Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Program
The mission of the Organizational Behavior and Human Resources (OBHR) Doctoral Program is to provide students the knowledge and skills they need to conduct high-quality research and to place them at top research universities around the world. Students take courses in the areas of organizational behavior (e.g., employee attitudes, leadership, social influence), human resources management (e.g., staffing, performance management, labor and negotiations), and research methods (e.g., research design, data analysis, advance methods). Courses are taught in a seminar format in which theoretical, practical, and methodological issues are discussed to expand students' research competencies.
A defining feature of the OBHR program is a high degree of student-faculty collaboration. We have eight faculty members who work with doctoral students. Our faculty possesses diverse interests and has expertise in topics such as job stress and burnout, labor and negotiations, leadership, organizational politics, abusive supervision, personnel selection, and diversity. The work of our faculty and students has led to dozens of publications in leading journals, including Academy of Management, Industrial Relations, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Personnel Psychology. As evidence of this productivity, the Management Department recently was ranked in the top 5 of all U.S. management departments in terms of number of journal article citations.
The supportive, collaborative environment we strive for is reflected in students’ high retention rate (86% since 2000) and high placement rate (100% of those who finished the program). Our recent graduates have assumed faculty positions at major research universities across the country, including University of Arkansas, University of New Hampshire, University of North Carolina Charlotte, University of Utah, and West Virginia University.
For more information on the Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Ph.D. Program, please contact Dr. Chad Van Iddekinge.