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Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business

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Craig Wallace

Craig Wallace

Department Head & Professor

Office: 418B Wilbur O. & Ann Powers Hall
Phone: 864-656-9963


 Educational Background

    Georgia Institute of Technology 2004

    University of West Florida 2001

    University of Tennessee 1998

Courses Taught

  • Leadership
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Research Methods
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Human Resource Management
  • Motivation


Craig is currently the Head of the Management Department in the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business at Clemson University. He was previously the Head of Management in the Daniels College of Business at the University Denver. Prior, he held the Spears Chair of Business and was the Executive & Research Director of the first Executive PhD program in Business at Oklahoma State University. With over a decade of administrative responsibility, Craig has built several highly impactful programs at the undergraduate and graduate level, including assisting in raising over 40M dollars. His PhD is from Georgia Tech and is a graduate of Wharton's Advanced Management Program. He has published over 70 articles, given hundreds of talks, been a featured guest on Sirius/XM Business Radio, wrote a column for PsychToday, and even won a few major awards along the way. He is a Fellow in the Society for I/O Psychology—the world's most prestigious group of organizational psychologists. He is a former associate editor for Journal of Management and has sat on the boards of many other premier journals (e.g., Personnel Psychology). Craig is also a sought-after consultant and speaker with experience helping Fortune 1 to Mom-and-Pop firms smash through ‘people barriers’ to realize significant increases in business outcomes. He has worked with firms such as Starbucks, Wal-Mart, UPS, Wynn Entertainment, Shell Oil, ONEOK, and Anschutz Entertainment Group. Through his work, Craig aims to create organizations where employees thrive and business booms.

Research Interests

  • Work Performance
  • Motivation
  • High Involvement Leadership
  • Personality
  • People Analytics
  • Emotions at Work
  • Self-Regulation

Research Publications

  • Joplin, T., Greenbaum, R., Wallace, J. C., & Edwards, B. D. 2021. Employee entitlement, engagement, and performance: The moderating effect of ethical leadership. Journal of Business Ethics, 168, 813–826.
  • Casper, C. Edwards, B. D., Wallace, J. C., & Landis, R., 2020. Selecting response anchor with equal intervals for summated rating scale. Journal of Applied Psychology, 105(4), 390–409.
  • Mol, M., Luu, S., & Wallace, J. C. 2018. The HEXACO: Improving the usefulness of personality within organizations. The Industrial/Organizational Psychologist.
  • Smith, M., Hill, A., Wallace, J. C., Recedes, T., & Judge, T. 2018. Upsides to Dark and Downsides to Bright Personality: A Multidomain Review and Future Research Agenda. Journal of Management, 44, 191 217.
  • Smith, M., Wallace, J. C., & Jordan, P. 2016. When the Dark Ones Become Darker: How Promotion Focus Moderates the Effects of the Dark Triad on Supervisor Performance Ratings. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 37, 236-254.
  • Wallace, J. C., Butts, M., Stevens, F., Johnson, P. D., & Smith, M. 2016. A Multilevel Model of Employee Innovation: Regulatory Focus, Thriving, and Leader Involvement Climate. Journal of Management, 982-1004.
  • Wallace, J. C. 2016. Creating a safety conscious workforce and organization. Organizational Dynamics, 45, 305-312. (Paper invited by Editor-in-Chief, Professor Gary Latham)
  • Smith, M., Wallace, J. C., Vandenberg, R. & Mondore, S. 2016. Employee involvement climate, task and citizenship performance, and instability as a moderator. International Journal of Human Resource Management , 615-636.
  • Poteet, M., Zugec, L., & Wallace, J. C. 2016, April. The Bridge: Connecting Science and Practice. The Industrial/Organizational Psychologist, 53.
  • Wallace, J. C., Edwards, B. D., Paul, J., Christian, M. C., Burke, M., & Eissa, G. 2016. Change the referent? A meta-analytic investigation of direct and referent-shift consensus models for organizational climate. Journal of Management, 838-861.
  • Johnson, P. D., Smith, M., Wallace, J. C., Hill, A., & Baron, R. 2015. A review of multilevel regulatory focus in organizations. Journal of Management, 41, 1501-1529.
  • Wallace, J. C., & Dyer, W. D. in press. Path-goal theory. In S. Rogelberg and C. Reeve (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Industrial/Organizational Psychology (2nd Edition). Sage: Thousand Oaks, CA.
  • Hill, A., White, M. A., & Wallace, J. C. 2014. Employing unobtrusive measurement of psychological constructs: A review. Organizational Psychology Review, 4, 148-174
  • Smith, M., Jordan, P., & Wallace, J. C. Occupational Health & Safety – The Leader has a ‘Say’. Handbook of the Psychology of Occupational Health & Safety. Eds. Sharon Clarke, Frank Guldenmund, Jonathan Passmore & Tahira Probst. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Hill, A., Wallace, J.C., Ridge, J., Johnson, P., Paul, J., & Suter, T. 2014. Innovation and effectiveness of co-founded ventures: A process model. Journal of Business and Psychology, 29, 145-159.
  • Radosevich, D. J, Wallace, J. C., Lakowske, A. M., Levine, M. S. 2012. Four-factor goal orientation as a predictor of resourcefulness, task focus, and performance. Journal of International Management Studies, 12, 1-16.
  • Wallace, J. C., Landis, R. S., Vodanovich, S. J., & Paul, J. 2012. Occupational health and safety. In Schmidt, N. (Editor), Oxford Handbook of Assessment and Selection. Oxford University Press.
  • Wallace, J. C., Johnson, P., Mathe, K., & Paul, J. 2011. Structural and psychological empowerment climates, performance, and the moderating role of shared felt accountability: A managerial perspective. Journal of Applied Psychology, 96, 840-850.
  • Johnson, P. & Wallace, J. C. 2011. Increasing individual and team performance in an organizational setting through the situational adaptation of regulatory focus. Consulting Psychology Journal: Research and Practice, 63, 190-201.
  • Little, L. M., Nelson, D. B., Wallace, J. C., & Johnson, P. D. 2011. Integrating attachment style, vigor at work, and extra-role performance. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 32, 464-484. (Finalist for best paper at Journal of Organizational Behavior).
  • Wallace, J. C., Johnson, P. D., & Shull, A. 2011. Regulatory focus as a mediator in the goal orientation and performance relationships. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 32, 751-766.
  • Wallace, J. C., & Little, L. M., Hill, A., & Ridge, J. 2011. CEO regulatory fit: Regulatory foci, environmental dynamism, and firm performance. Journal of Small Business Management, 48, 580-604.
  • Christian, M., Bradley, J., Wallace, J. C., & Burke, M. J. 2009. Workplace safety: A meta-analysis of the roles of person and situation factors. Journal of Applied Psychology, 94, 1103-1127.
  • Wallace, J. C. Johnson, P., Frazier, L. 2009. An examination of the factorial, construct, and predictive validity of the Regulatory Focus at Work Scale. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 30, 805-831.
  • Wallace, J. C., Edwards, B. D., Arnold, T., Frazier, L., & Finch, D. M. 2009. Work stressors, role-based performance, and the moderating role of organizational support. Journal of Applied Psychology, 94, 254-262.
  • Finch, D. M., Edwards, B. D., & Wallace, J. C. 2009. Multiple hurdle selection strategies: Simulating the effects on adverse impact and predictive efficiency for various predictor combinations. Journal of Applied Psychology, 94, 318-340.
  • Wallace, J. C. 2009. Book Review: Brewer, E. W., Achilles, C. M., Fuhriman, J. R., & Hollingsworth, C. (2001). Finding Funding: Grant Writing From Start to Finish, Including Project Management and Internet Use (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. Organizational Research Methods, 12, 393-395.
  • Wallace, J. C., Edwards, B. D., Shull, A., & Finch, D. M. 2009. An examination of tendency to suppress and reappraise emotions on task-related job performance. Human Performance, 22, 23-43.
  • Wallace, J. C., Edwards, B. D., Mondore, S., & Finch, D. F. 2008. The interactive effects of litigation intentions and procedural justice climate on employee-employer litigation charges. Journal of Managerial Issues, 20, 313-326.
  • Wallace, J. C., Little, L, & Shull, A. 2008. The moderating effects of task complexity on the relationship between regulatory foci and safety and production performance. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 13, 95-104.
  • Wallace, J. C., & Edwards, B. D. 2008, April. Insights into attracting and retaining new talent from Generation Y. HR NEWS Magazine.
  • Vodanovich, S. J., Piotrowski, C., & Wallace, J. C. 2007. The relationship between workaholism and health: A report of negative findings. Organization Development Journal, 25, 75-80.
  • Edwards, B. D., & Wallace, J. C. 2007. What you don’t know can hurt you: Staying up-to-date with the legal landscape. IPMA-HR News.
  • Wallace, J. C., & Chen, G. 2006. A multilevel integration of personality, climate, regulatory focus, and performance. Personnel Psychology, 59, 529-557.
  • Wallace, J. C., Popp, E., & Mondore, S. 2006. Safety climate as a mediator between foundation climates and occupational accidents: A group level study. Journal of Applied Psychology, 91, 681-688.
  • Chen, G., Thomas, B. A., & Wallace, J. C. 2005. A multilevel examination of the relationships among training outcomes, mediating regulatory processes, and adaptive performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 90, 827-841. (This article won the 2006 American Society for Training and Development Research Award).
  • Wallace, J. C., & Chen, G. 2005. Development and validation of a work-specific measure of cognitive failure: Implications for occupational safety. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 78, 615-632.


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