Prof. Rommel Salvador

Rommel Salvador  

Assistant Professor

Telephone: 413-545-4042


Office: Flint 204B


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Ph.D., University of Central Florida

M.B.A., University of New South Wales

B.S., B.S.Ed., De La Salle University, Manila

Research/Teaching Interests:

Hospitality personnel management

Occupational health and safety training

Diversity in teams and in the workplace

Behavioral Ethics

Selected Publications:

Salvador, R., Merchant, A. & Alexander, E. (In press). Faith and fair trade: The moderating role of contextual religious salience. Journal of Business Ethics. 


Salvador, R., Folger, R., & Priesemuth, M. (2012). Organizational apology and defense: Effects of guilt and managerial status. Journal of Managerial Issues, 24, 124-139. 


Burke, M.J., Salvador, R., Smith-Crowe, K., Chan-Serafin, S., Smith, A.N., & Sonesh, S.C. (2011). The dread factor: How hazards and safety training influence learning and performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 96, 46-70.


Salvador, R. & Folger, R. (2009). Business ethics and the brain. Business Ethics Quarterly, 19, 1-31.   


Mayer, D. M., Kuenzi, M., Greenbaum, R., Bardes, M., & Salvador, R.  (2009). How low does ethical leadership flow? Test of a trickle-down model. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 108, 1-13.   


Folger, R. & Salvador, R.  (2008). Is management theory too "self-ish?" Journal of Management, 34, 1127-1151.


Zellmer-Bruhn, M., Maloney, M.M, Bhappu, A., & Salvador, R.  (2008). When and how do differences matter? An exploration of perceived similarity in teams.  Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 107, 41-59.


Burke, M.J., Chan-Serafin, S., Salvador, R., Smith, A. & Sarpy, S.A.  (2008). The role of national culture and organizational climate in safety training effectiveness.  European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 17, 133-152.


Burke, M.J., Sarpy, S.A., Smith-Crowe, K., Chan-Serafin, S., Salvador, R., & Islam, G. (2006). Relative effectiveness of worker safety and health training methods. American Journal of Public Health, 96, 315-324. 


Phelan, S.A., Ferreira, M.P., & Salvador, R. (2002).  The first twenty years of the Strategic Management Journal.  Strategic Management Journal, 23, 1161-1168.


Current Academic and Professional Activities:

Ad-hoc reviewer: Organization Science, Journal of Management, Business Ethics Quarterly

Member: Academy of Management; International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education; American Psychological Association


Recent Awards:

Sustainability Curriculum Initiative Award, University of Massachusetts, Amherst ($1,000), 2013-2014

Mellon Mutual Mentoring Team Grant, Center for Teaching and Faculty Development, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (with Deepankar Basu, Richard Chu, and Emily Wang, $10,000), 2013-2014

Fellow, Interdisciplinary Studies Institute, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2012-2013

Mellon Mutual Mentoring Team Grant, Center for Teaching and Faculty Development, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (with Elaine Wang and Elizabeth Miller, $10,000), 2012-2013

Outstanding Reviewer Award, Management Education and Development Division, Academy of Management, June 2012 

Outstanding Reviewer Award, Organizational Behavior Division, Academy of Management, June 2010

Research Fellow, Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility, University of Washington | Tacoma, 2009-2010

Founder's Award for Emerging Scholars in Business Ethics, Society for Business Ethics, 2007