Margaret Diddams, Ph.D.

Provost and Professor of Psychology
On Faculty since 2016


Ph.D., Industrial / Organizational Psychology, New York University,  New York 
Thesis titled "Revisiting the 'person' In person-environment fit: An Investigation of self and organizational goal congruence."

M.A., Industrial/ Organizational Psychology, New York University 

B.A. In Psychology, cum laude, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

Research Assistant: Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart, under the direction of Thomas Bouchard, Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Advanced Statistical Training: Structural Equation Modeling (Todd Little, Ph.D.), University of Kansas (Summer session)

Advanced Statistical Training: Hierarchical Linear Modeling (Ann A. O'Connell, Ed.D. & D. Betsy McCoach, Ph.D.), University of Connecticut (Summer session)


  • Society of Industrial/ Organizational Psychologists
  • Association for Psychological Science
  • Academy of Management

Selected Publications

Diddams, M., & Chang, G. (2012). Only Human: Exploring the nature of weakness In authentic leadership. Leadership Quarterly, 23, 593 - 603.

Daniels, D., Diddams, M. & Van Duzer, J. (2011). A magnetic pull on the Internal compass: The moderating effect of moral self on the relationship between moral identity and ethical sensitivity. Journal of Religion and Business Ethics.

Diddams, M. (2011). Spirituality of management. In G. G. Scorgie (Ed). Dictionary of Christian Spirituality (pp 595-597). Grand Rapids Ml: Zondervan. Book selected as 2012 ECPA Christian Book of the year: Bible reference category.

Diddams, M., & Daniels, D. (2008). Good work with toil: A paradigm for redeemed work. Christian Scholars Review, 38, 64 - 82.

Kimball, J. S., & Diddams, M. (2007). Affect regulation as a mediator of attachment and deliberate self- harm. Journal of College Counseling, 10, 44-53.

Diddams, M., Whittington, J. L., & Davlgo, T. (2006). Creating In the name of God who creates. A whole life model of vocation & work. Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion, 2, 310-331.

Diddams, M., Surdyk, L. K., & Daniels, D. (2004). Rediscovering models of Sabbath observance: Implications for psychological well-being. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 32(1 ), 3-11.

Diddams, M. & Whittington, J. L. (2003). Revisiting the meaning of meaningful work. Academy of Management Review, 28(3), 508-512.

Surdyk, L. K. & Diddams, M. (1999). Doing well by doing good: Career attainment and volunteerism. Journal of Volunteer Administration, 17(2), 11-24.

Korsgaard, M.A. & Diddams, M. (1996). The effect of process feedback and task complexity on personal goals, information searching, and performance Improvement. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 26(21 ), 1889-1911.

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