Dr. William MacKenzie

Associate Professor, College of Business


301 Sparkman Drive
Business Administration Building
Room 319
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Curriculum Vitae


  • 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

Honors & Awards

  • UAH Graduate School Mentor of the Year, 2019
  • UAH College of Business Administration SAP Mini-Grant Award, 2017
  • C. David Billings Faculty Fellowship, 2014
  • SHRM Student Chapter, Superior Merit Award – for excellence and achievement during the 2013-2014 academic year. Faculty advisor.
  • SHRM Student Chapter, Superior Merit Award – for excellence and achievement during the 2012-2013 academic year. Faculty advisor.
  • Witmondt Faculty Award, 2012
  • UAH College of Business Administration Mini-Grant Award, 2012
  • UAH College of Business Administration Best Paper Research Award, 2011-2012
  • Mark McDaniel, Henry McDaniel & Robert Cramer Faculty Award, 2011
  • UAH College of Business Administration Undergraduate Teaching Award Nominee, 2011


  • Academy of Management
  • American Psychological Association
  • Senior Professional in Human Resource (SPHR) – HR Certification Institute
  • SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Southern Management Association


  • Strategic Human Resources
  • Human Capital
  • Staffing

Recent Publications

  • Klimchak, M., Ward-Bartlett, A.K., & MacKenzie, W. I. (2020). Building Trust and Commitment through Transparency and HR Competence: A Signaling Perspective. Personnel Review, 49 (9), 1897-1917.

  • MacKenzie, W. I., Scherer, R. F., Wilkinson, T. J., & Soloman, R. (2019). A Systematic Review of AACSB International Accreditation Quality and Value Research. Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences, 36 (1), 1-15

  • MacKenzie, W. I., and Scherer, R. F. (2019). Millennial Research on Fleek: Suggestions for Improving Generational Research Design. The Journal of Social Psychology, 159 (2), 119-124. [Invited, editor-reviewed]

  • Klimchack, M., Carsten, M., Morrell, D. & MacKenzie, W. I. (2016). Employee Entitlement and Proactive Work Behaviors: The Moderating Effects of Narcissism and Organizational Identification. Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, 23 (4), 387-396.

  • Lee, Y., MacKenzie, W. I., Fong, E. A. & Sherman, J. D. (2016). The Importance of Inter-temporal Integration in New Product Development. International Journal of Innovation Management, 20 (3), 1-23.

  • Fong, E. A., Xing, X., Orman, W. H., & MacKenzie, W. I. (2015) Consequences of deviating from predicted CEO labor market compensation on long-term firm value. Journal of Business Research, 68(2), 299-305.

  • Campion, M. C., Ployhart, R. E., & MacKenzie, W. I. (2014). The State of Research on Situational Judgment Tests: A Content Analysis and Directions for Future Research. Human Performance, 27(4), 283-310.

  • 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.

  • Morrell, D. L., and MacKenzie, W. I. (2011). The Five-Factor Model as it Defines Personalized versus Socialized Charismatic Leaders. Leadership & Organizational Management Journal, 2011(2), 16-28.

  • 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.