College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

2017082-Schmidt-Gordon-JW

Chair and Associate Professor 

  • Office: Neff 288D
  • Office Hours:   

                                  Monday 4:30 PM-5:30 PM

                                  Tuesday 4:30 PM-5:30 PM

                                  Thursday 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

                                   Others by Appointment

Education

  • Ph.D. , Michigan State University, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, August 2012
  • Masters, Michigan State University, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Spring 2008
  • Bachelor of Science, Cornell University, Industrial and Labor Relations, May 2004

Research Interests

I have done work in a number of areas but my main current research interests are: the impact of social media on human resource-related behaviors, cognitions and knowledge creation, motivational processes that unfold over time, the positive impact of office gossip on individual affiliative and informational processes within organizations, and the theoretical development of the construct of job apathy. I also am active on the site Twitter, where I discuss organizational and psychological research. You can find my feed there at: http://twitter.com/iopsychology

Selected Publications

  • Cochran, D. S., Schmidt, G. B., Oxtoby, J., Hensley, M., & Barnes, J. (in press). Using collective system design to define and communicate organization goals and related solutions. Journal of Enterprise Transformation.
  • Schmidt, G. B., Park, G., Kenney, J., & Ghumman, S. (2017). Job apathy: Scale development and initial validation. Journal of Career Assessment, 25, 484-501.
  • O’Connor, K. W., Schmidt, G. B., & Drouin, M. (2016). Helping workers understand and follow social media policies. Business Horizons, 59, 205-211.
  • O’Connor, K. W., Schmidt, G. B., & Drouin, M. (2016). Suspended because of social media?  Students’ knowledge and opinions of university social media policies and practices. Computers in Human Behavior, 65, 619-626.
  • Schmidt, G. B. (2016). How adult attachment styles relate to perceived psychological contract breach and affective organizational commitment. Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, 28, 147-170.
  • Schmidt. G. B. (2016). Using Pinterest in the management classroom. Management Teaching Review, 1, 79-84.
  • Schmidt. G. B., & Jettinghoff, W. (2016). Using Amazon Mechanical Turk and other compensated crowdsourcing sites. Business Horizons, 59, 391-400.
  • Schmidt. G. B., Lelchook, A. M., & Martin, J. E. (2016). The relationship between social media co-worker connections and work-related attitudes. Computers in Human Behavior, 55 (Part A), 439-445.
  • Landers, R. N. & Schmidt, G. B. (2016). Social Media in Employee Selection and Recruitment: Theory, Practice and Current Challenges. Springer.
  • Drouin, M., O’Connor, K. W., Schmidt, G. B., & Miller, D. A. (2015). Facebook fired: Legal perspectives and young adults' opinions on the use of social media in employment decisions. Computers in Human Behavior, 46, 123-128.
  • O’Connor, K. W. & Schmidt, G. B. (2015). “Facebook fired”: Legal standards for social media–based terminations of K-12 public school teachers. Journal of Workplace Rights (Sage Open), 5(1), 1-11. DOI: 10.1177/2158244015575636
  • O’Connor, K. & Schmidt, G. B. (2015). May it please the court: Two legal cases to teach students about social media based terminations of employment. Journal of Management Education, 39, 806-811.
  • Schmidt, G. B. (2015). 50 Days an MTurk worker: The social and motivational context for Amazon Mechanical Turk workers. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice. 8(2), 165-171.
  • Schmidt, G. B. (2015). The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. Journal of Management Education, 39, 801-805.
  • Schmidt. G. B. & O’Connor, K. W. (2015). Fired for Facebook: using NLRB guidance to craft appropriate social media policies. Business Horizons, 58, 571—579.
  • Schmidt, G. B. (2014). Virtual leadership: An important leadership context. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice 7 (2), 182-187.
  • Mishra, P. & Schmidt, G. B. (2013). Unfortunately, ambiguities still abound in how we conceptualize CSR. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice 6 (4), 379-383. (Authors contributed equally, names are in alphabetical order).
  • Schmidt, G. B. & Landers, R. N. (2013). Solving the replication problem in psychology requires much more than a website. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice 6 (3), 315-318.
  • Schmidt, G. B. & Landers, R. N. (2010). Strengthening shared identity in I/O Psychology through online social networks. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice 3 (3), 286-288.

Prior Work Experience

Previous teaching experience at Michigan State University, Albion College and Lansing Community College. Courses taught related to organizational psychology, organizational behavior, negotiation, labor and industrial relations, introductory psychology, and research methods.
Consulting on social media with organizations.
Insurance audit software tester.

Classes Taught

  • OLS 25200:  Human Relations in Organization
  • OLS 27400:  Applied Leadership
  • OLS 37500:  Training Methods
  • OLS 37600:  Human Resources
  • OLS 47500:  Human Resource Development
  • OLS 56500:  Employee Relations

Class Schedule

  • OLS 37500-01; TR, 1:30 PM-2:45 PM, KT G43
  • OLS 37500-02M; T, 7:30 PM-8:45 PM, KT 118
  • OLS 53000-01; M, 6:00 PM-8:45 PM, NF 133

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A FEW THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT ME ...

I'm a big fan of standup comedy.
When I have a chance, I love to attend local shows.

Baseball is my favorite sport.
Go Mets!

You might even say I'm a kid at heart.
In my spare time, I love playing computer games and classic console video games.