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James F. Maddox

James F. Maddox

Instructor, Human Resource and Workforce Development


(RHRC)-Rehab, Human Resources, & Comm.Disorders

Phone: 479-575-3208

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Jim Maddox, an Instructor in the Human Resource Workforce Development program, joined the University of Arkansas in the fall of 2019.  Prior to this Jim was a tenured full professor at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas.  He has over 25 years of experiencing teaching and consulting and working in the field of H.R. and Organizational Development and Change.

Resistance to change

Mindfulness in organizations

International organization development

Organizational Change

International Organization Development

Human Resource Development

Ph.D.              Community and Human Resources

                        Emphasis in Human Resource Development

                        University of Nebraska-Lincoln


M.S.                Industrial/Organizational Psychology

                        University of Nebraska at Omaha


B.A.                Psychology

                        Benedictine College, Atchison, KS

Maddox, J.F., & Replogle, S. (2019). Strategic Change at a Hospital in Ecuador:  Impact of Culture and Employee Engagement. Organization Development Journal, Fall.

Maddox, J.F. & Johnson, J. (2018).  What Professors Would Like Their New Presidents to Know.  Journal of Research on the College President.  Fall, Volume 2

Derek, B., Eaton, E., Ecklund, R., Frierson, R., Maddox J. F., Odhiambo, R., Thomas, M., & White, D.  Creating Sustainable Engagements:  Lessons Learned While Consulting in Ghana.  Organization Development Journal.  Vol. 34, No. 2, Summer, 2016.

Cole, A., Maddox, J.F., Reed, T., Sherman, D.C., Strausz, T., Swilley, L., White, D.  (2013).  An OD Engagement at a Hospital in Bolivia.  OD Practitioner, Vol. 45, No. 3.

White, D., & Maddox, J.F.  (2012).  Organization Development in Guatemala:  Rapid Engagement with Long Term Impact.  Organization Development Journal.  Vol. 30, No. 4, Winter, 2012.

Johnson, J. & Maddox, J.F.  (2012).  Use of Social Media in Graduate Education: An Exploratory Review for Breaking New Ground.  Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice.  Vol.12, Iss. 3, pp.87 – 93.

Maddox, J.F.  (2006).  Strategic Alignment:  A Model for Linking Behaviors to Strategy to Drive Organizational Success.  Journal of the North American Management Society.

Miller, M.T., McCormack, T.F., Maddox, J.F., and Seagren, A.T. (1997).  Faculty Participation at Small and Large Universities:  Implications for Practice.  Planning and Changing.


1996- 2019 Professor of Business, Tenured Friends University

1994-1996 Director of Degree Completion Programs and Director of Masters in TQM and HRD/OD College of Continuing Education, Friends University

1988-1994 Compensation Analyst Department of Human Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

1993 – 1994 Lecturer College of Business Administration, and Department of Educational Administration, College of Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

1988 Training Analyst Singer Corporation, Allen Division, Phoenix, AZ

W. A. Young Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2000

Best Paper: Global Strategy Track, North American Management Society, 2007