Name: Dr. David Joseph Gavin
Title: Associate Professor of Management
Office Location: Dyson 366
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2058
Degrees Held:

Ph.D. Organizational Studies/Management Strategy
University at Albany, State University of New York

MBA, Marist College
Poughkeepsie, New York

BS, Business Administration, Liberty University
Lynchburg, Virginia

Awards & Honors:

Doctoral Consortium: Awarded scholarship to attend the doctoral consortium at the 2006 Southern Management Association Conference.




Gavin, J., Quick, J. C., Gavin, D. (2012). Live Your Dreams, Change the World. New York, New York: American Mental Health Association.   


Book Chapters


Klingenberg, B., Gavin, D. (2014). Publish or perish: Scheduling challenges in the publishing industry. In The Applied Business Analytics Casebook: Applications in supply chain management, operations management, and operations research. Matthew J. Drake and Barry Render (eds). Pearson, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.


Cochiara, F., Gavin, D., Gavin, J., & Quick, J. (2014). The “Right” Tools: Stress Response Lessons from the Opposite Sex in Stress and Quality of Working Life: Improving Employee Health and Well-Being. Fourth Edition. Pamela L. Perrewé and Ana Maria Rossi (editors) .Information Age Publishers, Inc., Charlotte, NC.


Refereed Journal Articles


Gavin, D. (Accepted July, 2015). Power in the Corporate Boardroom: Development of the CEO Power Index. The Journal of Business and Economic Studies.


Gavin, D. (2015). Power in the Corporate Boardroom and Its Effect on Acquisitions and Divestitures. International Association of Strategic Management Journal.


Gavin, D. (2012). Power in the Corporate Boardroom: A New Dimension in Measuring Board Power. The Journal of Business and Economics Studies, Fall 2012, 18 (2), 1-25.


Gavin, D., Gavin, J. (2011). The Jezebel Spirit: A Case Study in Subversive Leadership. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 1(18), 9-16.


Melitski, J., Gavin, D., Gavin, J. (2010). Technology Adoption and Organizational Culture in Public Organizations. International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior.


Melitski, J., Gavin, D., Gavin, J. (2008). Positive Organizational Behavior:  Creating competitive advantages through the healthy use of technology. To appear in International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior.


Gavin, D.J. Making It Real: Enhancing The Student's Learning Experience Through the Use of Video Games. Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference. June, 2009. Charleston, North Carolina.

Klingenberg, B. & Gavin, D.J. A Case of Operations Management in the Publishing Industry � Balancing Schedules and Expenses. To be presented at the Eastern Academy of Management. May, 2007

Melitski, J., Gavin, D.J., & Gavin, J.H. Utilizing Technology to Strategically Create Positive Work Environments: A Positive Psychology Approach. Presented at the American Society of Public Administration. Washington, DC. March, 2007.

Coates, T, & Gavin, D. RBV and the Entrepreneur. Presented at the Society for Advancement of Management. Orland, Florida. April, 2006

Gagne, M.L., Gavin, J.H., & Gavin, D. J. Raising Ethical Awareness: Using Game Theory to Prepare Students for the Future. Presented at the Twelfth Annual International Conference Promoting Business Ethics. October, 2005


Professional Memberships:

Academy of Management
Society of Human Resource Management
Beta Gamma Sigma, since 2005
Toastmasters International-DTM