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Edward Harrison Powley

Assistant Chair

Phone: (831) 656-2768
  • PhD - Case Western Reserve University 2005
    Major: Organizational Behavior
NPS Experience
  • 2013 - current: Associate Professor
  • 2006 - 2013: Assistant Professor
Other Experience
  • 2005 - 2006 Visiting Assistant Professor of Management, Case Western Reserve University
  • 1999 - 2000 Senior Research Associate, Corporate Executive Board, Corporate Leadership Council
  • 1997 - 1999 Projects Assistant, The World Bank Group
Research Interests
Resilience in organizational systems
Organizational change
Organizational culture
Organizational healing
Appreciative Inquiry (US Navy)
Teaching Interests
Organizational development and change
Organizational theory
Organizational behavior
Leadership development
Strategy and organizational change

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • Navy Operational Stress Control Research Group
  • 2000 Member, Academy of Management

Scholarly Work

  • Journal Articles
  • Kanov, J. E., Powley, E. H., & Walshe, N. D, (2016). Is it ok to care? How compassion falters and is courageously accomplished in the midst of uncertainty. Human Relations.
  • Powley, E. H., & Taylor, S. N, (2014). Critical incident approach to crisis management education: Facilitating and fostering resilience and healing through leaders. Journal of Management Education, 4(38), 560-585.
  • Powley, E. H., Lavine, M. D., Bright, D. S., & Cameron, K. S, (2014). Exploring the generative potential between positive organizational scholarship and management spirituality, and religion research. Journal of Management, Spirituality, & Religion, 1(11), 6-26.
  • Technical Reports
  • Rendon, R. G., & Powley, E. H, (2017). Navy Contracting Organizational Climate Assessment.
  • Shattuck, N. L., Matsangas, P., & Powley, E. H, (2015). Sleep Patterns, Mood, Psychomotor Vigilance Performance, and Command Resilience of Watchstanders on the Five and Dime Watchbill.
  • Powley, E. H., Shattuck, N. L., & Matsangas, P, (2015). Sleep patterns, mood, psychomotor vigilance performance, and command resilience of watchstanders on the “five and dime” watchbill.
  • Oral Presentations
  • Powley, E. H.,& Walshe, N. D., The Conditions for Compassion., "Courageous Action as an Antecedent to Compassion," PA, United States. (August 1, 2014).
  • Powley, E. H., Crafting Resilience: A multilevel examination of resilience resources at work in organizations, "Organizational Resilience: Outlining a Construct," Academy of Management, PA, United States. (August 1, 2014).
  • Powley, E. H., Professional Development Workshop, "Innovative Teaching of Positive Organizational Scholarship in the Management Classroom," Academy of Management, PA, United States. (August 1, 2014).
  • Papers
  • Powley, E. H. (Author), & Barrett, F. J. (Author), Academy of Management, "Newcomer Resilience: The Impact of Identity-Based Conversations". (August 1, 2018).
  • DiRenzo, M. S. (Author & Presenter), Tosti-Kharas, J. (Author), & Powley, E. H. (Author), Western Academy of Management, "Called to Serve: Career Calling and Commitment in the U.S. Military". (March 1, 2018).
  • Powley, E. H. (Author & Presenter), Western Academy of Management, "Renewing Resilience: Exploring the Role and Process of Organizational Healing in Cosmology Episodes," UT. (March 1, 2018).
  • Tosti-Kharas, J.,DiRenzo, M. S.,& Powley, E. H., Mini-Conference: Journal of Vocational Behavior Special Issue: Calling and Careers: New Insights and future directions. Amsterdam, NL., "Embedded: Calling and Desired Career Mobility in the U.S. Military.". (August 1, 2017).
  • Powley, E. H. (Author), Barrett, F. J. (Author & Presenter), & Sluss, D. (Author), Academy of Management, "Making the Case for Relational Resilience," GA, United States. (August 1, 2017).
  • Rendon, R. G. (Author & Presenter), & Powley, E. H. (Author & Presenter), NPS Acquisition Research Symposium, "Army Contracting Workforce Organizational Climate Assessment". (April 26, 2017).
  • Powley, E. H. (Author), & Barrett, F. J. (Author), Academy of Management, "Identity and Leadership: Exploring the Intersections between Who We Are and How We Lead," CA. (August 1, 2016).
  • Barrett, F. J.,Powley, E. H.,& Sluss, D. (Author), Positive Relationships at Work, "Resilient Narratives: Co-Creating Scaffolds of Hope," Cornell University, NY, United States. (June 3, 2016).
  • Powley, E. H., International Positive Psychology Association, "Co-creating Narrative Scaffolds of Resilience: Developing Resilience in a Ready Force". (June 25, 2015).