Stan Gully was a professor of HRM in the School of Labor and Employment Relations at Penn State University. Stan held M.A. and PhD degrees in industrial/organizational psychology from Michigan State University and was a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He has authored, coauthored, edited, or presented numerous papers, books, and book chapters on a variety of topics, including motivation, leadership, team effectiveness, strategic staffing and recruitment, and training. He was a coauthor of SHRM’s Staffing Strategically series and a founding coeditor of the Organizational Behavior/Human Resource collection of Business Expert Press. Stan won awards for his teaching, research, and service.
Stan taught courses at the undergraduate, master’s, executive, and PhD levels covering a wide range of topics, including team effectiveness, leadership, organizational learning and innovation, staffing, HRM, talent management, training, and statistics. He taught using traditional and hybrid technologies in the United States, Iceland, Singapore, and Indonesia. His applied work included, but was not limited to, designing leadership training programs, implementing team communication interventions, delivering interviewing skill workshops for HRM managers, implementing a strategic workforce planning intervention, creating a multisource feedback system, and working in management at UPS. Sadly, Stan Gully passed away in the fall of 2017.