Frank J. Krzystofiak

Associate Professor Emeritus
Organization and Human Resources


PhD, University of Minnesota
MAIR, University of Minnesota
BSBA, University of Minnesota


Krzystofiak's teaching and research interests are in human resource management, with specialties in staffing, selection, employment discrimination and affirmative action planning. He is recipient of the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching and an Outstanding Professor Award from the Graduate Management Association. Krzystofiak has served on the editorial board of the Academy of Management Journal and has consulted widely in human resources problems, particularly in human resources information systems.

Selected Publications

Cardy, Robert and Frank Krzystofiak. "Interfacing High Technology Operation with Blue Collar Workers: Selection and Appraisal in a Computerized Manufacturing Setting" High Technology Management Research 2 (1991): 193-210.

Hunt, Raymond G., Frank J. Krzystofiak, James R. Meindl, and Abdalla M. Yousry. "Effects of Cognitive Style on Decision Making." Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes 44 (1989): 436-453.

Krzystofiak, Frank J., Robert Cardy, and Jerry Newman. "Implicit Personality and Performance Appraisal: The Influences of Ratee Behavior and Rater Cognitive Processing on Performance Evaluations." Journal of Applied Psychology 73 (1988): 515-521.

Professional Associations

  • Academy of Management
  • American Psychological Association

Consulting Activities

  • Random House (1982-1993): Developed procedures to evaluate employment practices and a computerized affirmative action planning system
  • Loomis Armored Car (1992-1993): Litigation support
  • United Airlines (1987-1990): Litigation support
  • Occidental Petroleum (1989): Developed a performance appraisal grid for process operating assistants
  • General Motors (1988): Conducted a validation study to be used for internal selection of hot-former operators

Awards and Recognition

  • Organization and Human Resources Outstanding Professor, awarded by the Graduate Management Association (1985-1986)
  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, State University of New York (1988)