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Faculty Profile – Dr. Oscar Holmes IV

O_HolmesOscar Holmes IV, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Management

Office Room: 332
Phone Number: 856-225-6593

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Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Research Interests: Main research interests include examining how managers can maximize employee productivity by fostering more inclusive work environments that mitigate interpersonal and organizational threats. Specifically, his research investigates how people respond to social identity threats and construct positive identities as well as factors that lead to biased decision-making. His research has been published in several academic journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Management, Spirituality, and Religion, and Equal Opportunities International.

Courses Taught: Leadership and Managing Human Capital; Organizational Behavior

Representative Publications:

Okulicz-Kozaryn, A., Holmes IV, O., & Avery, D. R.  The Subjective well-being political paradox:  Happy welfare states and unhappy liberals.  In press at Journal of Applied Psychology.

Whitman, M. V., Halbesleben, J. R. B., & Holmes IV, O.  (2014).  Abusive supervision and feedback avoidance: The mediating role of emotional exhaustion.  Journal of Organizational Behavior, 35, 28-53.  

King, J. E., & Holmes IV, O., 2012. Spirituality, recruiting and total wellness: Overcoming challenges to organizational attraction. Journal of Management, Spirituality, and Religion, 9, 237-253.

Holmes IV, O. (2012). Hazing and pledging in Alpha Phi Alpha: An organizational behavior perspective. In G. S. Parks & S. M. Bradley (Eds.), Alpha Phi Alpha: A Legacy of Greatness, the Demands of Transcendence (pp.313-350). Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky.

Holmes IV, O. (2010). Redefining the way we look at diversity: A review of recent diversity and inclusion findings in organizational research. Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion, 29, 131-135.

Media Guide
Dr. Oscar Holmes IV, assistant professor of management at the Rutgers School of Business–Camden; regularly teaches the courses Organizational Behavior and Leadership and Managing Human Capital. He can discuss:

Organizational Behavior:

  • Biased Decision-Making
  • Social Identity Safety and Threat
  • Deviant Workplace Behaviors
  • Modern Racism/Prejudice, Discrimination, Stereotype Activation/Application

Human Resource Management:

  • Personnel Selection
  • Recruitment
  • Training
  • Diversity Management