Melissa L. Gruys


Dr. Melissa. L. Gruys is a Professor and Chair of the Management and International Business Department in the Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University.  She received her Ph.D. in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota. She joined the Wright State University faculty in June 2006, and was previously at Washington State University Vancouver. Dr. Gruys has received numerous awards for teaching, research and service activities. Dr. Gruys has taught courses in human resource management, management, and organizational behavior. Her two main streams of research revolve around employee performance and work behavior. The first stream of research focuses on predicting, defining, and examining employee performance and work behavior (e.g., employee selection, creativity, the impact of work attitudes such as job satisfaction on job performance) and the second stream of research focuses on counterproductive work behavior (CWB), or behavior that is counter to effective employee job performance (e.g., how to predict and prevent such behavior). Dr. Gruys’ work has been published in the journals such as: Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Human Resource Management, International Journal of Selection and Assessment, Human Resource Management Review, Journal of Organizational and Occupational Psychology, International Journal of Management Practice, and Thinking Skills and Creativity. She has partnered with firms to conduct research and has consulted with a variety of organizations.


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