Matt Bloom

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matt_bloom Matt Bloom
Associate Professor
397 Mendoza College of Business




BS, Baker University

MA, University of Kansas

Ph D, Cornell University

Research interests

Wellbeing at work in the caring/helping professions

Social Innovation

Innovation, Creativity

Employee Motivation

Intrinsic Motivation and Employee Engagement



2011 Traditional MBA Outstanding Teacher

2011 Master of Nonprofit Administration Outstanding Teacher

2010 Rev. Edmund P. Joyce CSC Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching 2009 MBA Outstanding Teacher

2008 BP Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher

2008 MNA Outstanding Teacher

2007 MBA Outstanding Teacher

2007 Master of Non-profit Administration (MNA) Outstanding Teacher

2006 MBA Outstanding Teacher

2006 Executive Education Inspiring Teacher

2005 Kaneb Outstanding Teacher

2004 Kaneb Center Faculty Fellow

2002 Kaneb Outstanding Teacher

2000 BP Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher

1997 Emerging Scholar, American Compensation Association

1997 Visiting Scholar, MBA program, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Select publications

Hon, A., Bloom, M., & Crant, M. 2014. Creative context, intrinsic motivation, and creative performance. Journal of Management, 40: 919-941.

Bloom, M. 2013. Are the poor happier? In D. G. Groody & G. Gutiérrez (eds.), The preferential option for the poor beyond theology: An interdisciplinary reader (pp. 69-82), Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press.



Associate Management Professor Matt Bloom conducts research in the area of the improvement of the human condition at work, with a focus on intrinsic motivation, happiness and meaning, and innovation. He received his B.S. in Psychology from Baker University, an M.A. in Organizational and Personnel Psychology from the University of Kansas, and a Ph.D. from Cornell University. He teaches undergraduate, graduate, and executive courses in innovation and workforce related topics. Matt researches well-being at work and is interested in what makes work a meaningful, positive life-enriching experience that fosters the highest levels of human exellence.

Recent teaching awards include the 2010 Joyce Award for Undergraduate Teaching Award, the 2011 Master of Nonprofit Administration Outstanding Teaching Award, and the 2011 MBA Outstanding Teaching Award. Bloom serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Review and the Journal of Organizational Behavior. He also is an ad hoc reviewer for numerous research journals.

Matt and his research team are working with the Alliance for Catholic Education to study the wellbeing of ACE fellows. This longitudinal study will focus on learning how to foster high levels of flourishing among ACE fellows.