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B. Parker Ellen III

Assistant Professor of Management, Mississippi State University

I explore topics related to social influence, most often through the lenses of organizational politics, leadership, or the intersection of the two. My work has been published in a number of outlets, including Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, The Leadership Quarterly, and Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior. Prior to my academic career, I spent nearly a decade with a consulting engineering firm with more than 50 offices across the United States. During that time, I served in a variety of project, office, regional, and firm-wide management roles.


  • 2021–present
    Assistant Professor of Management, Mississippi State University
  • 2015–2021
    Assistant Professor of Management, Northeastern University


  • 2015 
    Florida State University, Ph.D., Business Administration


  • 2021
    Portrait of a workplace deviant: A clearer picture of the Big Five and Dark Triad as predictors of workplace deviance., Journal of Applied Psychology
  • 2021
    Toward a more political perspective of leader effectiveness: Leader political support construct validation, Journal of Organizational Behavior
  • 2020
    Political skill at work: How to influence, motivate, and win support,