Anthony R. Wheeler

Anthony R. Wheeler, PhD

  • Dean of School of Business Administration
  • Professor
Media Expertise:
  • Business Administration


  • PhD, Industrial-Organizational Psychology (2003)
    University of Oklahoma (OK)
  • MS, Industrial-Organizational Psychology (2001)
    University of Oklahoma (OK)
  • BA, Psychology (1996)
    University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

About Me

I serve as the dean of the School of Business Administration and as a professor of management at Widener University. I have taught at all levels of instruction, including the doctoral-level, on topics related to human resources management, organizational behavior, and entrepreneurship and innovation. Along with nearly a decade of administrative experience, I maintain an active research agenda that focuses on employee turnover and retention, employee stress, burnout, and engagement, and leadership.

I have published in top management, organizational behavior, and human resource management peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Business Research, Work & Stress, Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Occupational and Health Psychology, International Journal of Selection and Assessment, Journal of Business Ethics, and Journal of Business Logistics. I served as an associate editor of Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology and continue to serve as co-editor of Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management. I currently serve on the editorial review board for Group and Organization Management.

In addition to my academic experience, I have extensive human resources and change management consulting experience with Fortune 500, high-tech, and start-up companies, as well as extensive government consulting experience. I have made media appearances across the country, including recently in The Washington Post and Financial Times.

Areas of Expertise

  • Employee retention and turnover
  • The impact of furloughs on employee well-being and performance, stress, burnout, and engagement
  • Leadership
  • Performance management
  • Employee staffing


  • Halbesleben, J.R.B., & Wheeler, A.R. (2015). Reciprocal helping behavior as a source of personal resources: A day-level study of coworker pairs. Journal of Management, 41, 1628-1650.
  • Wheeler, A.R., Shanine, K.K., Leon, M.R., & Whitman, M.V. (2014). Student-recruited samples in organizational research: A review, analysis, and guidelines for future research. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 87, 1-26.
  • Halbesleben, J.R.B., Wheeler, A.R., Paustian-Underdahl, S.C. (2013). The impact of furloughs on emotional exhaustion, self-rated performance, and recovery experiences. Journal of Applied Psychology, 98, 492-503.
  • Halbesleben, J. R. B., Wheeler, A. R., & Rossi, A. M. (2012). The costs and benefits of working with one's spouse: A two-sample examination of spouse support, work-family conflict, and emotional exhaustion. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 33, 597-615.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • Academy of Management
  • Southern Management Association
  • Society for Human Resource¬†Management


  • Emerald Literati Network Outstanding Author Contribution (2011)
  • Emerald Literati Network Highly Commended Award (2007)
  • College of Business Administration Graduate Teaching Award, University of Rhode Island (2011)
  • College of Business Administration Faculty Research Award, University of Rhode Island (2009)

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