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Christopher Neck

Associate Professor
Management

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Office:BA 323B
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PO BOX 874006
Tempe, AZ 85287-4006

Phone: 480-727-6266
Fax: 480-965-8314
Email: Christopher.Neck@asu.edu
Christopher Neck

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Dr. Christopher P. Neck is currently an Associate Professor of Management at Arizona State University, where he held the title “University Master Teacher.”  From 1994 to 2009, he was part of the Pamplin College of Business faculty at Virginia Tech.  He received his Ph.D. in Management from Arizona State University and his M.B.A. from Louisiana State University.  Neck is author of the books Beyond Self-Leadership: Empowering Yourself and Others to Personal Excellence (Forthcoming, Sage Publishers); Fit To Lead:   The Proven 8-week Solution for Shaping Up Your Body, Your Mind, and Your Career (2004, St. Martin's Press; 2012, Carpenter’s Sons Publishing); Mastering Self-Leadership: Empowering Yourself for Personal Excellence, 6th edition (2013, Pearson); The Wisdom of Solomon at Work (2001, Berrett-Koehler); For Team Members Only: Making Your Workplace Team Productive and Hassle-Free (1997, Amacom Books); and Medicine for the Mind: Healing Words to Help You Soar, 4th Edition (Wiley, 2012).   Neck is also the coauthor of the principles of management textbook, Management:  A Balanced Approach to the 21st Century (Wiley 2013); the upcoming introductory to entrepreneurship textbook, Entrepreneurship, (Sage, forthcoming); and the upcoming introductory to organizational behavior textbook, Organizational Behavior (Sage, forthcoming).

Dr. Neck’s research specialties include employee/executive fitness, self-leadership, leadership, group decision-making processes, and self-managing teams.  He has over 100 publications in the form of books, chapters, and articles in various journals. Some of the outlets in which Neck’s work has appeared include Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, The Journal of Organizational Behavior, The Academy of Management Executive, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, The Journal of Managerial Psychology, Executive Excellence, Human Relations, Human Resource Development Quarterly, Journal of Leadership Studies, Educational Leadership, and The Commercial Law Journal.

Due to Neck’s expertise in management, he has been cited in numerous national publications including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Houston Chronicle, and the Chicago Tribune.   Additionally, each semester Neck teaches an introductory management course to a single class of anywhere from 500 to 1,000 students.   

Dr. Neck was the recipient of the 2007 Business Week Favorite Professor Award.”   He is featured on www.businessweek.com as one of the approximately twenty professors from across the world receiving this award. 

Neck currently teaches a mega section of Management Principles to approximately 500 students at Arizona State University.   Neck recently received the Order of Omega Outstanding Teaching Award for 2012.  This award is award to one professor at Arizona State by the Alpha Lamda Chapter of this leadership fraternity. His class sizes at Virginia Tech filled rooms up to 1000 students.  He received numerous teaching awards during his tenure at Virginia Tech, including the 2002 Wine Award for Teaching Excellence. Also, Neck was the ten-time winner (1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009) of the “Students’ Choice Teacher of The Year Award” (voted by the students for the best teacher of the year within the entire university).  Also, some of the organizations who have participated in Neck's management development training include GE/Toshiba, Busch Gardens, Clark Construction, the United States Army, Crestar, American Family Insurance, Sales and Marketing Executives International, American Airlines, American Electric Power, W. L. Gore & Associates, Dillard's Department Stores, and Prudential Life Insurance.  Neck is also an avid runner.  He has completed 12 marathons, including the Boston Marathon, New York City Marathon, and the San Diego Marathon.  In fact, his personal record for a single long distance run—is a 40 mile run.


ASU is a tier 1 research university and W. P. Carey is proud of its strong tradition of teaching and classroom excellence. Our students directly benefit from the research and theories our faculty brings into the classroom. Below is a list of courses being taught during the current semester by this faculty member. Click a course to view it in the ASU course catalog.

MGT 300 - Org & Mgt Leadership
Analyzes strategic, behavioral, and human resource management perspectives, including principles of strategic management and leadership of human resources.

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