David Dwertmann, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Management
Office: BSB 223
Phone: (856) 225-6715
Email: david.dwertmann@rutgers.edu
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Ph.D., University of St. Gallen

David Dwertmann joined the Rutgers School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Management in 2015. He received his B.Sc. in psychology from the University of Mannheim in Germany and his Ph.D. in strategy and management from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. David is interested in the social and cognitive processes that result in feelings of otherness and how to overcome them. He looked at otherness in the form of people with versus without disabilities, immigrants versus non-immigrants, different levels of status and hierarchy, and more. He is particularly interested in how social norms, organizational climate, and leadership influence these processes. His work in these areas has been published in premier business journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, The Leadership Quarterly, Human Resource Management, and the Journal of Management among others and David received local, national, and international awards for his work. 

Research Interests: Diversity and inclusion, organizational climate, health and disability in the workplace, the demographic change in age, immigration, and leadership.

Awards & Honors: 2020 Rutgers University-Camden Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence; 2019 Finalist for the all-Academy Carolyn Dexter Award for the paper that best meets the objective of internationalizing the Academy of Management; 2019 Best Paper with International Implications Award from the Organizational Behavior division at the Academy of Management annual conference; 2018 Rutgers University-Camden Chancellor’s Award for Academic Civic Engagement for outstanding work in integrating engaged civic learning into my Leadership course; 2018 Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings; 2017 Bright Idea Award as one of the top 10 manuscripts published by all business faculty in the State of New Jersey; 2017 Rutgers School of Business-Camden Superior Achievement Award for Research; 2016 Best reviewer award from the Organizational Behavior (OB) division of the Academy of Management; 2014 Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings; 2014 Best reviewer award from the Gender and Diversity in Organizations (GDO) division of the Academy of Management; 2013 Summa Cum Laude (with highest distinctions) by the University of St. Gallen, CH, for the Ph.D. in management; 2009 Summa Cum Laude (with highest distinctions) by the University of Mannheim, DE, for the M.Sc. in psychology.

Courses Taught: Leadership & Managing Human Capital (MBA, face-to-face and online); Organizational Behavior (Undergraduate, face-to-face); Leadership in the 21st century (Undergraduate, face-to-face)  

Representative Publications:

  • Dwertmann, D. J. G. & Kunze, F. (in press). More than meets the eye: The role of immigration background for social identity effects. Journal of Management.
  • Dwertmann, D. J. G. & Boehm, S. A. (2016). Status matters: The asymmetric effects of supervisor-subordinate disability in congruence and climate for inclusion. Academy of Management Journal. 59(1), 44-64.
  • Dwertmann, D. J. G., Nishii, L. H., & van Knippenberg, D. (2016). Disentangling the fairness and discrimination from synergy perspective of diversity climate: Time to move the field forward. Journal of Management. 42(5), 1136-1168.
  • Dwertmann, D. J. G. (2016). Management research on people with disabilities: Examining methodological challenges and possible solutions. International Journal of Human Resource Management. 27(14), 1477-1509.
  • Boehm, S. A., Dwertmann, D. J. G., Bruch, H., & Shamir, B. (2015). The missing link? Investigating organizational identity strength and transformational leadership climate as mechanisms that connect CEO charisma with firm performance. The Leadership Quarterly, 26(2), 156-171.