Bruce Gilstrap

Assistant Professor


Academic and Professional Interests

Dr. Gilstrap teaches undergraduate classes in the areas of organizational behavior and human resource management and is involved with the USM student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). His research interests include investigating how and why some employees are willing to go above and beyond what is required of them, impression management in the workplace, and psychological contracts between employees and their employers.

Professional Honors and Achievements

Dr. Gilstrap has published articles in Journal of Management and Journal of Organizational Behavior. He also serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for several scholarly journals. Prior to pursuing his Ph.D. in Management, he worked in the computer software and network services industry as a top management team member, corporate Controller, and Manager of Human Resources.

Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

Bolino, M., Turnley, W. H., Gilstrap, J. B., & Suazo, M. M. (2010). Citizenship under pressure: Whatʼs a good soldier to do? Journal of Organizational Behavior, 31(6), 835-855.

Bolino, M., Kacmar, K. M., Turnley, W. H., & Gilstrap, J. B. (2008). A multi-level review of impression management motives and behaviors. Journal of Management, 34(6), 1080-1109.