Gundars (Gundy) Kaupins, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Professor of Management
Mail Stop: 1625
Office Number: MBEB 3254
Office Hours: WF Noon-1:00 p.m.
Gundars (Gundy) Kaupins is a Professor of Management at Boise State University. He has a Ph.D. in Human Resource Management from the University of Iowa and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).
As department chair for eight years, the department created the Nonprofit Management Minor, formally named and revised the Human Resource Management and Entrepreneurship Management majors, and made significant changes to the General Business Major.
His work includes about ninety articles on job evaluation, training and development, Baltic studies, location monitoring, and human resource ethics in journals such as the Academy of Management Perspectives, International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction, Journal of Information Privacy and Security, Journal of Management Education, and International Journal of Wireless and Broadband Technologies.
Books include Design Thinking and Strategy (with Christy Suciu), Business Aha! Tips on Ethics for Managers, Business Aha! Tips on Creativity (with Nancy Napier), and Human Resource Management Study Games: Certification Prep and Refresher.
Some other works include SHRM whitepapers, eight years of radio programs, eighteen book chapters, a monthly Idaho Statesman column, and about 250 book reviews for Choice Magazine.
He has been a writer for the SHRM Assurance of Learning, Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and SHRM Certification Professional and Senior Certification Professional exams. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Human Resource Association of Treasure Valley which is the local professional branch of SHRM.
He has taught Human Resource Management (online and live), Employee and Labor Relations, and Compensation and Benefits. He has supervised over 800 internships and has written about 750 employee handbooks together with his human resource management students.
He was a board member of the Idaho Nonprofit Center and Aquability.
Education and Certifications
- PhD, Human Resource Management, University of Iowa
- MBA, University of Northern Iowa
- BA Wartburg College
- SHRM-SCP, Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional; SPHR, Senior Professional in Human Resources
- Human Resource Management
- Compensation and Benefits
- Employee and Labor Relations
- Autism in the Workplace
Areas of Expertise
I am willing to speak to the press about these subjects:
- Essentials of Human Resources
- Human Resource Certification Review
- Humor in the Workplace
- Matchmaking Nonprofits with Universities
- Human Resource Ethics
- Dealing with Autism in the Workplace
- Location Monitoring
- Internet of Things
- Social Networks in the Workplace
- Privacy in the Workplace
- Sexual Harassment
Kaupins, G. (2023). Timely Majors for Timeless Careers: Time-tested Suggestions Before You Run Out of Time. Teach Counseling with a Sense of Humor: Why (and How to) Be a Funnier and More Effective Counseling Educator and Laugh All the Way to Your Institution. Ed. By Kishor Vaidya, Ed. Canberra, Australia, The Curious Academic Publishing, Forthcoming,
Kaupins, G. (2023). High-Functioning Autism in the “Wrong Jobs: Getting off the Cement Block. World Scientific Encyclopedia of Business Storytelling, Ed. Jillian Saylors, World Scientific Publishing, 6(Set One), 187-208.
Kaupins, G. (2023, January 23). What’s So Funny About Faculty Employment Interviews? Lead with a Sense of Humor (Vol. 4): Why (and How to) Be a Funnier and More Effective Educational Leader and Laugh All the Way to Your Institution. Ed. By Kishor Vaidya, Canberra, Australia, Curious Academic Publishing.
Kaupins, G. (2023, July 24). The Dead Professor Revisited: New Capabilities through Artificial Intelligence. The Teaching Professor, https://www.teachingprofessor.com/topics/professional-growth/reflections-on-teaching/the-dead-professor-revisited-new-capabilities-through-artificial-intelligence/
Kaupins, G. & Chenoweth, T. (2023). Impact of Female and Male University Instructors Revealing Their High-Functioning Autism to their Students. Current Psychology, https:/doi.org/10.1007/s12144-023-04268-y
Kaupins, G. (2023, March 10). Autism in the Workplace Bibliographical Essay. Choice Reviews, 60(7). https://ala-choice.libguides.com/c.php?g=1306266
Kaupins, G. (2022, March 28). Putting Students in “Jeopardy” By Picking Classroom Games to Prevent College Lecture Boredom. Chapter 13. In Kishor Vaidya Ed. Teach Education Studies with a Sense of Humor: Why (and How to) Be a Funnier and More Effective Education Studies Educator and Laugh All the Way to Your Classroom. Chapter 13. Canberra, Australia, The Curious Academic Publishing
Kaupins, G. (2022, February 28). Humor and Design Thinking: The Uncom”pair”ably Great Couple In Kishor Vaidya (ed.) Lead With a Sense of Humor: Why (and How to) Be a Funnier and More Effective Design Studies Educator and Laugh All the Way to Your Institution.” (Volume 1), Chapter 3. Canberra, Australia, Curious Academic Publishing.
Kaupins, G.(2022, January 31). A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Autism Forum. (Chapter 12). Teach Counseling with a Sense of Humor: Why (and How to) Be a Funnier and More Effective Counseling Educator and Laugh All the Way to Your Institution.
Kaupins, G.(2022, January 31). The Joke-Challenged Autistic Business Professor and other Geek Mythologies. In Kishor Vaidya Ed. Teach Business Studies with a Sense of Humor: Why (and How to) Be a Funnier and More Effective Business Studies Teacher and Laugh All the Way to Your Classroom. Chapter 1. Canberra, Australia, The Curious Academic Publishing, https://bit.ly/teach-business
Kaupins, G. (2022, January, 31). Humor and Design Thinking: The Uncom”pair”ably Great Couple In Kishor Vaidya (ed.) Lead With a Sense of Humor: Why (and How to) Be a Funnier and More Effective Educational Leader and Laugh All the Way to Your Institution.” (Volume 3), Chapter 5. Canberra, Australia, Curious Academic Publishing.
Kaupins, G.(2022, January 18). Investigating Recommended Jobs for Generation A Individuals with High Functioning Autism to Enhance Person-Job Fit. Ed. By Cristina Giannantonio and Amy Hanson. Research on Autism in the Workplace and Generation A. Chapter 4, 69-91. Somerville, MA, Emerald Publishing, https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-80071-256-020211005
Kaupins, G.(2021). Effects of employee monitoring notification policies on HR manager opinions. Online Journal of Applied Knowledge Management, 9(2), 62-81. https://doi.org/10.36965/OJAKM.2021.9(1)62-81
Kaupins, G. (2020, April 27). Should professors with invisible disabilities, such as Asperger’s, reveal them to their students? The Teaching Professor, https://www.teachingprofessor.com/topics/preparing-to-teach/first-day-of-class/should-professors-with-invisible-disabilities-such-as-aspergers-reveal-them-to-their-students/
- Human Resource Association of Treasure Valley (HRATV) Lifetime Achievement Award
- National Teaching Award for Human Resource Certification Review Program
- Boise State Advisor of the Year
- Langroise Scholarship recipient
- IREX Board grant recipient
- SHRM Certification Item Writer award
- Advisor for the Human Resource Association (numerous Superior Merit Awards)
- College Relations Director for Idaho SHRM
- Coach for SHRM Collegiate Competition student teams (two regional championships, one national third place)
- Board member of the Idaho Nonprofit Center and Aquability
- National SHRM Hearing Committee member
- Book review writer for Choice Magazine
- Idaho Statesman monthly columnist
- Writer for Idaho Business Matters Radio Program (91.5 FM, 730 AM)