Joel Koopman

This year's award winner is Joel Koopman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Management at Texas A&M University.

Dr. Koopman received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management from Michigan State University 2014, and holds both B.S. and M.A. degrees from University of Florida as well as an A.A.S in Automotive Technology from Santa Fe College.

His research primarily takes a within-individual approach to understanding how different work experiences and intrapersonal processes influence employee well-being and performance. Through this lens, Dr. Koopman has investigated topics such as the dark-side of citizenship behaviors, organizational justice, and deviant behavior. A secondary interest lies in research methodology, including scale development and best practices.


To date, his research has been published in over 30 peer-reviewed articles appearing in outlets such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Personnel Psychology. Dr. Koopman’s research has also been featured by Harvard Business Review and LSE Business Review, as well in popular press outlets including Forbes, US News and World Report, and Wall Street Journal.

Dr. Koopman has previously been awarded the HR Division’s David P. Lepak Service Award (2020) and the University of Cincinnati’s Emerging Scholar Award (2015). He has also received Best Reviewer Awards from outlets such as Personnel Psychology (2020) and Academy of Management Review (2019). He serves on the boards of those journals, as well as others such as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

Outside of academia, you can find him spending time with his wife Trish and their cats (Turk, Rowdy, and Perry), and struggling to learn to speak Greek.