Brian Holtz

Brian Holtz

  • Fox School of Business and Management

    • Management

      • Associate Professor

      • Liacouras Research Fellow


Dr. Brian Holtz is an Associate Professor and Boettner Research Fellow in the Department of Human Resource Management at the Fox School of Business, Temple University. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial–Organizational Psychology from George Mason University. His research interests primarily concern issues of fairness, trust, and temporal issues in organizations. Dr. Holtz currently serves on the editorial boards of Personnel Psychology and the Journal of Organizational Behavior.

Courses Taught




HRM 2501

Introduction to Human Resource Management


HRM 3504

Leadership in the 21st Century


HRM 3904

Honors, The Leadership Experience: Leading Yourself, Leading Change, Leading Communities


HRM 9011

Pro-Seminar in Human Resource Management and Organization Behavior


HRM 9183

Directed Study in Human Resource Administration


Selected Publications


  • Brockner, J., Cremer, D.D., Dijke, M., Schutter, L.D., Holtz, B., & Hiel, A.V. (2021). Factors affecting supervisors' enactment of interpersonal fairness: The interactive relationship between their managers' informational fairness and supervisors' sense of power. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 42(6), 800-813. Wiley. doi: 10.1002/job.2466.

  • Kim, J., Harold, C., & Holtz, B. (2021). Evaluations of abusive supervisors: The moderating role of the abuser's gender. Journal of Organizational Behavior. doi: 10.1002/job.2581.

  • Kim, J., Holtz, B., & Hu, B. (2020). Rising above: Investigating employee exemplification as a response to the experience of shame induced by abusive supervision. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 93(4), 861-886. doi: 10.1111/joop.12327.

  • Holtz, B., Cremer, D.D., Hu, B., Kim, J., & Giacalone, R. (2020). How certain can we really be that our boss is trustworthy, and does it matter? A metacognitive perspective on employee evaluations of supervisor trustworthiness. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 41(7), 587-605. doi: 10.1002/job.2447.

  • Oh, I., Han, J.H., Holtz, B., Kim, Y.J., & Kim, S. (2018). Do birds of a feather flock, fly, and continue to fly together? The differential and cumulative effects of attraction, selection, and attrition on personality‐based within‐organization homogeneity and between‐organization heterogeneity progression over time. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 1347-1366. John Wiley & Sons Inc.. doi: 10.1002/job.2304.

  • Lipponen, J., Steffens, N., & Holtz, B. (2018). Prototypical supervisors shape lay-off victims’ experiences of top management justice and organizational support. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 91(1), 158-180. doi: 10.1111/joop.12197.