George Banks

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Chair and Professor, Department of Management
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George C. Banks is chair and professor in the Department of Management at UNC Charlotte's Belk College of Business. He is also an affiliate faculty member of the Organizational Science Ph.D. program, the School of Data Science, and Industrial/Organizational Psychology master's program. Dr. Banks has over 60 publications, including journal articles in top-tier outlets, such as SciencePsychological Bulletin, Nature Human Behavior, Journal of Management, and Academy of Management Journal. He currently serves as a senior associate editor for The Leadership Quarterly, special issue editor for Organizational Research Methods and is on the editorial boards at  Journal of ManagementOrganizational Research Methods, Journal of Business and Psychology, and Human Resource Management Review. He has received several awards for his research, including: the 2017 Sage Publications/CARMA Early Career Award from the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management, and the 2016 Best Paper award from The Leadership Quarterly/Center for Creative Leadership. He was also one of four 2016 Best Paper Award nominees for the Academy of Management Journal

Additionally, his work has been featured by popular media outlets, such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian and National Public Radio (NPR). Since 2019, he has received $1,727,285 in external grant funding. Previously Dr. Banks worked as a consultant for HRinterax, Inc. (Shelton, Connecticut) and Human Technology, Inc. (McLean, Virginia). He also has provided services for diverse clients, such as the Missile Defense Agency, the Forest Service, the Transportation Security Administration, the Patent and Trade Office, as well as the Foreign Agriculture Service.


Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University

Areas of Expertise:

Leadership and diversity, equity, and inclusion
Strategic human resource management
Research methods and statistics (e.g., data science, open science, meta-analysis)