Peter Dominick

Teaching Professor

School: School of Business

Building: Babbio Center

Room: 421

Phone: (201) 216-8071

Fax: (201) 216-5385

Email: pdominic@stevens.edu

Education
  • PhD (1998) Stevens Institute of Technology (Applied Psychology)
  • MA (1989) Teachers, College Columbia University (Organizational Psychology)
  • BS (1986) Cornell University, NYS School of Industrial & Labor Relations (Industrial & Labor Relations)
Research

Current Research: Leadership Development processes and practices; Project Leadership and Project Team Performance; Creative Processes in teams and design projects; Multi-source feedbackEducational Outcomes Assessment

General Information

Peter G. Dominick, is a Teaching Professor within the School of Business at Stevens Institute of Technology where he is academic program coordinator for the School’s MBA and executive MBA Programs. As an educator and consultant, he has created leadership development curricula stressing action learning and personal development planning. His consulting work includes executive coaching, process consultation, behavioral assessment and training program development. He has published several papers on multi-source feedback and other aspects of leadership development one of which received the outstanding manuscript award for Volume 11 of the Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management. His book chapters include Instilling the Leadership Development Mindset and Forced Choice Ranking: Pros, Cons and Alternatives which appears in a book that is part of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology’s (SIOP) professional practice series. That book, Performance Management: Putting Research Into Action won the R. Wayne Pace HRD Book of the Year Award from the Academy of Human Resource Development. He is also co-author of Tools and Tactics of Design (John Wiley & Sons), which focuses on interpersonal and cognitive skills required to execute the engineering design process. During his career at Stevens, Pete has contributed to more than six million dollars in externally funded projects and research grants. These include projects funded by the Department of Defense to enhance the leadership skills of systems engineering professionals and also executive education projects focused on leadership development for technical professionals within such organizations as ExxonMobil, NASA, BAE, IBM and Pearson-Learning Corporation. Pete received his Ph.D. in Applied Psychology from Stevens, earned his MA in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, and completed his undergraduate studies in Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. He has been recognized several times for outstanding teaching. This includes receiving the Business School’s Outstanding Teacher Award, the University’s Harvey N. Davis Award for Distinguished Teaching and the University’s Alexander Crombie Humphrey’s Distinguished Teaching Award. In 2015, his paper on team personality composition received the Bright Idea Award from the New Jersey Business and Industry Association, recognizing it as one of the top 10 Business School papers published in the State during the previous year. His most recent publication on the espoused values of Great Place to Work companies appears in the Journal of Business Ethnics.

Institutional Service
  • Promotion and Tenure Committee Member
  • University Graduate Curriculum Committee Member
  • Management Programs Academic Committee Chair
  • SAIL Committee Member
  • SOB Graduate Curriculum Committee Member
  • Teaching Advisory Board Member
  • Organizational Behavior/Leadership Faculty Search Committee Member
  • Organizational Behavior/Leadership Faculty Search Committee Member
  • Organizational Behavior/Leadership faculty search committee Member
  • Faculty Performance Evaluation SubCommitee Member
  • Institute Task Force on Student-Faculty Engagement Member
  • EPM Committee Member
  • Strategic Planning Stakeholder Survey Member
  • The Presidents Task Force on Equity and Inclusive Excellence Chair
  • SOB EThics Committee Member
  • Employee Engagement Task Force Member
  • Roscitt Chair Search Commiteee Chair
Professional Service
  • AACSB MaCuDe Digitalization Task Force Management and HR Committee member
  • Engineering Management Journal reviewer
  • Journal of Technology Management reviewer
  • SIOP Reviewer
  • Higher Education teaching and Learning Reviewer HETL
  • Higher Education teaching and Learning Reviewer HETL
  • Reviewer Engineering Management Journal
Honors and Awards

Bright Idea Award from the New Jersey Business and Industry Association and Seton Hall University. This award recognized our paper on team personality composition as one of the top 10 manuscripts from over 142 publications by New Jersey business school faculty in 2014.

Best Paper Award for Volume 3 - Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management

University’s Harvey N. Davis Award for Distinguished Teaching Award

University’s Alexander Crombie Humphrey’s Distinguished Teaching Award
School of Business Distinguished Teaching Award

CTMR Grant to study the effects of project manager leadership behavior on team performance

Professional Societies
  • SIOP – Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Member
  • AOM – Academy of Management Member
  • SIOP – Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Member
Grants, Contracts, and Funds

Externally Funded Projects
Technical /Commercial Leadership Development For ExxonMobil Upstream Research Organization. A multi-year (2011-2021) initiative to develop and deliver technical leadership training, @$5,000,000.00 Program involves development and delivery of a customized technical leadership program worldwide. This was a competitive bid project with P. Dominick as senior author of the proposal that attained the project for Stevens. (P. Dominick is Program Director).

Advanced Technical Leadership. (2015) Objective was to revise and deliver a technical leadership development program to speed up technical leadership maturation of DOD systems engineers. $138,500. Funded by DOD-Defense Acquisition University (M. Pennotti was principal investigator. P. Dominick was researcher).

Helix: Exploring the Theory of Systems Engineers’ Effectiveness. (2014-15). Objective is to develop a career model to guide the development of senior systems engineers.US Funded by Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering (DASD (SE) and the Systems Engineering Division of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA--‐SED). $161,000. (A. Pyster was principal investigator, P. Dominick was a co-principal investigator).

Developing a Systems Engineering Experience Accelerator (SEEA) Prototype and Roadmap. (2010-2012) Objective is to develop and test an online developmental simulation for enhancing systems engineers’ leadership and technical skills, $800,000. Funded by the DOD-Defense Acquisition University, (J. Wade was principal investigator, P. Dominick was a co-principal investigator).

Systems Engineering Technical Leadership Development. (2010-2012) Objective is to develop and deliver a technical leadership development program to speed up technical leadership maturation of DOD systems engineers , $450,000. Funded by DOD-Defense Acquisition University (V. Gavito was principal investigator. P. Dominick was deputy director and co-investigator).

Amway International Leadership Development Pilot Program(2008). A $150,000 leadership development program for Amway International employees based in the United States, Europe and Asia. (P. Dominick was project leader).

The Vigilance Project: Understanding Emotional Concerns in Team Conflicts. (2007-08). A $2,500 award from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to develop this business case. (P. Dominick was principal investigator).

Leadership Development Strategies in Accelerated Growth Economies (2007) – An $8,000 action research project from IBM. (P. Dominick was principal investigator)
BAE Project Leadership Executive Development Program (2007). An $80,000 project manager and leadership development program for mid-level managers. (A. Curtis was the project leader. Also with P. Dominick and T. Lechler.)

IBM China Leadership Institute (2007). A $172,000 action research project to develop and deliver a comprehensive leadership assessment and development program for IBM’s China-based technical personnel (P. Dominick was co-lead on this project with R. Reilly. Also with M. Ryan).

IBM China Leadership Institute (2006). A $83,500 project to develop a proposal for enhancing training and leadership development within IBM’s Greater China Group (R. Reilly and R. Ubell shared formal project leadership Also with, A. Mooney and M. Ryan)

The Human Side of Project Leadership (2003).A $30,000 grant from the Project Management Institute to investigate team and leader behavior in project-based work. (with Z. Aronson, T. Lechler, P. Holahan, A. Mooney. R. Reilly and A. Shenhar were principal investigators.

Understanding Virtual Team Leadership: A Qualitative Investigation. (2003).A $10,000 research grant award from the Center for Technology Management Research (P. Dominick was the Principal Investigator. Also with K. Sobel Lojeski).
Situational Project Leadership: Balancing Transactional with Transformational Approaches. (2002). A $30,000 research grant award from the Center for Technology Management Research (Z. Aronson, P. Dominick and T. Lechler shared the Principal Investigator role).

Leadership Development in Accelerated-growth Economies (BRIC countries) (2007). An $8,000 action research grant from IBM. (with M. Ryan and R. Ubell)

The Vigilance Project (2007-08). A $2,500 grant from the Society for Human Resource Management. To develop and write this case about an international information technology project team within the pharmaceutical industry.

Other Proposals Submitted
A Second Wave: Developing Emerging CSC Leaders through Self-Awareness and Personal Development Planning. (2005). A 91,000 project proposal to the Coastal Learning Services Program within Coastal Services Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (Project funding was withdrawn due to budget constraints within CSC.)

Leading in Virtual Space: Development of Tools and Techniques for Virtual Project Leadership at NASA (2004). $75,000 grant proposal submitted to NASA Center for Program/Project Management Research Center (with R. Reilly & K. Sobel Lojeski)

Selected Publications
Book
  1. Amason, A.; Aronson, Z.; , P.; , P.; Lechler, T.; Murphy, A.; Reilly, R.; Shenhar, A. (2007). The Human Side of Project Leadership. Project Management Institute, INC, Newton Square, PA.
Book Chapter
  1. Dominick, P.; Aronson, Z.; Lechler, T. (2007). Transformational leadership and project success. The Human Side of Project Management.
Conference Proceeding
  1. Kocoglu, I.; Lynn, G.; Aronson, Z.; Dominick, P.; Burke, P. (2020). Beyond Vision Clarity: It Takes Trust to Listen to the Team. Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings. Academy of Management.
  2. Kocoglu, I.; Lynn, G.; Dominick, P.; Aronson, Z.; Burke, P. (2018). Actions Speak Louder Than Words: How Trust and Commitment Enhance Team Action Listening.. Chicago, Illinois.: Academy of Management Annual Meeting. .
  3. Aronson, Z.; Dominick, P.; Wang, M. (2013). Aronson, Z.H., Dominick, P.G., Wang, M. Exhibiting leadership and facilitation behaviors in NPD project-based work: Does team personal style composition matter? Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering And Technology, San Jose.
  4. Bodner, D. A.; Wade, J.; Squires, A. F.; Reilly, R. R.; Dominick, P.; Kamberov, G.; Watson, W. R. (2012). Simulation-based decision support for systems engineering experience acceleration. SysCon 2012 - 2012 IEEE International Systems Conference, Proceedings (pp. 671-676).
  5. Squires, A.; Wade, J.; Watson, B.; Bodner, D.; Reilly, R.; Dominick, P. (2012). Year one of the systems engineering experience accelerator. Procedia Computer Science (vol. 8, pp. 267-272).
  6. Gavito, V.; Verma, D.; Pennotti, M.; Robinson, B.; Giffin, I.; , A.; Guth, B.; , P.; Larson, .; Aronson, Z.; Hutchinson, N. (2011). Developing the next generation of space technical leaders. International Astronautical Congress, Space Education Symposium. South Africa. .
  7. Lepore, D. F.; Gavito, V.; Verma, D.; Pennotti, M.; Robinson, B.; Giffin III, R.; Murphy, A.; Guth, B.; Dominick, P.; Larson, W.; Aaronson, Z.; Hutchinson, N. (2011). Developing the next generation of space technical leaders. 62nd International Astronautical Congress 2011, IAC 2011 (vol. 10, pp. 8538-8548).
  8. Squires, A. F.; Wade, J.; Bodner, D. A.; Okutsu, M.; Ingold, D.; Dominick, P.; Reilly, R. R.; Watson, W. R.; Gelosh, D. (2011). Investigating an innovative approach for developing systems engineering curriculum: The systems engineering experience accelerator. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.
  9. Sheppard, K.; Blicharz, E.; Dominick, P. (2009). Peer and self assessment in developing team skills in a core design sequence. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.
  10. Sheppard, K.; Dominick, P.; Blicharz, E. (2008). Developing team-work skills through a core design thread. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.
  11. Lojeski, K. S.; Reilly, R.; Dominick, P. (2007). Multitasking and innovation in virtual teams. Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.
  12. Lojeski, K. S.; Reilly, R.; Dominick, P. (2006). The role of virtual distance in innovation and success. Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (vol. 1).
  13. Dominic, P.; Lechler, T.; Aronson, Z. (2005). Understanding Project Leader Effectiveness: Is it the Person or the Position? Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology, Portland, OR. .
  14. Sheppard, K.; Korfiatis, G.; Manoochehri, S.; Nastasi, J.; Pochiraju, K.; McGrath, E.; Dominick, P.; Aronson, Z. (2004). Preparing engineering students for the international virtual workplace. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, ITHET 2004 (pp. 365-370).
  15. Sheppard, K.; Korfiatis, G.; Manoochehri, S.; Pochiraju, K.; McGrath, E.; Dominick, P.; Aronson, Z. (2004). The role of virtual student design teams in engineering education for the "new workplace". ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings (pp. 12341-12357).
  16. McGourty, J.; Dominick, P.; Besterfield-Sacre, M.; Shuman, L.; Wolfe, H. (2000). Improving student learning through the use of multisource assessment and feedback. Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference (vol. 1).
  17. McGourty, J.; Dominick, P.; Reilly, R. R. (1998). Incorporating student peer review and feedback into the assessment process. Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference (vol. 1, pp. 14-18).
Journal Article
  1. Kocoglu , I.; Lynn, G.; Dominick, P.; Aronson, Z. H.; Burke, P.; Jung, Y. (2019). Actions speak louder than words: How team trust and commitment enhance team action listening and team success. Management Decision (3 ed., vol. 58,, pp. 465-494). Emerald Publishing Limited.
  2. Aronson, Z.; Dominick, P.; Wang, M. (2014). Exhibiting leadership and facilitation behaviors in NPD project-based work: Does team personal style composition matter?. EMJ - Engineering Management Journal (3 ed., vol. 26, pp. 25-35).
  3. Byrne, J. C.; Dominick, P.; Smither, J. W.; Reilly, R. R. (2007). Examination of the discriminant, convergent, and criterion-related validity of self-ratings on the emotional competence inventory. International Journal of Selection and Assessment (3 ed., vol. 15, pp. 341-353).
  4. Sheppard, K.; Dominick, P.; Aronson, Z. (2004). Preparing engineering students for the new business paradigm of international teamwork and global orientation. International Journal of Engineering Education (3 ed., vol. 20, pp. 475 – 483).
  5. Dominick, P.; Reilly, R. R.; Mcgourty, J. W. (1997). The Effects of Peer Feedback on Team Member Behavior. Group and Organization Management (4 ed., vol. 22, pp. 508-520).
  6. McGourty, J.; Tarshis, L. A.; Dominick, P. (1996). Managing innovation: Lessons from world class organizations. International Journal of Technology Management (3-4 ed., vol. 11, pp. 354-368).
  7. Dominick, P.; Iordanoglou, D.; Reilly, R.. Espoused values of the “Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For”: Essential themes and implementation practices.. Journal of Business Ethics (forthcoming ed., vol. forthcoming).
    Dominick, P., Iordanoglou, D., Reilly, R. (2020). Espoused values of the “Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For”: Essential themes and implementation practices. Journal of Business Ethics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-020-04564-8.
Courses

MGT 111 Social Psychology and Organizational Behaviour
CLK 183 Clark Scholars Leadership Seminar
MGT 619 Leading Across Projects
MGT 612 Leading People and Projects
MGT 646 Human Resources Processes: Techniques and Applications
MGT 647 Legal and Social Environment of Human Resources
MGT 654 Organizational Change and Development
EMT 740 Team Leadership Development in Technical Organizations