Spotlight Series – Wednesday, Nov. 15 – Randall Croom and Kelly Hall present …

On Wednesday, Nov. 15, the Spotlight Series will highlight Kelly Hall, assistant professor of management, and Randall Croom, assistant professor of management, as they present their findings on Examining Student Retention through an Organizational Behavior Lens

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017
Time: 12 p.m.- 1 p.m. (lunch served at 11:30 a.m.)
Location: Lynn Business Center Boardroom – 213
All are welcome!

Examining Student Retention through an Organizational Behavior Lens

An abundance of scientific evidence indicates that student retention is a complex issue. At Stetson, we have grappled with this challenge for many years and have acquired valuable insights about the antecedents of retention. Despite these contributions, recent statistics suggest that it is important to advance our understanding of this complex issue. In response to this need, we examine student retention at Stetson through the lens of organizational behavior, for example, by applying theories of employee turnover, job embeddedness, and organizational commitment, among others. To this end, we have designed a mixed-methods study and are collecting data to acquire new insights that may help us improve student experiences and retention at Stetson.

Dr. Randall Croom worked in private industry in product management for a life sciences company and in distribution management for a Fortune 100 retailer after completing undergraduate and graduate work at the Sybil C. Mobley School of Business and Industry at Florida A&M University.  His primary research interests include investigating how individual differences, especially personality, influence human performance. Dr. Croom is also interested in performance management, personal development, career management, personnel selection, compensation, and a wide variety of other areas of management research. The recipient of the KPMG Ph.D. Project Promising Young Educator Award, Croom is passionate about innovation in instruction and helping students connect theory to practice.

Kelly Hall is assistant professor of management, in the School of Business Administration at Stetson University, where she has taught undergraduate courses since 2011. Kelly is a Florida native and Stetson alumna. Her professional background includes sales, corporate training and development, and management.

Stetson Spotlight Series

The Spotlight Series at Stetson University is a showcase of faculty research, creative inquiry, and other scholarly engagement to the campus community. Presenters are primarily recipients of grant awards through the Stetson Summer Grant Program.

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