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School of Labor and Employment Relations University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Brandon Grant

PhD Candidate

11 LER Building, 504 E. Armory Avenue, Champaign, IL 61820


MHRIR, University of Illinois, December 2012
BS, Management and Quantitative Methods, Illinois State University, May 2011

Research Interests

Labor and Industrial Relations
Individual Behavior in Union Organizing
Personnel Psychology
Meaningful Work
Counterproductive Work Behavior

Research/Academic Experience

Research Assistant to Dr. Teresa Cardador, University of Illinois, Fall 2011-present
Research Assistant/Independent Study with Dr. Victor Devinatz, Illinois State University, Spring 2011
New Doctoral Student Consortium Web Committee Chair, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2014
Grant, B.C. (2011) Divided We Fall: Why the U.S. Labor Movement Needs Labor Law Reform and Why Change Efforts are Failing. [Unpublished Document]. Illinois State University, Normal, IL.
Cardador, M.T., Northcraft, G.B., Rockmann, K.W., Grant, B.C. (2013) Changing the Calculus of Cooperation: TheImpact of 3rd Party Beneficiaries on Cooperation in Social Dilemmas. [Paper Presentation]. OB Division, Academy of Management Conference.

Professional Experience

Graduate Assistant/Career Advisor, University of Illinois College of Engineering Career Services, Spring 2012-present
Human Resources Corporate Intern, Caterpillar, Inc. Shared Services on Site, Summer 2012
Kitchen Manager, TNT’s Bar & Grill, 2009
1st Assistant Manager/Corporate Trainer, HOA Restaurant Group, 2003-2009