David Caughlin

Senior Instructor of Management / Daimler Trucks Professor of Analytics

David Caughlin works in the management area where he engages in research and teaching on topics related to organizational behavior, human resource management, and data analytics. David received his B.S. in psychology and B.A. in Spanish from Indiana University, his M.S. in industrial & organizational psychology from Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis, and his Ph.D. in industrial & organizational psychology from Portland State University with concentrations in quantitative methodology and occupational health psychology. His research interests are generally focused on supervisor support, work motivation, and occupational safety and health. His research has been published in peer-reviewed outlets such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Human Resource Management, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, and Psychology, Public Policy, and the Law. He co-authored the textbooks Human Resource Management: People, Data, and Analytics and Fundamentals of Human Resource Management: People, Data, and Analytics.

In The School of Business, David teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on topics related to human resource management, information systems, and data analytics. In his HR analytics courses, David teaches students how to apply the statistical programming language R to manage, analyze, and visualize HR data to improve strategic decision making; in the process, students build their data literacy and develop their critical-thinking and reasoning skills. He has received the following teaching awards from the School of Business: Teaching Innovation Award (2018), "Extra Mile" Teaching Excellence Award (2019), and Teaching Innovation Award (2020). In his free time, David enjoys outdoor activities like trail running, skiing, mountain biking, and paddle boarding.

  • Ph.D. Industrial & Organizational Psychology
    Portland State University
  • B.A. Spanish
    Indiana University
  • B.S. Psychology
    Indiana University
  • M.S. Industrial & Organizational Psychology
    Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis