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Daniel J. Beal

Associate Professor
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2094 Pamplin (0233)
880 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Academic Area(s)

Emotions in organizations, Research methods


  • Ph.D., Tulane University, 2000
  • M.S., Tulane University, 1996
  • B.A., Florida State University, 1994


Daniel J. Beal obtained his Ph.D. from Tulane University and worked as a post-doctoral fellow at Purdue University. He has been on the faculty at the University of Texas at San Antonio and at Rice University, and currently, he is an Associate Professor of Management at Virginia Tech. His research interests span two broad areas: Emotions in organizations and research methods. Within the emotions domain, his research has emphasized the changing nature of emotional experience at work and the manner in which we work to control expressions of those emotions, and he is particularly interested in how these experiences and behaviors predict outcomes such as fatigue and performance. Methodologically, Dan has interests in three primary areas: 1) multilevel modeling, particularly applications to daily experience methods; 2) structural equation modeling, including the use of item parcels and latent growth models; and 3) developing new meta-analytic methods for artifact correction and detecting outlier studies. His work has appeared in numerous scholarly journals, including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Organizational Research Methods, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Psychological Science and has been cited more than 10,000 times. In addition, he has served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Management, and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Research Methods, and the Journal of Business and Psychology.

Recent Publications

Ward, A. K., Beal, D. J., Zyphur, M. J., Zhang, H.* & Bobko, P. (2022) Trust, diversity climate, and turnover intentions: A multilevel dynamic system. Journal of Applied Psychology, 107(4), 628- 649. (2-yr IF = 11.82).

Kapitan, S.*, Sundie, J. M., Mittal, S.*, & Beal, D. J. (2021) What a great deal… I need that! Updating need drives frugal consumers' responses to deep discounts. Journal of Business Research, 134, 467-479. (2-yr IF = 10.97)

Gabriel, A. S., Podsakoff, N. P., Beal, D. J., Scott, B. A., Sonnentag, S., Trougakos, J. P., & Butts, M. (2019). Experience sampling methods: A discussion of critical trends and considerations for scholarly advancement. Organizational Research Methods, 22, 969-1006. (2-yr IF = 8.25)

Sundie, J. M., Beal, D. J., Neuberg, S. L., & Kenrick, D. T. (2019). Moving beyond unwise replication practices: The case of romantic motivation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 148, e1-e11. (2-yr IF = 5.50)

Wang, M., Beal, D. J., Chan, D., Newman, D. A., Vancouver, J. B., & Vandenberg, R. J. (2017). Longitudinal research: A panel discussion on conceptual, methodological, and practical issues. Work, Aging, and Retirement, 3, 1-24. (2-yr IF = 5.68)