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Caitlin E. Smith Sockbeson

Caitlin Sockbeson

Associate Dean, Associate Professor of Management

Davis College of Business

Email address  csockbe@ju.edu
Telephone number  (904) 256-7011
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Office location  DCOBT 208

Dr. Caitlin E. Smith Sockbeson is Associate Dean and an Associate Professor in Management at JU’s Davis College of Business & Technology. She received her Ph.D. in Management (Organizational Behavior) from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University and her B.S. in Business Administration (Management) from Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL. Previously, she was an assistant professor of Management at the Else School of Business at Millsaps College in Jackson, MS. Her research interests include feedback and performance management at work and gender and diversity in organizations. She has presented her work at numerous conferences and published in outlets such as the Academy of Management Annals and the Journal of Management.


Ph.D., Management (Organizational Behavior), Tulane University, 2016
Dissertation: Looking at feedback from both sides now: Integrating feedback, feedback-seeking, and gender
B.S., Business Administration (CIS and English minors), Spring Hill College, 2005 

Academic Experience

Associate Dean, Davis College of Business & Technology, Jacksonville University 2023-Present

Associate Professor of Management- Davis College of Business & Technology, Jacksonville University 2023-Present

Assistant Professor of Management- Davis College of Business & Technology, Jacksonville University 2019 – 2023

Assistant Professor of Management-Millsaps College, 2016-2019

Professional Experience

School Sales Manager, Pelican Publishing Company

Teaching Interests

Organizational Behavior
Human Resource Management

Recent Research

Prasad, A., O’Brien, L.T., & Sockbeson, C.E.S. (2020). Caste at work: Study of factors influencing attitudes towards Affirmative Action in India. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 39(6), 597-616. https://doi.org/10.1108/EDI-12-2018-0223

DeNisi, A.S., & Sockbeson, C.E.S. (2018). Feedback sought vs feedback given: A tale of two literatures. Management Research.  https://doi.org/10.1108/MRJIAM-09-2017-0778

DeNisi, A.S., & Smith, C.E. (2014). Performance Appraisal, Performance Management, and Firm-Level Performance: A Review, a Proposed Model, and New Directions for Future Research. The Academy of Management Annals, 8, 127-179. DOI: 10.1080/19416520.2014.873178

Personal Interests

Playing with her daughters; travel; eating out and cooking/baking; reading; cheering on the New Orleans Saints