Robert Bretz

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Bob Bretz is the Joe and Jane Giovanini Professor of Management and the chairman of the Management Department at the University of Notre Dame. His research and teaching interests include staffing and selection issues, and the linkages between individual and organizational effectiveness. He is best known for his research concerning individual job search and choice behavior. Bretz is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He has served on the editorial review boards of Personnel Psychology and the Journal of Management. Prior to joining the Notre Dame faculty in 1997, Bretz taught at the University of Iowa and at Cornell University. He has received Outstanding Educator awards from Notre Dame’s MBA and MNA Programs, as well as the Notre Dame Presidential Award in 2004. His published work has appeared in psychology and management publications, including Personnel Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology and the Journal of Management. His article, “Job Search Behavior of Employed Managers” (Personnel Psychology) was the recipient of the Academy of Management’s HR Division’s Scholarly Achievement Award for 1995. A recent article in The Industrial / Organizational Psychologist (TIP) identified Bretz as one of the 10 most prolific authors in the field’s two leading journals (Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology) for the decade of the 1990s.