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Howard J. Klein, Immediate Past Chair


Howard J. Klein is a professor of management and human resources in the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. Professor Klein received his B.A. degree from the University of Minnesota in psychology, his M.B.A. from Michigan State University in human resource management, and his Ph.D. degree in organizational behavior and human resource management from Michigan State University. His research interests center on the commitment, motivation, and performance of individuals and teams through the study of workplace commitments, socialization, goal setting, staffing, training, and performance management. Professor Klein has authored more than 50 articles and book chapters and made over 60 presentations at scholarly conferences on these and other topics. He has edited a book on Commitment in Organizations and his articles have been published in outlets including the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personnel Psychology, and Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management. Professor Klein has received multiple awards each for his research, teaching, and service. He teaches courses in recruitment and hiring, training and development, introductory human resource management, organizational behavior, and research methods at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels. Professor Klein serves or has served on several editorial review boards including the Human Resources Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Personnel Psychology. He is a past Chair of the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management and serves on the Board of Directors of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Foundation where he is Board Chair. Professor Klein is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.