Join us for a night of networking, learning & celebration as Villanova HRD celebrates our 40th anniversary!

5:30-8:30PM | The Inn at Villanova

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stephen Rogelberg

"The Surprising Science of Meetings"

Over three decades of research demonstrates the central role of organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) in workplace functioning. OCBs refer to discretionary behaviors performed by employees that are not explicitly recogniz...

October 30, 2017

Villanova HRD Assistant Professor, Dr. Katina Sawyer, and her colleague, Patricia Grabarek, just recently launched their new blog--!  The goal of this collaborative project is to apply science to "help you bui...

The moment an employee decides to leave an organization, it’s too late. Their productivity dips, their engagement languishes, and all of their discretionary time is spent updating their resume and seeking other opportunities....

Studies have shown that the act of applying extrinsic rewards doesn’t alter an individual’s perennial commitment to their work. Incentives, such as contests or additional reward compensation, are aimed at steering employee be...

August 22, 2017

Recently on the blog, we've been investigating Dr. Thoroughgood's & Dr. Sawyer's research on leadership styles and how they impact employees differently: “Who wants to follow the leader? Using personality and work value profi...

August 16, 2017

This second installment of the #VUHRD Research Spotlight Series focuses on recent research conducted by Dr. Christian Thoroughgood and Dr. Katina Sawyer, both #VUHRD Assistant Professors at Villanova. The research focuses on...

August 14, 2017

This week we are diving into our second #VUHRD Research Spotlight Series! Previously, we took a closer look at the research of our #VUHRD faculty members – Dr. Katina Sawyer & Dr. Christian Thoroughood – in the area of gender...

August 2, 2017

VUHRD adjunct faculty member, Dr. Patricia Sullivan, recently completed her dissertation to earn her Ph.D. in Curriculum Instruction with an emphasis on Adult Education at the University of South Florida. Dr. Sullivan's disse...

July 12, 2017

In this week's Research Spotlight Series, we are featuring a recently published article by Dr. Katina Sawyer & Dr. Christian Thoroughgood -- #VUHRD Assistant Professors -- on gender non-conformity and the modern workplace. To...

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