Faculty & Staff

PAMELA M BUCKLE HENNING

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND DECISION SCIENCES

HAGEDORN HALL OF ENTERPRISE
ROOM 319

p - 516-877-3172

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Diplomas/Degrees

Ph.D., University of Calgary (2005)
MBA, University of Calgary (2000)
BA (Honors), University of Waterloo (1994)

Recent Courses

Developing World Class Human Resources
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
Teamwork
Human resources

Research Interests

Systems thinking
Psychologically healthy human systems
Unconscious processes in organizations
Adult development

Grants/Sponsored Research

Instructional Technology Grant for a Virtual Guest Speaker Project (Adelphi University)

Book Chapters

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., 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

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

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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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)

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

Faculty Senate (2011-2012)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Licenses & Certifications

Professional Qualification to administer the Singer-Loomis Type Deployment Inventory personality assessment(2003)