Dr. Mitchell J. Neubert is the Chavanne Chair of Christian Ethics in Business and professor of Management at Baylor. Dr. Neubert’s research interests are focused on understanding how leadership, particularly servant leadership, and ethics affect the performance and well-being of people and organizations. He also is interested in how faith intersects with these research interests. He is the primary investigator on a National Science Foundation grant exploring the relationship of religion and entrepreneurship. He has published in several journals including Personnel Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology, Leadership Quarterly, Christian Scholars Review, Human Relations, and Review of Religious Research. He also is the author of two textbooks and teaches in Baylor’s undergraduate, MBA, and Executive MBA programs.
In addition to his academic responsibilities, Dr. Neubert provides leadership to programs and initiatives that promote his conviction that businesses can do well by doing good. He hosts the Hankamer School of Business’s annual Dale P. Jones Ethics Forum activities and Paul J. Meyer Christian Leadership in Business initiatives. He also regularly consults with leaders in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations and ministries.
Industry Expertise (3)
Areas of Expertise (5)
Religion and Entrepreneurship
Distinguished Professor Award (professional)
Hankamer School of Business (2016)
Teaching Excellence Award (professional)
Hankamer School of Business (2013)
University of Iowa Tippie College of Business: Ph.D., Organizational Behaviour 1998
University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management: B.S., Management
- Highland Baptist Church : Waco Texas Elder and Adult Bible Fellowship Teacher
Media Appearances (2)
Higher ‘Spiritual Capital’ Can Boost Business Success, Innovation in Developing Countries: Baylor Study
Baylor Media Communications
Higher levels of spiritual capital – the motivation, energy and work ethic one gets from a relationship with God – have a positive effect on business success, employment and innovation in developing countries, according to new research from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business.
Business School Names Neubert to Chavanne Chair for Christian Ethics in Business
Baylor Media Communications
Dr. Terry S. Maness, dean of the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University, has announced the appointment of Dr. Mitchell Neubert to the position of Chavanne Chair for Christian Ethics in Business.
A servant leader and their stakeholders: When does organizational structure enhance a leader's influence?The Leadership Quarterly
Mitchell J.Neuberta, Emily M.Huntera, Remy C.Tolentino
2016 Accumulating evidence finds servant leadership is related to critical employee and organizational criteria, but only a limited amount of studies link servant leaders to both internal and external stakeholder outcomes. Moreover, there remains a great deal to learn regarding the conditions under which this influence is enhanced or diminished. We address these limitations in the literature by testing a multilevel model that hypothesizes servant leadership is related to nurse behavior and satisfaction as well as patient satisfaction. Further, drawing upon contingency theory, we test a contextual moderator, organizational structure, as a potential enhancer of the relationships between servant leadership and these outcomes. Using a sample of 1485 staff nurses and 105 nurse managers at nine hospitals, we demonstrated that servant leadership is directly related to more nurse helping and creative behavior, and it is related to patient satisfaction through nurse job satisfaction. Also, organizational structure acted as a moderator to enhance the influence of servant leadership on creative behavior as well as patient satisfaction through nurse job satisfaction. Limitations and future research directions are discussed.
Developing Courage Through the Ethics SLAM!Handbook of Virtue Ethics in Business and Management
Mitchell J. Neubert, Blaine McCormick
2015 This chapter describes an experiential activity, the Ethics SLAM!, that promotes the development of undergraduate students’ courage in voicing their ethics in relationally situated ethical dilemmas. The pedagogical approach and activity are grounded in established psychological principles and have been honed through years of practice in both large and small classes. Explanations of the guiding principles of the Ethics SLAM!, suggestions for its format, and examples of student reactions are provided.