Gerald R. Ferris (Ph.D.) is the Marie Krafft Professor of Management, Professor of Psychology, and Professor of Sport Management at Florida State University. Prior to accepting this chaired position, he held the Robert M. Hearin Chair of Business Administration, and was Professor of Management and Acting Associate Dean for Faculty and Research in the School of Business Administration at the University of Mississippi from 1999-2000, and before that, he served as Professor of Labor and Industrial Relations, of Business Administration, and of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1989-1999, and as the Director of the Center for Human Resource Management at the University of Illinois from 1991-1996.

Ferris received a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has research interests in the areas of interpersonal and political influence in organizations, performance evaluation, and strategic human resources management. Ferris is the author of over 225 articles published in such scholarly journals as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personnel Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, and Academy of Management Review, and such applied journals as the Academy of Management Executive, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Planning, and Organizational Dynamics. Ferris served as editor of the annual series "Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management" from its origin in 1981 until 2003. He has authored or edited nearly 40 books including Political Skill at Work (Davies-Black, Nicholas Brealey), Human Resources Management: Perspectives, Context, Functions, and Outcomes (Prentice-Hall), Handbook of Human Resource Management (Blackwell), Strategy and Human Resources Management (South-Western), and Method & Analysis in Organizational Research (Reston).

Ferris has consulted on a variety of human resources topics with companies including ARCO, Borg-Warner, Eli Lilly, Motorola, and PPG, and he has taught in management development programs and lectured in Austria, Greece, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and Taiwan, in addition to various U.S. universities. Professor Ferris’s work on influence at work has been the focus of considerable general interest as well, having been interviewed on national television on CBS This Morning (by Charles Osgood), on radio stations for call in programs in most major cities in the U.S., as well as the BBC in London, and stations in Tokyo, Singapore, and New Zealand, and his work has been written up in major U.S. newspapers from coast to coast. Ferris has been the recipient of a number of distinctions and honors. In 2001, he was the recipient of the Heneman Career Achievement Award, and in 2010, he received the Thomas A. Mahoney Mentoring Award, both from the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management.

Gerald R. Ferris, PhD Marie Krafft Professor of Management, Professor of Psychology, and Professor of Sport Management, Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA

Gerald R. Ferris (Ph.D.) is the Marie Krafft Professor of Management, Professor of Psychology, and Professor of Sport Management at Florida State University. Prior to accepting this chaired position, he held the Robert M. Hearin Chair of Business Administration, and was Professor of Management and Acting Associate Dean for Faculty and Research in the School of Business Administration at the University of Mississippi from 1999-2000, and before that, he served as Professor of Labor and Industrial Relations, of Business Administration, and of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1989-1999, and as the Director of the Center for Human Resource Management at the University of Illinois from 1991-1996.

Ferris received a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has research interests in the areas of interpersonal and political influence in organizations, performance evaluation, and strategic human resources management. Ferris is the author of over 225 articles published in such scholarly journals as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personnel Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, and Academy of Management Review, and such applied journals as the Academy of Management Executive, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Planning, and Organizational Dynamics. Ferris served as editor of the annual series "Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management" from its origin in 1981 until 2003. He has authored or edited nearly 40 books including Political Skill at Work (Davies-Black, Nicholas Brealey), Human Resources Management: Perspectives, Context, Functions, and Outcomes (Prentice-Hall), Handbook of Human Resource Management (Blackwell), Strategy and Human Resources Management (South-Western), and Method & Analysis in Organizational Research (Reston).

Ferris has consulted on a variety of human resources topics with companies including ARCO, Borg-Warner, Eli Lilly, Motorola, and PPG, and he has taught in management development programs and lectured in Austria, Greece, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and Taiwan, in addition to various U.S. universities. Professor Ferris’s work on influence at work has been the focus of considerable general interest as well, having been interviewed on national television on CBS This Morning (by Charles Osgood), on radio stations for call in programs in most major cities in the U.S., as well as the BBC in London, and stations in Tokyo, Singapore, and New Zealand, and his work has been written up in major U.S. newspapers from coast to coast. Ferris has been the recipient of a number of distinctions and honors. In 2001, he was the recipient of the Heneman Career Achievement Award, and in 2010, he received the Thomas A. Mahoney Mentoring Award, both from the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management.

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