Associate Professor of Management
PhD, Texas A&M University. Human resource management.
MBA, Texas A&M University.
BS, West Virginia University. Retailing.
Organizational citizenship behaviors; determinants of employee help-seeking behaviors
Thacker, R.A. In press. The application of social exchange to commitment bonds of pro-union
employees: Cognitive calculations of reciprocity. Human Resource Management Review.
Thacker, R.A., & Wayne, S.J. 1995. An examination of the relationship between upward influence
tactics and work-related outcomes. Journal of Management, 21: 739-756.
Thacker, R.A. 1996. A descriptive study of situational and individual influences upon individuals'
responses to sexual harassment. Human Relations, 49: 1105-1122.
Griffeth, R., Witt, A., Thacker, R., Robinson, S. 2011. Assessing the cost of underperformance: A
computer programmer example. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 48 (4).
Thacker, R.A., & Gohmann S.F. 1996. Emotional and psychological consequences of sexual
harassment: A descriptive study. Journal of Psychology, 130(4): 429-446.
Thacker, R.A. & Stoner, J. 2012. Supervisors’ instrumental and emotional influences on subordinate help-seeking behavior: An exploratory study. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 42 (1): 40–61.
Thacker, R.A. 2000. Shifting the human resource management curriculum from the traditional to the
strategic: Description of a process for curriculum revision. International Journal of Leadership
in Education, 3: 399-409.
Thacker, R.A. 1999. Perceptions of trust, upward influence tactics, and performance ratings.
Perceptual and Motor Skills, 88: 1059-1070.
Thacker, R.A. 2002. Revising the HR curriculum: An academic/practitioner partnership. Education
and Training, 44: 31-39.
Consultant to numerous private and public sector organizations.
Human resources manager for a bank for three years.