William D. Reisel, Ph.D.

PhD, Organizational Behavior and Management, City University of New YorkMA, Philosophy, City University of New YorkMBA, Management, Baruch CollegeBA, Psychology, Clark University
Dr. William Reisel is a full professor of management at the Tobin College of Business and is the management department’s assistant chairperson. He began working for St. John’s in 1998 after receiving a Ph.D. in management and strategy from the City University of New York. Dr. Reisel is a world-recognized scholar on employee job insecurity, attitudes, and strategy. He has over 75 scholarly publications and conference presentations during his career with more than 1,600 scholarly citations to his credit. Dr. Reisel is a passionate teacher who uses Academic Service-Learning with his students. His work received the 2018 Presidential Academic Service-Learning Award. In 2017, Dean Norean Sharpe appointed Dr. Reisel the Tobin Director of Accreditation and he led the successful AACSB Business Re-accreditation Report effort beginning in May of 2018 and ending in January of 2019. Among his other roles, Dr. Reisel serves as the Director of the MS in Entrepreneurship & Innovation and he directs the annual James and Eileen Christmas Business Plan Competition. Dr. Reisel is a Senior Vincentian Fellow and presented a talk in April 2019 entitled “The Mission of Difference Makers.” The talk focused on a high school ‘college-readiness’ program Dr. Reisel directs at four high schools on Staten Island that supports student credentials for college applications based on service-driven partnerships with not-for-profits in New York City. Multiple prestigious institutions have supported Difference Makers including the NY DOE End of School Day grant and from five private foundations: Staten Island Foundation, Richmond Savings Foundation, the Northfield Bank Foundation, Con Edison, and National Grid. Dr. Reisel was recognized by his colleagues with the Tobin College Beta Gamma Sigma “Professor of the Year Award” in 2019 and the Beta Alpha Psi “Professor of the Year Award” in 2018. Dr. Reisel is a member of three university committees: University Personel; University Assessment; University Presidential Strategy Committee.

Teaching Interests

Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Academic Service-Learning, Small Business Management, Organizational Behavior, Management Information Systems.

Research Interests

Attitudes in organizations as they relate to performance including job insecurity, commitment, trust, alienation, job satisfaction. Academic Service-Learning and entrepreneurship are further research interests.

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Journal Articles

Reisel, W. D., Picolli, B., and De Witte, H. (2017). Job Insecurity and Discretionary Behaviours: Social Exchange Perspective versus Group Value Model. Scandanavian Journal of Psychology. vol. 58, pp. 69-79.

Reisel, W. D., and Mahmoud, A. B. (2015). Exploring Personal Experience of Wartime Crisis Effects on Job Insecurity in Syria. Psihologia Resurselor Umane.