David Welsh

Lincoln Fellow
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4006
Assistant Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4006

Biography

The Southwest is familiar territory to David Welsh, who earned degrees at the University of Southern Utah, the University of Utah, and the University of Arizona. He comes to the W. P. Carey School of Business after teaching business ethics, leadership, and organizational behavior at the University of Washington, where he was recognized for his excellence in the classroom. 

Professor Welsh's research focuses primarily on issues related to unethical behavior in the workplace and has been published in scholarly journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. His research has also been featured in mainstream media outlets, including Bloomberg Businessweek, Fortune, The Huffington Post, BBC News, and Psychology Today. 

Education

  • Ph.D. Management, University of Arizona 2014
  • J.D. University of Utah 2010
  • B.S. Management, Southern Utah University 2007

Research Interests

  • Behavioral ethics
  • Ethical decision making
  • The dark side of performance goals
  • Self-regulation and unethicality

Publications

  • Baer, M., Matta, F., Kim, J., Welsh, D.T., & Garud, N. (in press). It’s not you, it’s them: Social influences on trust propensity and trust dynamics. Personnel Psychology.
  • Welsh, D.T., Mai, K.M., Ellis, A.P.J., & Christian, M.S. (in press). Overcoming the effects of sleep deprivation on unethical behavior: An extension of integrated self-control theory. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.
  • Motro, D., Ordóñez, L.D., Pittarello, A., & Welsh, D.T. (in press). Investigating the effects of anger and guilt on unethical behavior: A dual-process approach. Journal of Business Ethics.
  • Welsh, D.T., Ordóñez, L.D., Snyder, D.G., & Christian, M.S. (2015). The slippery slope: How small ethical transgressions pave the way for larger future transgressions. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100, 114-127.
  • Ordóñez, L.D., & Welsh, D.T. (2015). Immoral goals: How goal setting may lead to unethical behavior. Current Opinion in Psychology 6, 93-96.
  • Mai, K.M., Ellis, A.P.J., & Welsh, D.T., (2015). The gray side of creativity: Exploring the role of activation in the link between creative personality and unethical behavior. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 60, 76-85.
  • Welsh, D.T., Ellis, A.P.J., Christian, M.S., & Mai, K.M. (2014). Building a self-regulatory model of sleep deprivation and deception: The role of caffeine and social influence. Journal of Applied Psychology, 99, 1268-1277.
  • Welsh, D.T. & Ordóñez, L.D. (2014). Conscience without cognition: The effects of subconscious priming on ethical behavior. Academy of Management Journal, 57, 723-742.
  • Welsh, D.T. & Ordóñez, L.D. (2014). The dark side of consecutive high performance goals: Linking goal setting, depletion, and unethical behavior. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 123, 79-89. 
  • Podsakoff, N.P., Whiting, S.W., Welsh, D.T., & Mai, K.M. (2013). Surveying for artifacts: The susceptibility of the OCB-performance evaluation relationship to common rater, item, and measurement context effects. Journal of Applied Psychology, 98, 863-874.

Courses

Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
LES 582Ethical Issues for Managers
MGT 792Research
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
LES 582Ethical Issues for Managers
MGT 791Seminar
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LES 582Ethical Issues for Managers
MGT 792Research
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
LES 582Ethical Issues for Managers
MGT 792Research
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
LES 582Ethical Issues for Managers
MGT 792Research
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
LES 582Ethical Issues for Managers
MGT 792Research

Work History

Arizona State University: 2015-present. Previous appointments: University of Washington