Assistant Department Chair | Associate Professor
Office Address: SFHB 204
Mailing Address: Campus Box 5580
Office Phone: (309) 438-4525
Office Hours: TR 2:00 - 3:15 pm
Mathew (Matt) Sheep teaches Management, Organizational Behavior, and Organizational Leadership at Illinois State University, having received his Ph.D. in Business Administration and M. A. in Organizational Communication at the University of Cincinnati.
Sheep has also taught Management, Organizational Communication, and Rhetorical Theory courses at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio University, and Illinois State University. Professor Sheep’s teaching methods make extensive use of experiential learning and cognitive development (e.g., integrative thinking) and involve a number of innovative assignments involving classroom exercises, online and local organizational research, student video and website production, virtual team collaboration, and civic engagement. Sheep’s philosophy of teaching involves facilitating an interactive community of student learning and real-world application that extends beyond the classroom in terms of analytical and critical thinking skills that will hopefully remain with the student long after he or she has graduated.
Sheep’s research interests include organizational identity, creativity, work-home balance, business ethics, workplace spirituality, and discursive approaches to organization. His research has been published in such journals as the Academy of Management Journal, Human Relations,and Journal of Business Ethics, and has won several awards, including Academy of Management’s Outstanding Publication in Organizational Behavior Award (2007), The Owens Scholarly Achievement Award for best publication in Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP, 2011), and the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research (2011). He has served as Associate Editor for the Journal of Management, Spirituality, and Religion (2009-2012) and currently as Associate Editor for Human Relations (2012- ).
Sheep has made numerous conference presentations at Academy of Management annual meetings, the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychologists (SIOP), Southern Management Association, Qualitative Research in Management and Organization Conference, and the National Communication Association. He also serves as a reviewer for such journals as Academy of Management Journal, Human Relations, Journal of Management Inquiry, Organization, Organization Studies, Management Communication Quarterly, Career Development International, and Journal of Management.
Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Cincinnati
M. A., Communication, University of Cincinnati
B. A., Mid-Atlantic Christian University
B. S., Physics, U. S. Coast Guard Academy
Kreiner, G.E., Hollensbe, E.C., & Sheep, M.L. 2009. Do I build a bridge or secure the border? Negotiating the Work-Home Interface via Boundary Work Tactics. Academy of Management Journal.
Sheep, M. L., 2006. Nurturing the whole person: The ethics of workplace spirituality in a society of organizations. Journal of Business Ethics, 66(4): 357-375.
Kreiner, G. E., Hollensbe, E.C.,& Sheep, M. L. 2006. Where is the “me” among the “we”? Identity work and the search for optimal balance. Academy of Management Journal, 49(5): 1031-1057.
Kreiner, G. E., Hollensbe, E. C., & Sheep, M. L., 2006. On the edge of identity: Boundary dynamics at the interface of individual and organization identities. Human Relations, 59(10): 1315-1341.
Kreiner, G. E., & Sheep, M. L. 2009. Growing pains and gains: Framing identity dynamics as opportunities for identity growth. In Roberts, L. M., & J. E. Dutton (Eds.), Exploring Positive Identities and Organizations: Building a Theoretical and Research Foundation (pp. 23-46). New York: Psychology Press.