Penn State Harrisburg

Stephen P Schappe, Ph.D.

· Associate Professor of Management; Business Administration

Biography

Stephen Schappe received his Ph.D. in labor and human resources from The Ohio State University, from which he also holds a master's degree in the same area. His academic and professional expertise is in human resource management, organizational behavior, and labor-management relations. His scholarly work has been published in such journals as Group & Organization Management, Journal of Business and Psychology, The Journal of Psychology, and the Journal of Organizational Behavior. In recognition of his scholastic achievement, he has been inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society for AACSB International-accredited schools of business.

He has been consulted by organizations to identify strategic human resource needs, improve organizational communication, develop performance management systems, improve employee morale and motivation, and to assess the impact of corporate downsizing efforts. For many years he was a senior consultant with Human Resource Partners, a human resource management consulting firm based in Harrisburg. Dr. Schappe has been employed by the General Motors Corporation and by Bernie Hoffman Associates, a health care management consultant. Dr. Schappe has also presented lectures and conducted workshops on the globalization of higher education, workplace diversity, organizational justice, transformational leadership, and corporate citizenship behavior. He is a member of several Boards of Directors including those for the Capital Region Economic Development Corporation (CREDC), the Pennsylvania Economic Development Institute, and ExecuStar, the region's premier entrepreneurial development program.

Professional Affiliations

  • Academy of Management
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • AACSB International

Research Interests

  • Fairness in organizations
  • Team building and facilitation
  • Union-management relations
  • Employment law
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Performance management
  • Citizenship behavior
  • Organizational commitment