B.S., Accounting, Guilford College
B.A., General Program of Liberal Studies, University of Notre Dame
MBA, Butler University
Doctor of Philosophy, Organizational Behavior, A. B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University
General I/O Psychology
Groups and Teams in Organizations
Stereotyping, Prejudice and Discrimination
Training and Development
Certified Public Accountant (CPA), North Carolina
Representative Publications & Presentations
O’Leary, B. J., & Weathington, B. (2006). Beyond the business case for diversity. Theory piece that suggests the business case is an inadequate rationale for implementing diversity policies. Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, 18(4), 1-10.
Trumpeter, N., Watson, P. J., & O’Leary, B. J. (2006). Factors within multidimensional perfectionism scales: Complexity of relationships with self-esteem, narcissism, self-control, and self-criticism. Personality and Individual Differences, 41, 849-860.
O’Leary, B. J., Van de Walle, H., & Weathington, B. Sweeping Up: The line between can and can’t in series competition. Under review at Athletic Insight.
Trumpeter, N. N., Watson, P. J., & O’Leary, B. J. Self-functioning and perceived parenting: Relationships of parental empathy and love inconsistency with narcissism, depression, and self-esteem. Under review at the Journal of Genetic Psychology .
Research in Preparation
O’Leary, B. J. All we need is…Justice? An examination of the relationship between justice and the desired outcomes of diversity management.
O’Leary, B. J., Suchy, P., Maun, L., Pickett, R. L., Biderman, M., & Johnson, J. The effects of Smoking, Stress, Diet and Exercise on Metabolic Syndrome and Health Care Claims.
O’Leary, B. J., Suchy, P., and Maun, L. Reducing modern racism through value change: The effect of Rokeach’s self-confrontation technique on modern racism.
Suchy, P., Maun, L., Pickett, R. L., Barakat, C., & O’Leary, B. J. Multiple Intelligences, health related behaviors and organizational outcomes.
Buck, J. A., O’Leary, B. J. & Weathington, B. Superficial influences in hiring: Ageism and resume evaluation.
O’Leary, B. J., & Turillo, C. J. Dissecting the components of goal commitment and their effect on individual performance.
Peer-reviewed conference Presentations
Simmons, N. M., Watson, P. J., & O’Leary, B. J. (2007). Adaptive and maladaptive perfectionism in relation to goal orientation styles. Poster presented at the 2007 Southeastern Psychological Association conference, New Orleans , LA.
O’Leary, B. J.. & Goldberg, C. (2006). Theoretical bases for fairness and diversity effects: Linking the two together. Presented at the Professional Development Workshop on diversity and fairness in teams at the sixty-sixth annual meetings of the Academy of Management , Atlanta , GA.
Panel Member (2005). Teams, diversity and fairness: A colloquium to discuss integration of the diversity and fairness literatures. Sixty-fifth annual meeting of the Academy of Management , Honolulu , Hawaii .
Session Chair. (2001). Leadership/Diversity/Communication: Personal Style Effects in Organizational Behavior. Forty-third annual meeting of the Southwest Academy of Management, New Orleans .
Conference Submission Reviewer (2005-2007). Reviewed submissions to the annual meetings of Academy of Management (Gender & Diversity in Organizations and Organizational Behavior divisions) and the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology (SIOP).
2005. Awarded $22,000 from the Chattanooga Health and Performance Institute in support of a Center for Disease Control (CDC) grant to investigate the effects of stress, smoking, diet and exercise on health care claims. Dr. Gary Wilkerson was Primary Investigator. Funding used to support efforts of four Psychology graduate students in related research activities through October 2006.
2003. Awarded a $1,500 Instructional Excellence Grant from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga to improve the multimedia and distance learning capabilities of our I/O masters program.
2002. Awarded a $6,000 grant from the Center of Excellence for Computer Applications (CECA), Computer Curricular Integration unit (CCI) at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga , toward the development of a training lab in Holt Hall to support both academic and commercial needs. Dr. Mike Biderman was co-applicant.
1998 Lyman Porter Award for Best Student Paper, Organizational Behavior Division, Academy of Management : Reducing modern racism through value change: The effect of Rokeach’s self-confrontation technique on modern racism. Presented at the Academy of Management Industrial Organizational / Organizational Behavior (IOOB) Graduate Student Conference, San Diego , CA .
Master's Theses Directed
Gooch, Andrea E. (2005). Delay of gratification in aberrant self-promoters.
Suchy, Paula A. (2007). The moderating effect of interracial friendship on personality and racial attitudes.
Maun, Luisa J. (2007). Is fairness in the eye of the beholder? Perceptions of organizational justice as a moderator of Asians’ attitudes toward affirmative action.
honors student projects directed
Mcaloon, C. (in preparation).Is it a two-way street? Racial attitudes and interracial anxiety.
Moore, L. M. (in preparation). Differential effects of work-family conflict interventions on women and men.
Whitt, D. M. (in preparation). The unintended effects of affirmative action: An extension of Heilman’s work on the stigma of incompetence.
Consulting, Community Service and Research Application
Worked with ABS Consulting to perform process reengineering and job analysis for PDVSA, the national oil company of Venezuela . Includes travel to Venezuela for extensive employees interviews. Funding included coop hours for two IO graduate students at $35 an hour.
Acted as consultant for development of training program on web-based tools for employees of Realty Center GMAC, Chattanooga , TN.
Worked with O&P Associates, Inc., as an Organizational Development consultant. Provided paid practicum hours for Andrea Elkins, an I/O masters student.
Presented Organizational Development proposal to the Institute for Nuclear Powerplant Operators (INPO) in Atlanta , GA.
Provided a training program review for the City of Chattanooga Police Department
Provided proposal to Hamilton County government for development and implementation of a training program for new, first-line county supervisors
Member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Principal Search Committee.
Project manager for reengineering of the Student Services processes and interfaces to provide a one-stop shop for UTC Admissions, Financial Aid and Bursar functions. Working with the Assistant Provost for Academic Administration and the Directors of each area, the project entails organizing a process management team of five to seven subject matter experts who will review existing processes, make recommendations on how these processes should be restructured, then coordinate implementation of the new structure. This project will last approximately 10 months and will provide approximately 200 coop hours to two IO grad students at $10 an hour.
Expend a significant amount of time providing academic advisement to current and prospective Psychology majors on a consistent basis throughout the year.
Responsible for ongoing presentation of Human Resource Development training module for the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) sponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in support of the UTC Continuing Education Division of the Metropolitan College.
Meet and advise prospective UTC students, including those interested in the Honors program, to promote both the University and the Department of Psychology in support of UTC Admissions.
Member, Academy of Management (AoM). Divisions: Organizational Behavior, Gender and Diversity in Organizations
Member, The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)
Member, The American Psychological Association (APA)
Member, Southern Management Association (SMA)
Non-Academic Employment History
Lucent Technologies, Inc.
January 1993 to June 1996 - Project Team Leader - Financial Systems Reengineering – Led successful project to develop and implement new billing and accounts receivable systems for ATS. Included job and task analysis, and training program development.
November 1991 to January 1993 - Financial Manager – Responsible for preparation and reporting of financial data for Navy programs.
June 1987 to November 1991 - Senior Government Audit Liaison Coordinator – Responsible for representing the company in overhead rate negotiations with U.S. government auditors and contract administrators.
June 1986 to May 1987 - Billing and Results Supervisor – Supervised efforts of 12 employees responsible for all billing to DoD customers.