Professor - Department Chairperson
Dr. Phillips joined the University of Houston in 1980. He served as Department Chairperson from 1999 until 2007 and from October, 2012 to the present time. Currently, he is completing a three-year assignment as the Director for the Bauer College's Ph.D. programs. Teaching interests are in the area of Human Resource Management with particular emphasis on human resource selection, training, and performance appraisal. Current research interests include perceptions of equity in the grievance/legal remedy-seeking behavior of third party observers, beliefs about punishment, and perceptions of the antecedents and consequences of discriminatory behavior in organizations.
- Perception of grievance policies
- Equity and its consequences
Areas of Expertise
- Selection and appraisal of employees
- Elkins, T.J., Phillips, J.S. & Ward, S.G. Organizational sexual harassment investigations: Observers' perceptions of fairness. Journal of Managerial Issues, 20, 88-108. 
- Liu, Yuwen, & Phillips, J.S. (in press) Examining the antecedents of knowledge sharing in facilitating team innovativeness from a multi-level perspective. International Journal of Information Management.