Program Instructors

Gregory Pool, Ph.D.Greg-Pool_DSC6500

Gregory Pool, Ph.D., is Professor and Director of the Industrial Organizational Psychology Graduate Program at St. Mary’s University where he teaches graduate courses on leadership development, assessment centers, employee selection, measurement and organizational behavior.

At the undergraduate level, he teaches courses on statistics, research methods, consumer behavior, social psychology, and industrial/organizational psychology. Pool joined St. Mary’s University in 2004 after teaching in the Social Psychology doctoral program at the University of Texas at Arlington. He earned his Bachelor’s degree with honors from Austin College, and his Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Psychology from Texas A&M University.

In his 15 years as a scientist, educator, and consultant, Pool has published eight peer-reviewed empirical papers, given 35 presentations at national professional conferences, been awarded a National Science Foundation grant for his research on social norms, motivation, and behavior prediction, held several professional development grants, supervised numerous Doctoral dissertations and Master’s theses, and served as a member of the editorial board for the journal Social Influence.

His current research interests are in the motivational reasons people hold for conforming to social norms and social undermining, aggression, and other forms of misbehavior in the workplace. Pool is an active participant in the San Antonio Association for Organizational Development and he was also one of the founding members of the San Antonio Area Industrial Organizational Psychology Association.

Pool’s consulting expertise includes management assessment, development, and coaching; training development, evaluation, and assessment; identifying the root causes of organizational concerns; measuring challenging constructs; and developing science-based solutions that lead to meaningful organizational results. Pool has worked with many organizations, including the San Antonio Fire Department, H-E-B Grocery, City of Schertz, Twist Education, Bexar County Drug Court, St. Mary’s Greehey MBA Program, the Texas Youth Commission, SecureLogix and St. Mary’s University.

J. Lee Whittington, Ph.D.jlee_whittington

J. Lee Whittington is Professor of Management at the University of Dallas. His teaching, research and consulting focuses on the leadership, spiritual leadership and organizational behavior.

He is a co-author with Tim Galpain and Greg Bell of the book Leading the Sustainable Organization, and his research has been published in:

  • The Leadership Quarterly
  • Journal of Management
  • Academy of Management Review
  • Journal of Organizational Behavior
  • Journal of Applied Social Psychology
  • Journal of Managerial Issues
  • Journal of Business Strategy
  • Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management

Prior to joining the Graduate School of Management, he served on the faculty at Texas Wesleyan University and the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). At Wesleyan, Whittington was named the M.B.A. Professor of the Year, received the Heads Above the Crowd award and was named a Guardian of the Golden Shears. While at UTA, he was twice recognized as Outstanding Undergraduate Professor as well as nominated at The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

At the University of Dallas, he has been recognized for his commitment to excellence in research. He has been recognized as a Distinguished Scholar in Organizational Behavior by the Southwestern Academy of Management. In 2011, he was selected by students and alumni to receive the Haggerty Teaching Excellence Award.

While serving as dean, Whittington led the effort for initial accreditation of the University of Dallas College of Business by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Whittington’s industry experience includes more than 20 years in manufacturing and distribution. He has held executive positions in marketing, logistics and general management. As president of the Bedford Consulting Group, his experience has included engagements with:

  • Nokia
  • FedEx-Kinko’s
  • RadioShack
  • Penson Financial Services
  • Vendor Resource Management
  • Reynolds Metals
  • Ball Container
  • Camp Fire Boys and Girls
  • Valor Telecom
  • City of Arlington
  • City of Southlake
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Martin Sprocket and Gear
  • Siemens ElectroCom

He earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from Austin College. He received his M.B.A. and doctorate’s degree in Organizational Behavior from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Whittington lives in Bedford with his wife, Laura. They have four children and five grandchildren.