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Michael Kroth, Ph.D.

Michael Kroth, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


Boise, 440



Mailing Address

322 E. Front Street, Suite 440
Boise, Idaho 83702

  • Ph.D., University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Training and Learning Technologies 1997
  • M.B.A., University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Human Resources emphasis, 1992
  • B.A.F.A., University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, BAFA Theater Arts, 1976

  • Journal of Industrial Teacher Education award for Outstanding Article in Conceptual Category, for A Heuristical Motivation Model for Leaders in Career and Technical Education, 2008.

  • University of Idaho Hoffman Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2008.

  • TLT Outstanding Student Designation — University of New Mexico, Training and Learning Technologies Program, College of Education, 1996.

  • Beta Gamma Sigma — National scholastic honor society for students in business and management.

  • Phi Kappa Phi — National academic honor society.

  • Kappa Delta Pi — International Honor Society in Education.

Michael Kroth is an associate professor at the University of Idaho in Adult, Organizational Learning and Leadership. His book, "Transforming Work: The Five Keys to Achieving Trust, Commitment, and Passion in the Workplace," co-authored with Patricia Boverie, Ph.D., is about the indispensable necessity of passion for personal, organizational, and leadership success. 

His book, "The Manager as Motivator," provides practical tools “non-charismatic” leaders — folks like most of us — can use to develop highly motivating work environments. 

"Career Development Basics," co-authored with McKay Christensen, was published by ASTD press in 2009. 

His newest book, "Managing the Mobile Workforce," co-authored with David Clemons, was published in November, 2010.

As a longtime consultant he developed and administered corporate-level leadership development and succession planning programs, has been the administrator of a corporate foundation, and served as a director of corporate community affairs.

Michael is a member of the National Speakers Association, and numerous professional and scholarly organizations.  He presents regularly at national and international conferences.

  • Transformational Learning

  • Healthy Work Environments

  • Managerial Caring

Refereed Books:

  • Boverie, P.E. & Kroth, M, (2001). "Transforming Work: The Five Keys to Achieving Trust, Commitment, and Passion in the WorkPlace." Cambridge, Massachusetts: Perseus Publishing.
  • Boverie, P., Kroth, M. & Seung Il Na. (2008). "My Passion and Work, and Happiness." Seoul, Korea, Sigma, Press. (Korean edition of "Transforming Work: The Five Keys to Achieving Trust, Commitment, and Passion in the Workplace")

Non-Refereed Books:

  • Clemons, D. & Kroth, M. (2010). "Managing the Mobile Workforce: Leading, Building, and Sustaining Virtual Teams." New York, NY: McGraw Hill.

  • Kroth, M. & Christensen, M. (2009). "Career Development Basics," Alexandria, VA: ASTD Press.

  • Kroth,M. (2006). "The Manager as Motivator." Westport, California: Praeger Publishing.

  • Kroth, M. (2008). "The Manager as Motivator." Russia, Moscow: EKSMO Publishing House (Russian Language Edition)

Refereed Journals (selected):

  • Kroth, M. & Peutz, J. (2011). "Workplace Issues in Extension — A Delphi Study of Extension Educators." Journal of Extension.49(1). Article Number 1RIB1.

  • Kroth, M., Taylor, B., Lindner, L., & Yopp, M. (2010). "Improving Your Teaching Using Synergistic Andragogy." Journal of Industrial Teacher Education.46(3). 135-141. Available at

  • Kroth, M. & Peutz, J.(2010). "Workplace issues in extension." Journal of Extension [On-line], 48(1).Article 1RIB2. Available at:

  • Kroth, M., & Keeler, C. (2009). "Caring as a Managerial Strategy." Human Resource Development Review, 8(4), 506-531. Online First Available at:

  • Kroth, M. & Boverie, P. (2009). "Using the discovering model to facilitate transformational learning and career development." Journal of Adult Education.38(1), 43-47.

  • Kroth, M. (2007). Maslow — "Move Aside! A heuristical motivation mode for leaders in career and technical education." Journal of Industrial Technical Education, 44(2). 5-36.


Mailing Address:
University of Idaho Boise Center
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-4047

Fax: 208-364-4078


Web: Boise Center


Mailing Address:
University of Idaho CDA Center
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-292-2519

Fax: 208-667-5275


Web: CDA Center