Marilyn Bugenhagen

Marilyn Bugenhagen

Affiliate Faculty
  • The Chicago School Online
Business Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Online)
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Dr. Marilyn J. Bugenhagen is an assistant professor of organizational leadership currently serving as a faculty affiliate.  She offers significant experience in leader and organization development, management, organizational behaviors and complexity.  Her experience includes higher education leadership for both profit and non-profit centers of the university.  Dr. Bugenhagen focuses on learning through developmental psychology for adults across their lifespan.  Her research interests include leader and leadership development, including motivation, emotional intelligence, leader-member exchange, transformational & transactional, servant, and a focus on developmental psychology of adults. 

Dr. Bugenhagen has published articles in Journal of Leadership and Organization Studies, Journal of Leadership Studies, Journal of Leadership Education, Psychological Abstracts, and the Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management. She has presented her work at the Eastern Academy of Management, Midwest Academy of Management, International Leadership Association, Association of Leadership Educators, and National Leadership Symposium.  She serves as a peer reviewer for conference and journal papers.

Dr. Bugenhagen is an active member of the Midwest Academy of Management (2013-14 president), Academy of Management, and Association of Leadership Educators (JOLE Editing Managing Board). 

  • PhD-Human Sciences: Leadership--University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  • MA-Higher Education Administration-Ball State University, Muncie, IN
  • BSE-Education and music-University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI
Areas Of Expertise

Select Presentations

  • Bugenhagen, M., & Harding, H. (2013).  Becoming resilient: playing at the growth edges International Leadership Association International Conference. October: Montreal, CN.

  • Bugenhagen, M., Matkin, G., Murphy, S., & Moss, J. (2013).  Leadership education as doctoral study:  What does this really mean?. International Leadership Association International Conference. October:  Montreal, CN.

  • Breunig, T, & Bugenhagen, M., (2013).  Establishing a constructive leadership theory from traditional leadership approaches Midwest Academy of Management Annual Meeting. October: Milwaukee, WI.

  • Postier, J. & Bugenhagen, M., (2013).  The complexity of intercultural development. Midwest Academy of Management Annual Meeting. October: Milwaukee, WI.

  • McElvray, L.J., Gambrell, K., Miller, J., Harding, H., Postier, J., & Bugenhagen, M. (2012).  Panel: Complexity and developing leadership – Where should research be headed?. Midwest Academy of Management Annual Meeting. October: Milwaukee, WI.

Select Publications

  • Bugenhagen, M., & Barbuto, Jr. J. (2012). Testing the developmental nature of work motivation using Kegan’s constructive-development theory.  Journal of Leadership and Organization Studies. Special edition, August 2011.  doi: 10.1177/1548051811404896

  • Bugenhagen, M. (2009). Spirituality & leadership – Engaging both in the higher education. Journal of Leadership Studies, 3(3), 69-74. doi: 10.1002/jls.20125   Symposium Lead Author.

  • Barbuto, Jr. J., & Bugenhagen, M. (2009). The emotional intelligence of leaders as antecedents to leader-member exchanges: A field study. Journal of Leadership Education, 8(2), 135-146.

  • Barbuto, Jr. J., & Bugenhagen, M. (2006).  Preliminary relationship between follower’s locus of control and organizational citizenship behaviors.  Psychological Reports, 98(3), 882-884. doi: 10.2466/pr0.98.3.882-884

Professional Memberships

  • Academy of Management - Divisions: Organizational Behavior; Network of Leadership Scholars; Managment and Organization Cognition; Organizational Development; Management Consulting, Management Education and Development
  • American Psychological Association - Division 14
  • American Society of Training and Development
  • Association of Leadership Educators, member Journal of Leadership Education Editing/Managing Board
  • Eastern Academy of Management
  • Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership
  • Institute of Behavior and Applied Management
  • International Leadership Association - MIGs: Leadership Scholars; Leadership Development
  • LeaderShape, Inc., Lead Faciliator
  • President, Midwest Academy of Management
  • National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs - 2011 & 2012 co-chair National Leadership Symposium
  • Society for Organizational Learning
  • Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology