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Brian S. Connelly

Brian Connelly

    Brian S. Connelly

    Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour & HR Management, Department of Management, University of Toronto Scarborough

    Degrees: PhD, University of Minnesota
    BA, Emory University
    Email: Send an email to Brian S. Connelly
    Phone: 416-287-5634


    Brian Connelly is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management in the Department of Management at the University of Toronto-Scarborough, with a cross-appointment to the Organization Behavior and HR area at Rotman.  His research examines how organizations can best use personality measures to solve workplace challenges, particularly in employee selection and development. In current and on-going research, he has used personality ratings from others (e.g., one’s peers, friends, or family) to study the limitations of self-knowledge, how first impressions are formed, the way people “fake” personality measures and the structure of personality.

    Academic Positions

    2016 - present  Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Integrative Perspectives on Personality; University of Toronto
    2015 - present  Associate Professor; University of Toronto
    2010-2015  Assistant Professor; University of Toronto
    2008-2010  Assistant Professor; University of Connecticut

    Selected Publications - Papers

    Honors and Awards

    2016  Canada Research Chair (Tier II)
    2015  Early Career Award; Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation
    2011  Joyce and Robert Hogan Award for the Best Paper on Personality and Work Performance; Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
    2010  S. Rains Wallace Dissertation Award; Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
    2009  J. S. Tanaka Personality Dissertation Award; Association for Research in Personality

    Research and Teaching Interests

    My teaching interests are in the area of Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, and Research/Quantitative Methods. My research examines the theory and organizational measurement of individual difference determinants of workplace performance (and, more specifically, personality traits). In particular, I am interested in the implications and applications of these individual differences in personnel selection, employee development, and organizational behavior.  

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