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Department of Leadership & Counseling
322 E. Front St., Suite 440
Boise, Idaho 83702

Phone: (208) 364-4047
Fax: (208) 364-4078

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Coeur d' Alene, Idaho 83814

Phone: (208) 292-1286
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Michael Kroth

Michael Kroth, Ph.D.

Office: Boise Center, Suite 440
Phone: (208) 364-4024
Email: mkroth@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: 322 E. Front Street, Suite 440

Boise, Idaho 83702

College of Education
Leadership and Counseling
Associate Professor

Campus Locations: Boise
With UI Since 2005

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Transformational Learning
    • Healthy Work Environments
    • Managerial Caring
  • Biography
    Michael Kroth is an Associate Professor at the University of Idaho in Adult and Organizational Learning. His book, Transforming Work: The Five Keys to Achieving Trust, Commitment, and Passion in the Workplace, co-authored with Dr. Patricia Boverie, 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 a 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. See www.managingthemobileworkforce.com.

    As a long time 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.
  • Selected Publications

    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.  http://www.joe.org/joe/2011february/rb1.php

    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 http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JITE/v46n3/pdf/kroth.pdf

    Kroth, M. & Peutz, J.(2010). Workplace issues in extension.  Journal of Extension [On-line], 48(1).Article 1RIB2. Available at: http://www.joe.org/joe/2010february/rb2.ph

    Kroth, M., & Keeler, C. (2009). Caring as a Managerial Strategy. Human Resource Development Review, 8(4), 506-531. Online First Available at: http://hrd.sagepub.com/cgi/rapidpdf/1534484309341558v1.pd

    Kroth, M. & Boverie, P. (2009). Using the discovering model to facilitate transformational learning andcareer development. Journal of Adult Education.38(1), 43-47. Available at:  http://www.michaelkroth.com/resources/Using_the_Discovering_Model.pd

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

    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 inTeaching, 2008.

    TLT Outstanding Student Designation - University of  New Mexico, Training and LearningTechnologies 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 inEducation.