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Dr. Chuck Pierce, Interim Dean & Professor of Management

Charles A. Pierce, Ph.D.

Interim Dean & Professor of Management

Phone
901.678.4620
Email
chuck.pierce@memphis.edu
Fax
901.678.4990
Office
FAB 426B
Office Hours
By Appointment

Dr. Charles A. (Chuck) Pierce is Interim Dean and Professor of Management, Fogelman College of Business and Economics, University of Memphis. He previously served as Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Research, Chair of the Department of Management, and Coordinator of the Management PhD Program in FCBE. He also served as Chair of the Department of Psychology and Coordinator of the Applied Psychology MS Program at Montana State University. Dr. Pierce has 23 years of progressive leadership experience serving in academic administrative positions. He received his B.S. (1990) from Syracuse University and M.A. (1992) and Ph.D. (1995) from the University at Albany-SUNY.

In his role as Interim Dean, Dr. Pierce is responsible for oversight of FCBE including (1) management and evaluation of faculty and staff performance, (2) faculty and staff recruitment and hiring, (3) faculty promotion and tenure reviews, (4) governance, (5) strategic planning, (6) administration, (7) budget management, (8) undergraduate and graduate curriculum, (9) executive education programs, (10) program design, (11) course enrollments, (12) research mission and centers, (13) AACSB and SACSCOC accreditation, (14) business community, alumni, and donor relations, and (15) fundraising.

In his prior role as Associate Dean, Dr. Pierce had oversight over the following academic programs and research groups:

  • BBA in Accounting, Business Information & Technology, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing
  • MA in Economics
  • MBA (online, professional, executive; includes dual JD/MBA, PharmD/MBA w/ UT Health Science Center, & forthcoming MHA/MBA)
  • MS in Accounting
  • MS in Information Systems
  • MSBA in Finance
  • PhD in Accounting, Business Information & Technology, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing
  • Executive Education
  • Graduate Certificates: Applied Economic Analytics; Business Economics; Business Information Assurance; Business Project Management; Data Analytics for Management; Data Analytics for Technology; Financial Analysis & Planning; General Business; Supply Chain Management; Taxation
  • Research Groups: Applied Economics & Policy Analysis; Auditing & Governance; Business Analytics; Business Sustainability Performance, Reporting, & Assurance; Business Taxation; Customer NeuroInsights Lab; Enterprise Sustainability; Entrepreneurship & Family Business; Financial Accounting & Reporting; Financial Infrastructure Stability & Cybersecurity; Financial Market Microstructure; Healthcare Innovations; Security Markets; Supply Chain Management; Systems Testing Excellence Program; TechEcon & Economic Analytics; Workplace Diversity & Inclusion

FCBE Externally-Funded Research

  • FY 2017: $260,462 (8 awards)
  • FY 2018: $1,176,335 (13 awards)
  • FY 2019: $427,473 (8 awards)
  • FY 2020: $666,892 (7 awards)
  • FY 2021: $489,752 (4 awards) 

FCBE Academic Program Enrollments

Semester BBA MBA MA/MS Graduate Certificate PhD TOTAL
Fall 2017 2,341 379 197 62 59 2,987
Fall 2018 2,537 382 198 66 56 3,196
Fall 2019 2,497 383 235 82 60 3,202
Fall 2020 2,489 644 303 79 62 3,511

 

Dr. Pierce's research interests include workplace romance, sexual harassment in organizations, test bias and discrimination in the selection of human capital, and organizational research methods (e.g., quantitative methods for estimating moderating effects in the context of employee selection; statistical methods in employment discrimination litigation; meta-analysis). He has published his research in leading scholarly journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes, Journal of Management, Human Resource Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Educational Psychology, Educational & Psychological Measurement, and Organizational Research Methods. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and received awards including best paper in the Journal of Organizational Behavior and two Academy of Management's Research Methods Division Robert McDonald Advancement of Organizational Research Methodology awards.

Dr. Pierce has taught courses at the University at Albany-SUNY, Siena College, Montana State University, and University of Memphis. He has instructed BS, BBA, MS, MBA, Executive MBA, and PhD courses in HR management, staffing organizations, employee training & development, industrial/organizational psychology, personnel psychology, social psychology, sexual harassment in organizations, testing & measurement, applied statistics/data analysis, and organizational research methods (e.g., MGMT 3215, MGMT 4260, MGMT 7220, MGMT 7250, MGMT 8220, MGMT 8921).

Dr. Pierce serves on the editorial board for Journal of Management, Journal of Business and Psychology, and Journal of Managerial Psychology. He was Guest Co-Editor for a special issue of Journal of Business and Psychology (June 2014) and Journal of Management (March 2011). Dr. Pierce served as Treasurer and as an elected member of the executive committee for the Academy of Management's Research Methods Division: Program Chair-Elect/PDW Chair, Program Chair, Division Chair-Elect, Division Chair, and Past Division Chair. He served as an officer in and is an elected Fellow of the Southern Management Association (Treasurer; Finance Committee; Dean of Fellows). Dr. Pierce is an elected Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He is Coordinator of the Mid-south Management Research Consortium.

Dr. Pierce served as an expert witness in an age and race employment discrimination lawsuit and a negligent hiring lawsuit. He has HR management consulting and training expertise in sexual harassment, workplace romance, managerial ethics & ethical decision making, test bias & differential prediction in human capital selection, employment discrimination, negligent hiring, and statistics used in employment discrimination litigation. Dr. Pierce serves on the University of Memphis' Corporate Strategy Council, which entails strategic planning for developing philanthropic relations with UofM's corporate partners. He also serves on the University of Memphis Research Council and FCBE Research Council.

Research Publication Analytics

Number of publications 51
Google Scholar citations 7,470
Google Scholar citations since 2016 3,925
h-index 39
i10-index 45
ResearchGate score 32.73
Year w/ most citations 2020 (769)
Year w/ most publications 2008 (5) & 1998 (5)
Year of most cited publication 2005 (998)

 

Research Publications

  • Swab, R. G., Javadian, G., Gupta, V. K., & Pierce, C. A. (in press). Stereotype threat theory in organizational research: Constructive analysis and future research agenda. Group and Organization Management.
  • Baker, A. N., King, D. R., Nalick, M., Tempio, M., Gupta, V. K., & Pierce, C. A. (in press). Managers' sexually-oriented behavior and firm performance: Linking media reports to stock market reactions and legal risk. Journal of Strategy and Management.
  • Knapp, D. E., Hogue, M., & Pierce, C. A. (2019). A gateway theory-based model of the escalation of severity of sexually harassing behavior in organizations. Journal of Managerial Issues, 31, 198-215.
  • Pierce, C. A. (2017). Workplace romance. In S.G. Rogelberg (Ed.), SAGE Encyclopedia of Industrial/Organizational Psychology (2nd ed., pp. 1781-1783). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Aguinis, H., Culpepper, S. A., & Pierce, C. A. (2016). Differential prediction generalization in college admissions testing. Journal of Educational Psychology, 108, 1045-1059.
  • Bosco, F. A., Aguinis, H., Field, J. G., Pierce, C. A., & Dalton, D. R. (2016). HARKing's threat to organizational research: Evidence from primary and meta-analytic sources. Personnel Psychology, 69, 709-750.
  • Bosco, F. A., Aguinis, H., Singh, K., Field, J. G., & Pierce, C. A. (2015). Correlational effect size benchmarks. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100, 431-449.
  • Keim, A. C., Landis, R. S., Pierce, C. A., & Earnest, D. R. (2014). Why do employees worry about their jobs? A meta-analytic review of predictors of job insecurity. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 19, 269-290.
  • Landis, R. S., James, L. R., Lance, C. E., Pierce, C. A., & Rogelberg, S. G. (2014). When is nothing something? Editorial for the null results special issue of Journal of Business and Psychology. Journal of Business and Psychology, 29, 163-167 (Special Issue Editorial Introduction).
  • Hancock, J. I., Allen, D. G., Bosco, F. A., McDaniel, K. R., & Pierce, C. A. (2013). Meta-analytic review of employee turnover as a predictor of firm performance. Journal of Management, 39, 573-603.
  • Dalton, D. R., Aguinis, H., Dalton, C. M., Bosco, F. A., & Pierce, C. A. (2012). Revisiting the file drawer problem in meta-analysis: An assessment of published and non-published correlation matrices. Personnel Psychology, 65, 221-249.  
  • Pierce, C. A., Karl, K. A., & Brey, E. T. (2012). Role of workplace romance policies and procedures on job pursuit intentions. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 27, 237-263.
  • Bosco, F. A., Field, J. G., & Pierce, C. A. (2012, August). Accommodational plasticity in organizational science: Impact of hypothesis framing on effect size. Paper published in the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, Boston, MA.
  • Salvaggio, A. N., Streich, M., Hopper, J. E., & Pierce, C. A. (2011). Why do fools fall in love (at work)? Factors associated with the incidence of workplace romance. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41, 906-937.      
  • Aguinis, H., Pierce, C. A., Bosco, F. A., Dalton, D. R., & Dalton, C. M. (2011). Debunking myths and urban legends about meta-analysis. Organizational Research Methods, 14, 306-331. 
    • Reprinted in G.J. Boyle, J.G. O'Gorman, & G.J. Fogarty (Eds.), SAGE Benchmarks in Psychology: Work and Organizational Psychology (Volume 1, Chapter 6). London: Sage.
  • Aguinis, H., Boyd, B. K., Pierce, C. A., & Short, J. C. (2011). Walking new avenues in management research methods and theories: Bridging micro and macro domains. Journal of Management, 37, 395-403 (Special Issue Editorial Introduction).
  • Aguinis, H., Dalton, D. R., Bosco, F. A., Pierce, C. A., & Dalton, C. M. (2011). Meta-analytic choices and judgment calls: Implications for theory development and testing, obtained effect sizes, and scholarly impact. Journal of Management, 37, 5-38.    
  • Dalton, D. R., Aguinis, H., Dalton, C. M., Bosco, F. A., & Pierce, C. A. (2011, August). Revisiting the file drawer problem in meta-analysis. In A. P. Ammeter (Facilitator), Old problems and new avenues in organizational research. Paper published in the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, San Antonio, TX.
  • Aguinis, H., Culpepper, S. A., & Pierce, C. A. (2010). Revival of test bias research in preemployment testing. Journal of Applied Psychology, 95, 648-680.

    • One of five finalists for the Academy of Management's 2011 HR Division Scholarly Achievement Award recognizing the most significant article in HR management published in journals and research annuals in 2010.
      
  • Aguinis, H., Pierce, C. A., & Culpepper, S. A. (2009). Scale coarseness as a methodological artifact: Correcting correlation coefficients attenuated from using coarse scales. Organizational Research Methods, 12, 623-652. 
  • Pierce, C. A., & Aguinis, H. (2009). Moving beyond a legal-centric approach to managing workplace romances: Organizationally sensible recommendations for HR leaders. Human Resource Management, 48, 447-464. 
  • Aguinis, H., Pierce C. A., Bosco, F. A., & Muslin, I. S. (2009). First decade of Organizational Research Methods: Trends in design, measurement, and data-analysis topics. Organizational Research Methods, 12, 69-112.
    • Winner of the Academy of Management's 2015 RM Division Robert McDonald Advancement of Organizational Research Methodology Award recognizing the best paper on methodology published in any journal or book from January 2009 to December 2014.
  • Pierce, C. A., Muslin, I. S., Dudley, C. M., & Aguinis, H. (2008). From charm to harm: A content-analytic review of sexual harassment court cases involving workplace romance. Management Research, 6, 27-45.
  • Aguinis, H., & Pierce, C. A. (2008). Enhancing the relevance of organizational behavior by embracing performance management research. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 29, 139-145.
  • Aguinis, H., Sturman, M. C., & Pierce, C. A. (2008). Comparison of three meta-analytic procedures for estimating moderating effects of categorical variables. Organizational Research Methods, 11, 9-34.
  • Aguinis, H., & Pierce, C. A. (2008). The frustrating search for interaction effects. In D. Barry & H. Hansen (Eds.), SAGE Handbook of New Approaches in Management and Organization (pp. 152-153). Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage.
  • Pierce, C. A. (2008). [Review of Borenstein, M., Hedges, L. V., Higgins, J. P. T., & Rothstein, H. R. (2006). Comprehensive Meta-analysis (Version 2.2.027)]. Organizational Research Methods, 11, 188-191.
  • Aguinis, H., Pierce, C. A., Bosco, F. A., & Muslin, I. S. (2008, August). First decade of Organizational Research Methods: Trends in design, measurement, and data-analysis topics. In H. P. Bowen (Chair), Recent developments in measurement. Paper published in the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, Anaheim, CA. (finalist for the SAGE/RM Division Best Paper Award)
  • Pierce, C. A., Muslin, I. S., & Huning, T. M. (2007). Workplace romance. In S. G. Rogelberg (Ed.), SAGE Encyclopedia of Industrial/Organizational Psychology (Vol. 2, pp. 900-902). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Aguinis, H., & Pierce, C. A. (2006). Computation of effect size for moderating effects of categorical variables in multiple regression. Applied Psychological Measurement, 30, 440-442.
  • Pierce, C. A., & Aguinis, H. (2005). Legal standards, ethical standards, and responses to social-sexual conduct at work. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 26, 727-732.
  • Aguinis, H., Beaty, J. C., Boik, R. J., & Pierce, C. A. (2005). Effect size and power in assessing moderating effects of categorical variables using multiple regression: A 30-year review. Journal of Applied Psychology, 90, 94-107.

    • Reprinted in N. Malhotra (Ed.) (2007). Fundamentals of Marketing Research (Volume 4). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
    • Winner of the Academy of Management's 2009 RM Division Robert McDonald Advancement of Organizational Research Methodology Award recognizing the best paper on methodology published in any journal or book from January 2003 to December 2007.
         
  • Pierce, C. A., Block, R. A., & Aguinis, H. (2004). Cautionary note on reporting eta-squared values from multifactor ANOVA designs. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 64, 916-924.
  • Pierce, C. A., Broberg, B. J., McClure, J. R., & Aguinis, H. (2004). Responding to sexual harassment complaints: Effects of a dissolved workplace romance on decision-making standards. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 95, 66-82.
  • Pierce, C. A., & Aguinis, H. (2003). Romantic relationships in organizations: A test of a model of formation and impact factors. Management Research, 1, 161-169.
  • Hobfoll, S. E., Jackson, A., Hobfoll, I., Pierce, C. A., & Young, S. (2002). The impact of communal-mastery versus self-mastery on emotional outcomes during stressful conditions: A prospective study of Native American women. American Journal of Community Psychology, 30, 853-871.
  • Hobfoll, S. E., Bansal, A., Schurg, R., Young, S., Pierce, C. A., Hobfoll, I., & Johnson, R. (2002). The impact of perceived child physical and sexual abuse history on Native American women's psychological well-being and AIDS risk. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 70, 252-257.
  • Aguinis, H., Boik, R. J., & Pierce, C. A. (2001). A generalized solution for approximating the power to detect effects of categorical moderator variables using multiple regression. Organizational Research Methods, 4, 291-323.
  • Pierce, C. A., & Aguinis, H. (2001). A framework for investigating the link between workplace romance and sexual harassment. Group and Organization Management, 26, 206-229.
  • Pierce, C. A., Aguinis, H., & Adams, S. K. R. (2000). Effects of a dissolved workplace romance and rater characteristics on responses to a sexual harassment accusation. Academy of Management Journal, 43, 869-880.
  • Aguinis, H., Petersen, S. A., & Pierce, C. A. (1999). Appraisal of the homogeneity of error variance assumption and alternatives to multiple regression for estimating moderating effects of categorical variables. Organizational Research Methods, 2, 315-339.
  • Aguinis, H., & Pierce, C. A. (1998). Heterogeneity of error variance and the assessment of moderating effects of categorical variables: A conceptual review. Organizational Research Methods, 1, 296-314.
  • Aguinis, H., & Pierce, C. A. (1998). Statistical power computations for detecting dichotomous moderator variables with moderated multiple regression. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 58, 668-676.
  • Aguinis, H., & Pierce, C. A. (1998). Testing moderator variable hypotheses meta-analytically. Journal of Management, 24, 577-592.

    • Reprinted in French in P. Laroche (Ed.) (2015). La Méta-Analyse: Méthodes et Applications en Sciences Sociales (pp. 59-76). Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium: De Boeck.
  • Aguinis, H., Simonsen, M. M., & Pierce, C. A. (1998). Effects of nonverbal behavior on perceptions of power bases. Journal of Social Psychology, 138, 455-469.
  • Pierce, C. A. (1998). Factors associated with participating in a romantic relationship in a work environment. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 28, 1712-1730.
  • Pierce, C. A., & Aguinis, H. (1997). Bridging the gap between romantic relationships and sexual harassment in organizations. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 18, 197-200.
  • Pierce, C. A., & Aguinis, H. (1997). Using virtual reality technology in organizational behavior research. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 18, 407-410.
  • Aguinis, H., Bommer, W. H., & Pierce, C. A. (1996). Improving the estimation of moderating effects by using computer-administered questionnaires. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 56, 1043-1047.
  • Pierce, C. A. (1996). Body height and romantic attraction: A meta-analytic test of the male-taller norm. Social Behavior and Personality, 24, 143-150.
  • Pierce, C. A., Byrne, D., & Aguinis, H. (1996). Attraction in organizations: A model of workplace romance. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 17, 5-32. (Winner of the Journal of Organizational Behavior Best Paper Award for 1996). 
  • Aguinis, H., Pierce, C. A., & Quigley, B. M. (1995). Enhancing the validity of self-reported alcohol and marijuana consumption using a bogus pipeline procedure: A meta-analytic review. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 16, 515-527.
  • Aguinis, H., Pierce, C. A., & Stone-Romero, E. F. (1994). Estimating the power to detect dichotomous moderators with moderated multiple regression. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 54, 690-692.
  • Aguinis, H., Pierce, C. A., & Quigley, B. M. (1993). Conditions under which a bogus pipeline procedure enhances the validity of self-reported cigarette smoking: A meta-analytic review. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 23, 352-373.

Research Projects (Summer 2021)

  • Baker, A. N., Doll, J. L., Kirk, J. F., & Pierce, C. A. (research design). Solo, serial, and parallel workplace romances: Implications for sexual harassment at work.
  • Cheung, H. K., Goldberg, C. B., Bowes-Sperry, L., & Pierce, C. A. (data collection). Judgments regarding sex-based harassment of uppity women and wimpy men: Influence of social identity and moral disengagement.
  • Gupta, V. K., Batra, S., & Pierce, C. A. (under revision). Effects of founder gender and workplace romance status on recruits' evaluations of early-stage ventures. Manuscript to be submitted for publication.
  • Kirk, J. F., Johnson, S. K., Keplinger, K., Arena, D. F., & Pierce, C. A. (under revision). Role of sexual attraction and power threat in predicting the likelihood of engaging in sexual harassment in organizations. Manuscript to be submitted for publication.
  • Markin, E. T., Gupta, V. K., Pierce, C. A., & Covin, J. C. (under revision). Does national culture moderate the relation between entrepreneurial orientation and firm performance? A meta-analysis. Manuscript to be submitted for publication.
  • Smith, A. N., Ehrhardt, K. P., & Pierce, C. A. (data collection). Development and validation of a measure of erotic capital in the workplace.

Invited Research Colloquia & Invited Campus Visits

  • University of Maine, May 2021 (virtual administrative visit)
  • Clemson University, March 2020 (administrative visit)
  • University of Missouri, October 2016
  • University of Mississippi, April 2016
  • University of Cincinnati, November 2015 (administrative visit)
  • Iowa State University, April 2014
  • West Virginia University, March 2011
  • Kansas State University, January 2011
  • Texas Tech University, January 2008
  • University of Colorado-Denver, December 2006
  • University of Memphis, April 2004
  • University of Oklahoma, March 2004
  • San Diego State University, December 2000
  • Florida International University, December 2000
  • Wayne State University, November 2000
  • Georgia Tech, January 2000
  • Colorado State University, November 1996
  • University of Colorado-Denver, April 1996
  • Montana State University, May 1995
  • University at Albany-SUNY, March 1995

Conference Presentations

  • Academy of Management (AOM): 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2004, 1999, 1998
  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP): 2021, 2019, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1994
  • Southern Management Association (SMA): 2018, 2016, 2010, 2008, 2007
  • Eastern Academy of Management - International (EAM-I): 2019
  • American Psychological Society (APS): 1999, 1996, 1995, 1994
  • Rocky Mountain Psychological Association (RMPA): 1997, 1996, 1995
  • Eastern Psychological Association (EPA): 1995, 1994, 1993