Christopher J. Hartwell, PHR, is currently a PhD candidate in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management in the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University. His research has focused mainly on employee selection, performance management, employee development, and leadership. He has taught the senior-level undergraduate Human Resource Management course for business majors at Purdue. He is a previous graduate of the George Washington University (B.A. Communication) and Utah State University (M.S. Human Resources). In addition to his academic background, Chris has more than eight years of professional work experience in the field of human resources, including recruiting, selection, performance management, compensation and benefits administration, and employee training/development. That professional experience has come through employment with such varied organizations as the United States Senate, Kelly Services, and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). He has been PHR certified through the HR Certification Institute since 2009.