Virgil Fenters

Postdoc Rsrch Assoc
Post Doctoral Scholars
TEMPE Campus


Expected Graduation: 2020

Master's, Leadership Education and Development, University of Maryland

Research Interests
Identity, Teams, and Leadership

Research Interests

My research interests involve how individuals organize and structure their multiple identities. More specifically, I am interested in how people try to simutaneously affirm their many identities, how their identities interact with those of others in a team context, and how leaders can influece these processes in order to improve both organizational and individual outcomes.


Fenters, V., Balven, R., Wadlman, D., Siegel, D., Ashforth, B. (2017). Identity hierarches of academic entrepreneurs: Moving beyond dyadic comparisons. Academy of Management Proceedings.

Balven, R., Fenters, V., Waldman, D., & Siegel, D. (In Press). Academic entrepreneurship: The roles of organizational justice, championing, education, work-life balance, identity, and motivation. Academy of Management Perspectives.

Waldman, D., Wang, D., & Fenters, V. (2016). The added value of neuroscience methods in organizational research. Organizational Research Methods.



Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 320Organizational Behavior
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 320Organizational Behavior