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Nicole L. Cundiff, Ph.D.

nicole cundiff

Clinical Assistant Professor
Phone: (208) 426-5222
Mail Stop: 1625

Dr. Cundiff arrived in Boise from Fairbanks, Alaska. She came here (2020) to work for Boise State University as a MBA clinical assistant professor in the Department of Management. Before coming to Idaho, she was the director of the Northern Leadership Center, as well as an associate professor and program director of business administration within the School of Management at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Cundiff has experience developing mid-level and executive leaders in various sectors and teaches the capstone courses in the MBA programs. She earned her undergraduate, master, and Ph.D. in applied psychology with an additional master of business administration from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale and she specializes in diversity in leadership. Additionally, she and her husband, Rev. Drew Phoenix, co-founded Spectrae Consulting Firm.


Ph.D., Applied Psychology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2010

Teaching Areas

MBA Capstone Courses: Online and Career Track

Featured Publications

Price, P., Harrison, N., & Cundiff, N. L. (2019). “The Move: Program Development from In-person to Online.” International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies, 10 (4), 341-358.

Choi, S. B., Cundiff, N. L., Kim, K., & Akhatib, S. N.  (2018). “The Effect of Work-family Conflict and Job Insecurity on Innovative Behavior of Korean Workers: The Mediating Role Organizational Commitment and Job Satisfaction.” International Journal of Innovation Management, 22 (1).

Kim, K., Cundiff, N. L., & Choi, S. B. (2015). “Emotional Intelligence and Negotiation Outcomes: Mediating Effects of Rapport, Negotiation Strategy, and Judgment Accuracy.” Group Decision and Negotiation, 24 (3), 477-493.

Areas of Expertise

Diversity in Organizational Leadership; Leadership Development

Awards and Accomplishments

College of Business – Emerging Saluki Leader Award, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2018

Alaska Journal of Commerce – Top 40 in Alaska, Under 40 years old, 2015


Associate Editor for the Journal of Leadership in Management, 2014-current