Neal Mero

Neal Mero

Dean, School of Business Administration; Professor of Management

Dr. Mero has a comprehensive background in organization in a multitude of companies including the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and the United States Air Force Academy. His experience also includes human resources and program development.

  • PhD, business administration/organizational behavior, University of Florida
  • M.BA, University of Montana
  • BS, business and management, University of Maryland


Course Sampling

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Human Resources Management
  • Leadership Development & Coaching
  • Organization Theory
  • Compensation
  • Organization Change and Development

Areas of Expertise

  • Organizational behavior within business
  • Sales and organization


Neal Mero is the Dean of the School of Business Administration at Stetson University. Mero has extensive administrative and leadership experience in higher education, business and the military. He served as the founding director of the Kennesaw D.BA Program since 2008. Previously, Mero was vice president and chief advocacy officer for three years at AACSB International, the premier professional accreditor for business education, providing leadership for AACSB's global communication, membership services, and business development staff, as well as support for the AACSB's accreditation, thought leadership and other global initiatives. Mero also taught management, primarily in the fields of organizational behavior and human resources management, at the University of Central Florida, the University of Mississippi, Washington State University, and the United States Air Force Academy. Mero's business experience includes extensive consulting services in various industries with special emphasis on the healthcare industry. In the military, he served as the director of human resources and faculty supervisor for the United States Air Force Academy, systems development program manager at Norton Air Force Base in California, and director of training for the U.S. Air Force in Great Falls, MT.


Authored Books

  • Tosi, H.L., Mero, N.P. & Rizzo, J.R. (2000). Managing Organizational Behavior, 4th Edition. Blackwell Business: Cambridge, MA.
  • Tosi H.L. & Mero, N.P. (2003). Fundamentals of Organizational Behavior: What Managers Need to Know.Blackwell Business: Cambridge, MA.

Recent Articles

  • Boyle, D.M., Carpenter, B.W. Hermanson, D.R., & Mero, N.P. (In-Press) Examining the Perceptions of Professionally Qualified Accounting Faculty. Journal of Accounting Education
  • Mero, N.P, Guidice, R.M., &. Werner, S. (2014). A Field Study of the Antecedents and Performance Consequences of Perceived Accountability. Journal of Management, 40, 1627-1652.
  • Guidice, R.M Mero, N.P, & Greene, J. (2013). Perceptions of accountability in family business: Using accountability theory to understand differences between family and nonfamily executives. Journal of Family Business Strategy, 4, 233-244.
  • Guidice, R.M., & Mero, N.P. (2012). Hedging Their Bets: A Longitudinal Study of the Tradeoffs Between In-Role and Extra-Role Performance In A Sales Organization. Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management, 32, 451-471.

Recent Paper Presentations

  • Guidice, R.M., Mero, N.P., Matthews, L., & Greene, J. The Influence of Accountability Form and Individual Regulatory Focus in a High Performance Work System. Paper presented at 2015 Annual Conference of the Academy of Management, August 11, Vancouver, BC.
  • Rich, L. & Mero, N.P. The Link Between Organizational Culture and Individual Work Behavior: The Value of Regulatory Focus. Paper presented at 2015 Annual Conference of the Academy of Management, August 11, Vancouver, BC.
  • Greene, J.V., Mero, N.P., Werner, S. The dark side of job embeddedness: How the interaction effects of commitment and exchange relationships affect performance. Paper presented at the 2013 Annual Conference of the Southern Management Association, November 6-10, New Orleans, LA.
  • Guidice, R.M., & Mero, N.P., Peiper, T., & Greene, J. Perceptions Of Accountability in Family Business: Using Schlenker's Accountability Pyramid To Understand Differences Between Family and Non-Family Executives. Paper presented at the 2011 Annual Conference of the Southern Management Association, November 9-12, Savannah, GA.