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Kevin Barksdale

Kevin Barksdale


Office: B 442

​​Dr. Barksdale is a native of Alabama.   He received his BBA and Ph.D. from with a concentration in personnel and employment relations from Georgia State University.  He has served as faculty at the University of Memphis, Union University in Jackson, TN, and at Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN. He served as Dean of the Ken Blanchard College of Business at Grand Canyon University.  Prior to his appointment at UHD he recently served as Professor of Management and Director of Masters' in HRM programs for Houston Baptist University. He has also served as Vice President and Director of Human Resources, later serving as the de facto director of operations, marketing, and acquisitions for a large privately-held automotive organization. 

Ph.D., Georgia State University, Personnel and Employment Relations

​MBA 6336: Compensation and Benefits (3) (G)​

​Dr. Barksdale has written and published articles on various topics of business management including organizational learning, leadership, organizational performance, compensation, employee commitment, management education, and research methods.  His work has been published in a wide range of scholarly journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Compensation and Benefits review, and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. He has consulted with a wide variety of retail and wholesale organizations including American Express, AutoZone, Delta Airlines, Ciba Vision, and Promus Hotels.  He has served on the board of several non-profit institutions including the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and in an advisory capacity for athletic and academic programs at Hillcrest High School in Memphis, TN. He also served as the editor-in-chief of Knowledge and Human Resource Management Journal and sits on the editorial board for Intellectbase International Consortium journals and international meetings


Barksdale, W. K. (2010) Examining the Stability of the Psychological Contract: A Confirmatory Factor Analytic Approach, International Journal of Academic Business World; 4, 1, 43-52.


Barksdale, W. K. (2009).  Opening Minds of business students: A combination of experiential learning and Freirian pedagogy. Review of Higher Education and Self-Learning, Vol. 2, No. 2., PP.41-45.


Barksdale, K. and Nance Jr., W. R. (2008) Submission to a Higher Authority: Toward a model of Trust Within the Evangelical Church, Journal of Global Intelligence & Policy, Vol. 1, Iss. 1, pp. 31-38.

Shore, L.M. & Barksdale, K.( 2006).  Social and Economic Exchange: A Construct Validity.  Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Apr2006, Vol. 36 Issue 4, 837-867.

Robert W. Renn, James R. Van Scotter, Ph.D., and W. Kevin Barksdale, Ph.D. (2001). Earnings-at-Risk Incentive Plans: A Performance, Satisfaction and Turnover Dilemma  Compensation Benefits Review, July/August 33: 68 - 73.​

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