Assistant Professor of Management
Office: 510 Zane Showker Hall
Phone: (540) 568-5171
Mailing address: JMU, College of Business, MSC 0205, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Ph.D. - The University of Iowa - Business Administration
M.I.B.S. - The University of South Carolina - International Business
B.A. - Florida State University - French; Minor in International Affairs
A.A. - St. Petersburg Junior College
My primary research interest is in understanding how individual differences, such as personality and values, impact a variety of workplace outcomes. That is, my research focuses on understanding how an employee's personality or values impacts his/her motivation, performance, citizenship behaviors, deviant behaviors, decision-making, etc. I also study measurement issues relevant to the measurement of individual values.
Current Courses Taught:
COB300A Integrated Functional Systems - Management
MGT 365 Human Resource Management
MGT 460 Employment Law
MGT 468 Staffing
Parks, L. & Guay, R. (2009). Personality, Values, and Motivation. Personality and Individual Differences, 47, 675-684.
Barrick, M.R., Parks, L., & Mount, M. K. (2005). Self-Monitoring as a Moderator of the Relationships Between Personality and Performance. Personnel Psychology, 58, 745-767.
Rynes, S. L., Gerhart, B., & Parks, L. (2005). Personnel Psychology: Performance Evaluation and Pay for Performance. Annual Review of Psychology, 56, 571-600.
Rutherford, M., Parks, L., Cavazos, D., & White, C.D. (2012). Business Ethics as a required course: Investigating the factors impacting the decision to require Ethics in the undergraduate business core curriculum. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 11: 174-186.
Parks, L. & Guay, R. (2012). Can Personal Values Predict Performance? Evidence in an Academic Setting. Applied Psychology: An International Review. 61: 149-173.
Director of MBA Admissions. University of Florida. 1998-2001.
Assistant Director of MBA Admissions. University of Florida. 1998.
Assistant Director, Evening MBA Program. University of California, Berkeley. 1995-1998.
Dr. Parks is the faculty advisor for the JMU chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).