James Phillips


James Phillips


Dr. Phillips joined the University of Houston in 1980. He served as Department Chairperson from 1999 until 2007 and from October, 2012 to the present time. Currently, he is completing a three-year assignment as the Director for the Bauer College's Ph.D. programs. Teaching interests are in the area of Human Resource Management with particular emphasis on human resource selection, training, and performance appraisal. Current research interests include perceptions of equity in the grievance/legal remedy-seeking behavior of third party observers, beliefs about punishment, and perceptions of the antecedents and consequences of discriminatory behavior in organizations.

Research Interests

  • Perception of grievance policies
  • Equity
  • Equity and its consequences

Areas of Expertise

  • Selection and appraisal of employees


  • Elkins, T.J., Phillips, J.S. & Ward, S.G. Organizational sexual harassment investigations: Observers' perceptions of fairness. Journal of Managerial Issues, 20, 88-108. [2008]
  • Liu, Yuwen, & Phillips, J.S. (in press) Examining the antecedents of knowledge sharing in facilitating team innovativeness from a multi-level perspective. International Journal of Information Management.

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  • MANA 4355: Staffing and Selection
  • MANA 4341: Leading Organizational Change


Ph.D. I/O Psychology
University of Akron

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