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Sources: April Mason, 785-532-6224,;
and Brian Niehoff, 785-532-4797,
Pronouncer: Niehoff is KNEE-HOFF
Photo available. Contact or 785-532-2535.
News release prepared by: Beth Bohn, 785-532-2535,

Friday, Aug. 6, 2010


MANHATTAN -- Brian Niehoff has been named associate provost at Kansas State University. Niehoff's promotion was announced by April Mason, provost and senior vice president.

Niehoff, who previously served as interim associate provost, oversees the university's offices of planning and analysis, assessment, and summer school. He also chairs K-State's Higher Learning Commission Self-Study Steering Committee.

"Dr. Niehoff brings experience as an administrator and a keen insight into assessment and learning outcomes to his position. I am pleased he is a member of our provost office team," Mason said.

Niehoff joined K-State's College of Business Administration in 1988 as an assistant professor of management, and was promoted to professor in 2002. He served as head of the department of management from 2000 to 2009, before being named interim associate provost.

"In the past year I have had the opportunity to work with excellent leadership, colleagues and staff, and they have provided much assistance and guidance with my learning on university-level issues," Niehoff said. "I am happy that my efforts have been appreciated, and I'm excited to continue this work."

Niehoff has been recognized numerous times for his teaching, research and advising. He has received the Commerce Bank Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, the Conoco Outstanding Teaching Award and the College of Business Administration's Ralph Reitz Award for Outstanding Teaching, and he is a four-time professor of the semester honoree by K-State graduate students. He also has earned the College of Business Administration's Outstanding Contribution to Research Award, and the Adviser of the Year Award from the office of student activities and services.

In the College of Business Administration Niehoff has served as a Cargill Faculty Fellow and director of the Cargill Ethics Speaker Series; Mark R. Truitt Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies; and director of the Center for Leadership. He has been faculty adviser to the student chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity since 1989. Niehoff also is a recipient of the college's L.L. McAninch Leadership Research Fellowship.

His research interests have included leadership, workplace justice, organizational citizenship behavior, and the effects of immigration on human resource practices. He has written more than 30 journal publications and book chapters, including in the Academy of Management Journal, Group and Organization Studies, Journal of Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, International Journal of Public Administration and more. Niehoff has been invited to present his work at prestigious conferences and symposiums across the nation, and his research has earned best paper awards from the Academy of Management, Midwest Academy of Management and Alpha Kappa Psi.

Niehoff is a member of the Academy of Management and has served the Midwest Academy of Management as president, as program chair and on the board of directors. He also is a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, Irish Academy of Management, American Psychological Association and Society for Human Resource Managers.

Niehoff earned a bachelor's in mathematics from St. Joseph's College in Indiana and a master of business administration and doctorate in organizational behavior from Indiana University.