Dr. Mark Skowronski

Human Resources and Management

Mark Skowronski’s research interests include stress management, intrinsic motivation, and emotions in the workplace. Before entering the Ph.D. program, he worked for many years in the information technology sector. Mark has a passion for teaching and is currently a lecturer for the DeGroote School of Business.  He has been awarded several scholarships including the Ontario Graduate Scholarship and the Ontario Graduate Fellowship.  At present, Mark is in the final stages of his dissertation research that explores how individuals adapt to and cope with long-term night work.

Thesis Title: Work Stress in the Context of Shiftwork: A Longitudinal Investigation
Supervisor: Vishwanath Baba
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Management, Ramapo College of New Jersey

Education

  • M.A., Psychology, Montclair State University (U.S.)
  • B.A., Psychology, Rutgers University (U.S.)

Selected Publications and Presentations

Articles and Select Conference Presentations

Skowronski, M. (In Press). When the bored behave badly (or exceptionally). Personnel Review.

Skowronski, M (2011, June). Making boredom an asset, not a liability, at work. HRPA “Subject Matter Experts” Website.

McAteer, T. & Skowronski, M. (2010, June). Firing your students as a transformative learning experience. Poster presented at the 2010 Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education conference, Toronto, ON.

Skowronski, M., & Baba, V.V. (2009, July). The effects of fixed and rotating work shifts on employee well-being: an exploratory meta-analysis. Paper presented at the Tenth International Human Resources Management Conference, Santa Fe, NM.

Mirowska, A. & Skowronski, M. S. (2008, August). Organizational Paranoia: Why it seems they’re laughing at you, not with you. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA.

Professional Activities

Commerce 2BA3: Organizational Behaviour (undergraduate)

Commerce 3SO3: Developing Management Skills (undergraduate)

Commerce H600: Human Resources Management & Labour Relations (graduate)

Psychology 110*: Introduction to Psychology (undergraduate)

Psychology 220*: Introduction to Statistical Methods in Psychology (undergraduate)

*Course taught online for another institution

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