Anthony R. Wheeler, PhD
- Dean of School of Business Administration
- 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)
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
- 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 Resources 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)