Christopher Neck

Associate Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4006
Associate Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4006

Biography

Dr. Christopher P. Neck is currently an Associate Professor of Management at Arizona State University, where he held the title “University Master Teacher.”  From 1994 to 2009, he was part of the Pamplin College of Business faculty at Virginia Tech.  He received his Ph.D. in Management from Arizona State University and his M.B.A. from Louisiana State University.  Neck is author and/or coauthor of the books Self-Leadership: The Definitive Guide to Personal Excellence (2017, Sage Publishers); Get a Kick Out of Life: Expect the Best of Your Body, Mind, and Soul at Any Age (2017, Clovercroft Publishing); Fit To Lead:   The Proven 8-week Solution for Shaping Up Your Body, Your Mind, and Your Career (2004, St. Martin's Press; 2012, Carpenter’s Sons Publishing); Mastering Self-Leadership: Empowering Yourself for Personal Excellence, 6th edition (2013, Pearson); The Wisdom of Solomon at Work (2001, Berrett-Koehler); For Team Members Only: Making Your Workplace Team Productive and Hassle-Free (1997, Amacom Books); and Medicine for the Mind: Healing Words to Help You Soar, 4th Edition (Wiley, 2012).   Neck is also the coauthor of the principles of management textbook, Management:  A Balanced Approach to the 21st Century (Wiley 2013, 2017-2nd Edition); the introductory to entrepreneurship textbook, Entrepreneurship, (Sage, 2017); and the introductory to organizational behavior textbook, Organizational Behavior (Sage, 2017).

Dr. Neck’s research specialties include employee/executive fitness, self-leadership, leadership, group decision-making processes, and self-managing teams.  He has over 100 publications in the form of books, chapters, and articles in various journals. Some of the outlets in which Neck’s work has appeared include Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, The Journal of Organizational Behavior, The Academy of Management Executive, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, The Journal of Managerial Psychology, Executive Excellence, Human Relations, Human Resource Development Quarterly, Journal of Leadership Studies, Educational Leadership, and The Commercial Law Journal.

Due to Neck’s expertise in management, he has been cited in numerous national publications including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Houston Chronicle, and the Chicago Tribune.   Additionally, each semester Neck teaches an introductory management course to a single class of anywhere from 500 to 1,000 students.   

Dr. Neck was the recipient of the 2007 Business Week Favorite Professor Award.”   He is featured on www.businessweek.com as one of the approximately twenty professors from across the world receiving this award. 

Neck currently teaches a mega section of Management Principles to approximately 800 students at Arizona State University.   Neck received the Order of Omega Outstanding Teaching Award for 2012.  This award is award to one professor at Arizona State by the Alpha Lamda Chapter of this leadership fraternity. His class sizes at Virginia Tech filled rooms up to 2500 students.  He received numerous teaching awards during his tenure at Virginia Tech, including the 2002 Wine Award for Teaching Excellence.      Also, Neck was the ten-time winner (1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009) of the “Students’ Choice Teacher of The Year Award” (voted by the students for the best teacher of the year within the entire university).  Also, some of the organizations who have participated in Neck's management development training include GE/Toshiba, Busch Gardens, Clark Construction, the United States Army, Crestar, American Family Insurance, Sales and Marketing Executives International, American Airlines, American Electric Power, W. L. Gore & Associates, Dillard's Department Stores, and Prudential Life Insurance.  Neck is also an avid runner.  He has completed 12 marathons, including the Boston Marathon, New York City Marathon, and the San Diego Marathon.  In fact, his personal record for a single long distance run—is a 40 mile run.

Education

  • Ph.D. Management, Arizona State University
  • M.B.A. Louisiana State University

Research Interests

  • Employee/Executive Fitness
  • Self-Leadership
  • Leadership
  • Group Decision-Making Processes
  • Self-Managing Teams

Courses

Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 300Org & Mgt Leadership
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 300Org & Mgt Leadership
MGT 493Honors Thesis
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 300Org & Mgt Leadership
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 300Org & Mgt Leadership
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 300Org & Mgt Leadership
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 300Org & Mgt Leadership
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 300Org & Mgt Leadership
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 300Org & Mgt Leadership
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 300Org & Mgt Leadership
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 300Org & Mgt Leadership

Honors/Awards

  • 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 Students' Choice Teacher of the Year Award
  • 2007 Business Week Favorite Professor Award
  • 2002 Wine Award for Teaching Excellence