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Dr. Daniel G. Gallagher
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JMU Faculty Dan GallagherCSX Professor of Management


Ph.D., University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations.
Area of Specialization:  Human Resources Management/Industrial Relations. Related Fields:  Industrial Psychology/Economics
M.A., University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations
B.A., University of Massachusetts-Boston (BSC), Economics. Summa cum laude with departmental honors

Recent Courses Taught:

MGT 365  Human Resource Management
MGT 462  Compensation and Benefits
MGT 481  Negotiations & Dispute Resolution
MBA 600  Organizational Behavior
MBA 650  Human Resource Management
MBA 664  Business Negotiations

Professional Interests:

For the past few years, I have been actively involved in the study of workers employed on "contingent" or fixed-term employment contracts. These studies have covered a broad range of contractual arrangements and types of positions (day-labors to IT specialists).  Focus has been on both the development of alternative theoretical perspectives for the understanding of the attitudes and behaviors of contingent workers, as well as practical managerial focused suggestions for organizations.

Personal Interests:

Golf (on-and-off depending how I feel about my golf game and resulting mood)

Key Publications:

“The Triangular Employment Relationship and Attitudinal Spillover Effects,” with Catherine Connelly and Christa Wilkin, in B. Koene, N. Galais, C. Garsten eds. Management and Organization of Temporary Agency Work, New York: Routledge (2014).

"Rethinking the EOR: Insights from the Experiences of Contingent Workers," with Catherine Connelly, in L. Shore, J. Coyle-Shapiro, and L. Tetrick eds. The Employee-Organizational Relationship: Applications for the 21st Century, New York: Routledge (2012).

"Elasticity in the Rule of the Game: Exploring Organizational Expedience," with Judi McLean Parks and Li Ma, Human Relations, Vol. 63 (5), 2010, 701-730.

"An Analysis of Recollection in the Measurement of Long-Term Change in Attitudes," with Brian K. Miller, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Vol. 82, 2009, 221-228.

"Contingent Employment Contracts: Are Existing Employment Theories Still Relevant?" with Magnus Sverke, Journal of Economic and Industrial Democracy, Vol. 26, No. 2, 2005, 181 - 203.

"Emerging Trends in Contingent Work Research," with Catherine E. Connelly, Journal of Management, Vol. 30, No. 6, 2004, 959-983.

"Union Commitment and Participation: A Ten-Year Longitudinal Study," with Clive Fullagar, Paul Clark, and Anthony Carroll, Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 89, No. 4, 2004, 730-737. 

"Fitting Square Pegs in Round Holes: Mapping the Domain Contingent Work Arrangements onto the Psychological Contract," with Judi McLean Parks and Deborah Kidder, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Vol. 19, 1998, pp. 697-730.


Currently Serving on the Editorial Boards of:
Human Relations
Labour & Industry
European Journal of Work & Organizational Psychology


European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP)
Academy of Management

As a member of the labor arbitration panel of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation  Service (FMCS), I am also actively involved in the resolution of workplace disputes (grievances).

Previous Positions:

Prior to coming to JMU, I held the position of Associate Professor of Industrial Relations and Human Resources at the University of Iowa.

Over the years I have also served as a visiting faculty member at a number of universities throughout the U.S. and the world including, The University of Minnesota, Michigan State University, University of Pittsburgh, Waseda University (Japan), Queen's University (Canada), The University of Melbourne and Monash University (Australia).

Personal Message:

If you have any interests in the area of human resource management (HRM), organizational behavior, and "negotiations" (personal, business, intra- and inter organizational etc.) which you would like to discuss please send me a email note.

If you are a former student, send me a note and let me know what you have been up to. I would love to hear how your careers have been going.

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