Michael Kukenberger

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

Michael R. Kukenberger is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior 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 a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Business.

Michael’s research interests 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, Leadership Quarterly, Human Relations & Group & Organization Management. Michael is an Associate Editor at Group & Organization Management and on the editorial review board of Journal of Organizational Behavior.

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 912: Managing Self & Leading Others
  • ADMN 952: Orgs, Leadrshp, & Environments
  • 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