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Ryan L. Klinger




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Dr. Ryan Klinger joined the Department of Management at Old Dominion University in 2011. He holds a PhD in Business Administration with a concentration in Management, a Master's of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Management (MSM), and a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology, all obtained from the University of Florida.

His research interests lie at the intersection of organizational behavior and human resource management. More specifically, Dr. Klinger's research examines the roles of individual-level and group-level predictors of organizational criteria such as job satisfaction, job performance, and career success. In addition, his research explores how organizations are best served capitalizing on this knowledge when making important human resource decisions.  This research has been published in journal outlets including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Applied Psychology: An International Review, and Social and Personality Psychology Compass. He has also contributed to book chapters in the Handbook of Principles of Organizational Behavior and The Science of Subjective Well-Being. He is active in professional organizations including the Academy of Management and the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology where he has presented several research studies. For a more detailed description of Dr. Klinger's research interests, please explore the "Research" tab on the banner above. For a complete CV and links to selected publications, please explore the "Publications" tab.

Dr. Klinger currently teaches the undergraduate-level Organizational Behavior course (MGMT 451); in the past, he has also taught Human Resource Management. His teaching style centers on striving to intellectually stimulate students by presenting core concepts and theories while challenging students to apply the material to current popular social phenomena and "real world" experiences. He also relies on a variety of teaching formats including lectures, experiential exercises, readings, videos, and online discussion boards to engage students both inside and outside the classroom. For a more detailed summary of his teaching philosophy, please explore the "Teaching" tab on the toolbar above.

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Contact Information

Email: rklinger@odu.edu

Phone: 757-683-6584

Fax: 757-683-5800

Office Hours and Location

Constant Hall 2048

Tuesday and Thursday, 3:00-4:00pm


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