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2021 Marguerite Howard Research Fellowship Recipient - Dr. Joseph Liu

May 14, 2021  / Joseph Liu  / Tags: Marguerite Howard Research Fellowship, 2021

2021 Marguerite Howard Research Fellowship Recipient

Dr. Joseph Liu

Assistant Professor
Department of Management

Dr. Joseph Liu
Dr. Joseph Liu

Dr. Joseph Liu began his career as a tax accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP before earning his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior at Georgia Institute of Technology in 2016. Prior to arriving at FGCU, he was a faculty member in the Department of Management at California State University Chico and a visiting professor for the University Studies Abroad Consortium in Turin, Italy, and Bilbao, Spain. He arrived at FGCU in Fall 2019 to teach upper-level courses in negotiation, global human resource management, and management of compensation.

In the short time since earning his Ph.D., Dr. Liu has produced four ABDC A* and three ABDC A ranked journal publications, one of which appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, a premier journal in the management field. His research specialties include Organizational Justice, Ethics, and Human Resource Management. Last year his article in The International Journal of Human Resource Management, “Leveraging the employee voice: A multi-level social learning perspective of ethical leadership,” earned him a 2020 Top Tier Research Award from the College. Dr. Liu also serves as faculty advisor for the FGCU student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management.

Dr. Liu intends to use the professional development funds included in the Howard Research Fellowship to purchase data for a series of laboratory studies to examine the impact of employees’ non-work behavior and expressed attitudes (e.g., social media presence) on leaders’ resource allocation decisions. Insights gleaned from this research will help managers determine fair treatment of their employees' non-work behaviors and could potentially be provided as training to local business leaders through the Southwest Florida Leadership Institute.