Samuel Matthews

Assistant Professor of Management


Ph.D. (Business Administration) University of Oklahoma; M.Acc. Brigham Young University; B.S. (Accounting) Brigham Young University

Teaching Interests

Staffing & Development, Organizational Management, HR Management

Research Interests

Organizational Culture, Leadership, Team Dynamics, Personality in Teams

Professional Accomplishments

Prior to teaching at UNI, Samuel worked as an external auditor for Deloitte. He has also been a licensed C.P.A. in the state of Utah. While working on his Ph.D., he taught classes at the University of Oklahoma and won multiple awards for his teaching. Samuel has presented his research at the Academy of Management annual conference, the Southern Management Association annual conference, and the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology annual conference. He has reviewed academic papers for conferences and for the British Journal of Psychology.

Latest News & Views

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Did You Know you Can Create Polls in Zoom?

If you’re prepared for each meeting with an agenda and/or classroom instruction and you’d like to take a poll, simply set one up prior to the meeting directly in Zoom. It’s easy to do and you’re able to share the results with participants during the meeting and download the results.

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How to Look Like a Rockstar in Zoom

Zoom has become the virtual meeting platform of choice for thousands of people due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re new to Zoom, or virtual meetings in general, the idea of online meetings can be overwhelming for us who’ve never worked or taken classes from home.

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How to Successfully Lead an Effective Team of Newly Remote Workers

COVID-19 is forcing us to make organizational adjustments that are outside of the comfort zone for some. Although it’s been reported that 43 percent of employees work remotely with some frequency, leading a team of employees from afar can feel daunting, especially if those employees are new to working from home. 

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How does this UNI business student, all-American athlete and entrepreneur find the time?

University of Northern Iowa senior wrestler Bryce Steiert (Management) had never commercially mowed a lawn before he started a landscaping business.
“That’s kind of how he competes,” said UNI wrestling head coach Doug Schwab of Steiert’s willingness to jump into something new. “We’ll have a little bit of a plan for his matches, but he knows where he wants to go.”​

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Will capitalism sustain us?

As I write this, I am attending a class, Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems, in Vienna.

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