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Dr. Amy Crook

Dr. Amy Crook


Dr. Amy E. Crook

Assistant Professor of Management

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  • Ph.D. - Rice University, Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • M.A. - Rice University, Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • A.B. - Duke University, Psychology



  • Assistant Professor of Management, Belmont University
  • Instructor, Rice University
  • Independent Consultant for non-profit and government organizations



  • Motowidlo, S. J., Martin, M. P., & Crook, A. E. (2013).  Relations between personality, knowledge, and behavior in service encounters.   Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43, 1851-1861.   
  • Crook, A. E., Beier, M. E., Cox, C. B., Kell, H. K., Hanks, A. R., & Motowidlo, S. J. (2011). Measuring relationships between personality, knowledge, and performance using single-response situational judgment tests. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 19, 363-373.
  • Crook, A. E., & Beier, M. E. (2010). When training with a partner is inferior to training alone: The importance of dyad type and interaction quality. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 16, 335-348.
  • Kell, H. J., Rittmayer, A. D., Crook, A. E., & Motowidlo, S. J. (2010). Situational content moderates the association between the Big Five personality traits and behavioral effectiveness. Human Performance, 23, 213-228.



  • APA New Investigator Award (2011)
  • SHRM Foundation Dissertation grant (2011)
  • Lodieska Stockbridge Vaughn Fellowship (2011 – 2012) – For exceptional scholarship, Rice University
  • Kenneth Laughery Award (2008) – Best Master’s thesis in psychology, Rice University



Dr. Crook earned an A.B. in Psychology with distinction from Duke University and completed her M.A. and Ph.D. at Rice University. Her expertise is in organizational behavior and human resource management, with an emphasis on employee selection and training. Professionally, she has worked as a manager and as a consultant to several organizations, providing services such as training development, organizational needs assessment, selection system design, and program evaluation.

Her research has been published in academic journals and garnered various awards. Dr. Crook received the 2011 New Investigator Award from the American Psychological Association for her research on individual and team training. She was also awarded the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Foundation Dissertation Grant for her doctoral research. Her recent research projects focus on interpersonal skills training, the development of non-traditional selection measures (situational judgment tests), and citizenship behavior in organizations.

Dr. Crook is a member of the Academy of Management, the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, and the American Psychological Association. She also currently serves as a member of the Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs for SIOP. She is passionate about equal education opportunities for all students and has worked with Education Pioneers on education reform in the U.S.