Brian Holtz

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Brian Holtz

  • Fox School of Business and Management

    • Management

      • Associate Professor

      • Liacouras Research Fellow


Dr. Brian Holtz is an Associate Professor and Liacouras Research Fellow in the Department of Management at the Fox School of Business, Temple University. He serves as the concentration director for the Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior (HRM/OB) PhD Program. 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 Journal of Applied Psychology and Personnel Psychology and as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Organizational Behavior.

Courses Taught




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 9021

Current Readings in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior


Selected Publications


  • Kim, J.K., Holtz, B.C., & Vogel, R.M. (2023). Wearing Your Worth at Work: The Consequences of Employees’ Daily Clothing Choices. Academy of Management Journal, 66(5), 1411-1437. Academy of Management. doi: 10.5465/amj.2021.1358.

  • Agolli, A. & Holtz, B.C. (2023). Facilitating detachment from work: A systematic review, evidence-based recommendations, and guide for future research. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 28(3), 129-159. American Psychological Association (APA). doi: 10.1037/ocp0000353.

  • Brockner, J., Cremer, D.D., Dijke, M.v., 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.

  • 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.