Department of Management

Christopher M. Barnes

Assistant Professor



Academic Area(s): Organizational Behavior


Phone: 540-231-5820

Fax: 540-231-3076

Department of Management
2106 Pamplin Hall (0233)
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg VA 24061

Office Hours: Study Abroad - no local office hours



Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2009
M.B.A., Webster University, 2003
B.S., Pacific Lutheran University, 1999

Positions Held
Assistant Professor of Management, Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech, 2011-present

Assistant Professor of Character Development and Research, United States Military Academy at West Point, 2009-2011

Selected Publications
Barnes, C . M., Wagner, D. T., Ghumman, S. (in press). Borrowing from sleep to pay work and family: Expanding time-based conflict to the broader non-work domain. Personnel Psychology.

Scott, B. A., Barnes, C. M., & Wagner, D. (in press). Chameleonic or consistent? A multilevel model of self-monitoring and variability in emotional labor. Academy of Management Journal.

Lanaj, K., Hollenbeck, J. R., Ilgen, D. R., Barnes, C. M., & Harmon, S. J. (in press). Decentralized planning in multiteam systems: Testing the limits of team autonomy. Academy of Management Journal.

Wagner, D. T., Barnes, C. M., Lim, V., & Ferris, D. L. (forthcoming, 2012). Lost sleep and cyberloafing: Evidence from the laboratory and a Daylight Saving Time quasi-experiment. Journal of Applied Psychology.

Leavitt, K., Reynolds, S., Barnes, C. M., Schilpzand, P., & Hannah, S. T. (in press). Who matters and what’s sacred? Professional identities exert an automatic effect on moral processing. Academy of Management Journal.

Barnes, C. M., Reb, J., & Ling, D. Y. (2012). More than just the mean: Moving to a dynamic view of performance-based compensation. Journal of Applied Psychology. 97, 711-718. DOI: 10.1037/a0026927.

Barnes, C. M., Schaubroeck, J. M., Huth, M., & Ghumman, S. (2011). Lack of sleep and unethical behavior. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. 115, 169-180. doi:10.1016/j.obhdp.2011.01.009

Scott, B. A., & Barnes, C. M. (2011). A multilevel investigation of emotional labor, affect, withdrawal, and gender. Academy of Management Journal, 54, 116-136.

Barnes, C. M. & Wagner, D. T. (2009). Changing to daylight saving time cuts into sleep and increases workplace injuries. Journal of Applied Psychology, 94, 1305-1317.

Barnes, C. M. & Hollenbeck, J. R. (2009). Sleep deprivation and teams: Burning the midnight oil or playing with fire? Academy of Management Review, 34, 56-66.


Research & Teaching Interests
My teaching interests focus in the area of Organizational Behavior, as well as management in general. These topics include motivation, leadership, team performance, and international/cultural issues in management. My research interests focus more specifically on three specific topics: 1) Fatigue and sleep deprivation in work settings, 2) Team performance and decision making, and 3) Emotional labor at work. I conduct research in both laboratory and field settings, measuring behavior as it naturally occurs in work environments as well as conducting controlled laboratory experiments.

External Professional Service
Editorial review board member, Academy of Management Review, 2009-current

Ad hoc reviewer: Academy of Management Review, 2008; Academy of Management Journal, 2009; Journal of Applied Psychology, 2008-2011; Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 2008-2011; Personnel Psychology, 2011; Journal of Management, 2009-2011; Academy of Management Perspectives, 2011; Sleep Medicine, 2011; Group Dynamics, 2008; Small Group Research, 201-2011; Applied Psychology: An International Review, 2011; Accident Prevention, 2010.

Selected Honors & Awards
Outstanding Reviewer Award, Academy of Management Review, 2010

Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Michigan State University, 2007

Consortium Research Fellowship, Consortium of Universities/Air Force Research Laboratory, 2005

University Distinguished Fellowship, Michigan State University, 2004

Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Research Laboratory, 2004

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