Don Kluemper is an Assistant Professor in the Management Department at Northern Illinois University after serving as Assistant Professor and the Robert and Patricia Hines Endowed Professor of Management at Louisiana State University. He received his Ph.D. in Management from Oklahoma State University (2006) and BS/MS degrees from Indiana State University. Prior to obtaining his Ph.D. Don was Director of Human Resources in the non-profit sector and has served on the Board of Directors for several non-profit organizations.
His research interests are centered on personality, emotional intelligence and positive psychology in the workplace. Don has created over 50 peer reviewed conference presentations and journal publications in outlets such as Personnel Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and the Journal of Management.
“As a former HR director and current Management professor, I can attest to the power of positivity. Not only do improvements in positivity help to foster a more effective workplace, enhance our attitudes, and boost personal well being, it also helps to do the same for those around us.”