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About Bradford S Bell

Bradford S. Bell is an Associate Professor of Human Resource Studies and Director of Executive Education in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. He received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Maryland at College Park and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Michigan State University. Dr. Bell teaches courses in Human Resource Management, Training and Development, and Work Groups and Teams to graduate and undergraduate students. Dr. Bell worked in the management and organization development department of First USA Bank/Banc One and has worked as an HR consultant for multiple private and public firms. Dr. Bell is a member of the Academy of Management, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, American Society for Training and Development, and the Society for Human Resource Management.

Dr. Bell's research interests include training and development and team development and effectiveness. His research has appeared in a number of journals, including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Human Resource Management, Academy of Management Learning & Education, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Group and Organization Management, and the International Journal of Selection and Assessment. In addition, Dr. Bell has published numerous chapters that have appeared in edited research volumes and presents regularly at conferences, including the Academy of Management and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Dr. Bell was awarded the Early Career Achievement Award by the HR Division of the Academy of Management in 2008 and he currently serves as the Editor of Personnel Psychology.


2009 Present Director of ILR Executive Education, Cornell University ILR School Human Resource Studies
2008 Present Associate Professor, Cornell University ILR School Human Resource Studies
20022008 Assistant Professor, Cornell University ILR School Human Resource Studies
20002001 Lecturer, Michigan State University ‐ Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Curriculum Vitae

Honors and Awards

  • Early Career Achievement Award, Academy of Management, HR Division, 2008
  • Emerald Management Reviews Citation of Excellence, 2008
  • General Mills Award for Exemplary Graduate Teaching, Cornell, 2004

Contact Information

Cornell University, ILR School
Department of Human Resource Studies
162 Ives Faculty Building
Ithaca, NY 14853-3901
Tel: 607.254.8054
Fax: 607.255.1836


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