William I. MacKenzie, Ph.D.



Assistant Professor

Office: 376 BAB
Phone: 256.824.6811


  • Ph.D. – Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management, University of South Carolina 2010
  • M.B.A. – East Carolina University, 2005
  • B.S.B.A. – East Carolina University, 1998

Research Interests

  • Strategic Human Resources
  • Human Capital
  • Staffing

Current Teaching Responsibilities

  • Organizational Behavior (MGT 361)
  • Human Resources and Labor Relations Management (MGT 363)
  • Strategic Human Resource Management in a Technological Environment (MGT 631)

Selected Journal Publications

  • MacKenzie, W. I., Klaas, B. S., & McClendon, J. (2012).  Information Use in Counter-offers:  Identifying factors that influence manager counter-offer decisions. Journal of Labor Research, 33, 370-387.
  • Ployhart, R. E., Van Iddekinge, C., and MacKenzie, W. I. (2011). Acquiring and Developing Human Capital in Service Contexts:  The Interconnectedness of Human Capital Resources.  Academy of Management Journal, 54(2), 353-368.
  • MacKenzie, W. I., Ployhart, R. E., Weekley, J., and Ehlers, C. (2010). Contextual Effects on SJT Responses: An Examination of Construct Validity and Mean Differences across Applicant and Incumbent Contexts. Human Performance, 23(1), 1-21.
  • Harris, M., Grubb, W.L., and MacKenzie, W.I. (2006). Business students’ perceptions of employment in small and medium-sized enterprises versus multinational corporations:  Investigating the moderating effects of academic major, gender, and personality. Journal of Small Business Strategy, 17(2) 27-35.