Brian Whitaker

Position: 
Assistant Professor
Department: 
Department of Management
Office: 
Peacock Hall 4078
Phone: 
828-262-7445

Education

  • Ph.D. 2007, University of Akron: Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • M.S. 2002, Xavier University: Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • B.S. 1999, University of Louisville: Psychology

Teaching Interests

  • Traditional HR related courses including Selection, Performance Appraisal, and International HRM as well as broader Organizational Behavior topics of Leadership, Attitudes, and Values.

Research Interests

  • Application of feedback processes in organizations, morality in the workplace, and measurement issues.

Selected Publications

Whitaker, B. G. & Dahling, J. In press. When can feedback-seeking behavior result in a better performance rating? Investigating the moderating role of political skill. Human Performance.

*Felty, R., Whitaker, B. G., Bergman, S. M., & Bergman, J. Z. (in press). The longitudinal influence of narcissism in the team context. International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior.

*Felty, R., Whitaker, B. G., Bergman, S., & Bergman, J. 2015. International  Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior. The longitudinal influence of narcissism in the team context

*Van Beek, E., Westerman, J., & Whitaker, B. (2014). Ecological values, narcissism, and materialism: A comparison of business students in the United States and the Netherlands. International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development.

Whitaker, B. G., Westerman, J. (2014). Linking spirituality and values to personal initiative through psychological
empowerment. Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion, ahead-of-print: 1-23.

Whitaker, B. G., & Dahling, J. (2013). The influence of autonomy and supervisor political skill on the use and consequences of peer intimidation. Human Performance, 26: 353-373.

Westerman, J. W., Whitaker, B. G., & *Hardesty, A. (2013). Belief in God:The Differential Prediction of Workplace Values Journal of Management, Spirituality, and Religion.

*Frazier, C., Ludwig, T. D., Whitaker, B. G., & Roberts, D. S. (2013). Aheirarchical factor analysis of a safety culture survey. Journal of Safety Research, (vol. 45, pp. 15-28).

Whitaker, B. G., & Godwin, L. (2013). The antecedents of moral imagination in the workplace: A social cognitive theory perspective Journal of Business Ethics.

Whitaker, B. G. (2012). The influence of covariates on latent job performance ratings from differing sources:  A MIMIC modeling approach International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior, (vol. 15, issue 2, pp. 23).

Whitaker, B. G., & Levy, P. E. (2012). Linking feedback quality and goal orientation to feedback seeking and job performance. Human Performance, (vol. 25, issue 2, pp. 159-178).

McKinney, J. L., Whitaker, B. G., & Hindman, H. D. (2012). Discharge Policy Information in the Job Offer Letter: Its Impact on Recruit Perceptions of Psychological Contract Formation and Organizational Attraction Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, (vol. 24, issue 1, pp. 55-75).

Whitaker, B. G. (2011). Linking the feedback environment to feedback seeking through perceptions of organizational support and job involvement. The International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior, (vol. 14, issue 3, pp. 19).

Whitaker, B. G. (2010). Techniques for reducing applicant response distortion: Their effects on measurement equivalence and criterion-related validity Journal of Knowledge and Human Resource Management, (vol. 1, issue 1).

Whitaker, B., & McKinney, J. (2009). Role clarity, social skills and the feedback seeking/job satisfaction link. International Journal of Organizational Behavior, 14, 54-68.

Whitaker, B. (2009). Techniques for reducing applicant response distortion: Their effects on measurement equivalence and criterion-related validity. Journal of Knowledge and Human Resource Management, 1, 67-84.

Dahling, J., Whitaker, B., & Levy, P. (2009).The development and validation of a new Machiavellianism scale. Journal of Management, 35, 219-257.

Whitaker, B., Dahling, J., & Levy, P. (2007). The development of a feedback environment - role clarity model of work performance. Journal of Management, 33, 570-591.

Whitaker, B.
, & McKinney, J. (2007) Assessing the measurement invariance of latent job satisfaction ratings across survey administration modes for respondent subgroups: A MIMIC modeling approach. Behavioral Research Methods, 39, 502-509.

Whitaker, B. (2007). Internet-based attitude assessment: Does gender affect measurement equivalence? Computers in Human Behavior, 23, 1183-1184.

Presentations

Whitaker, B. & Dahling, J. (November, 2014). Political skill moderates the image enhancement motive, feedback seeking, and task performance links. Paper to be presented at the 2014 Southern Management Association Meeting.

*Cartabuke, M., Westerman, J., & Whitaker, B. (November, 2014). Empathy as an antecedent of social justice behavior. Paper to be presented at the 2014 Southern Management Association Meeting .

Bergman, S., & Bergman, J. & Whitaker, B. (May, 2014). Social media in selection: Validity, applicant reactions, and legality. Symposium presented at the 29th Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Whitaker, B., Cotton, R., Bergman, S., & Bergman, J. (May, 2014). The development and validation of the cross-cultural cognitive dissonance scale. Poster presented at the 29th Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, San Francisco, CA.

*Felty, R. J., Whitaker, B. G., Bergman, S., & Bergman, J. Z. (May, 2014). The influence of narcissism in the team context. Poster to be presented at the 29th Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Westerman, J. W., Whitaker, B. G., Bergman, S., & Bergman, J. (March, 2014). Faculty narcissism and student outcomes in business higher education: A student-faculty fit analysis. Western Academy of Management, Napa, CA.

Whitaker, B. G., Westerman, J. (August, 2013). Linking spirituality and values to personal initiative through psychological empowerment. Paper presented at the 2013 Academy of Management Annual Meeting Academy of Management, Orlando, FLA.

Whitaker, B. G. Symposium Co-Chair. (October, 2012). Organizational goals and social media: Much to do about nothing? River Cities Industrial-Organizational Psychology Conference, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN.

*Acikgoz, Y., *Carrol, R., *Felty, R., *Ferrise, M., Bergman, S., & Whitaker, B. G. (October, 2012). Organizational goals and social media: Much to do about nothing? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the River Cities Industrial-Organizational Psychology Conference, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN.

Westerman, J. W., Whitaker, B. G., & *Hardesty, A. (August, 2012). Personality and religious belief: The differential prediction of workplace values. Paper presented at the 2012 Academy of Management Annual Meeting Academy of Management, Boston, MA.

Whitaker, B. G., Symposium Chair. (August, 2012). Guilt at work. Academy of Management Annual Meeting Academy of Management, Boston, MA.

*Felty, R. J., Whitaker, B. G., Bergman, S., & Bergman, J. Z. (October, 2011). Narcissism and performance in a management education teamwork project. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the River Cities Industrial-Organizational Psychology Conference, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN.

Whitaker, B. (August, 2011). Extreme careerism and supervisor reactions to peer intimidation. Paper presented at the 2011 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA. Nominated for OB Best Paper.

Whitaker, B. Organizer and Co-Chair. (August, 2010). Moral decision-making in organizations: Empirical insights and practical guidance. All-Academy symposium presented at the 2010 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada.

Whitaker, B., Godwin, L., & *Bradley, S. (August, 2010). Individual and contextual influences on moral imagination in the workplace. Paper presented at the 2010 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada.

Godwin, L., Whitaker, B. & *Bradley, S. (August, 2010). Shaping morality? Exploring the relationship between business education and moral imagination and moral decision making. Paper presented at the 2010 Society for Business Ethics Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada.

McKinney, J., Hindman, H., & Whitaker, B. (August, 2009). The impact of discharge policy information on applicant perceptions. Poster presented at the 2009 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Whitaker, B. (August, 2008). A dual mechanism model for linking the feedback environment and feedback seeking. Poster presented at the 2008 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA.

Whitaker, B., Levy, P., and Whitaker, J. (April, 2008). Goal orientation moderates the feedback
environment/feedback seeking link.
Poster presented at the 23th Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Whitaker, B., Dahling, J., & Nurdlund, M. (May, 2007). The effects of warnings and elaborations on selection device utility. Poster presented at the 22th Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, New York, NY.

Dahling, J., Whitaker, B., and Levy, P. (May, 2007). The development and validation of a new Machiavellianism scale. Poster presented at the 22th Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, New York, NY.

Whitaker, B. & Dahling, J. (May, 2006). Role clarity, social skills and the feedback seeking/organizational outcomes link. Poster presented at the 21th Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Dallas, TX.

Whitaker, B., McKinney, J., & Dahling, J. (August, 2005). Relational self-identity as a mediator of the feedback environment-OCB link. Poster presented at the 113th Annual American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, DC.

Whitaker, B. & Dahling, J. (April, 2005). A feedback environment - role clarity model of job performance. Poster presented at the 20th Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Whitaker, B., Dahling, J., Chau, S., & Swee, H. (April, 2005). Beyond measurement invariance: Investigating performance ratings covariates using MIMIC modeling. Poster presented at the 20th Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Dahling, J. & Whitaker, B. (April, 2005). Interaction of social skill and goal orientation on feedback-seeking behavior. Poster presented at the 20th Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Whitaker, B. & McKinney, J. (January, 2005). Assessing the measurement invariance of latent job satisfaction ratings across survey administration modes for respondent subgroups: A MIMIC modeling approach. Poster presented at the 4th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Statistics, Mathematics and Related Fields, Honolulu, HI.

Whitaker, B. (April, 2004). The impact of data collection methodology on popular data-reporting indices. Poster presented at the 19th Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Chicago, IL.

Whitaker, B. (July, 2004). Internet-based attitude assessment: Does gender affect measurement equivalence? Poster presented at the 112th Annual American Psychological Association Convention, Honolulu, HI.

 

* ASU Graduate Student, ** ASU Undergraduate Student