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Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Washington
M.Acc., Brigham Young University
B.S., Brigham Young University

Phone: 202-687-3794

Email Address: bch6@georgetown.edu

Professor Holtom specializes in organizational behavior and human resource management. His current research focuses on how organizations acquire, develop and retain human and social capital. He teaches courses in organizational behavior, human resource management and negotiation. He works with executives on issues involving decision making, negotiation, leadership, motivation and strategic human resource management.

Professor Holtom’s recent publications include “Why people stay: Using job embeddedness to predict voluntary turnover,” which was a finalist for the Academy of Management Journal Best Paper Award and “How to keep your best employees: The development of an effective retention policy,” which was a finalist for the Academy of Management Executive Best Paper Award. His work has appeared in the Journal of Applied Psychology, the International Journal of Conflict Management, the Journal of Managerial Issues, Human Resource Management Journal, Human Resource Management Review, and the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education. He is an ad hoc reviewer for the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Management, and the Journal of Business Research. He has taught previously at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University and the College of Business Administration at Marquette University. While at Marquette University he won the Teaching Excellence Award. He has served as a consultant to many organizations including Citibank, Nordstrom, the United States Air Force and the Tennessee Department of Correction. Professor Holtom has presented Executive Education seminars to Northwestern Mutual, Briggs & Stratton, Aurora Health Care and many others.