Denise Potosky, Ph.D.

Professor of Management and Organization

Management

Expertise

    • Human resources management
    • Staffing, personnel selection, and talent management
    • Organizational communication and behavior
    • Assessment of individual characteristics

Professional Activities

    • Academy of Management
    • Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)
    • American Psychological Association (APA)
    • Beta Gamma Sigma
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Honors

    • Fulbright Research Scholar, Alsace Regional Award to conduct cross-cultural human resource management research in the EM Strasbourg
       Business School at the University of Strasbourg, France
    • 2009, Outstanding Reviewer, Organization Behavior (OB) Division of the Academy of Management
    • 2009 Arthur L. Glenn Award for Faculty Innovation
    • 2008 Penn State Equal Opportunity Planning Committee funded program to foster diversity at Penn State: "Enhancing Multi-Cultural
      Competencies for International Human Resource Management," with Dr. Kimberly Merriman
    • 2006 Penn State Great Valley Excellence in Teaching award
    • 2006-2007 Penn State Great Valley Commission for Women award

Education

    • Ph.D. - Rutgers University, Industrial Relations and Human Resources
    • M.A. - University of Delaware, Communication
    • B.A. - Penn State University, Speech Communication, Minor in Business

Courses

    • BUSAD 542 - Global Intercultural Management
    • LEAD 561 – Dynamic Communication for Leadership Contexts
    • MGMT 501 – Behavioral Science in Business
    • MGMT 541 – Human Resources Management

Research Interests

    • Theory development as well as applied measurement in human resource management
    • Intercultural communication and global human resource management
    • Personnel staffing and the use of valid selection tools and methods
    • Design and evaluation of computerized and web-based assessment applications
    • Group processes and innovative climate perceptions in organizations
    • Meaning-centric communication and leadership development

Citations

Journal Publications

Potosky, D. (2010).  Goal Orientation, Learning Self-Efficacy, and Climate Perceptions in a Post-Acquisition Corporate Context. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 21(3), 273-289.  

Potosky, D. (2008). A conceptual framework for the role of administration medium in the personnel assessment process. Academy of Management Review, 33(3), 629-648.

Potosky, D.,  Bobko, P., Roth, P. L. (2008). Some Comments on Pareto Thinking, Test Validity, and Adverse Impact: When "And" is Optimal and "Or" is a Trade-Off.  International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 16(3), 201-205.

Potosky, D. (2007).  The Internet knowledge (iKnow) measure. Computers in Human Behavior, 23, 2670-2777.

Potosky, D., Bobko, P., & Roth, P. (2005). Forming composites of cognitive ability and alternative measures to predict job performance and reduce adverse impact.  International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 13(4), 304-315.

Potosky, D., & Bobko, P. (2004). Selection Testing via the Internet: Practical Considerations and Exploratory Empirical Findings, Personnel Psychology, 57, 1003-1034.

Ramakrishna, H. V., & Potosky, D. (2003). Conceptualization and exploratory analysis of composite career anchors of information systems personnel. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 14(2) 199-214.

Potosky, D., & Ramakrishna, H. V. (2002). The moderating role of updating climate perceptions in the relationship between goal orientation, self-efficacy, and job performance.  Human Performance, 15(3), 275-297.

Potosky, D. (2002). A field study of computer efficacy beliefs as an outcome of training:  The role of computer playfulness, computer knowledge, and performance during training.  Computers in Human Behavior, 18(3), 241-255.

Potosky, D. (Spring, 2002). Exploring the individual characteristics of effective leaders:  Can we create charisma?  Journal of the Academy of Business Education, 3, 62-66.

Sosik, J. J., Potosky, D., & Jung, D. I. (2002). Adaptive self-regulation: Meeting others’ expectations of leadership and performance. Journal of Social Psychology, 142(2), 211-232.

Ramakrishna, H., & Potosky, D. (Winter, 2001-2002). Structural shifts in career anchors of information systems personnel: A preliminary empirical analysis. Journal of Computer Information Systems, 42(2), 83-89.

Potosky, D., & Bobko, P. (2001). A model for predicting computer experience from attitudes toward computers. Journal of Business and Psychology, 15(3), 391-404.

Bobko, P., Roth, P. L., & Potosky, D. (1999). Derivation and implications of a meta-analytic matrix incorporating cognitive ability, alternative predictor and job performance.  Personnel Psychology, 52, 561-589.

Ramakrishna, H. V., Potosky, D., & Vijayaraman, B. S. (1999). Making of successful information systems professionals (ISPs): Some research findings.  Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, Special Issue.

Potosky, D., & Bobko, P. (1998). The Computer Understanding and Experience (CUE) scale:  A self-report measure of computer experience. Computers in Human Behavior, 14(2), 337-348.

Potosky, D., & Bobko, P. (1997). Computer versus paper-and-pencil administration mode and response distortion in noncognitive selection tests. Journal of Applied Psychology, 82, 293-299.


Book Chapters

Potosky, D., & Olshan, B. (2008). The Secret Success of a Global ERP Champion:  Everything Changed and Nothing Happened. In  Enterprise Resource Planning for Global Economies, C. Ferran & R. Salim (Eds.). (pp. 92-105).   Hershey, PA:  Idea Group International.

Potosky, D.  (2000). The Computer Understanding and Experience Scale.  In J. Maltby, C. A. Lewis, & A. Hill (Eds.). Commissioned Reviews on 300 Psychological Tests.  Lampeter, Wales, UK:  Edwin Mellen Press. 

Keefe, J., & Potosky, D.  (1997). Technical dissonance: Conflicting portraits of technicians. In S. R. Barley & J. E. Orr (Eds.), Between Craft and Science: Technical Work in U.S. Settings.  Ithaca, NY: ILR Press.

Conference Proceedings

Potosky, D.  (2008). Similar Media Attributes Lead to Similar Learning Outcomes.  Association for Simulation and Experiential Learning (ABSEL), Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning, 9th ed. (CD), Charteston, SC.

Potosky, D., & Duck, J.  (2007).  Forming Teams for Classroom Projects.  Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning (ABSEL), Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning, 8th ed. (CD), San Antonio, TX.

Potosky, D. (2006). Personnel Testing À La Mode:  A conceptual framework for the role of the administration medium in the assessment process.  In K. Mark Weaver (Ed.), Proceedings of the Sixty-fifth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (CD), ISSN 1543-8643.

Potosky, D.  (2006). The Instructor’s Toolbox:  A meaning-centered framework for the social construction of experiential learning. Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning (ABSEL), Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning (CD), 7th Edition.

Amerine, K., & Potosky, D. (2005).  Learner Behavior in the Online Classroom Experience.  Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning (ABSEL) 2005 Annual Conference and publication in Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning, Orlando, FL.

Potosky, D.  (2004). Developing and Teaching an Online / In-class Hybrid:  A Demonstration. Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning (ABSEL) 2004 Annual Conference and publication in Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning, Las Vegas, NV.

Potosky, D.  (2002).Virtually experiential learning. Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning (ABSEL) 2002 Annual Conference and publication in Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning, Pensacola, FL.

Potosky, D.  (2000). Developing charisma:  An experiential exercise in leadership.  Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning (ABSEL), Annual Conference, Savannah, GA.

Ramakrishna, H. V., & Potosky, D.  (2000). Career anchors of information systems personnel revisited.  Paper presented at the Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Potosky, D.  (1999).  The Role of Individual Differences in the Enhancement of Computer Efficacy Beliefs during Training.  Proceedings of the Institute for Behavioral and Applied Management, Annapolis, MD.

Potosky, D., & Ramakrishna, H.V.  (1998).  A conceptual framework for predicting the career success of IS professionals.  Special Interest Group on Computer Personnel Research (SIGCPR) of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Ramakrishna, H. V., Potosky, D., & Vijayaraman, B. S.  (1998).  Making of successful information systems professionals (ISPs): Some research findings.  BIT World Conference, Delhi, India.  

Potosky, D.  (1998).  Sugar-coated statistics:  An exercise for the first day of class. Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning (ABSEL), Annual Conference, Maui, HI. 

Potosky, D.  (1997).  Me & Mine, Inc.:  An exercise in management theory.  Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning (ABSEL), Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.