Michael Parke

PhD Student

Michael Parke


Major: Organizational Behavior

University of Maryland, College Park, Robert H. Smith School of Business
Doctor of Philosophy, Organizational Behavior, expected May 2016

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Bachelor of Business Administration, December 2008

Research Interests:
I am interested in how individuals control themselves in pursuit of their goals (i.e., self-regulation). This includes the strategies people use (e.g., goal setting), the various processes involved (e.g., cognitive and motivational factors), and the individual characteristics (e.g., attentional control, emotion regulation, self-awareness) that lead to or inhibit effective and/or efficient self-regulation.

Working collaboration with Smith Faculty and students:
Michael is currently working with a number of faculty members, including Subra Tangirala, Myeong-Gu Seo, and Kathryn Bartol.

Michael is also involved in a number of collaborations with fellow Smith PhD students, including projects with Beth Campbell-Bush, Brady Firth, and Elad Sherf.

Tangirala, S., Kamdar, D., Venkataramani, V., & Parke, M. (Forthcoming). Doing right versus getting ahead: The effects of duty and achievement orientations on employees’ voice. Journal of Applied Psychology.

Working Papers and Work Under Review:
Parke, M. R. & Firth, B. M. A Theory of Intra-Individual Goal Prioritization. Write-up stage. Target: Academy of Management Review.

Parke, M. R., Seo, M., Sherf, E. N. How EI facilitates employee creativity in complex and creativity-required jobs. Data Collection Stage. Target: Academy of Management Journal.

Parke, M. R., Campbell-Bush, E. M., Tangirala, S. Attentional regulation and task performance. Data Analysis Stage. Target: Journal of Applied Psychology.