David M. Sluss, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at the College of Management, Georgia Tech. He received his Ph.D. in Business Administration (concentration in Organizational Behavior) from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He also holds a Master of Organizational Behavior from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University.
His research focuses on the complex and dynamic processes how individuals cooperate, relate, and thrive at work. He is particularly interested in how individuals become attached to work via work role-relationships, work groups, organizations, and occupations. He explores these processes across different contexts: telemarketing newcomers, technical professionals, contingent workers, and nomadic professionals. He has published research in the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and Organization Science. He is currently serving on the editorial board for Organization Science. He is an active member of the Academy of Management. He is currently serving on the “Making Connections” committee within the Organizational Behavior Division.
Prior to his doctoral studies, he was Vice President and Partner at PathWise (a boutique management training consultancy). He designed and facilitated management seminars on topics such as leadership, performance coaching, problem solving & decision making, and project management for clients within the technology and pharmaceutical sectors.
Fluent in Spanish, he has worked extensively in Mexico and Puerto Rico. He has also worked with organizations throughout the U.S. and parts of Europe. Combining previous and current activities, a partial list includes: Cisco Systems, Abbott Laboratories (U.S. and Puerto Rico), IBM (U.S. & Ireland), Baxter Pharmaceuticals (U.S. & Belgium), Kodak (U.S. & Mexico), The Organization for the Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Verbund (Austria), Telekom/Mobilkom (Austria), Palmetto Health (U.S.), and URS [Washington Division] (U.S.).
Academic Research Interests: Work role-relationships, Relational identity / identification, Organizational identification, Newcomer adjustment process, Nomadic professionals, and Dirty-work occupations.