Dr. Rebecca Ann Bull Schaefer is a tenured Associate Professor of Management at Gonzaga University’s School of Business Administration (SBA). She earned her B.S. in Business Administration from Bradley University and her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management at Purdue University. Her professional experience is in direct sales, business development, recruitment, and consulting. Rebecca’s research focuses on employee reactions to HR-related policies and how those reactions affect personal and professional decisions.
Bull Schaefer moved to Spokane in 2010, and she currently teaches undergraduate and MBA classes in management, organizational behavior, employment law, compensation, performance appraisal, team dynamics, emotional intelligence, and negotiations. Dr. Bull Schaefer designs her courses to follow Jesuit pedagogy that emphasizes engagement, experiences, reflection, and discernment. Activities focus on experiential learning, tours of local facilities, and interpersonal discussions. She seeks to provide rigorous and relevant experiences within her classes, and she offers individualized guidance or tutoring to help students through their unique circumstances.
Besides serving on a variety of university committees, she is also the faculty advisor for the student chapter of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) at Gonzaga, member of the Inland Chapter of SHRM (INSHRM), the Chair of the Gonzaga University SBA’s HRM Concentration Advisory Board, a Board of Trustee's member and HR Committee Chair of Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, and a lifetime member of Leadership Spokane. Rebecca also regularly conducts workshops for not-for-profit and for-profit organizations in Spokane on negotiations and emotional intelligence.
Currently, Bull Schaefer serves as the MBA Programs Director. She oversees the design and administration of the MBA and MBA-AIE programs alongside expert coordinators. These programs focus on skill and community building. Students vary on years and industry representation, and courses are designed to add value to all levels of experience. Bull Schaefer guides early career MBA students into service opportunities, internships, and professional development. Mid and late career MBA students develop new competencies as they explore options in leadership techniques. Rebecca works closely with the Center for Career & Professional Development, Center for Lifelong Learning, and the Center for Community Engaged Learning.
Banyi, M. & Bull Schaefer, R.A. (Accepted). A Commitment to Change? CEO Pay and Alignment with Environment, Social, and Government Objectives. Corporate Ownership & Control.
Bull Schaefer, R. A., & Copeland, L. K. (2022). Performance reviews as an active method to improve feedback and performance. Active Learning in Higher Education. https://doi.org/10.1177/14697874221091898
O’Brien, J., & Bull Schaefer, R. A. (2020). Deadly Distraction – Eastern Air 401: The Accident that Changed Aviation Forever. The CASE Journal, 16(3), 345-368.
Bull Schaefer, R.A. and Crosswhite, A.M. (2018). Top management team crisis communication after claims of sexual harassment. Management Teaching Review, 3(2), 148-171.
Bull Schaefer, R.A. (2018). Conducting mid-term performance reviews: An exercise for teaching performance management. Management Teaching Review, 3(1), 7-19.
Bull Schaefer, R.A., Chase, N., & Teets, W. (2017). How to use common technologies to minimize perceptual biases when grading essays: A five-step process. Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal, 6 (1), 97-109.
Bull Schaefer, R.A. & Palanski, M.E. (2014). Emotional contagion at work: An in-class experiential activity. Journal of Management Education, 38 (4), 533-559.
Bull Schaefer, R.A., Green, S.G., Saxena, M., Weiss, H.M. & MacDermid, S.M. (forthcoming). Positive crossover of organizational commitment. Human Performance, 26 (4), 261-274.
Bull Schaefer, R.A. Wiegand, K.E., MacDermid, S.M., Green, S.G., & Welch, E. (2013). Work adjustment after combat deployment: Reservist repatriation. Community, Work, & Family, 16 (2), 191-211.
Bull Schaefer, R.A. & Erskine, L. (2012). Virtual team meetings: Reflections on a class exercise exploring technology choice. Journal of Management Education, 36 (6), 777 - 801.
Mulligan, J.R. & Bull Schaefer, R.A. (2011). A new hope for rank and yank. Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, 18, 385-396.
Green, S.G., Bull Schaefer, R.A., MacDermid, S.M., & Weiss, H.M. (2011). Partner reactions to work-family conflict: Cognitive appraisal and indirect crossover in couples. Journal of Management, 37, 744-769.
Bull Schaefer, R.A. (2010). Indirect crossover of psychological contract under-fulfillment: A leader-member analysis. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 17(3), 276-286.
Schleicher, D.J., Bull, R.A., & Green, S.G. (2009). Rater reactions to forced distribution rating systems. Journal of Management, 35(4), 899-927.
Morgeson, F.P., Reider, M.H., Campion, M.A., & Bull, R.A. (2008). Review of research on age discrimination in the employment interview. Journal of Business and Psychology, 22(3), 223-232.
Schleicher, D.J., & Bull, R.A. (2007). Frame of Reference Training. Encyclopedia of Industrial Organizational Psychology, 1, 257-259. Sage Publications: CA.
Trougakos, J.P, Bull, R.A., Green, S.G., MacDermid, S.M., & Weiss, H.M. (2007) Influences on Job Search Self-Efficacy of Spouses of Enlisted Military Personnel. Human Performance, 20(4), 391-413.