Kristi Bockorny
Associate Professor of Management/Honors Program Director
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Ph.D., Human Capital Management, Bellevue University, Bellevue, Neb.

Master's, Management, Bellevue University, Bellevue, Neb.

Bachelor's, Finance, Northern State University

Bachelor's, Business Education, Northern State University



Dr. Kristi Bockorny joined Northern's faculty in the spring of 2010. In 2020, Dr. Bockorny assumed the role of Honors Program director in addition to her teaching duties.


Research Interests

Psychological capital



Employee motivation and engagement

Training and development

Workforce recruitment and selection




Book Chapters

Youssef-Morgan, C.M., Ahrens, B., Bockorny, K., Craig, L., & Peters, M. (2019). Applications of psychological capital in the public sector. In R. Burke & S. Pignata (Eds.), Handbook of research on stress and well-being in the public sector. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.


Youssef-Morgan, C.M., & Bockorny, K. (2014). Engagement in the context of positive psychology. In. C. Truss, R. Delbridge, K. Alfes, A. Shantz, & E. Soane, (Eds.), Employee engagement in theory and practice (pp. 36-56). London: Routledge.


Journal Publications


Bockorny, K.M. & Villegas, S.G. (2021). Operating when there are no rules: An HRM dilemma in changing guidelines. Journal of Critical Incidents, 14(1), 68-70.


Bockorny, K.M. & Walters, H.D. (2021). The Relevance of a Liberal Arts Education to Business School Graduates: An Assessment of Alumni. The Transnational Journal of Business, 6, 38-50.


Bockorny, K. & Youssef-Morgan, C.M. (2019). Entrepreneurs’ courage, psychological capital, and life satisfaction.  Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 789.


Klipfel, J.A.L., Barclay, A.C., Bockorny, K.M.  (2014). Self-congruity: A determinant of brand personality. Journal of Marketing Development and Competitiveness, 8(3). 


Walters, H.D. & Bockorny, K.M. (2018). Relevance of general education: An assessment of undergraduate business students. E-Journal Business Education & Scholarship of Teaching, 12(3).


Villegas, S.G., & Bockorny, K.M. (2020). Hiring Ethics: A Case of Undue Influence in Employee Selection. Journal of Business Ethics Education. 17(1), 285-290. 


Grants, Honors, and Certifications

Sanford Faculty Professional Development Award 2022

HyFlex Teaching Certification 2022

Foundation Faculty Excellence Award 2021

CETL Pedagogy Grant 2021

Nora Staael Evert Award 2019

Advisor of the Year (PBL/Business Club) 2018 

Management & Organizational Behavior Teaching Society 2018

Early Educator Institute

Academy of Management 2014

Entrepreneurship Doctoral Consortium