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Trulaske Dean's Advisory Board, Management

Christopher Robert

Associate Professor and Pinkney C. Walker Professor in Teaching Excellence
407C Cornell Hall

700 Tiger Avenue
Columbia, MO 65211

Chris Robert is an Associate Professor in the Management Department, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies & Research, and the Pinkney C. Walker Professor in Teaching Excellence at the Robert J. Trulaske Sr. College of Business, University of Missouri - Columbia. Chris received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. He studies humor at work, as well as cross-cultural management, workplace conflict, and work groups and teams. His research has appeared in publications including Journal of Applied PsychologyPersonnel PsychologyOrganizational Behavior and Human Decision ProcessesJournal of ManagementHuman RelationsJournal of Business and Psychology, and Group and Organizational Behavior. He is the editor of the book The Psychology of Humor at Work (2017, Psychology Press). Professor Robert is a member of the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.


Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1998; M.A. University of Illinois, 1995; B.A. University of Vermont, 1992


Robert, C. & Wall, J. E. (2019). Humor in Civil Case Mediations: A Functional Approach. Humor: International Journal of Humor Research, 32(3), 361-391.

Robert, C., & da Motta Veiga, S. P. (2017). Conversational humor and job satisfaction at work: Exploring the role of humor production, appreciation, and positive affect. Humor: International Journal of Humor Research.

Robert, C. (Ed.). (2017). Humor at Work: A Psychological Perspective. In Current Issues in Work and Organizational Psychology (Arnold Bakker, Series Ed.). East Sussex, UK: Routledge (Psychology Press).

Robert, C., Dunne, T., & Iun, J. (2016). The impact of leader humor on subordinate job satisfaction: The crucial role of leader-subordinate relationship quality. Group and Organization Management, 41(3), 375-406.

Clark, B., Robert, C., & Hampton, S. (2016). The technology effect: How perceptions of technology drive excessive optimism. Journal of Business and Psychology31, 87-102.