Ph.D., University of Washington
M.Acc., Brigham Young University
B.S., Brigham Young University
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
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.