Roberts, Dr. Zach

Adjunct Professor of Leadership
John Wesley School of Leadership
PhD in Industrial-Organizational (IO) Psychology, University of Houston 2017
MA in IO Psychology, University of Houston 2015
BA in IO Psychology, DePaul University 2013

About

Dr. Zach Roberts is an Adjunct Faculty member in the John Wesley School of Leadership at Carolina University (starting in the Fall 2021 semester). Based in New York, Dr. Roberts brings years of experience in the human capital research and consulting fields. His most recent work includes driving people analytics programming at Twitter, researching and consulting clients on talent assessment best-practices as a member of an up-and-coming HR-tech startup named Pymetrics, and implementing and validating talent management and leadership development offerings at PepsiCo. Before his applied research and consulting work, Dr. Roberts was a Part-Time Lecturer at the University of Houston where he taught courses in IO Psychology and studied Workplace Safety, Individual Differences, Turnover, Training, and Motivation. He has presented his work at the annual meetings of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Publications

Roberts, Z. (2017). Lost in a Downturn? Examining the Effects of Industry Embeddedness, Layoff Procedural Justice, Industry Insecurity, and Job Search on Industry Turnover (Doctoral dissertation).

Roberts, Z., Rogers, A., Thomas, C. L., & Spitzmueller, C. (2018). Effects of proactive personality and conscientiousness on training motivation. International Journal of Training and Development, 22(2), 126-143.

Selected Conference Presentations

Laguda, E., Roberts, Z., Olufemi-Ayoola, S., Spitzmueller, C., & Ahmad, M. (2017, April). Does LMX agreement predict performance? The role of transactional leadership. Accepted for presentation at the annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Orlando. [submission # 51485; 4/28/17; 11am; Room Atlantic BC]

Kirkland, J., Thomas, C., Johnson, L., Roberts, Z., Quraishi, N., & Spitzmueller, C. (2016, October). Effects of quantitative work overload, emotional exhaustion, and safety climate on accidents. Accepted for presentation at the annual conference of the Southern Management Association, Charlotte. [10/28/16; 8:30am; Charlotte H]

Roberts, Z., Clark, L., Palmer, A., & Bok, C. (2016, April). The effect of proactive personality and conscientiousness on training motivation. Accepted for presentation at the annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Anaheim. [submission # 13756; 4/16/16; 1pm; Ballroom A-E]

Oki, T., Roberts, Z., Dirr, B., & Penney, L. (2015, April). Compete or not compete: An examination of competition and burnout. Accepted for presentation at the annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Philadelphia. [submission # 11971; 4/24/15; 9am; Franklin Hall]

Witt, L.A., Clark, L., Stokes, S., Roberts, Z., Childers, O., Palmer, A., Bisbey, T., Boyes, A., McDonald, D.P., Crepeau, L.J., Roth, L.W., & Callison, K. (2015, April). Effects of supervisor inclusion behaviors on diversity citizenship behavior. Accepted for presentation at the annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Philadelphia. [submission # 11393; 4/24/15; 12:30PM; Franklin Hall]

Romay, S., Witt, L.A., Johnson, L., Palmer, A., Childers, O., Roberts, Z., Boyes, A., Bisbey, T., McDonald, D.P., Crepeau, L.J., Callison, K., & Roth, L.W. (2015, April). Effects of unit personality and climate on unit turnover intentions. Accepted for presentation at the annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Philadelphia. [submission # 12254; 4/24/15; 9am; Franklin Hall]

Roberts, Dr. Zach