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Christopher Winchester

PhD Candidate & Instructor
Work & Organizations


  • MBA
    Organizational Behavior & Strategy - University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • BSBA
    Management, Entrepreneurship/Innovation, & Marketing - University of Nebraska at Omaha


  • Motives & consequences of performance outliers (i.e., high/low performer)
  • Multilevel implications of organizational & task structures
  • Boundary conditions of one’s gender & racial identities
  • Mixed-methods research (e.g., experimentation; qualitative; longitudinal; meta-analysis; integrative review)


Christopher (Chris) C. Winchester is an award-winning research- and teaching-oriented Ph.D. candidate in organizational behavior at the Carlson School of Management within the Department of Work and Organizations. At the University of Minnesota, Winchester's current research activities focus on theoretical development and the use of advanced mixed methods to better understand the motives and consequences of being a performance outlier (i.e., star performers, high performers, and strategic underperformers). 

Winchester holds an M.B.A from the University of Nebraska and a B.S. in business administration with concentrations in management, entrepreneurship, and marketing from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He has published multiple research and teaching publications in the Journal of Organizational BehaviorJournal of Business Ethics, and The CASE Journal. Additionally, Winchester co-coordinate and teaches Leading Self and Teams (BA 1011) at the University of Minnesota, and serves in several service positions across the field, including as Ph.D. Student Representative for the Organizational Behavior Division as well as the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management.

​Prior to academia, Winchester owned and operated Your Wedding Planner, one of Omaha Nebraska's largest wedding planning and floral design businesses. He also has professional experience as a freelance website designer, freelance graphic designer, a marketing associate, and an e-commerce associate which he leverages in his research and teaching. Additionally, Winchester loves to write about himself in the third person where he gets to write anything he wants, no matter how silly. Before college, Winchester graduated from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Selected Works & Activities

  • Journal Articles
    Winchester, C. C. & Medeiros, K. (2023). In bounds but out of the box: A meta-analysis clarifying the effect of ethicality on creativity. Journal of Business Ethics, 183, 713-743.
  • Conference Proceedings
    Winchester, C. C., Hsu, E., Campbell, E. M., & Rogers, K. M. (2023). Is enough actually enough? An inductive study of strategic underperformance at work. Academy of Management Proceedings.
  • Conference Proceedings
    Winchester, C. C. (2023). Getting fit (with tasks and teams): A team-level investigation of fit and task allocation preference. Academy of Management Proceedings.
  • Journal Articles
    Damadzic, A., Winchester, C. C., Medeiros, K., & Grisso, J. (2022). [Re]thinking outside the box: A meta-analysis of constraints and creative performance. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 42(8), 1330-1357.
  • Journal Articles
    Winchester, C.C., Pleggenkuhle-Miles, E. and Bass, A.E. (2021). Peloton’s ride to growth. The CASE Journal, 17, 754-783.
  • Conference Proceedings
    Winchester, C. & Campbell, E. M. (2021). The tasks at hand: An integrative conceptual review and dimensional scaling framework. Academy of Management Proceedings.
  • Journal Articles
    Pleggenkuhle-Miles, E.G., Winchester, C.C., Bass, A.E. and West, T. (2021). Streaming success: positioning Roku’s future in a hypercompetitive industry. The CASE Journal, 17, 295-319.
  • Journal Articles
    Bass, E., Pleggenkuhle-Miles, E. G., Winchester, C., & West, T. (2019). GameStop’s next play: Reconfiguring the value offering. The CASE Journal, 16, 7-33.
  • Honors and Awards

    Carlson School of Management Dissertation Fellowship (2024)

    Carlson School of Management PhD Student Conference Travel Fellowship (2021-2024)

    Carlson PhD Student Teaching Award (2023)

    Outstanding Reviewer Award, Managerial and Organizational Cognition Division, Academy of Management (2023)

    Grant for Diversity Equity and Inclusion Research (2023)

    Best Case Award Finalist, The CASE Journal (2022)

    Management and Organizational Behavior Teaching Society (MOBTS) Doctoral Institute Scholarship (2022)

    Work and Organizations Small Research Grant (2021-2023)

    Dean's Small Research Grant (2021 & 2022)

    Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award (2020)

    Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award (2020)

    Outstanding Reviewer Award, Midwest Academy of Management (2019)

    Service to the Profession

    Chair (appointed) - Academy of Management New Doctoral Student Consortium Committee (2023-Present)

    PhD Student Representative (elected) - Organizational Behavior Division's Executive Committee of the Academy of Management (2022-Present)

    PhD Student Representative (elected) - Research Methods Division's Executive Committee of the Academy of Management (2022-Present)

    Representative (appointed) - CARMA PhD Student Representative (2021-Present)

    Thesis Chair - Alyssa Myers Undergraduate Honors Thesis (2023-Present)

    Research Advisor - Nika Kemp Independent International Research Experience (2023)

    Logistics Subcommittee Chair (appointed) - Academy of Management New Doctoral Student Consortium Committee (2021-2023)

    Faculty Coach, China Bridge Challenge Case Competition (2023)

    Course Co-Designer & Facilitator - BA 1011: Leading Self & Teams (Fall 2022; undergraduate required course, 10 sections)

    Chair - Department of Work and Organizations PhD Student Social Committee (2021-Present)

    PhD Student Volunteer - Organizational Behavior Division's Executive Committee of the Academy of Management (2021-2022)

    Co-Lead - Department of Work and Organizations Seminar Series (2021-2022)

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