The PhD concentration in Human Resource Management/Organizational Behavior (HRM/OB) at the Fox School prepares students for academic careers at prominent research universities. Research is one of the most important parts of a PhD student’s academic life. Our curriculum provides training in methodology and diverse content areas to enable students to achieve research excellence.

The PhD program integrates world-renowned research faculty with intimate class sizes and a forward-thinking curriculum in order to help students succeed in today’s academic world. As part of Temple University, our students have access to the technology and resources offered by one of the largest urban universities on the East Coast. Students enrolled in the PhD program enjoy dedicated research events that contribute to building robust research portfolios, the support to present their research work at international conferences and the chance to network with top researchers from around the world.

Faculty members employ diverse methodologies to explore topics including (but not limited to) leadership, organizational justice, mindfulness, person-environment fit and strategic human resource management. Due to this interdisciplinary approach, our faculty members regularly publish in premier journals, while also serving on the Editorial Review Boards for the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and the Journal of Organizational Behavior. In addition, department members hold associate editor roles and prominent leadership positions in the Academy of Management, as well as the Society of Industrial & Organizational Psychology (SIOP).

Working in concert with our dedicated faculty, HRM/OB doctoral students explore a wide range of topical issues. Many students have already participated in top international conferences. Incoming students can expect to collaborate with their faculty mentors on joint research and publications.

Concentration Advisor

Brian Holtz
Associate Professor
  • Office LocationAlter Hall 342
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  • Titles & RolesHRM/OB PhD Concentration Director
    Peter Liacouras Fellow
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