Dr. Matt C. Howard

Dr. Matt C. Howard

Assistant Professor
Marketing & Quantitative Methods

Research Interests

Dr. Matt C. Howard’s research interests include (a) statistics and methodologies, (b) health and well-being, (c) individual differences, and (d) computer-based training and development. His publications have been known to span the fields of Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Organizational Behavior, Research Methods, Human Resources, Human-Computer Interaction, CyberPsychology, and several others. More information about Dr. Matt C. Howard, including a full list of his publications, can be found at his Personal Site.


  • Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Pennsylvania State University
  • M.S. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Pennsylvania State University
  • B.S. in Psychology, Virginia Tech
  • B.A. in English, Virginia Tech


  • Howard, M. C., Cogswell, J., & Smith, M. (2020). The antecedents and outcomes of workplace ostracism: A meta-analysis. Journal of Applied Psychology.
  • Howard, M. C. & Van Zandt, E. (2020).  The discriminant validity of honesty-humility: A meta-analysis of the HEXACO, Big Five, and Dark Triad.  Journal of Research in Personality.
  • Howard, M. C. (2020).  Understanding face mask use to prevent coronavirus and other illnesses: Development of a multidimensional face mask perceptions scale.  British Journal of Health Psychology.
  • Howard, M. C. & Riley, P. (2020). Physical courage predicts relevant outcomes in associated contexts: The creation of a measure and empirical analysis into the construct. Journal of Business Research.
  • Hair, J., Howard, M. C., & Nitzl, C. (2020). Assessing measurement model quality in PLS-SEM: Using confirmatory composite analysis. Journal of Business Research.
  • Howard, M. C. & Gutworth, M. G. (2020). A meta-analysis of virtual reality training programs for social skill development. Computers & Education.
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