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Dr. Alex Barelka

Associate Professor
Department of Management
State Farm Hall of Business - SFH 204
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Alex has been a professor at Wright State University and the Air Force Institute of Technology in Dayton, Ohio. He is also a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and holds a Ph.D. in management (minor in information systems) from Michigan State University.

Current Courses

221.001Organizational Behavior And Administration

220.006Business Organization And Management

382.002Organizational Leadership

Teaching Interests & Areas

Organizational Behavior

Research Interests & Areas

Organizational Behavior

PhD Management/Organizational Behavior

Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

MS Information Systems Management

Air Force Institute of Technology
Dayton, OH

BS Optical Physics/Imaging Science

Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester NY

Conference Proceeding

Downes, M., & Barelka, A. Applying Multiple Theoretical Perspectives in Connecting International Boards to Firm Performance. International Academy of Business and Public Administrative Disciplines (2022)
Barelka, A., Dustin, S., & Richey, M. Turning a negative into a positive: Developing transformational leaders using negative feedback. Academy of Management Annual Conference (2019)

Journal Article

Barelka, A., Bobko, P., & Wesselmann, E. Enhancing the Understanding of Suspicion Development Across Time: Two Studies on Human versus Virtual Teammates, Goal Type, Impulsivity, and Contrast Effects. Behaviour & Information Technology (2022)
Barelka, A., & Downes, M. A Career-Stage Approach to Understanding Glass Ceiling Perceptions. Southern Journal of Business and Ethics 11 (2019): 10-23.
Hirshfield, L., Bobko, P., Barelka, A., Sommer, N., & Velipasalar, S. Toward Interfaces that Help Users Identify Misinformation Online: Using fNIRS to Measure Suspicion. Augmented Human Research 4 (2019)
Bowling, N., Khazon, S., Alarcon, G., Blackmore, C., & Bragg, C. Building better measures of role ambiguity and role conflict: The validation of new role stressor scales. Work and Stress 31.1 (2017): 1-23.
Bobko, P., Barelka, A., & Hirshfield, L. A Review of the Construct of "Suspicion" with Applications to Automated and Information Technology (IT) Contexts: A Research Agenda. Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (2014)


International Experience and Firm Performance Revisited. International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines. (2021)
Development of Airman's Foundational Competency Model. Military Operational Research Society 88th Annual Symposium. (2019)
The Development of a Leadership Self-Efficacy Measure. Academy of Management Annual Meeting. (2017)
Leadership Criteria under Maximum Performance Conditions. Southern Management Association. (2015)
Non-work recovery experiences and coworker ratings of performance. Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. (2013)
The effects of recovery experience on resilience among Air Force Captains. Work, Stress, & Health Conference (APA). (2013)
Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Leadership Profile Measure. Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. (2012)
Faking in High Stakes and Low Stakes Scenarios. Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. (2012)
A Prototype Hybrid Learning Environment for the U.S. Air Force Air and Space Basic Course Preliminary Observations and Thoughts. Air Force Air Education and Training Command (AETC) Symposium. (2011)
Avatars, Media Usage, and the Linkages to E-learning Effectiveness. Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference. (2011)

Grants & Contracts

Cyber Suspicion (2017)
Trust and Suspicion (2016)
Trust and Suspicion (2015)