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Dr. "Chuck" Pierce, Associate Dean, Academic Programs & Research; Professor of Management

Charles A. Pierce, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Academic Programs & Research; 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 Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Research and Professor of Management, Fogelman College of Business and Economics, University of Memphis. He was previously Chair of the Department of Management at the University of Memphis and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Montana State University. Dr. Pierce received his B.S. (1990) from Syracuse University and M.A. (1992) and Ph.D. (1995) from the University at Albany, State University of New York.

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 BBA, MBA, Executive MBA, and PhD courses in HR management, staffing organizations, employee training & development, and organizational research methods (MGMT 3215, MGMT 4260, MGMT 7220, MGMT 7250, MGMT 8220, MGMT 8921).

Dr. Pierce serves as an editorial board member for the Journal of Management, Human Resource Management Review, Journal of Business and Psychology, and Journal of Managerial Psychology. He was a 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 an elected member of the executive committee for the Academy of Management's Research Methods Division: Treasurer (2003-2005), Program Chair-Elect/PDW Chair (2005-2006), Program Chair (2006-2007), Division Chair-Elect (2007-2008), Division Chair (2008-2009), and Past Division Chair (2009-2010). He served as an officer in and is an elected Fellow of the Southern Management Association (SMA; Treasurer, 2007-2010; Finance Committee, 2010-2013; Dean of Fellows, 2016-2019). Dr. Pierce is also an elected Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). He is Coordinator of the Mid-south Management Research Consortium (MMRC).

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 (UMRC) and FCBE Research Council (FCBERC).

Research Publications

  • 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.
  • 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., 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)
  • 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 (Fall 2019)

  • Baker, A. N., King, D. R., Nalick, M., Tempio, M., Gupta, V. K., & Pierce, C. A. (under revision). Managers' sexually-oriented behavior and firm performance: Linking media reports to cumulative abnormal returns. Manuscript to be submitted for publication.
  • Cheung, H. K., Goldberg, C. B., Bowes-Sperry, L., & Pierce, C. A. (research design phase). Social identity threat and judgments of sex-based behaviors from a moral lens.
  • Gupta, V. K., Batra, S., & Pierce, C. A. (under review). Effects of founder's workplace romance on recruits' intentions to join a new business venture. Manuscript invited to be revised and resubmitted for publication in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. (1st R&R)
  • Markin, E. T., Gupta, V. K., Pierce, C. A., & Covin, J. C. (under revision). National culture as a moderator of the entrepreneurial orientation-firm performance link: 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.
  • Swab, R. G., Javadian, G., Gupta, V. K., & Pierce, C. A. (under review). Stereotype threat theory in organizational research: Constructive analysis and future research agenda. Manuscript invited to be revised and resubmitted for publication in Group and Organization Management. (1st R&R)

Invited Research Colloquia & Invited Campus Visits

  • 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): 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