Christopher Whelpley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Management

Address: Beatty Center, Room 312
Office Hours: M: 6:30-10:30 am; T: 8:30-9:30 am; other times by appointment
Phone: 843.953.7658
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Christopher Whelpley, Ph.D. joined the College of Charleston School of Business as an assistant professor of management in the fall of 2017. Prior to teaching for the Department of Management and Marketing, Whelpley spent more than a decade in market research where he performed business analytics, strategic analysis, and operational forecasting for a Fortune 500 company.

Whelpley’s current research interests span a number of topics.  His current focus is on the study of autism at work.  His most recent publication “Tensions on the spectrum: An inductive investigation of employee and manager experiences of autism” was published in the Journal of Business and Psychology.  He has published across a variety of journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Managerial Psychology and the International Journal of Stress Management


Virginia Commonwealth University
Ph.D., Management (Organizational Behavior), 2014

University of Wisconsin at Madison
B.A., Sociology and Economics (Concentration in Analysis and Research), 2005

Research Interests

  • Strategic human resources 

  • Counterproductive behavior 

  • Research methods and statistics
  • Diversity 

Courses Taught

  • Business Strategy
  • Management and Organizational Behavior
  • Management Analytics


Whelpley, C.E., Banks, G.C., Bochantin, J.E., Sandoval, R. (2020).  “Tensions on the spectrum: An inductive investigation of employee and manager experiences of autism”,  Journal of Business and Psychology 

Banks, G.C., Pollack, J., Bochantin, J., Kirkman, B., Whelpley, C.E., & O’Boyle, E.H. (2016). Management’s science practice gap: A grand challenge for all stakeholders.** Academy of Management Journal.

**One of three papers nominated for AMJ best paper of the year

Whelpley, C.E., McDaniel, M.A. (2016). Counterproductive behavior and self-esteem: A meta- analysis. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 31, 850-863.

Banks, G. C., O’Boyle, E. H., White, C. D., Batchelor, J.H., Pollack, J. H., Whelpley, C. E., Abston, K., Bennett, A. A., &, Adkins, C. L. (2016). Questions about questionable research practices in the field of management: A guest commentary.* Journal of Management, 42, 5-20.

*Although this paper is a commentary it was peer-reviewed as a regular submission

†Banks, G.C., †Whelpley, C., Oh, I.-S., & Shin, K. (2012). (How) Are emotionally exhausted employees harmful? International Journal of Stress Management, 19, 198-216. 

†indicates equal contribution 

Conference Presentations

Whelpley C.E, Bochantin, J., Banks, G.B., & Sandoval, R. (2019, August) An inductive approach to autism at work. Paper presented at the 79th annual meeting of the Academy of Management. Boston, MA. 

Woznyj, H., Banks, G.C., Whelpley, C.E., & Batchelor, J. (2018, November). A critical review and the creation of a grand theoretical framework of job attitudes. Presenting at 2018 Meeting of the Southern Management Association. Lexington, KY. 

Whelpley, C.E., McDaniel, M.A., Weekley, J. (2017, August). A multidimensional approach to scoring situational judgment tests. Paper presented at the 77th annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta, GA.

 For a comprehensive list of Dr. Whelpley's research, please see his CV.