Eric Patton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor; Director, Managing Human Capital Program
Discipline Taught: Managing Human Capital
Office: Mandeville 358
Phone: (610) 660-3178
Fax: (610) 660-1229
Email: epatton@sju.edu


Education

  • Ph.D. in Business Administration, Management/Organizational Behavior, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec. Completed: 2007 (Valedictorian for John Molson School of Business)
  • M.Sc. (Administration) Management, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec. Completed: 2000
  • B.Comm, Finance/International Business, Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, Montreal, Quebec. Completed: 1991

Professional Experience


Saint Joseph's University,

Assistant Professor, Management Saint-Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA. Fall 2007-present

Concordia University

Lecturer, Management-John Molson School of Business, Montreal, Quebec. Fall 2000 -Winter 2005

Media Contributions/features - Research

MSNBC.com
WBTW-13 Morning News – South Carolina
Live Science
WXIA-TV – Atlanta
Australian News – Australia
Iran Daily – Iran
KCSN Radio – California
Wisconsin Public Radio
Newswise
Huffington Post
Philadelphia Inquirer
CBS 3/CW Eyewitness News - Philadelphia
SJU Magazine, Haub School of Business Review, SJU Hawk Eye

Ad Hoc reviewer

Journal of Organizational Behavior
Human Relations
Administrative Sciences Association of Canada annual conference (Organizational Behavior division, Organizational Theory division, Business History division, Health Management division)
Academy of Management Conference
Eastern Academy of Management (Organizational Behavior division)

Memberships

Academy of Management
Administrative Sciences Association of Canada
European Group for Organizational Studies

Non Academic Professional Experience

Concordia University (Non-Academic)

Director, Policies, Systems & Procedures Unit - Financial Services (2000-01) Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec

Senior Budget and Financial Planning Analyst - Financial Services (1995-2000) Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec

Assistant Accountant - Treasury (1991-1994) Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec

Courses Taught


Saint Joseph's University

Graduate courses

  • MGT 500 - Managing Work Organizations
  • MGT 512 - Human Resources (EMBA)
  • MGT 561 - Human Resource Research/Survey Methods

Undergraduate courses

 

  • MGT/PSY 150 - Gender Issues in the Workplace
  • MGT 110 - Essentials of Organizational Behavior
  • MGT 1011 - Organizations in Perspective
  • MGT 2011 - Organizational Behavior
  • MGT 2025 - Management of Human Resources

Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Graduate Courses (Master of Science in Administration, Concordia University):

  • MSC 643 - Motivation, Compensation, Evaluation and Rewards
  • MSC 612 - Research Methodology (Management)

Undergraduate courses

  • COMM 210 - Contemporary Business Thinking

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Patton, E. & Johns, G. (2012). Context and the social representation of absenteeism: Absence in the popular press and in academic research. Human Relations, 65, 215-238.

Patton, E. (2011). The Devil Is in the Details: Judgments of Responsibility and Absenteeism from Work. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 84, 759-779.

Patton, E. (2011). When groups fall apart: The Donner Party Disaster. Journal of Management History, 17, 435-450.

Patton, E. (2010).  When Social Identities Collide: Commentary on "Gender in the Management Education Classroom".  Journal of Management Education, 34, 874-881.

Patton, E. (2009).  When Diagnosis Does Not Always Mean Disability: The Challenge  of Employees with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD).  Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, 24, 326-343.

Patton, E. & Johns, G. (2007). Women’s absenteeism in the popular press: Evidence for a gender-specific absence culture. Human Relations, 60, 1579-1612. Awarded Best Paper in Human Relations, 2007.

Appelbaum, S.H. & Patton, E., Shapiro, B. (2003). The early retirement incentive program: A downsizing strategy,Journal of European Industrial Training, 27/1, 22-35

Patton, E. & Appelbaum, S.H. (2003). The case for case studies in management research. Management Research News, 26/5, 60-71

Appelbaum, S.H. & Patton, E. (2002). Downsizing the University: Bonne chance. The International Journal of Educational Management, 16/3 2002, 126-136.

Book Chapters:

Patton, E. & Johns, G. (2011, in press). "Sex or gender? The enigma of women's elevated absenteeism", In Gender and the Dysfunctional Workplace. (Eds: S. Fox & T.R. Lituchy) Edward Elgar Publishing.

Refereed Conference Presentations:

Patton, E. & Johns, G. (2011). "Gender Differences in Absenteeism: A meta-analysis" Presented at Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, August 2011, San Antonio, Texas.

Patton, E. (2009). "The Donner Party: An Organizational Analysis of a Disaster." Presented at Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, August 2009, Chicago, Illinois.

Patton, Eric (2008). "When diagnosis does not always mean disability: The challenge of employees with ADHD” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, August 2008, Anaheim, CA.

Patton, Eric & Martens, Martin (2008). “When my enemy becomes my co-worker: Identity challenges following corporate mergers”. Presented at the 24th Colloquium of the European Group for Organizational Studies, July 2008, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Patton, Eric & Johns, Gary (2008). “Absenteeism in Context: One Hundred and Fifty Years of New York Times Coverage” Presented at the 23nd Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, April 2008, San Francisco, CA.

Patton, Eric (2007). "The Devil Is in the Details: Judgments of Responsibility and Absence from Work” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, August 2007, Philadelphia, PA.

Patton, Eric & Johns, Gary (2007). “The Empty Seat: A Historical Look at Absenteeism by Politicians” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, June 2007, Ottawa, Ontario. Included in proceedings.

Patton, Eric & Johns, Gary (2007). "The Social Construction of Illness Absence: Traveling through the “Black Hole”. Presented at the XIIIth European Congress of Work and Organizational Psychology, May 2007, Stockholm, Sweden.

Patton, E., Martens, M., & Gagné, M. (2007). "Participant comments in survey research: The why, what, who, and how.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Academy of Management, May 2007, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Included in proceedings

Patton, Eric & Johns, Gary (2006). "Absenteeism in the News: Historical Trends in Absence from Work in the 20th Century,” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, August 2006, Atlanta, Georgia.

Patton, Eric & Johns, Gary (2006). “Do Expectations Concerning Absenteeism Differ Between Men and Women? Indications from the Popular Press” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, June 2006, Banff, Alberta. Included in proceedings.

Patton, Eric. (2005) “Guilty or innocent: Accountability and judgments of responsibility following absence from work” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, August 2005, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Patton, Eric. (2005) “One hundred years of absenteeism in the news: A window into the social expectations surrounding absence from work” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, May 2005, Toronto, Ontario. Included in proceedings.

Patton, Eric. (2002) “Psychological contracts: The links to organizational culture and identity” Presented at theAnnual Meeting of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, May 2002, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Grants and Awards

November 2011:  SJU Faculty Merit Award - Research.

August 2011: Outstanding Reviewer Award - Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division, Academy of Mangement Conference 2011

June 2011: Outstanding Reviewer Award - Organizational Behavior Division, Academy of Mangement Conference 2011

February 2008: Best Paper award – Human Relations for 2007 for "Women's absenteeism in the popular press: Evidence for a gender-specific absence culture". (With G. Johns).

October 2007: Named John Molson School of Business, Concordia university valedictorian for Fall 2007 convocation.

June 2006: Best Student Paper award (Gender and Diversity division), Annual Meeting of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Banff, Alberta. (With G. Johns)

May 2005: Best Paper award (Business History division), Annual Meeting of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Toronto, Ontario.

September 2003: Concordia University Graduate Fellowship.

December 2002: "Campaign for a New Millennium Student Contribution Graduate Scholarship" – John Molson School of Business", Concordia University.

November 2001: Membership into Beta Gamma Sigma, the honor society for AACSB accredited business programs.

March 2001: Nominated for John Molson School of Business Distinguished Teaching award.

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