Julie A. Chesley, PhD
Assistant Professor of Organization Theory and Applied Behavioral
PhD University of Colorado at Boulder, 1993-1996
Degree Award: May 1996
Major: Organization Theory and Strategy
Minors: Organization Behavior and Research Methods
MBA University of Colorado at Boulder, 1987-1988
Thesis/Field Study: Organization Development
B.S. United States Air Force Academy, 1980-1984
Leadership Development, Appreciative Inquiry, Strategic Change, Project Management
Dissertation -- Supervised by Professor Anne Sigismund Huff
Published Articles and Books
Duhaime, I., Stimpert, L, & Chesley, J. 2012. Strategic Thinking: Today's Business Imperative. Routledge. New York, NY.
Stimpert, L. & Chesley, J. & Ostrowitz, A. 2010. The Insiders Advantage: CEO Succession and the Performance of Large Diversified Firms. Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice and Teaching.
Stimpert, L., Duhaime, I., Chesley, J. 2010. Learning to Manage a Large Diversified Firm. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies. (17) 411-425.
Chesley, J.A., Larson, W., and Menrad, B. eds. 2008 Applied Project Management for Space Systems. McGraw-Hill, New York, NY.
Chesley, J.A., Mangiofico, G., Dybvad, L. 2008. Stakeholder Management. In Applied Project Management for Space Systems. McGraw-Hill, New York, NY.
Chesley, J.A., Larson, W., and Menrad, B. 2008. Introduction to Project Management in Applied Project Management for Space Systems. McGraw-Hill, New York, NY.
Chesley, J.A. 2006. Book review: Crisis Leadership: Using Military Lessons, Organizational Experiences, and the Power of Influence to Lesson the Impact of Chaos on the People You Lead by: Gene Klann. Human Resource Management Journal.
Chesley, J.A. 2005. Book Review: How the way we talk can change the way we work. By: Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey. Graziadio Business Report.
Anna, A. L., Chesley J.A. and Davis, K.D. 2001. Executive Coaching by proxy in a large organization: a leadership development tool. Journal of Leadership Studies. Vol 8, No 1.
Chesley, J.A., Anna, A.L., & Davis, K.D. 2001. Shaping Organization Climate in Air Force Units: The impacts of leadership. Proceedings of the 2001 American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
Koberg, C.S., Chesley, J.A. & Heppard, K.A. 2000. Adaptive Latitude: Individual, organizational and environmental influences. Journal of Business Research, vol. 50, pp. 259-272.
Sellers, J.J. & Chesley, J.A. 2000. Space Operations: Mission Management and Operations. In Understanding Space: An Introduction to Astronautics. Wiley Larson (Ed.) McGraw-Hill, New York, NY.
Strbiak, C.A., Chesley, J.A., Anna, A.L., Blass, F.R. & Davis, K.D. 2000. CSAF Survey: Organization Climate Training. CD-ROM and web manual for all Air Force Manpower and Organization personnel and Squadron Commanders to assist in interpreting the 1999 CSAF Climate Survey.
Chesley, J.A. & Wenger, M.S. 1999. Transforming an Organization: Using models to foster strategic conversation. California Management Review. Spring.
Chesley, J.A. & Gaines, D. 1999. Using the Balanced Scorecard in a Program Office. Proceedings of the 1999 Acquisition Research Symposium, Rockville, MD.
Chappell, D., Koberg, C.S. & Chesley, J.A. 1999. Mentoring: Do learning styles really matter?
Proceedings of the 1999 American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
Chesley, J.A. & Huff, A.S. 1998. Anticipating Strategic Turnaround: The systems and structures that enable/constrain change. In Advances in Applied Business Strategy. David Ketchen (Ed.) JAI Press, London, England, pp. 177-204.
Chesley, J.A. 1996. The Structuring of Top Management Action: An interpretive inquiry into top management teams. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, University of Colorado, Boulder.
Conference Presentations and Panels
Chesley, J., Rhodes, K., and Reddy, D. 2011. The Perceived Role of Mentorship in Entrepreneurial Ventures. Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management Conference, Orlando, FL
Stimpert, L. Ostrowitz, A, Chesley, J. 2010 CEO Succession in Large, Diversified Companies and Its Implications for Firm Performance. Business and Leadership Symposium, Fort Hays State University. Received Distinguished Research award.
Chesley, J. and Capps, C. 2008. Tell Us How Much You Know: Oral Exams in an Organization Behavior Course. Organization Behavior Teaching Conference, Boston, MA.
Feyerherm, A. and Chesley, J. 2007. Creating Positive Change and Resilience in your Organization.
Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
Chesley, J.A., Barrett, F.J., Egan, T, Feyerherm, A., Fry, R., Ludema, J.D., and Mangiofico, G. 2006.
Applying Appreciative Inquiry to Management Development: New Ideas to Enhance Managerial Capacity. National Academy of Management Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
Chesley, J., A., Feyerherm, A. Egan, T., Mangiofico, G., and Wallis, N. 2005. Using Appreciative Inquiry for Positive Scholarship in the Classroom Symposium Western Academy of Management, Las Vegas, NV.
Chesley, J. 2005. Using Positive Reflection Questions to Promote Thoughtful Inquiry: An Exploration in Appreciative Organization Theory, Western Academy of Management, Las Vegas, NV.
Hendrix, W.H., Chesley, J.A. & Hopkins, S. 2002. Assessing Difference in Behavioral and Value- Based Character-Related Dimensions. Association for Moral Education Conference, Chicago Ill.
Chesley, J.A. & Anna, A.L. 2002. Citizenship Behaviors: The impact of job design, teamwork and leadership. American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
Chesley, J.A., Anna, A.L. and Davis, K.D. 2001. Shaping Organization Climate in Air Force Units: The impacts of leadership. American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
Chesley, J.A. & Huff, A.S. 2000. Making the Transition: Managing your professional/personal life. MED Doctoral Consortium. National Academy of Management Meeting, Toronto, Canada.
Anna, A.L., Chesley, J.A., Strbiak, C.A. & Blass, F.R. 2000. Organizational Climate Feedback: Developing consultant expertise. American Society for Business and Behavioral Sciences Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.
Honors and Awards
Nominated for CC Outstanding faculty (5 faculty nominated out of 162) 2010
Sydney G. Winter Faculty Award in Business and Economics 2009
Nominated for CC Outstanding faculty (5 faculty nominated out of 162) 2008
Air Force Association Chariman's Award, Outstanding Field Grade Officer 2002
NRO Director's Circle Award 2001
NRO Medal for Superior Service 2001
Associate Professor, US Air Force Academy 2000
USAF Academy Helmer Award-Outstanding classroom instruction-Management 1999
National Intelligence Certificate of Distinction 1998
NRO Medal for Distinguished Service 1998
Dean's List, Graduate School of Management, University of Colorado 1993-1996
USAF Academy Outstanding Academic Educator Award in Management 1992
USAF Academy Helmer Award-Outstanding classroom instruction-Management 1992
Company Grade Officer of the Year, USAFA Department of Management 1991
Assistant Professor 1990
Distinguished Graduate, Squadron Officers School 1989
Top Management Graduate, United States Air Force Academy 1984
Military Awards and Decorations
Defense Superior Service Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal (2 oak leaf clusters)
Air Force Commendation Medal (1 oak leaf cluster)
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Professional Military Education
Air War College Seminar 2000
Air Command and Staff College Seminar 1998
Squadron Officers School 1988
Trustee, Fountain Valley School
Board Member, Colorado Springs Altitude Volleyball Club Academy of Management
Institute of Noetic Sciences
U.S. Air Force Academy Association of Graduates, Lifetime Member