John Arnold

John Arnold

Assistant Professor

Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business - University of Missouri

504 Cornell Hall

700 Tiger Avenue
Columbia, MO 65211

John Arnold completed his Ph.D. in Business Administration from Florida State University in the spring of 2020. His primary research interests focus on topics of human resources staffing. In particular, his projects address questions related to how organizations make hiring decisions, including the methods organizations use to evaluate job applicants, the types of employees organizations recruit, and how organizational decisions affect who applies to jobs in the first place. His research has been published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and the Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior. It also has been featured in the Harvard Business Review and won the Best Paper award for the Human Resources Division at the 2018 Academy of Management.

His research stems directly from his prior work experiences. Following a degree in History from Auburn University and a Master of Divinity from Asbury Seminary, he consulted with non-profit organizations and discovered a passion for understanding the challenges that managers and employees encounter. During his MBA program at the University of Georgia, he designed and began testing an employee selection tool to provide non-profits greater confidence and clarity in the hiring process. Through this work, he discovered that he loves advancing knowledge by developing and testing ideas, and he saw an opportunity to make a difference in the area of staffing. Outside of work, John keeps busy with four children and non-profit involvement. He and his family love exploring the world and helping people.


Ph.D.: Florida State University, 2020   MBA: The University of Georgia, 2015   Master of Divinity: Asbury Theological Seminary, 2010   Bachelor of Arts: Auburn University, 2005