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Business Administration

Christopher Mathis

Dr. Christopher Mathis

Associate Professor, Business Administration

Office: GSBM 622
Phone: 443-885-4213


Ph.D. Jackson State University - Management, 2008
M.B.A. Clark Atlanta University - Finance, 2002

Dr. Christopher J. Mathis is an Associate Professor of Business Administration in the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management at Morgan State University where he has taught since 2008. Dr. Mathis received his B.B.A. in Accounting, M.B.A. in Finance, and Ph.D. in Management. His research interests are centered on balancing work responsibilities and life obligations -- particularly gender, gender role identity, and racioethnic differences. In addition, he does research in the area of leadership/followership - specifically, examining relationships between leaders and followers. His research has appeared in the Journal of Psychology; Journal of Managerial Issues; Journal of International Business Disciplines; among others. Selected research conferences include the Academy of Management, Southern Management Association, and Eastern Academy of Management. He teaches courses in Strategic Management (Undergraduate, Master’s), Leadership (Undergraduate), Multivariate Techniques (Ph.D.), Measurement Theory and Methods (Ph.D.)

Dr. Mathis has worked as an accounting analyst at both International Business Machines (IBM) in Durham, North Carolina and MCI WorldCom in Clinton, Mississippi. He has also worked as a procurement and financial analyst at Promina Health System in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Additionally, Professor Mathis has served as a strategic planning and business consultant for several private and public organizations in the Metropolitan DC area, Dover, New Jersey, Atlanta, Georgia and El Paso, Texas. Dr. Mathis is a member of the Academy of Management, Southern Management Association, and Eastern Academy of Management.

Research Interests:
work-family(life) interface/conflict/enrichment/balance
leadership, and followership
citizenship behaviors

Recent Refereed Publications

Mathis, C. J., Horn, D., Randle, N. W., & Gaylor, K. P. (2018). Unmasking the mystery of sex and gender between the bidirectional relationship of work-family conflict and job satisfaction. Journal of Business Diversity, 18(1), 79-94.

Baker, S., Mathis, C. J., Stites-Doe, S., & Javadian, G. (2016). The role of trust and communication in fostering followers' self-perceptions as leaders. Journal of Managerial Issues, XXVIII(3-4), 210-230.

Horn, D., Mathis, C. J., Robinson, S., Randle, N. W. (2015). Is charismatic leadership effective when citizenship is under pressure? The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 149(8), 751-774.

Recent Conference Presentations

Horn, D., & Mathis, C. J. (2017, November). Too much extra stuff for overloaded workers. Paper will be presented at the Decision Science Institute Annual Conference, Washington, DC.

Randle, N. W., Mathis, C. J., Horn, D., & Gaylor, K. P. (2017, April). Coping with workplace weight discrimination, stress, and work-life conflict in a wellness-focused human resource environment. Paper presented at the Society for Advancement of Management Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Horn, D., & Mathis, C. J. (2015, October). Why citizenship pressure is bad for workers: The investigation of role overload. Paper presented at the 50th Southern Management Association Annual Conference, St. Pete Beach, FL.

Randle, N. W., Gaylor, K. P., Mathis, C. J., Wilkins, J. (2015, March). Professional intimacy in relationships between managers and subordinates: Moving toward scale development. Paper presented at the Society for Advancement of Management Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV.