• Phone: 617-353-2680
  • E-Mail:  wkahn@bu.edu
  • Website: http://management.bu.edu
  • Office: 653
  • Office Hours: By Appointment
  • Address: Boston University School of Management
    595 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215
  • Education Open or Close

    Ph D, Yale University, Psychology: Organizational Behavior, 1987.

    MS, Yale University, 1983.

    BA, Clark University, Psychology, 1981.

  • PublicationsOpen or Close

    Journal Articles:

      Kahn, W. A., Barton, M., Fellows, S., (2013). Organizational Crises and the Disturbance of Relational Systems. Academy of Management Review, 2(38), 377-396.

      Kahn, W. A., (2012). The functions of dysfunction: Implications for organizational diagnosis and change.. Consulting Psychology Journal, 3(64), 225-241.

      Kahn, W. A., (2011). The treatment of organizational wounds.. Organizational Dynamics, 40(2), 75-84.

      Kahn, W. A., (2003). The revelation of organizational trauma. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 39(4), 364-380. Thousand Oaks, CA.


      Kahn, W. A., (2001). Holding environments at work. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 37(3), 260-279. Thousand Oaks, CA.


      Kahn, W. A., (1998). Relational systems at work. Research in organizational behavior. JAI Press, Greenwich, CT.


    Books:

      Kahn, W. A., (2008). The student's guide to successful project teams.. New York, NY: Psychology Press/Taylor and Francis.


      Kahn, W. A., (2005). Holding fast: The struggle to create resilient caregiving organizations. London: Brunner-Routledge.


    Book Chapters:

      Kahn, W. A., Heaphy, E., (2013). The relational contexts of personal engagement at work. In C. Truss, K. Alfes, R. Delbridge & A. Shantz (Eds.) Employee engagement in theory and practice, : Routledge, pp 82-96.


  • General ServiceOpen or Close

    Service to the School:

      School of Management, Organizational Behavior Department, Chairperson, OB Faculty recruiting committee. (August 2013 - Present).

      School of Management, Organizational Behavior Department, Navigator. (November 2013 - Present).
      Navigator role for five OB junior faculty members


      Boston University, Committee Member, Boston University Board of Trustees Academic Affairs committee. (December 2013 - Present).

      School of Management, Organizational Behavior Department, Committee Chair. (May 2013 - June 2013).
      Chaired 3rd year review process for Colin Fisher & Michelle Barton (OB Department)


      School of Management, Working Group/Task Force Participation, Committee Member, PEMBA redesign task force. (February 2013 - June 2013).

      School of Management, Working Group/Task Force Participation, Committee Member, Junior faculty development task force. (February 2013 - June 2013).

      Boston University, Organizational Behavior Department, Committee Chair, Faculty recruiting. (August 8, 2012 - January 2013).

      Boston University, Working Group/Task Force Participation , Committee Member, Provost's Search Committee for SHA Dean. (October 8, 2012 - December 19, 2012).