CSX Professor of Management
Office: 524 Zane Showker Hall
Mailing address: JMU, College of Business, MSC 0205, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Welcome to my website. Noted below you will find a brief outline of my teaching, research, and professional service activities. Best way to contact me is via the "virtual office" at gallagdg - open 24 hours a day - seven days a week. Or if you want a slower reply, leave a voice message on the office phone number.
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 375 Business Ethics & Social Responsibility
MGT 462 Compensation and Benefits
MGT 481 Negotiations & Dispute Resolution
MBA 600 Organizational Behavior
MBA 650 Human Resource Management
MBA 664 Business Negotiations
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.
"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 (In Press).
"Predicting Temporary Agency Worker's Behaviors: Justice, Volition, and Spillover" with Catherine Connelly and Jane Webster, Career Development International, Vol. 16 (2), 2011, 178-194.
"Elasticity in the Rules of the Game: Exploring Organizational Expedience" with Judi McLean Parks and Li Ma, Human Relations, Vol. 63 (5), 2010, 701-730.
"Making 'The List': Business School Rankings and the Commodification of Business Research" with Catherine E. Connelly, Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, Vol. 26 (3), Fall 2010, 86-99.
"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.
Currently Serving on the Editorial Boards of:
Industrial Relations (UC - Berkley)
Labour & Industry
European Journal of Work & Organizational Psychology
European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP)
Academy of Management, Southern Management Association
International Industrial Relations Association
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).
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).
Golf (on-and-off depending how I feel about my golf game and resulting mood)
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.