Bradford Bell

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Bradford Bell

Associate Professor
Human Resource Studies


Bradford S. Bell is an Associate Professor of Human Resource Studies and Director of Human Capital Development and Executive Education in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. He received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Maryland at College Park and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Michigan State University. Dr. Bell teaches courses in Human Resource Management, Training and Development, and Work Groups and Teams to graduate and undergraduate students. Dr. Bell worked in the management and organization development department of First USA Bank/Banc One and has worked as an HR consultant for multiple private and public firms. Dr. Bell is a member of the Academy of Management, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and American Psychological Association.

Research Statement

Dr. Bell's research interests include training and development and team development and effectiveness. His research has appeared in a number of journals, including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Human Resource Management, Academy of Management Learning & Education, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Group and Organization Management, and the International Journal of Selection and Assessment. In addition, Dr. Bell has published numerous chapters that have appeared in edited research volumes and presents regularly at conferences, including the Academy of Management and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Dr. Bell was awarded the Early Career Achievement Award by the HR Division of the Academy of Management in 2008 and he is a former Editor of Personnel Psychology.


Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Steve WJ Kozlowski, Bradford Bell. 2013. Work groups and teams in organizations. in Handbook of Psychology: Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Hoboken, NJ, United States: Wiley, 2013. N. Schmitt & S. Highhouse. (412-469)
  • Bradford Bell, Steve WJ Kozlowski. 2009. Toward a theory of learner centered training design: An integrative framework of active learning. in Learning, training, and development in organizations. Mahwah, NJ, United States: Erlbaum, 2009. SWJ Kozlowski and E Salas. (263-300)
  • Steve WJ Kozlowski, Bradford Bell. 2008. Team learning, development, and adaptation.. in Work Group Learning. Mahwah, NJ, United States: LEA, 2008. VI Sessa and M London. (15-44)
  • Quinetta M Roberson, Bradford Bell, Shanette C Porter. 2008. The language of bias: A linguistic approach to understanding intergroup relations. in Research in Managing Groups and Teams: Diversity & Groups. Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald, 2008. K. Phillips. (267-294)
  • Bradford Bell, Steve W J Kozlowski. 2007. A theory-based approach for designing distributed learning systems. in Toward a science of distributed learning. Washington, DC, United States: APA, 2007.
  • Bradford Bell, Steve W J Kozlowski. 2007. Advances in technology-based training. in Managing human resources in North America : current issues and perspectives. Oxford, United Kingdom: Routledge, 2007.
  • Aleksander P J Ellis, Bradford Bell. 2006. Capacity, collaboration, and commonality: A framework for understanding team learning. in Understanding teams: A volume in research in management. Charlotte NC, United States: Information Age, 2006. Linda L Neider, Chester A Schriesheim.

Conference Proceedings

  • Matthew Pearsall, Aleksander PJ Ellis, Bradford Bell. 2008. Slippage in the system: The Effects of errors in transactive memory behavior on team performance. Briarcliff Manor, NY, United States: Academy of Management, 2008.

Selected Works

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Professional Activities

  • A quasi-experimental study of leader training for cultivating inclusive climates. . Anaheim, CA. 2016.
  • Talk and let talk: The effects of language proficiency on speaking up and expertise perceptions in multinational teams.. Presented to Academy of Management. Vancouver, Canada. 2015.