Each Tuesday, we sit down with members of the faculty to discuss their expertise, recent research and some of their accomplishments. This week, USFSM takes a closer look at Dr. Thomas Becker.
Dr. Becker received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University and currently teaches management courses to undergraduate and MBA students. He has received awards for excellence in teaching based on his core values of meaningful learning, rigorous standards, enthusiasm for the topic and genuine concern for students. His primary research interests are employee commitment and motivation, job performance and research methods and statistics. His work has appeared in top journals in the field, including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, Organizational Research Methods and the Journal of Applied Psychology. Dr. Becker serves on the editorial board of Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and is a member of the Academy of Management, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the Society for Human Resource Management. He has worked with prominent organizations to improve individual and organizational effectiveness, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, McDonald’s, Newport News Shipbuilding, Procter & Gamble, the U.S. Army, and other healthcare, manufacturing, and service organizations.