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Meet the Faculty

Bennett E. Postlethwaite

Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Management

Division: Business Administration Division
Office: Center for Communication and Business (CCB) 353
Phone: (310) 506-7239
Fax: (310) 506-4696

  • Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Iowa, 2011
  • MSc., Health Management, Imperial College London (University of London), 2003
  • B.A., Religion, Pepperdine University, 1996
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Human Resources Management
Key Awards/Affiliations:
  • Obermann Graduate Fellow, University of Iowa, 2008
  • Imperial College Business School Prize for Best Research Project in Health Management, 2003
  • Salutatorian, Seaver College, 1996
  • Academy of Management
  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Nationally Registered Paramedic
Academic Interests:
  • Ethical behavior
  • Group dynamics & team processes
  • Individual differences
  • Personnel selection
  • Research synthesis, measurement & methods
Selected Works:
  • Shaffer, J., & Postlethwaite, B. E. (in press). A matter of context: A meta-analytic investigation of the relative validity of contextualized and noncontextualized personality measures. Personnel Psychology.
  • Postlethwaite, B. E., Giluk, T. L., & Schmidt, F. L. (2012). I-O psychologists and intelligence research: Active, aware, and applied. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 5, 190-192.
  • Bradley, B. H., Postlethwaite, B. E., Klotz, A. C., & Brown, K. G. (2012). Reaping the benefits of task conflict in teams: The critical role of team psychological safety climate. Journal of Applied Psychology, 97, 151-158.
  • Postlethwaite, B., Robbins, S., Rickerson, J., & McKinniss, T. (2009). The moderation of conscientiousness by cognitive ability when predicting workplace safety behavior.Personality and Individual Differences, 47, 711-716.
  • Casillas, A., Robbins, S., McKinniss, T., Postlethwaite, B., & Oh, I. (2009). Using integrity testing to predict safety behaviors: A test validation study. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 17, 119-125.