Michael Kukenberger

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

Michael R. Kukenberger is currently serving as an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Management Department at the University of New Hampshire's Peter T. Paul School of Business. He previously held the position of Assistant Professor at the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University. Michael's academic journey includes a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Maine, an M.B.A. from the University of New Hampshire, and a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Business.

Michael's research focus encompasses shared and team leadership as well as team effectiveness. His scholarly contributions have appeared in top publications like the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, Leadership Quarterly, Human Relations, Group & Organization Management, among others. Michael was an Associate Editor at Group & Organization Management and serves on the editorial review board of the Journal of Organizational Behavior.

In the realm of consulting, Michael has worked with several Fortune 500 companies such as GE Aviation, Xerox, Alcoa, and institutions such as the U.S. Army and the Center for Disease Control. Michael currently is the Co-Principal Investigator on a grant exceeding $1 million, which focuses on team change and is funded by the Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI).


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

Research Interests

  • Groups & Teams
  • Leadership

Courses Taught

  • ADMN 575: Behavior in Organizations
  • ADMN 912: Managing Self & Leading Others
  • MGT 614: Organizationl Leadrshp & Struc
  • MGT 714: Org Changemaker Skills

Selected Publications

D'Innocenzo, L., Kukenberger, M., Farro, A. C., & Griffith, J. A. (2021). Shared leadership performance relationship trajectories as a function of team interventions and members' collective personalities. The Leadership Quarterly, 32(5), 101499. doi:10.1016/j.leaqua.2021.101499

Kukenberger, M. R., & D'Innocenzo, L. (2020). The building blocks of shared leadership: The interactive effects of diversity types, team climate, and time. PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY, 73(1), 125-150. doi:10.1111/peps.12318

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

Mathieu, J. E., Kukenberger, M. R., D'Innocenzo, L., & Reilly, G. (2015). 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., 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: A Measure and Tests of Construct Validity. GROUP & ORGANIZATION MANAGEMENT, 40(1), 6-34. doi:10.1177/1059601114562000

Kirkman, B. L., Mathieu, J. E., Cordery, J. L., Rosen, B., & Kukenberger, M. (2011). Managing a new collaborative entity in business organizations: understanding organizational communities of practice effectiveness.. J Appl Psychol, 96(6), 1234-1245. doi:10.1037/a0024198