Brian Whitaker, PhD

Assistant Professor

  • PhD Industrial.Organizational Psychology, University of Akron
  • MA Industrial.Organizational Psychology, Xavier University
  • BA Psychology, University of Louisville

Brian's research interests include feedback in organizations, ethics in the workplace, and employee selection.His research has been published in Journal of Management, Human Performance, Journal of Business Ethics, Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, Behavioral Research Methods, International Journal of Organizational Theory and Behavior, Journal of Knowledge and Human Resource Management, Computers in Human Behavior, and International Journal of Organizational Theory and Behavior.

Recent Publications

Westerman, J., Whitaker, B., & Hardesty, A. (under review, Journal of Business Ethics). Personality and religious belief: The differential prediction of workplace values.

Whitaker, B., & Dahling, J. (under review, Human Performance). Antecedents of peer intimidation and the influence of supervisor political skill on its consequences.

Whitaker, B. & Godwin, L. (in press, Journal of Business Ethics). Moral imagination in the workplace: Contextual, cognitive, and dispositional antecedents. 

Whitaker, B., & Levy, P. (in press, Human Performance). Linking feedback quality and goal orientation to feedback seeking and job performance. 

McKinney, J., Whitaker, B. , & Hindman, H. (2012). Discharge policy information in the job offer letter: Its impact on recruit perceptions of psychological contract formation and organizational attraction.

Whitaker, B. (2011). The influence of covariates on latent job performance ratings from differing sources: A MIMIC modeling approach. International Journal of Organizational Theory and Behavior, 3, 19-34.

Whitaker, B.  (2010). Techniques for reducing applicant response distortion: Their effects on measurement equivalence and criterion-related validity. Journal of Knowledge and Human Resource Management, 1, 1-19.

Whitaker, B., & McKinney, J. (2009). Role clarity, social skills and the feedback seeking/job satisfaction link. International Journal of Organizational Behaviour, 14, 54-68.

Dahling, J., Whitaker, B., & Levy, P. (2009). The development and validation of a new Machiavellianism scale. Journal of Management, 35, 219-257.

Whitaker, B., & McKinney, J. (2007). Assessing the measurement invariance of latent job satisfaction ratings across survey administration modes for respondent subgroups: A MIMIC modeling approach. Behavior Research Methods, 39, 502-509.

Whitaker, B., Dahling, J., & Levy, P. (2007). The development of a feedback environment - role clarity model of work performance. Journal of Management, 33, 570-591.

Whitaker, B. (2007). Internet-based attitude assessment: Does gender affect measurement. Computers in Human Behavior, 23, 1183-1194.


Brian's teaching interests include Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Leadership, Employee Selection, and Management.

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Department of Management

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-7445

Fax: (828) 262-8685

Office address
4071 Peacock Hall