David Finch

Visiting Assistant Professor

204-C Johnston Hall


  • Ph.D. Industrial-Organizational Psychology The University of Georgia (2004)
  • M.S. Industrial-Organizational Psychology The University of Georgia (2002)
  • B.S. Psychology Virginia Tech (1999)

Recent Courses Taught

  • PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 112 Foundational Experiences in Psychology
  • PSY 271 Perception, Action, Cognition (Cognitive Psychology)
  • PSS 301 Industrial-Organizational Psychology
  • PSS 401 Capstone in Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Selected Publications

Finch, D.M., Edwards, B.D., & Wallace, J.C. (2009). Multi-stage selection strategies: Simulating the effects on adverse impact and expected performance for various predictor combinations. Journal of Applied Psychology, 94(2), 318-340.

Wallace, J.C., Edwards, B.D., Arnold, T., Frazier, M., & Finch, D.M. (2009). Work stressors, role-based performance, and the moderating influence of organizational support. Journal of Applied Psychology, 94(1), 254-262.

Wallace, J.C., Edwards, B.D, Shull, A., & Finch, D.M. (2009). Examining the consequences in the tendency to suppress and reappraise emotions on task-related job performance. Human Performance, 22(1), 23-43

Wallace, J.C., Edwards, B.D., Mondore, S., & Finch, D.M. (2008). Employee Discrimination Claims and Employee-initiated Lawsuits: Does Procedural Justice Climate Moderate the Claims → Disputes Relationship? Journal of Managerial Issues, 20(3), 313-326.

Reithel, S.M., & Finch, D.M.  (2007). Leadership: Nature versus Nurture? Chief Learning Officer, February, 29-31.

Honors and Awards

2019 National Society of Leadership and Success Excellence in Teaching Award