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PAMELA M BUCKLE

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND DECISION SCIENCES

HAGEDORN HALL OF ENTERPRISE
ROOM 319

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Diplomas/Degrees

MA, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University (2013)
Ph.D., University of Calgary (2005)
MBA, University of Calgary (2000)
BA (Honors), University of Waterloo (1994)

Recent Courses

Leadership & Innovation In Complex Systems
Management Theory/ Organizational Behavior
Organizational Behavior
Principles Of Management

Personal Statement

I choose to teach management because I believe that business literacy has become fundamentally necessary for men and women to participate in society in a meaningful way.

We know that contemporary organizations act on people's lives in dynamic and complex ways. Organizations can have tremendously adverse effects on people's well-being; organizations also have a tremendous capacity to support people's development and growth. I believe the difference between these two extremes lies, to a great extent, in education and awareness of the considerable personal choice available to people in professional settings.

Providing people with the awareness they need to make effective choices in the workplace drives my teaching. In every course that I teach, I provide students with tools and strategies to understand the complexities of organizational life, and to more effectively choose the ways they will respond to those demands.

Teaching Specializations/Interests

Organizational behaviour
Management and managerial skills
Strategic career management
Group dynamics
Human resources

Research Interests

Systems thinking
Systems research competencies
Psychologically healthy human systems
Adult development
Unconscious processes in organizations
Human responses to the anthropocene

Grants/Sponsored Research

Instructional Technology Grant for a Virtual Guest Speaker Project (Adelphi University)
Faculty Development Grant for An Empirical Study of Cognitive Processes Involved in Systems Thinking (Adelphi University)

Books

Edson, M.; Buckle Henning, P.; Sankaran, S. (eds.) (2016). A Guide to Systems Research - Philosophy, Processes and Practice. Melbourne, Australia: Springer.


Book Chapters

Buckle Henning, P. (2016). Competencies Necessary for Systems Research. In Edson, Mary; Buckle Henning, Pamela; Sankaran, Shankar (Eds.). A Guide to Systems Research - Philosophy, Processes and Practice. Melbourne, Australia: Springer.

Edson, M., Klein, L., Sankaran, S., Hammond, D., Kineman, J., Buckle Henning, P., & Varey, W. (2015). Systems Research. In Edson, M., Metcalf, G., Chroust, G, Nguyen, N., & Blachfellner, S. (Eds.). International Federation for Systems Research - Systems Thinking: New Directions in Theory, Practice and Application. St. Magdalena, Austria: SEA-Publications.

Buckle Henning, P. & Dugan, S. (2007). Leaders' detection of self-organized patterns in the workplace. In J. Hazy, J. Goldstein & B. Lichtenstein (Eds.). Complex Systems Leadership Theory: New Perspectives from Complexity Science on Social and Organizational Effectiveness. (pp. 389-411). Mansfield, MA: ISCE Publishing.

Thomas, J., Delisle, C., Jugdev, K. & Buckle, P. (2002). Selling project management to senior executives: What's the hook? In Slevin, D., Cleland, D. & Pinto, J. (Eds.). The Frontiers of Project Management Research. (pp. 309-328). Newton Square, PA: PMI Inc..


Refereed Articles

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Wilson, L.K., Dugan, H.S. & Buckle, P. (upcoming), Second generation of psychological type intrument: Expanding the possibilities for management education based on empirical evidence. Harvest: International Journal for Jungian Studies.

Buckle Henning, P. (2014), Stages, skills, and steps of archetypal pattern analysis. Assisi Institute Journal: Interdisciplinary Explorations into the Archetypal Patterns of Matter and Psyche, 1, 95-111.

Metcalf, G. & Buckle Henning, P. (2013), An overview of ISSS 20112 plenary presentations: A supplement to the editorial. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 30, 522-525.

Buckle Henning, P. & Henning, G. (2013), Organizational sustainability and systemic boundary processes. Journal of Organizational Transformation and Social Change, 10, 104-123.

Buckle Henning, P., Chen, W-C. (2012), Systems thinking: Common ground or untapped territory? Systems Research and Behavioral Science, upcoming.

Thomas, J., George, S., Buckle Henning, P. (2012), Re-situating expert project managers' praxis within multiple logics of practice. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, upcoming.

Henning, G., Buckle Henning, P., Hyland, MA (2012), A stakeholder approach to student learning assessment. International Journal of Management in Education, 6, 347-362.

Buckle Henning, P. (2011), Disequilibrium, development, and resilience through adult life. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 28, 443-454.

Blake, M. & Buckle Henning, P. (2011), Unconscious regulatory processes in the organizational psyche. Psychological Perspectives, 54, 34-53.

Buckle Henning, P. (2011), A resurgence of mental health in ISSS. General Systems Bulletin, 40, 5-7.

Buckle Henning, P. (2008), Self-organized patterns in the workplace: Obstacles to awareness. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 25, 733-742.

Thomas, J. & Buckle Henning, P. (2007), Dancing in the white spaces: Exploring gendered assumptions in successful project managers' discourse about their work. International Journal of Project Management, 25, 552-559.

Buckle Henning, P. (2007), Detecting self-organized behavioural patterns in workplace settings: Integrating practice with theory: Towards a lay epistemic theory. Journal of Organisational Transformation and Social Change, 4, 177-203.


Invited Presentation/Lecture

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Wilson, I. & Buckle Henning, P. (2015, August). Plenary Address: A Call To Action For The Systems Sciences Community. International Society for the Systems Sciences, Berlin, Germany.

Buckle Henning, P. (2014, November). The Role of Personality in Socioecological Sustainability Leadership: Understanding Whole Systems. University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.

Buckle Henning, P. (2014, May). Identifying Cognitive Skills Required to Perform Systems Research. International Federation for Systems Research, Linz, Austria.

Buckle Henning, P. (2014, May). Keynote Address: Thoughts About Innovation, Business, and Growth for the Aspiring Systemic Entrepreneur. Hellenic Society for Systemic Studies, Athens, Greece.

Buckle Henning, P. (2013, July). Plenary Address: Systems Thinking - A Modest Manifesto on Trying to Perceive Elephants. International Society for the Systems Sciences Annual Meeting, Hai Phong, Viet Nam.

Buckle Henning, P. (2012, November). Understanding Systems Thinking: An Agenda for Applied Research. University of Bristol, Systems Centre, Bristol, United Kingdom.

Buckle Henning, P. (2012, June). Grounded Theory Methodology. Department of Social Work, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada.

Buckle, P. (2011, October). Developing Curriculum for Graduate Self-Study on the Methods, Research, and Applications of Systems Theory. Chicago IL.

Buckle, P. (2006, June). How to Get My Business to the Next Level? Allstate Breakfast Cafe Financial Literacy Seminar Series, Garden City, NY.


Conference Presentations/Papers

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Wilson, I. & Buckle Henning, P. (2015). Plenary Address: A Call To Action For The Systems Sciences Community. In International Society for the Systems Sciences. Berlin, Germany.

Buckle Henning, P. (2014). Understanding Systems Thinking: Moving from Categories to Competencies. In International Society for the Systems Sciences. Washington D.C..

Yearworth, M.; Buckle Henning, P.; Wilmshurst, J. (2012). The Interdisciplinarity of Systems Thinking. In Schumacher Institute for Sustainable Systems, U.K. Systems Society. South West and South Wales, Bristol, United Kingdom.

Buckle Henning, P., Wilmshurst, J. & Yearworth, M. (2012). Understanding Systems Thinking: An Agenda for Applied Research in Industry. In International Society for the Systems Sciences. San Jose State University, San Jose, CA.

Buckle Henning, P. , Chen, W-C. (2011). Systems Thinking: Common Ground or Untapped Territory? In International Society for the Systems Sciences. Kingston-Upon Hull United Kingdom.

Buckle Henning, P. (2010). Disequilibrium, Development, and Resilience Through Adult Life. In International Society for the Systems Sciences. Waterloo Canada.

Buckle Henning, P. & Thomas, J. (2008). A Boundary Critique of Gender in the Project Management Body of Knowledge. In International Society for the Systems Science. Madison WI.

Buckle Henning, P. & Henning, G. (2007). Intervening in Counterproductive Self-Organized Dynamics in the Workplace. In International Society for the Systems Science. Tokyo Japan.

Buckle Henning, P. & Hyland, M. (2007). Learning Assessment in Business Schools: A Stakeholder Analysis. In Academy of Management Conference. Philadelphia PA.

Buckle, P. (2006). Obstacles to consciousness in corporations. In International Society for the Systems Science. Sonoma CA.

Buckle, P. (2006). Teaching Accountability: Goal Setting & Implementation Assignments. In Mid-Atlantic Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference. Philadelphia PA.

Thomas, J. (2004). Exploring the Impact of an Official Discourse on an Emerging Profession. In Second Workshop on Making Projects Critical: 'Projectification' and its Discontents. Bristol United Kingdom.

Buckle, P., Wilson, K., Meents, J. (2004). Incorporating Personality Structure in the OB Classroom. In Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference. Redlands CA.

Buckle, P. (2004). Detecting Self-Organized Behavioural Patterns in Workplace Settings-Integrating Practice with Theory: A Grounded Theory Study. In International Society for the Systems Sciences. Asilomar CA.


Other Scholarly/Artistic Work

Refereed Journal Articles:

Buckle Henning, P. (2008) Self-organized patterns in the workplace: Obstacles to awareness. Systems Research in Behavioral Science. 25(6)773-742.

Thomas, J & Buckle Henning, P. (2007) Dancing in the white spaces: Exploring gendered assumptions in successful project managers' discourse about their work. International Journal of Project Management 25(6) 552-559.

Buckle, P. (2003). Uncovering system teleology: A case for reading unconscious patterns of purposive intent in organizations. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 20(5), 435-444.

Buckle, P., & Thomas, J. (2003). Deconstructing Project Management: A Gender Analysis of Project Management Guidelines. International Journal of Project Management Special Issue on The Fifth Biennial Conference of The International Research Network on Organizing by Projects IRNOP V, 21(6), 433-441.

Thomas, J., Delisle, C., Jugdev, K., & Buckle, P. (2002). Selling Project Management to Senior Executives: The Case for Avoiding Crisis Sales. Project Management Journal, 33(2), 19-28.

Thomas, J., Delisle, C., Jugdev, K., & Buckle, P. (2001). Mission Possible: Selling Project Management to Senior Executives. PM Network, 15(1), 59-62.


Refereed Conference Proceedings:

Buckle Henning, P. & Thomas, J. (2008) A Boundary critique of gender in the Project Management Body of Knowledge. Proceedings of the International Society for the Systems Sciences Conference, Madison Wisconsin

Thomas, J., & Buckle, P. (2004) Living in the white spaces between the lines: Exploring the use of gendered logic systems in project managers’ discourse. Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Conference of the International Research Network on Organizing by Projects, Turku, Finland.

Buckle, P. (2002). Uncovering Systems Agency: A Case for Reading Patterns of Purposive Intent in Organizations. Proceedings of the International Society for the Systems Sciences Conference, Shanghai People's Republic of China.

Buckle, P., & Thomas, J. (2002). Deconstructing project management guidelines to shed light on project management's softer side. Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Conference of the International Research Network on Organizing by Projects, Renesse, The Netherlands.

Buckle, P. (2001). Clarifying the Philosophy of Science That Grounds our Human Systems Inquiry. Proceedings of the International Society for the Systems Sciences Conference, Asilomar California.

Honors and Accomplishments

Bender Award for Best Paper, School of Business, Adelphi University (2008, 2014)

Sir Geoffrey Vickers Award for Best Student Paper - International Society for the Systems Sciences (2002)

Geoffrey F. Butler Award - Centre for Cultural Management University of Waterloo (1994)

Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society (2005)

Various other research and travel grants.

Professional Activities

Dissertation Defense for Yousef Obaid Alharbi: “A Critically Responsive Approach for the Study of Innovative Processes and Activities Shaping Strategic Decisions” (Centre for Systems Studies, Hull University Business School, UK), External Examiner (2015)

Dissertation Defense for Richa Vinod Joshi: “A Complexity Perspective on Mergers, Acquisitions, and International Joint Ventures” (Centre for Systems Studies, Hull University Business School, UK), External Examiner (2015)

Dissertation for Muhammad Ajmal: “A Conceptual Framework for Organizational Consciousness” (National College of Business Administration & Economics, Pakistan), External Reader (2014)

Strategic Planning Workshop (International Society for the Systems Sciences), Co-Facilitator (2014)


Moodle Review Group (Adelphi University, Faculty Center for Professional Excellence), Member (2015-present)

Unit Peer Review Committee (Adelphi University, University College), Member (2011-present)

International Student Orientation Program (Adelphi University, School of Business), Curriculum Developer and Co-Facilitator (2013-present)

Mission Review Committee (Adelphi University, School of Business), Member (2015-present)

Faculty Senate (Adelphi University), Senator (2011-2012)

International Society for the Systems Sciences, Vice President Protocol & Secretary (2006-present)

AACSB Accreditation/Continuous Improvement Committee (Adelphi University, School of Business), Member at Large (2006-2010)

Learning Assurance Group for the AACSB Accreditation Committee (Adelphi University, School of Business), Member (2005 – 2011)

Web Policy Committee (Adelphi University), Member (2005-2011)

Reviewer and beta-tester for Organizational Behavior, FlatWorld Knowledge electronic textbook (2008-2009; 2012)

School of Business Dean Search Committee, (Adelphi University, Provost’s Office), Member (2008-2009)

Critical Systems Theory Special Integration Group Session (International Society for the Systems Sciences Annual Meeting), Chair (2008)

Teaching Excellence Awards Committee (Adelphi University), Chair (2008,2009)

Licenses & Certifications

Professional Qualification – Singer-Loomis Type Deployment Inventory, Moving Boundaries Inc., Gresham OR (2003)