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Thomas Zeni Ph.D.


104Business and Economics Building

Thomas Zeni Ph.D.

Teaching Assistant Professor and MS Industrial Relations Program Coordinator, Management


Dr. Zeni combines more than ten years of people management and HR experience with an academic background in industrial and organizational psychology. His business experience includes managing in both union and non-union environments, corporate and small-town America, and entrepreneurial ventures. He is both SPHR and SHRM-SCP certified as a Human Resource Management professional, and teaches in the Masters in Industrial Labor Relations (MSIR) program. In 2015, he was awarded the annual Teaching Excellence Award by the ACBSP.

Dr. Zeni’s research interests focus on ethical decision making by business leaders, counterproductive work behaviors, emotions in organizations, and quantitative methodology and research design. His research has been published in leading academic journals such as Leadership Quarterly, the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, the Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, and the International Journal of Selection and Assessment.


  • Ph.D., Industrial and Organizational Psychology, University of Oklahoma, Norman
  • MBA, University of Oklahoma, Norman
  • M.S., Industrial and Organizational Psychology, University of Oklahoma, Norman
  • B.S., Psychology (summa cum laude), Mercy College, New York