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Chris Sablynski, Ph.D.

Chris Sablynski2009, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Washington, 2002; M.S., San Francisco State University, 1996; B.S., University of Florida, 1986

Expertise: Employee Turnover, Employee Selection, Organizational Justice, Dysfunctional Workplace Behavior

Chris John Sablynski received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management from the University of Washington in 2002 where he won the 2000-2001 Ph.D. Program Teaching Award. He has also won the Outstanding Teacher Award twice in the last four years (2004-2005, 2006-2007) at Sacramento State University's College of Business Administration.

Dr. Sablynski's work on the employee retention construct of job embeddedness has been published in such premier management journals as Academy of Management Journal (2001 & 2004) and Personnel Psychology (in-press). The 2001 Academy of Management Journal article was a finalist for the journal's "Best Paper Award" and the 2004 publication received international attention when it was highlighted in The Economist. Since 1996, he has made over thirty academic conference and professional presentations at the national and local level.

Prior to his academic career, Chris was employed by or contracted with such organizations as Microsoft, The Hay Group, Chase, and Dun & Bradstreet.

In addition to teaching and conducting research, Dr. Sablynski is also an accomplished trainer. Over the last several years, he has developed and facilitated a variety of supervisory, management and executive-level training programs for such California public sector organizations as Franchise Tax Board, Water Resource Control Board, Department of Rehabilitation, and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Chris also serves on the Board of the Sacramento Employers Advisory Council and is a member of the Academy of Management, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Western Psychological Association, Society of Human Resource Management, Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance, and the Sacramento Area Human Resource Association.




Chris Sablynski chaired an Industrial/Organizational Session and presented a co-authored paper, "The Relationship Between Job Embeddedness, Organizational Culture, and Organizational Politics," at the Western Psychological Association's 91st Annual Convention in Los Angeles.

Chris Sablynski's manuscript, "How Do Employees Invest Abundant Resources? The Mediating Role of Work Effort in the Job Embeddedness - Performance Relationship" was accepted for publication by the Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

Chris Sablynski and Stefanie Naumann presented an interactive Professional Development Workshop entitled, "Incorporating a Team Activity into University-Wide Learning Goals via the Pacific Production Game," at the 2011 Academy of Management Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.