Dr. Treena Gillespie Finney

Dr. Treena Gillespie Finney


Research Interests

  • Employee selection and development (e.g., 360-degree feedback)
  • International HR issues, including the applicability of constructs cross-culturally
  • Negative or destructive leadership (e.g., antecedents of abusive and toxic leadership and the effects of this “dark” leadership)
  • Customer-directed behaviors (e.g., customer-directed counterproductive work behavior)
  • Negotiation and conflict
  • Gender issues


  • Ph.D. Industrial / Organizational Psychology

    DePaul University (Chicago, IL)

  • M.S. Applied Psychology
    Clemson University (Clemson, SC)

  • B.A. Psychology (Minor: Marketing)
    Clemson University (Clemson, SC)


  • Mayes, B. T., Finney, T. G., Johnson, T. W., Shen, J., and Yi, L. (2017).  The effect of human resource practices on perceived organizational support in the People’s Republic of China. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 28(9), 1261-1290.

  • Rose, D. S., English, A., & Finney, T. G. (2014).  Hire Better Teachers Now:  Using the Science of Selection to Find the Best Teachers for Your School.  Harvard Education Press.

  • Parry, R. O., & Finney, T. G.  (2014).  Affirmative Action:  A schizophrenic history.  Southern Law Journal, 24(2), 237-265. 

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