Dr. M. Susan
Smith Chair of Human Resource Management & Organizational Change
Co-Director, Center for Human
Capital, Innovation and
Ph.D., Purdue University
4518 Van Munching Hall
Dr. Susan Taylor is Smith Chair of Human Resource Management & Organizational Change and Co- Director, Center For Leadership, Innovation, & Technology (CLIC) Robert H. Smith School of Business, the University of Maryland at College Park. She earned her doctorate from Purdue University in I/O Psychology and has also been a visiting faculty member at the Amos Tuck School, Dartmouth College, University of Washington, Seattle, School of Administration at Bocconi University, Milan Italy, and the London Business School. Taylor's past research has focused on organizational recruitment, the effects of performance feedback and performance management systems, the procedural justice of organization's HR systems and its impact on the employment relationship. Currently, her research examines the nature of change leadership and its effects on employee reactions and team performance and cross-cultural differences in the nature of the organizational innovation process. Both the National Science Foundation and the Kaufman Foundation have provided grant funding to support her research. A past Chair of the HR Division, in the National Academy of Management, she also served on the Academy's Board of Governors from 2001-2004.Taylor is a Fellow of the Academy of Management and the Society of
Industrial/Organizational Psychology, a Senior Editor for the academic journal, Organization Science, and a Member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Foundation Board of Directors, the Personnel Human Resources Research Group (PHRRG), and the Society of Organizational Behavior (SOB).
Taylor, M.S., Fisher, C.D. and Ilgen, D.R. Individuals' reaction to performance feedback in organizations: A control theory perspective. In K. Rowland & J. Ferris' (Eds.)
Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management. Greenwich, Conn.: JAI Press, Volume 2, 1984, pp. 81-124.
Taylor, M.S. and Bergmann, T. Organizational recruitment activities and applicants' reactions at different stages of the recruitment process.
Personnel Psychology, 1987, 40, pp. 261-285.
Taylor, M.S., Tracy, K.B., Renard, M.K., Harrison, J.K., & Carroll, S.J. Procedural justice in performance appraisal: A field test of the due process approach for performance appraisals.
Administrative Science Quarterly, September, 1995, 495-522.
Frost, P. & Taylor, M.S. (eds).
The Rhythms of Academic Life.
Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications,
Masterson,S. S., Lewis-McClear,K., Goldman, B.M., & Taylor, M. S. Integrating justice and social exchange: The differing effects of fair procedures and treatment on work relationships.
Academy of Management Journal, August 2000, pp. 738-749.
Coyle-Shapiro, J. A. M. Shore, L. M., Taylor, M .S. & Tetrick, L. E. The Employment Relationship: Examining Psychological and Contextual Perspectives. Oxford, UK:
Oxford University Press, 2004 (Paperback, 2005).
Hill, S. N., Seo, M., Kang, J. & Taylor, M. S. Building Employee Commitment to Change Across Organizational Levels: The Influence of Hierarchical Distance and Direct Managers’ Transformational Leadership. In Press,
Honors and Awards