Law and Business

Professor Wayne Hochwarter named fellow at ACU

Professor Wayne HochwarterThe Peter Faber Business School at Australian Catholic University (ACU) has named Florida State University management Professor Wayne Hochwarter the Professorial Fellow at the Centre for Sustainable HRM & Wellbeing.

Hochwarter, the Jim Moran Professor of Management at FSU, is a leading international authority in organisational behavior research, with more than 100 scientific and applied articles to his credit. His work covers a wide range of topics, including employee entitlement, worker engagement, job stress, employee health and well-being, social influence, workplace politics, abusive work behaviors, accountability, optimism and leadership-focused motivation strategies.

“I am thrilled and honored to be associated with the Centre for Sustainable HRM & Wellbeing at ACU,” Hochwarter said. “The centre has its fingers on the pulse of what is impacting employees and organisations worldwide and the highly-respected faculty continues to develop pioneering research that addresses critical issues facing both scholars and practitioners. I am certain that the contributions of the centre, as a thought leader in the area of sustainability and well-being, will be immeasurable and significant in the years to come. I could not be more excited to be part of the team.”

The appointment, which is for two years, will allow Hochwarter to facilitate research opportunities and publications for the centre’s faculty. While he will spend a few weeks in Australia, he will remain based in Tallahassee, maintaining his current teaching and service load in the FSU Department of Management.

Hochwarter’s research has been the subject of discussion in major business and social publications and newspapers and by network news organisations, including the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Chicago Tribune, CNN, ABC, CBS and NBC. His research has been translated in more than 40 languages.

“It is with enormous pleasure to introduce Wayne Hochwarter as the latest addition to our team,” said Thomas Lange, Associate Dean Research and founding director of the centre. “Of course, 'introducing' Wayne, in the strictest sense of the word, is a rather pointless exercise. His influence in our field is globally recognised, his thought-provoking contributions have shaped the work of a generation of researchers, and the depth and breadth of his impactful scholarship is an inspiration to all of us.”

Hochwarter’s influential scholarship has appeared in some of the world’s most highly regarded business and management publications, including the Academy of Management Review, Administrative Sciences Quarterly, the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, the Journal of Management, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Leadership Quarterly, Human Relations, the Journal of Organizational Behavior and the Journal of Vocational Behavior.

In addition, Hochwarter’s 25 contributed book chapters have examined positive work politics, crisis management, leadership dynamics and worker health sustainability.