Crystal Harold
Associate Professor
  • Office LocationAlter Hall 355
  • Titles & RolesPaul R. Anderson Research Fellow


Dr. Crystal Harold (PhD, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, George Mason University) is an Associate Professor in Human Resource Management and a Paul Anderson Research Fellow at the Fox School of Business, Temple University Prior to joining the Fox School of Business, she was an Assistant Professor in the Purdue School of Science at IUPUI and also worked as a Strategic Human Resources Consultant for numerous governmental agencies such as the Air Force, The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), and Department of the Interior (DOI).

Her research focuses on issues related to employee recruitment (in particular the role of PE fit and fairness) and the impact of management practices and characteristics that engender perceptions of workplace fairness and counterproductive behaviors. Her work appears in top OB/HRM outlets including Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, and Journal of Organizational Behavior. She is an Associate Editor at Human Resource Management and also serves on the editorial boards of Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Journal of Business & Psychology. Findings from her research have been discussed in numerous media outlets including the CBS Early Show, Strategy + Business, The Telegraph, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. In recognition of her research and teaching accomplishments, she has been appointed a Paul Anderson Research Fellow, and was awarded the Andrisani-Frank Undergraduate Teaching Award and Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Sample Publications

  • Harold, C.M., Hu, B., & Koopman, J. (2022). Employee time theft: Conceptualization, measure development, and validation. Personnel Psychology, 75, 347-382. https:/
  • Harold, C.M., Oh, I-S., Holtz, B.C., *Han, S., & Giacalone, R.A. (2016). Fit and frustration as drivers of targeted counterproductive work behaviors: A multifoci perspective. Journal of Applied Psychology.
  • Harold, C.M., Holtz, B.C., Griepentrog, B.K., Brewer, L., & Marsh, S.M. (2016). Investigating the effects of applicant justice perceptions on job offer acceptance. Personnel Psychology, 69, 199-227.
  • Oh, I.S., Guay, R.P., Kwanghyun, K., Harold, C.M., Jong-Huyn, L., Chang-Goo, H., & Shin, K.H. (2014). Fit happens globally!: A cross-cultural meta-analysis comparing the relative importance of person-environment fit on work attitudes and performance. Personnel Psychology, 67, 99-152.
  • Griepentrog, B.K., Harold, C.M., Holtz, B.C., Klimoski, R.J., & Marsh, S.M. (2012). Integrating social identity and the theory of planned behavior: Predicting withdrawal from an organizational recruitment process. Personnel Psychology, 65, 723-753.
  • Holtz, B.C., & Harold, C.M. (2009). Fair today fair tomorrow? A longitudinal investigation of overall justice perceptions, Journal of Applied Psychology, 94, 1185-1199.

Awards and Honors

  • GMU I/O Psychology Program Alumni of the Year (2019)
  • Journal of Business and Psychology Reviewer of the Year (2019)
  • Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching (2018)
  • Paul Anderson Research Fellow, Temple University (2015)
  • Andrisani-Frank Undergraduate Teaching Award, Temple University (2014)
  • Dean Teaching Fellow, Temple University (2013)
  • Young Scholars Interdisciplinary Seed Funding (2013, 2012, 2010)
  • Dean Teaching Fellow, Temple University (2012)
  • Cigna Research Fellow, Temple University (2012)
  • Faculty Senate Seed Money Grant, Temple University (2010-2011)


  • Seminar in Organizational Behavior (BA 9003; PhD Course)
  • The Leadership Experience (HRM 3904; Honors Undergraduate Course)
  • The Co-Op in HRM (HRM 3581; Undergraduate Course)
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management (HRM 2501; Undergraduate Course)
  • Business Society and Ethics (BA 3102; Undergraduate Course)

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