Clinical Assistant Professor
L216 and X333 Faculty
Phone: (812) 855-2706
Office: BU 660E
Office Hours: By appointment.
B.A. Philosophy and Religion, Kean University
M.A. Speech Communication, Indiana University
Ph.D. management and Human Resources, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University
Courses taught include:
W430 (Organizations and Organizational Change)
X333 (Managing Business Functions)
X488 (Management Consulting)
Z302 (Managing and Behavior in Organizations)
Z402 (Skills for New Managers)
Z443 (Assessing and Developing Employee Skills)
My primary research interests are in the area of diversity management. Specifically, I investigate the kinds of diversity management programs recruits prefer and the effects of these programs on attitudes and other outcome measures. I also study the effect of hidden diversity on work groups. I am most interested in diversity along the lines of sexual orientation and religion.
A second stream of research examines the role of trust in dispute resolution. As part of a 9-university consortium funded by the Hewlett Foundation, I have spent the past four years examining environmental disputes to determine how participants' frames of the dispute, themselves, and the other parties contribute to dispute intractability. I am also working on a project to explore the dimensions of distrust in work relationships, with particular attention paid to the outcomes that result from distrust in this context.
Finally, I am interested in the ".com" implications of human resource management. In addition to studying how various forms of media influence group interaction, I plan to begin a more in-depth study of the role of e-learning in the realm of corporate training. I am also interested in the effect of electronic delivery of information on employee satisfaction with fringe benefits.
Wiethoff, C., Lewicki, R. J. & Davis, C. B. (2002, in press). Portraits of self and others: How competing frames of identity, characterization, and conflict intensify debate over the regulation of water in Ohio. In R. J. Lewicki, B. Gray, & M. Elliott (Eds.), Making sense of intractable environmental disputes. Washington, D.C.: Island Press.
Ellingson, J. E. & Wiethoff, C. (2002, in press). Virtual selection: Staffing the organization of the future today. In R. H. Heneman & D. B. Greenberger (Eds.), Human resource management for virtual organizations. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Wiethoff, C. (2001, in press). Naming, blaming and claiming in the 1998 Maine referendum on civil rights protection for gay men and lesbians. Journal of Homosexuality.
Greenberg, J. & Wiethoff, C. (2001). Organizational justice as proaction and reaction: Implications for research and application. In R. Cropanzano (Ed.), Justice in the workplace (Volume II): From theory to practice (pp. 271-301). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum & Associates.
Lewicki, R. J., & Wiethoff, C. (2000). Trust, trust development, and trust repair. In M. Deutsch & P. Coleman (Eds.), The handbook of conflict resolution (pp. 86-107). New York: Jossey-Bass.
Kelley School of Business Service
Faculty Adviser, Management Consulting Association
Faculty Adviser, Ethics Bowl Team
Newsletter and Executive Board Member, Organizational Behavior Division, Academy of Management
Web Site Manager and Executive Board Member, Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division, Academy of Management
I was born and bred in California, leaving the sunny climes only to pursue the siren call of higher education. Prior to attending graduate school, I gained experience in a variety of consulting contexts. From 1985 to 1990, I worked for Arthur Andersen & Co. in their Los Angeles and San Francisco offices, completing both internal and external human resource-related consulting projects. In 1990, I accepted a new challenge: running the human resource consulting practice for Windes & McClaughry, a mid-sized accounting and consulting firm in Long Beach, CA. In 1995, I left the firm to start my own consulting practice, and have continued accepting consulting engagements on a limited basis since then. My recent clients include Abbott Laboratories, ING Group, and Payco Corporation.
I am married to William Wiethoff (also an IU faculty member), have two adult step-daughters and two cats. Any free time I can find is devoted to watching sports (particularly football and hockey), cooking, and reluctantly working out.