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Keith James, Ph.D., Professor, Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Department of Psychology
317 Cramer Hall
Portland State University
P.O. Box 751
Portland,OR 97207-0751
phone(503) 725-3923
fax (503) 725-3904

Selected Publications
Classes Taught



Selected Recent Publications & Other Activities


Creativity, Innovation & Change

James, K. & Lahti, K. (2011).  Organizational vision and system influences on employee inspiration and organizational performance.  Creativity and Innovation Management Journal, 20, 1-14.

James, K. & Drown, D. (2011).  Organizations and creativity.  In M. Mumford (Ed.) The Handbook of Organizational Creativity (pp. 17-38).  Amsterdam, New York:  Elsevier.  

James, K. & Taylor, A. (2010).  Managing the dark-side of creativity: Leadership for positive and negative creativity. In Kaufman, J., Cropley, D., Runco, M. & Cropley, A.  The Dark Side of Creativity.  New York: Academic Press.

James, K. & Drown, D.  (2008).  Whether "Malevolent" or "Negative," Creativity is Relevant to Terrorism Prevention: Lessons From 9/11 And Hazardous-Material Trucking.  Creativity Research Journal, 20, 120-128.  

Consulting with various organizations on innovation/change projects.

Grant-funded development and teaching of an undergraduate Psychology of Creativity, Innovation and Change course at Colorado State University.  Draft textbook written to use as course text at Portland State Unversity.


Workplace Identity

Taylor, A. & James, K. (2012).  Leveraging diversity via percise measurement.  In C.L. Scott and M.Y. Byrd (Eds.), Handbook of research on workforce diversity and in a global society: Technologies and concepts.  Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global.

James, K. & Cardador, J. (2007).  Cognitions and beliefs about technology and science:  Measurement, validation, career training decisions.  Journal of Career Assessment, 15, 463-482.

Member of the Board of Directors of the Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division of the Academy of Management.

Consulting work with corporations (e.g., Hewlett-Packard; Alcoa) and government agencies (e.g., National Science Foundation; U.S. Department of Labor) on workplace/labor-force diversity issues.


Sustainability/Native Community Development

James, K. (2007). Identity, values, and American Indian beliefs about science and technology: A first wave of data. American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 30, 45-58.

James, K., Murray, A. & Pacheco, D. (in press).  Strong communities:  Integrating environmental, economic, and social sustainability.  In E. Brennian, J. Dillard and V. Dujon (Eds.)  Social Sustainability: A Multilevel Approach to social inclusion.  New York:  Routlidge.

James, K., Hiza, M., Hall, D. & Doppelt, R. (2008).  Organizational environmental justice and community sustainability with a Navajo (Dine) case example.  In S. Gilliland, D. Steiner, & D. Skarlicki (Eds.), Research in Social Issues in Management (Volume 6: Justice, morality and social responsibility, pp. 263-290).  Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing. 

Consulting projects with the Southern Ute Tribe, the Northern Arapahoe & Eastern Shoshone Tribes (Wind River Reservation), the Pine Ridge Indian Community, the Navajo Nation, and others.

Muliple applied/research projects in Native communities funded by the National Science Foundation.


Occupational Health Psychology

James, K. (2008).  Creative anti-terrorism strategies: Promoting collective efficacy for hazardous material trucking terrorism prevention.  Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 13, 24-31.

James, K. (2011).  Introduction to the Special Issue on organizational management and terrorism and disaster: State of the art and future directions.  Journal of Organizational Behavior, 32, 933-937.

James, K. (2011).  Organizing for disaster and terror: Private, public and non-profit organizations and the new era of risk.  Journal of Organizational Behavior, 32, 1013-1032.

Guest editor for Journal of Organizational Behavior Special Issue on Organizations and disaster/terrorism.

Member of the Safety and Occupational Health Study Section (grant review panel) for the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, 1998-2004.

Organizational safety and health consulting projects with various organizations & communities.