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Dr. John Maslyn

Dr. John MaslynMaslyn

Professor of Management

Email: Dr. John Maslyn



  • Ph.D. - Georgia Institute of Technology, Management (Organizational Behavior)
  • M.S. - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Industrial-Organizational Psychology
  • B.A. - Hobart College, Psychology



  • Professor of Management, Belmont University
  • Assistant Professor of Management, Wichita State University
  • Assistant Professor, Leadership and Organizations, Vanderbilt University
  • Major Subcontract Administrator, Rockwell International
  • Subcontract Specialist, Litton Systems, Inc.
  • Procurement Specialist, General Electric Company



  • Merriman, K.K., Maslyn, J.M., & Farmer, S.M. (2012).  An Inter- and Intraindividual Perspective of the Substitutability of Fairness Rules for Trust within Teams.  Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 42, 850-873.
  • Schyns, B., Maslyn, J., & van Veldhoven, M. (2012).  Can some leaders have a good relationship with many followers? - The role of personality in the relationship between Leader-Member Exchange and span of control.   Leadership & Organization Development Journal
  • Uhl-Bien, M., Maslyn, J., & Ospina, S. (2011). The nature of relational leadership: A multi-theoretical lens on leadership relationships and processes. In D. Day and J. Antonakis (Eds.), The Nature of Leadership, 2nd ed. (pp. 289-330).  London: Sage.
  • Schyns, B., Maslyn, J.M., & Weibler, J. (2010). Understanding The Relationship Between Span of Control And Subordinate Consensus in Leader-Member Exchange.  European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 19, 388-406.



  • Massey Graduate School of Business. Received the COBA Researcher of the Year award in 2013.
  • Massey Graduate School of Business. Received the Most Inspirational Professor Award by the 2011 graduating class of the Accelerated MBA program.
  • Academy of Management. Outstanding Reviewer in Organizational Behavior for the 2009 Academy of Management Meeting


Dr. John Maslyn is a Professor of Management in the Jack C. Massey College of Business. He earned his PhD in Management at Georgia Tech following a 10 year career in subcontract administration and negotiation in three major US corporations. Prior to Joining the faculty at Belmont he was on the faculty at Wichita State University and Vanderbilt University. He teaches leadership and organizational behavior in both the graduate and undergraduate business programs.

Dr. Maslyn's primary research interests are in the nature and effects of interpersonal work relationships on personal and organizational functioning, specifically positive outcomes associated with positive manager-subordinate relationships or positive coworker relationships. His research has been published in top journals in his field and he has presented his work at both national and regional conferences. He is an active member of the Academy of Management and the Southern Management Association.

The Accelerated MBA Class of 2011 presented him the Most Inspirational Professor Award.