Greg Oldham’s research focuses on the contextual and personal conditions that prompt the creativity of individuals and teams in organizations. He has also conducted numerous studies on the effects of the design of work and work environments on employees’ effectiveness and psychological well-being. His interests cover a range of employees in diverse companies and countries, with a current ongoing project in Taiwan.
Professor Oldham has a long history in his field, having worked as a consultant after receiving his Ph.D. Joining Freeman from the University of Illinois, he appreciates Tulane’s smaller size and the opportunities it affords for personal interaction with his sharp students and smart colleagues.
Extensive, Widely-Recognized Publications Professor Oldham’s deep expertise and commitment to his field are manifested in his distinguished publication record, with more than 80 articles published in leading journals in the fields of organizational behavior and management, including the Academy of Management Journal (AMJ), Journal of Applied Psychology (JAP), Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (OBHDP), Administrative Science Quarterly (ASQ), and Journal of Management (JOM).
Leadership in Freeman Community
In addition to his investment in teaching, Professor Oldham regularly serves on Freeman committees, including the MBA committee, the building committee, and the library committee.
Service to the Field
Professor Oldham is a fellow of the Academy of Management, Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, and the American Psychological Association. He is a former president of the Academy of Management and a former chair of the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy. He has also served on the editorial boards of a number of journals including OBHDP, JAP, JOM, and AMJ.
Education & Affiliations
Yale University, Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior
Purdue University, Industrial Relations
University of California at Irvine, B.A. in Sociology
Academy of Management
American Psychological Association
Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology
Golfing and running
Traveling – he’s recently visited Germany, Austria, Sweden, France, Italy, Portugal, and Southeast Asia