Teaching and Research
PhD students gain teaching experience by leading lab sessions for MA students (especially in quantitative methods) and serving as teaching assistants by teaching undergraduate courses. The University's Center for Teaching and Learning Services also offers developmental opportunities.
During their years in the doctoral program, students are expected to actively participate with advisers and other faculty members in research projects with the goal of publishing the results. Students should also attend national academic conferences.
To get a sense of the research being undertaken at Minnesota, PhD applicants are encouraged to explore the faculty profiles.
Recent doctoral dissertations include:
- "Social Influence of Undermining Behaviors in the Workplace: A Social Network Approach"
- "Individual Differences in Evaluating Fairness and Justice in Employment Testing"
- "Free-Riding Behavior: A Dispositional Approach"
- "The Invisible Eye? Perceptions, Use and Outcomes of Electronic Performance Monitoring"
- "A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Senior Leader Wrongdoing"
- "Cognitive Ability, Person–Job Fit, and Occupational Mobility"
- "Temporary Nursing Professionals and Extra-Role Behaviors"
- "Determinants of Innovative Human Resource Practices and Systems"
- "The Older Worker: A Model of the Retirement Decision Process"
- "Team Characteristics: Preferences and Linkages to Work Attitudes"