Richard Martell

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PhD New York University; Industrial-Organizational Psychology
MA New York University; General Psychology
BA Sonoma State University; Psychology

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Dr. Martell earned a Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from New York University and is currently an Instructor of Management in the College of Business at Oregon State University. He has held tenured faculty positions in the School of Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada and in the departments of psychology at Columbia University and Montana State University.

His research is in human resource management and organizational behavior and, in particular, he is concerned with the dynamics of workplace discrimination, performance management and organizational stratification. This research has appeared in numerous top-tier journals including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Research in Organizational Behavior, American Psychologist and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes; and, it has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation. He has served continuously as Contributing Editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology since 1999.

In addition to teaching and research, he has extensive consulting experience that involved working with the EEOC and employment law firms engaged in high-profile, class-wide discrimination litigation and the design of post-litigation injunctive relief aimed at enhancing equal employment opportunity


Oregon State University 
Management Instructor | 2013
College of Business

Montana State University | 2012-2013
Visiting Professor of Management
College of Business

Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario, Canada | 2005-2008 
Professor of Management (w/tenure)
School of Business and Economics
Department of HRM/OB

Montana State University | 1997-2005
Associate Professor of Psychology (w/tenure)  

Columbia University, Teachers College, New York, NY.
Associate Professor (w/tenure) | 1996-1997
Assistant Professor | 1992-1996
-Seat in Faculty of Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia College
-PhD sponsor in Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia College

Rice University, Houston, TX. | 1988-1992
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Sponsored Research:


National Science Foundation: Principal Investigator. Gender Bias and Organizational Mobility. $86,820.

National Science Foundation, Office of Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program: Principal Investigator. Simulating the Effects of Gender Bias on Organizational Mobility, Status Attainment and Segregation. $22,588.

Office for Research and Creative Activities, Montana State University. Scholarship and Creativity Grant: Principal Investigator. Sensitive dependence in the workplace: Can a little gender bias cause the glass ceiling in organizations? $5,000.

Office for Research and Creative Activities, Montana State University. Scholarship and Creativity Grant: Principal Investigator. Effects of human resource management practices on small firm financial performance. $11,000.

Office of International Education, Montana State University. Principal Investigator. Work attitudes, values and motivation of Georgian students and managers—Implications for a newly developing market economy. $3,000.

EPSCoR funds to attend National Science Foundation Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Conference on Funding Opportunities. Rapid City, SD. $850.00

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Richard Martell, Ph.D. [CV]

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