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Christopher O.L.H. Porter

Contact Information

(317) 274-2752
colhp [at] iupui [dot] edu (E-mail)
Indianapolis, Room BS 4039

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  • Associate Professor of Management
  • Adjunct Professor of Psychology in the School of Science
  • Kelley Venture Fellow


  • Indianapolis


  • PhD, Michigan State University, 2001
  • MS, Michigan State University, 1996
  • BA, Morehouse College, 1991

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor of Management, Texas A&M University
  • Assistant Professor of Management, Texas A&M University
  • Instructor of Management, Michigan State University
  • Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency
  • National Juvenile Detention Association, East Lansing, MI

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Mays Research Fellow
  • Montague – Center for Teaching Excellence Scholar
  • Associate Editor for the Journal of Management
  • Associate Editor for the Africa Journal of Management

Professional Interests

Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Entry, Team composition and dynamics, Training and Development

Selected Publications

  • C. O. L. H. Porter, Gogus, C. I., & Yu, R. C. (2011), "The influence of early efficacy beliefs on teams’ reactions to failing to reach performance goals," Applied Psychology: An International Review, 60(4): 645-669.

  • C. O. L. H. Porter, Webb, J. W., & Gogus, C. I. (2010), "When goal orientations collide: Effects of learning and performance orientation on team adaptability in response to workload imbalance," Journal of Applied Psychology, 95(5), 935-943.

  • C. O. L. H. Porter, Gogus, C. I., & Yu, R. C. (2010), "When does teamwork translate into improved team performance? A resource allocation perspective," Small Group Research, 41(2), 221-248.

  • C. O. L. H. Porter (2005), "Goal orientation: Effects on backing up behavior, performance, efficacy, and commitment in teams," Journal of Applied Psychology, 90(4), 811-818.

  • C. O. L. H. Porter, Hollenbeck, J. R., Ilgen, D. R., Ellis, A. P. J., West, B. J., & Moon, H. (2003), "Backing up behaviors in teams: The role of personality and legitimacy of need," Journal of Applied Psychology, 88(3), 391-403.