Gary A. Adams

Gary A. Adams
Gary A. AdamsMarquette University

Straz Hall, 677

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-7338
Curriculum Vitae

Professor of Management

Gary A. Adams is a Professor of Management and Director of the Master of Science in Human Resources program in the College of Business at Marquette University. He received his Ph.D. from Central Michigan University. Dr Adams has taught a variety of courses including those in the areas of organizational behavior and human resources management as well as research methods, multivariate statistics, and occupational stress. In addition to his teaching, Dr. Adams also enjoys conducting research and consulting to business organizations. His research interests include older workers and occupational health.  He has made professional presentations at national conferences such as those sponsored by the American Psychological Association, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the Academy of Management. He has published two books, several book chapters, and a number of articles in journals such as Personnel PsychologyJournal of Applied PsychologyJournal of Occupational Health PsychologyJournal of Organizational Behavior, and American Psychologist. Dr. Adams has served as a consultant with a variety of private organizations such as the Eaton Corporation, Affinity Health Systems, Kimberly Clark, and Alto Dairy, and public sector organizations such as the Department of Defense and the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. He is a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the Society for Human Resource Management and the Academy of Management.


  • Ph.D., Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Central Michigan University, 1995
  • M.S., Industrial and organizational Psychology, Illinois State University, 1991
  • B.S., Industrial and organizational Psychology, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 1989

Professional Interests

  • Occupational stress, health and well being
  • Older workers

Selected Publications

Shultz, K. S., & Adams, G. A. Eds. (2007). Aging and Work in the 21st Century. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Adams, G. A., & Beehr, T. A. Eds. (2003). Retirement research: Reasons, processes and results. New York: Springer.

Rau, B. L., & Adams, G. A. (in press). Recruiting older workers:  Realities and needs of the future workforce. Chapter to appear in The Oxford Handbook of Recruitment. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Adams, G. A., DeArmond, S., Jex, S. M., & Webster, J. R., (2013). Older Workers Occupational Stress and Safety. In R. Burke, C. Cooper and J. Field (Eds.), Sage Handbook of Aging, Work and Society (pp. 266-282). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.