UMCORE is an interdisciplinary group comprised of researchers and doctoral students
from human resource (HR) management, organizational behavior (OB), strategic management
(ST), and management information systems (MIS).
Dr. Allen earned his Ph.D. from the Beebe Institute of Personnel and Employment Relations
at Georgia State University. He is a Distinguished University Professor of Management
in the Dept of Management, Fogelman College of Business and Economics, University
of Memphis. He is also Coordinator for the Management Ph.D. program. His primary research
interests include the flow of people into and out of organizations and the role of
technology in HR management. His research on these topics has been published in Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management,
Personnel Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Organizational Research
Methods, Human Relations, and other outlets. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses primarily in the
areas of HR management and organizational research methods. He does organizational
research and consulting on topics such as recruitment, retention, and organizational
effectiveness, and has worked with organizations such as the Red Cross, Campbell Clinic,
Georgia Department of Family and Children Services, Harrah's Entertainment, Methodist
Hospitals, Pfizer, Region's Bank, and U.S. Navy.
Dr. Janz is a Professor of MIS and is an Associate Director for the FedEx Center for
Supply Chain Management in the FedEx Institute of Technology at the Fogelman College
of Business & Economics at the University of Memphis. In addition, he is the co-founder
of the University’s Center for Managing Emerging Technology, and recently served as
the Director for the Fogelman College's Executive Education program. Brian’s research has been published in book chapters as well as many academic and
practitioner journals including MIS Quarterly, Decision Science, Journal of MIS, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Database Management, Journal of Information Technology Management, Information and Management, Journal of Global IT Management, Cycle Time Research, Journal of Strategic Performance Measurement, and Journal of Education for MIS. Dr. Janz has over 30 years of experience in the information systems field working
for the University of Minnesota, IBM, Honeywell, and General Motors, as well as consulting
with several Fortune 500 companies and governmental agencies. Dr. Janz did his bachelor’s
work in electrical engineering at the University of Wisconsin and University of Minnesota.
He earned an MBA in strategic management and a Ph.D. in MIS from the Carlson School
of Management at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Jiang is an Assistant Professor of strategy and entrepreneurship in the Dept of
Management, Fogelman College of Business and Economics, University of Memphis. He
received his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the W.P.Carey School of Business,
Arizona State University. His research interests include social networks and social
capital, strategic leadership and managerial decision making, interfirm relationships,
and corporate governance. Dr. Jiang has published his research in leading scholarly
journals such as Journal of Management and Journal of Management and Organizations. His research has been funded by the Chinese National Foundation of Natural Science
Research and Chinese National Social Science Foundation. Dr. Jiang teaches courses
in strategic management and entrepreneurship. Before joining academia, he worked for
Roland Berger and Bexcel Consulting Group (China) as a senior consultant.
Dr. Pierce is the Great Oaks Foundation Professor of HR Management and Chair of the
Dept of Management, Fogelman College of Business and Economics, University of Memphis.
He received his B.S. from Syracuse University and M.A. and Ph.D. from the University
at Albany, State University of New York. His research interests include workplace
romance, sexual harassment in organizations, test bias and discrimination in employee
selection, and organizational research methods. Dr. Pierce 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, 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 the Academy of Management's Research Methods Division Robert McDonald Advancement
of Organizational Research Methodology award. He teaches undergraduate and graduate
courses in HR management. Dr. Pierce is Coordinator of the Mid-south Management Research
Consortium (MMRC; http://www.memphis.edu/management). He has served as an expert witness in an age and race employment discrimination
lawsuit and a negligent hiring lawsuit.
Dr. Rubenstein an Assistant Professor of Management in the Fogelman College of Business
and Economics at the University of Memphis. He earned his Ph.D. in Management (HR/OB)
from the Warrington College of Business Administration at the University of Florida.
He also holds a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in Business Administration from the
University of Washington. Dr. Rubenstein has published his research in leading scholarly
journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Business Ethics, and Multivariate Behavioral Research. His research interests include individual differences in intelligence and personality,
newcomer socialization and adjustment, employee turnover and retention, and interpersonal
relationships at work.
DOCTORAL STUDENT AFFILIATES
Christian Calderon, Tong Kang, Kathy Ma, Juanita Trusty