  • Best Leadership Paper Award (2015)
  • Best Paper Award (2015)
  • Faculty Recognition Award (Research), (2014)
  • Outstanding Reviewer (2010)
  • Research Enhancement Award (2009)

Academic, Military, and Professional Positions

  • Oklahoma State University, Professor, 2022
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Assistant Professor, August 2017
  • Georgia State University, Assistant Professor, August 2011 - May 2017

Courses Taught

  • BADM 6000 (4 Semesters)
  • MGMT 4543 (11 Semesters)
  • MGMT 5543 (6 Semesters)
  • MGMT 6553 (8 Semesters)
  • MGMT 6453 (1 Semester)
  • BADM 6100 (4 Semesters)