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Dennis R. Laker PhD

Associate Professor

  • PhD Industrial Organizational Psychology 1984

    University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign (IL)

  • MA, BA Industrial Organizational Psychology 1978

    University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign (IL)

  • BA Psychology 1974

    Hanover College (IN

  • MGT 210 Foundations of Management

  • MHR 316 Introduction to Human Resource Management

  • MGT 678 Performance Management

My research interests include training and training transfer, management, career exploration and planning, self-efficacy and behavior change, and behavioral finance

Selected Awards

  • Fitz Dixon University-Wide Teaching Award Finalist 2012

  • Frank Lordi Teaching Innovation Award 2011

  • William J. Zahka SBA Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award 2006, 2012

Selected Publications

  • Laker, D.R., & Powell, J.L. (2011). The differences between hard and soft skills and their relative impact on training transfer. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 22 (1) 111122.

  • Laker, D. R., & Laker, R. (2007). The five year resume: A career planning exercise. Journal of Management Education, 31 (1), 128141.

  • Tachau, S., Beck, T., Carpenter, C., Haman, D., & Laker, D.R. (2013). Cents and Sensibility: A guide to money management for people with disabilities. Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation.

Academy of Management (AOM)