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Nicole L. Cundiff, Ph.D.

nicole cundiff

Clinical Assistant Professor
Mail Stop: 1625

Dr. Cundiff arrived in Boise from Fairbanks, Alaska. 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 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Cundiff has experience developing mid-level and executive leaders in various sectors and teaches capstone courses in two of our four 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.


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

Teaching Areas

MBA Capstone Courses: Online and Career Track

Featured Publications

Cundiff, N. L. (2022). “Gender and Organizational Culture: Perceptions of Leadership Style and Effectiveness,” Advancing Women in Leadership, 41, 50-62.

Cundiff, N. L., Wildfeuer, S., Leytem, A., & Udden, M. (2021). “Advancing Academics: A Case for Internally-driven Change in Higher Education,” International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies, 12(4), 317-331.

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

Boise State University – President’s Community Service Award, Boise Idaho, 2023.
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


Editor for the Journal of Innovations, summer 2023-current

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