Jason Kautz joined the Naveen Jindal School of Management in the fall of 2020. Jason received a BS and an MBA from Canisius College. He received his PhD from the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business. Prior to receiving his PhD, Jason served in the United States Navy where he earned the rank of Second Class Petty Officer and later worked in the manufacturing industry as a Quality Manager for WestRock.
Jason focuses his research on understanding people the implications of social dynamics at work. Specifically, he has conducted research into the reciprocal relationship between employees and customers, the dynamic growth of trust at work, and the enactment of counterproductive workplace behaviors and social undermining. Jason also enjoys teaching and discussing multilevel theory and random-coefficient modeling, with a specific interest in growth modeling.
Jason has a passion for reading, cooking, and gardening. He begrudgingly maintains his running (which he considers to be the most torturous of exercises), and enjoys exploring the beauty of nature. He is also fairly competent at dominos.