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John Elshaw

Air Force Institute of Technology

Management and Governance, Organization and Alignment, Human Resources

John Elshaw, Ph.D.

Pillars of defense management expertise:

1. Management & governance

2. Organization & alignment

5. Human resources management

Dr. John Elshaw is an Associate Professor of Systems Engineering in the Department of Systems Engineering & Management, Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT). He joined the AFIT faculty as a military member in 2008, and became a civilian faculty member in 2013 upon retirement from active duty in the Air Force. In prior military assignments, he served in various capacities associated with space and missile operations.

Dr. Elshaw has published 12 refereed journal articles, 1 book chapter, and 12 peer-reviewed conference papers. His research interests include acquisition in the DoD environment; learning curve analysis and its application to organizations; leadership; human-technology interaction (virtual teams, electronic monitoring, distance leadership); motivation (self-regulation, intrinsic versus extrinsic control); human performance; and organizational trust and commitment. He has collaborated with the 711th Human Performance Wing, the University of Virginia, Purdue University, the Naval Post Graduate School, and the 88th Medical Group.

A member of the Academy of Management since 2006, Dr. Elshaw is also a reviewer for the Journal of Management in Engineering and the IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems. Together with co-principal investigators, Dr. Elshaw received the 2016 Best Track Paper – Safety, Human Factors, and Ergonomics at the Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference.

Dr. Elshaw earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Akron, a Master of Business Administration from Regis University and a doctorate in business management specializing in organizational behavior and human resource management from Purdue University.

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