Daniel C. Feldman

Senior Associate Dean

  • Synovus Chair in Servant Leadership
339 Brooks Hall
310 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602
Phone Numbers
Work 706-542-9387
Work 706-542-3749
Email Address
Work Research at Terry


Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation Year
  • Organizational Behavior
Yale University
  • Administrative Sciences
Yale University
  • Business and Social Sciences
University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests

  • Career issues facing older workers
  • Transfers and promotions
  • Managing careers
  • Layoffs and downsizing
  • Job choice
  • Early career indecision
  • Retirement and retirement planning
  • Psychological contracts
  • Workaholism
  • Career stages and life stages
  • Expatriates and repatriates
  • Executive coaching
  • Organizational socialization
  • Career plateaus
  • Underemployment
  • Unemployment
  • Job mobility
  • School-to-work transition

Areas of Expertise

  • Career Development
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Leadership

Prior Professional Positions

Organization / Department Title Years of Service
University of South Carolina
James Bradley Distinguished Foundation Fellow 1989 to 2003
University of Florida
Professor of Management 1985 to 1989
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Visiting Scholar 1987 to 1987
University of Florida
Associate Professor of Management 1981 to 1985
Northwestern University
Assistant Professor of Organization Behavior 1981 to 1985
University of Minnesota
Assistant Professor of Industrial Relations 1976 to 1977
Yale University
Instructor 1974 to 1975


Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
Best Reviewer Award
Academy of Management Journal
Scholarly Impact Award
Journal of Management
Department of Management Teaching Award
University of Georgia
Terry College Faculty Research Award
University of Georgia
Department of Management Teaching Award
University of Georgia
School of Business Teacher of the Year
University of South Carolina
Honors College Teacher of the Year
University of South Carolina
University Foundation Research Award
University of South Carolina
Riegel and Emory Research Fellow
University of South Carolina
Eli Lilly Senior Teaching Fellow
University of South Carolina
CIBER Research Fellow
University of South Carolina
Undergraduate Teacher of the Year
University of Florida
Beta Gamma Sigma
University of Florida
MBA Teacher of the Year
University of Florida
Phi Kappa Phi
University of Florida
MBA Teacher of the Year
University of Florida
MBA Teacher of the Year
University of Florida
MBA Teacher of the Year
University of Florida
MBA Teacher of the Year
University of Florida
Wyllys Baird Treat Fellowship in Social Sciences
Yale University
William Beach Fellowship in Administrative Sciences
Yale University
Summa cum laude with special distinction
University of Pennsylvania
Benjamin Franklin National Scholar
University of Pennsylvania
Phi Beta Kappa
University of Pennsylvania

Editorial Appointments

Position Name of Journal Year(s)
Journal of Management
2002 - 2005

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • Feldman, D.C. 1976. A contingency theory of socialization. Administrative Science Quarterly, 21:433-452.
  • Feldman, D.C., & Arnold, H.J. 1978. Position choice: Comparing the importance of job and organizational factors. Journal Of Applied Psychology, 63:706-710.
  • Arnold, H.J., & Feldman, D.C. 1981. Social desirability response bias in self-report choice situations. Academy Of Management Journal, 24:377-385.
  • Feldman, D.C. 1981. The multiple socialization of new organization members. Academy Of Management Review , 6:309-318.
  • Arnold, H.J., & Feldman, D.C. 1982. A multivariate analysis of the determinants of job turnover. Journal Of Applied Psychology, 67:350-360.
  • Feldman, D.C., & Brett, J.M. 1983. Coping with new jobs: A comparative study of new hires and job changers. Academy Of Management Journal, 26:258-272.
  • Feldman, D.C. 1984. The development and enforcement of group norms. Academy Of Management Review, 9:47-53.
  • Arnold, H.J., Feldman, D.C., & Purbhoo, M. 1986. The role of social desirability response bias in turnover research. Academy Of Management Journal, 28:955-966.
  • Feldman, D.C., & Weitz, B.A. 1988. Career plateaus considered. Journal Of Management, 14:69-80.
  • Leana, C.R., & Feldman, D.C. 1988. Job loss: Individual perceptions, reactions, and coping behaviors. Journal Of Management, 14:375-390.
  • Feldman, D.C. 1989. Careers in organizations: Recent trends and future directions. Journal Of Management, 15:52-64.
  • Feldman, D.C. 1990. Reconceptualizing the nature and consequences of part-time work. Academy Of Management Review, 15:103-112.
  • Brett, J.M., Feldman, D.C., & Weingart, L.R. 1990. Feedback-seeking behavior of new hires and job changers. Journal Of Management, 16:737-749.
  • Leana, C.R., & Feldman, D.C. 1990. The coping strategies of laid-off workers: Results from two empirical studies. Human Relations, 43:1151-1181.
  • Feldman, D.C., & Weitz, B.A. 1991. From the invisible hand to the gladhand: Understanding the nature of a careerist orientation to work. Human Resource Management, 30:237-257.
  • Feldman, D.C., & Tompson, H.B. 1993. Expatriation, repatriation, and domestic geographical relocation: An empirical investigation of adjustment to new job assignments. Journal Of International Business Studies, 24:507-530.
  • Klaas, B.S., & Feldman, D.C. 1994. The impact of appeal systems structure on disciplinary sanctions. Personnel Psychology, 47:91-108.
  • Feldman, D.C. 1994. The decision to retire early: A review and reconceptualization. Academy Of Management Review, 19:285-311.
  • Feldman, D.C. 1996. The nature and consequences of underemployment. Journal Of Management, 22:385-409.
  • Turnley, W.H., & Feldman, D.C. 1998. Psychological contract violations during corporate restructuring. Human Resource Management, 37(71-84).
  • Kim, S., & Feldman, D.C. 1998. Healthy, wealthy, or wise: Predicting actual acceptances of early retirement incentives at three points in time. Personnel Psychology, 51:623-642.
  • Turnley, W.H., & Feldman, D.C. 1999. The impact of psychological contract violations on exit, voice, loyalty, and neglect behaviors. Human Relations, 52:895-922.
  • Morris, J.A., & Feldman, D.C. 1996. The dimensions, antecedents, and consequenes of emotional labor. Academy Of Management Review, 21:986-1010.
  • Feldman, D.C., & Bolino, M.C. 1998. Moving on out: When will employees follow their organization during corporate relocation?. Journal Of Organizational Behavior, 19:275-288.
  • Kim, S., & Feldman, D.C. 1998. Healthy, wealthy, or wise: Predicting actual acceptances of early retirement incentives at three points in time. Personnel Psychology, 37:71-84.
  • Feldman, D.C. 1999. Toxic mentors or toxic proteges? A critical re-examination of dysfunctional mentoring. Human Resource Management Review, 9:247-278.
  • Kim, S., & Feldman, D.C. 2000. Working in retirement: The antecedents and consequences of bridge employment and its consequences for quality of life in retirement. Academy Of Management Journal, 43:1195-1210.
  • Ng, T.W., Eby, L.T., Sorensen, K.L., & Feldman, D.C. 2004. Predictors of objective and subjective career success: A meta-analysis. Personnel Psychology, 58:367-408.
  • Feldman, D.C., & Lankau, M. 2005. Executive coaching: A review and agenda for future research. Journal Of Management, 31:829-848.
  • Ng, T.W., Sorensen, K.L., & Feldman, D.C. 2007. Dimensions, antecedents, and consequences of workaholism: A conceptual integration and extension. Journal Of Organizational Behavior, 28:111-136.
  • Feldman, D.C., & Ng, T.W. 2007. Careers: Mobility, embeddedness, and success. Journal Of Management, 33:321-349.
  • Ng, T.W., & Feldman, D.C. 2007. Job embeddedness and career embeddedness across career stages. Journal Of Vocational Behavior, 70:336-351.
  • Ng, T.W., & Feldman, D.C. 2008. The relationship of age to ten dimensions of job performance. Journal Of Applied Psychology, 93:392-423.
  • Ng, T.W., & Feldman, D.C. 2009. How broadly does education affect performance?. Personnel Psychology, 62:89-134.
  • Ng, T.W., & Feldman, D.C. 2010. The effects of organizational embeddedness on development of social capital and human capital. Journal Of Applied Psychology, 95:696-712.
  • Ng, T.W., Feldman, D.C., & Lam, S. 2010. Psychological contract breaches, organizational commitment, and innovation-related behaviors: A latent growth modeling approach. Journal Of Applied Psychology, 95:744-751.
  • Ng, T.W., & Feldman, D.C. 2010. The relationships of age with job attitudes: A meta-analysis. Personnel Psychology, 63:677-718.
  • Feldman, D.C., & Beehr, T.A. 2011. A three-phase model for understanding the retirement decision. The American Psychologist, 66:193-203.
  • Lam, S., Ng, T.W.H., & Feldman, D.C. 2012. The relationship between external job mobility and salary attainment across career stages. Journal Of Vocational Behavior, 80:129-136.
  • Ng, T.W.H., & Feldman, D.C. 2012. Employee voice behavior: A meta-analytic test of the conservation of resources framework. Journal Of Organizational Behavior, 33:216-234.
  • Ng, T.W.H., & Feldman, D.C. 2012. Evaluating six common stereotypes about older workers with meta-analytic data. Personnel Psychology, 65:821-858.
  • Ng, T.W.H., & Feldman, D.C. 2012. The effects of organizational and community embeddedness on work-to-family and family-to-work conflict. Journal Of Applied Psychology, 97:1233-1251.
  • Ng, T.W.H., & Feldman, D.C. 2012. Breaches of past promises, current job alternatives, and promises of future idiosyncratic deals: Three-way interaction effects on organizational commitment. Human Relations, 65:1463-1486.
  • Ng, T.W.H., & Feldman, D.C. 2012. A comparison of self-ratings and non-self-report measures of employee creativity. Human Relations, 65:1021-1047.
  • Ng, T.W.H., & Feldman, D.C. 2013. Changes in perceived supervisor embeddedness: Effects on employees' embeddedness, organizational trust, and voice behavior. Personnel Psychology, 66:645-685.
  • Ng, T.W.H., & Feldman, D.C. 2013. Does longer tenure help or hinder job performance?. Journal Of Vocational Behavior, 83:305-315.
  • T.W.H. Ng & Feldman, D.C. 2013. How do within-person changes due to aging affect job performance?. Journal Of Vocational Behavior, 83:500-513.
  • Ng, T.W.H., & Feldman, D.C. 2014. Community embeddedness and work outcomes: The mediating role of organizational embeddedness. Human Relations, 67:71-103.


  • Feldman, D.C. 1988. Managing Careers in Organizations. Scott Foresman Publishing.
  • Leana, C.R., & Feldman, D.C. 1992. Coping with Job Loss: How Individuals, Organizations, and Communities Respond to Layoffs. Macmillan Publishing.
  • Feldman, D.C. 2002. Work Careers: A Developmental Perspective. Jossey-Bass.
  • Maynard, D.C., & Feldman, D.C. 2011. Underemployment: Psychological, Economic, and Social Challenges. Springer Press.