Robert Folger, Ph.D.

Distinguished Alumni Endowed Professor in Business Ethics

Robert Folger, Ph.D.

Biography

Robert Folger is the Distinguished Alumni Endowed Professor in Business Ethics in the College of Business Administration at the University of Central Florida. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. The author of over 125 publications, Dr. Folger has also edited a book and co-authored two others. In addition to business ethics, his research interests include organizational justice, workplace violence, and the evolutionary roots of human behavior. His articles on those and other topics have appeared in such journals as Psychological Review, Psychological Bulletin, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

Dr. Folger received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His current research concentrates on behavioral ethics, organizational justice, and abusive supervision.

Teaching/Research Interest
Folger conducts research on motivation and reactions to work conditions, including topics such as determinants and consequences of ethical decision-making practices, perceptions of unfair treatment (e.g., abusive supervision), and retribution by employees (e.g., workplace violence). Teaching interests include behavioral ethics, research methodology, and negotiation.

Areas of Expertise
Behavioral ethics; organizational justice; research methodology; philosophy of science

Research & Consulting Activity
Publications include an entry on “Fairness Theory” in the Sage Encyclopedia of Management Theory, a chapter on Folger’s theory of “deonance” in The Oxford Handbook of Justice in the Workplace, and a co-authored review of organizational justice to appear in the Academy of Management Annals, along with articles in journals such as Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

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In the News

  • Dr. Robert Folger Named Pegasus Professor
    The 2017 Pegasus Professor recipients are David Hagan, Jayanta Kapat, Jana Jasinski, Alain Kassab and Robert Folger. The Pegasus Professor Award is the highest academic honor an educator can receive at UCF.