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David Sloan, Ph.D.

David SloanLecturer: Business Management, Core 350

Areas of Expertise
Business management, organization behavior, organization theory

Organizational Theory

Sloan is a Whitworth graduate who completed his degree in business management in 2005. In 2009, he completed an MBA from Eastern Washington University, and he recently earned his Ph.D. in leadership studies at Gonzaga University. His areas of emphasis are business psychology, organizational behavior, human relations and marketing. In addition to teaching, Sloan has helped local nonprofits and small start-ups develop business and marketing plans; he has also taught classes in the areas of leadership and marketing.


  • Ph.D., Gonzaga University
  • M.B.A., Eastern Washington University
  • B.A., Whitworth University


Sloan, D., Buckham, R., & Lee, Y. (2017). Exploring differentiation of self and organizational commitment.  Journal of Managerial Psychology 32 (2).  

Sloan, D. & Buckham, R. (2016). Differentiation of self and affective commitment: An integrative literature review. Western Journal of Human Resource of Human Resource Management. (Winter 2016 edition)

Mikkelson, A., Hesse, C., & Sloan, D. (2017). "Relational communication messages and employee outcomes in supervisor/employee relationships." Communication Reports. (Accepted for publication.)

Mikkelson, A., Sloan, D., & Hesse, C. (2017). "Relational messages and leadership styles in supervisor/employee relationships." Submitted to and accepted for publication by the International Journal of Business Communications.


Buckham, R., & Sloan, D. (2016). "Hope experience in a for-profit educational institution." European Journal of Business Review.


Voted a Most Influential Professor at Whitworth for 2016-17