His research interests are mainly in the areas of leadership, extra-role behaviors, and organizational politics. He has published articles in such journals as the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Journal of Management Information Systems, and Journal of Business Ethics. He has presented over 200 seminars on topics such as leadership, Good to Great, performance management, generations at work, and organizational politics to such organizations as Sonic Corporation, Chesapeake, ConocoPhillips, OG&E, ONEOK, Lopez Foods, the Oklahoma Department of Health, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. In addition, he has received the Chandler-Frates & Reitz (1994), Greiner Undergraduate (1995), Regents Distinguished (1995) and Greiner Graduate (2004) Teaching Awards. He also won the 1999 OSU University Extension Faculty Excellence, the 2009 Richard W. Poole Faculty Outreach Excellence, the 2009 OSU Faculty Outreach Excellence, and the 2009 UCEA Great Plains Region Excellence in Teaching Awards.