Crissie Frye

Crissie Frye

Associate Professor of Management and Faculty Advisor to the Black Business Student Association


123 Hill


[email protected]


  • Ph.D. University of Iowa
  • MBA University of Northern Iowa
  • BSBA Bowling Green State University

Professional Summary

In addition to conducting scholarly research, Dr. Frye has consulted with public and private sector clients in the areas of job analysis, selection test validation, emotional intelligence and diversity training. Former clients include John Deere, the State of Iowa, Spangler Candy Company, St. Vincent-Mercy Medical Center and the City of Atlanta. As a professor of human resource management, Dr. Frye designs and utilizes interactive, experiential learning activities to engage students in developing critical thinking skills as well as knowledge of the course subject matter. She is a member of academic and professional organizations that include the Academy of Management, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the Southern Management Association, the Detroit Chapter of the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources. Dr. Frye is a founding member of the Management Faculty of Color Association. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and a supporter of the KPMG Ph.D. Project.

Courses Taught

  • MGMT 384 Human Resource Management
  • MGMT 386 Organizational Behavior and Management
  • MGMT 460 Management Skills
  • MGMT 483 Staffing
  • MGMT 486 Organizational Change and Team Building
  • MGMT 499 Three Credit Independent Study
  • MGMT 505 Organizational Behavior and Business Communications
  • MGMT 509 Human Resource Management
  • MGMT 699 Three Credit Independent Study

Research Interests & Projects

Dr. Frye is an associate professor of human resource management at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She teaches courses in organizational behavior, human resource management, organizational leadership, staffing and team-building. Her research focuses on examining the influence of individual differences (i.e., personality traits and emotional intelligence) on team interpersonal processes, job-related attitudes (i.e., job satisfaction) and job performance.

Selected Publications

Endres, M.L., C., Chowdhury, S., Frye, C. M., and Hurtubis-Sahlen, (2008). The Multifaceted Nature of Online MBA Student Satisfaction and Impacts on Behavioral Intentions. Journal of Education for Business, 84 (5), 304-312.

Nelson, M., Stone, T., Frye, C., & Chown, D. (2008). Pay Me More: What Companies Need to Know About Employee Pay Satisfaction. Compensation and Benefits Review, 40 (2), 35-43.

McEnery, J. M., Bush-Bacelis, J., & Frye, C. M. (2007). Practicing What We Preach:Using the Action Research Model to Assess and Revise Curriculum. Insights to a Changing World, 2 (1), 1-28.

Chowdhury, S.K., Endres, M.L., and Frye, C.M. (2007). Does Gender Moderate Knowledge, Education, and Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy Relationships? Academy of Management Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA, August 2007.

Schulz, E. R., Tubbs, S., & Frye, C. M.. Compensation, Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness. Insights to a Changing World, 2006 (2), p. 39-52.