Michael Kukenberger

Organizational Behavior
Phone: (603) 862-1232
Office: Management, Paul College Rm 360F, Durham, NH 03824
Michael Kukenberger

Michael R. Kukenberger is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at within the Peter T. Paul School of Business’s Management Department at the University of New Hampshire. Prior to coming to UNH, Kukenberger served as an Assistant Professor at the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University. Michael received his B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Maine, an M.B.A. from the University of New Hampshire and Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Business.

Michael’s research interest include shared and team leadership and team effectiveness. Michael’s work has been published in such outlets as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, Human Relations and Group and Organizational Management.

Consulting in the area of leadership and team dynamics, Michael has worked with several Fortune 500s (e.g., GE Aviation, Xerox, Alcoa, etc.) the armed services (i.e., U.S. Army) and the Center for Disease Control.


  • Ph.D., Organizational Behavior, University of Connecticut
  • M.B.A., Management, University of New Hampshire
  • B.A., Mathematics, University of Maine

Courses Taught

  • ADMN 575: Behavior in Organizations
  • ADMN 952: Orgs, Leadrshp, & Environments

Selected Publications

Maltarich, M. A., Kukenberger, M., Reilly, G., & Mathieu, J. (2018). Conflict in Teams: Modeling Early and Late Conflict States and the Interactive Effects of Conflict Processes. Group & Organization Management, 43(1), 6-37. doi:10.1177/1059601116681127

D’Innocenzo, L., Mathieu, J. E., & Kukenberger, M. R. (2016). A Meta-Analysis of Different Forms of Shared Leadership–Team Performance Relations. Journal of Management, 42(7), 1964-1991. doi:10.1177/0149206314525205

Kukenberger, M. R., Mathieu, J. E., & Ruddy, T. (2015). A Cross-Level Test of Empowerment and Process Influences on Members’ Informal Learning and Team Commitment. Journal of Management, 41(3), 987-1016. doi:10.1177/0149206312443559

Mathieu, J. E., Tannenbaum, S. I., Kukenberger, M. R., Donsbach, J. S., & Alliger, G. M. (2015). Team Role Experience and Orientation. Group & Organization Management, 40(1), 6-34. doi:10.1177/1059601114562000

Mathieu, J. E., Kukenberger, M. R., D'Innocenzo, L., & Reilly, G. (n.d.). Modeling reciprocal team cohesion–performance relationships, as impacted by shared leadership and members’ competence.. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100(3), 713-734. doi:10.1037/a0038898

Kukenberger, M. R., & D'Innocenzo, L. (n.d.). The building blocks of shared leadership: The interactive effects of diversity types, team climate, and time. Personnel Psychology. doi:10.1111/peps.12318