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Frank D. Golom, Ph.D.

Dean for Loyola College of Arts & Sciences, Professor
Dr. Frank Golom smiling in front of a green lawn.


  • B.A. (Psychology, summa cum laude) - Loyola College in Maryland
  • M.A. (Organizational Psychology) - Columbia University, Teachers College
  • Ph.D. (Social-Organizational Psychology) - Columbia University, Teachers College

Courses Taught

  • PY 262 - Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • PY 291 & 292 - Research Methods I and II
  • PY 353/410 - Contemporary Issues in Psychology
  • PY 418/419 - Psychological Perspectives on Workplace Diversity
  • PY 746 - Research Methods in Psychology
  • PY 840 - Consultation Theory and Practice


  • Golom, F. D., & Cruz, M. (2021). Context-levels-culture (CLC): A diagnostic framework for consulting to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) change in organizations. Research in Organizational Change and Development, 29, 201-234. [doi]
  • Grover, R. L., Golom, F. D., Iwasaki, M., Sherman, M. F., (2020). Assessing climate for diversity in the psychology classroom: Development of the classroom diversity climate (CDC) scale. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology, 6(3), 235-243. [doi]
  • Perry, E. L., Kulik, C. T., Golom, F. D., & Cruz, M. (2019). Sexual harassment training: Often necessary but rarely sufficient. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 12(1), 89-92. [doi]
  • Golom, F. D., & Schreck, J. S. (2018). The journey to interprofessional collaborative practice: Are we there yet? Pediatric Clinics of North America, 65(1), 1-12. [doi]
  • Perry, E. L., Golom, F. D., Catenacci, L., Ingraham, M. E., Covais, E. M., & Molina, J. J. (2017). Talkin' 'bout your generation: The impact of applicant age and generation on hiring-related perceptions and outcomes. Work, Aging and Retirement, 3(2), 186-199. [doi]
  • Liberman, B. E., & Golom, F. D. (2015). Think manager, think male? Heterosexuals' stereotypes of gay and lesbian managers. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 34(7), 566-578. [doi]
  • Perry, E. L., Golom, F. D., & McCarthy, J. A. (2015). Generational differences: Let's not throw the baby boomer out with the bathwater. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 8(3), 376-382. [doi]

Areas of Specialization

Trained as an organizational psychologist and scholar-practitioner, I am generally interested in applying theories and frameworks from industrial-organizational, social, and counseling psychology (e.g., social cognition, social identity, identity development) to help understand and improve the experiences of individuals in group and organizational settings. My specific area of research focuses on empirically examining the perceptual, attitudinal, and group process implications of sociodemographic differences in the workplace, particularly differences related to sexual orientation, and I have expertise in workplace diversity and demography issues more broadly (e.g., gender, age, race). On a more macro level, I am interested in the processes by which organizations change and develop and the impact of resistance to change on organizational transformation efforts. I also write about the practice of organizational psychology, including the ways in which classroom and organizational environments can be designed to optimize learning and transformation, especially in executive education.

As an instructor, my primary area of expertise is in basic and applied research methods, including the design and evaluation of social science research and the application of research methods principles to real-world organizational challenges. I have also taught survey courses covering topics in industrial-organizational psychology, human resource management, and organizational behavior.