Dr. Johanna D. Sweet
Department: Business Admin. & Economics
Office: 230 Francis T. West Hall
Doctor of Education (Ed.D) 2012
Executive Leadership Program: Human and Organizational Learning
The George Washington University
Master of Business Administration (MBA) 2002
East Carolina University
Bachelor of Arts: Communication Studies (BA) 1999
Minor: Leadership Studies The University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Research & Teaching Interests
Human Resource Management, Training and Development, Organizational Behavior, Authorship of Your Life
Development of Psychological Capital (hope, self-efficacy, optimism, and resilience) and its impact on organizations
Self-Authorship in the transition of student to professional
Leadership development of new managers
The pillars of my doctoral degree are leadership, organizational learning, adult learning, and change. The program was scholarly practitioner focused and has a strong learning foundation in the social construction of knowledge. My dissertation topic was focused on exploring the relationship between Psychological Capital (self-efficacy, hope, resilience, and optimism) with a Learning Organization using quantitative methods. Additional areas of research interest include topics within positive organizational behavior such as motivation, leadership development, and performance management. My research interest stems from the belief that organizations have a responsibility to their employees to provide an environment that will lead to sustainability, beyond economic survival, to human and psychological capital.
Human Resource Management Coordinator
Internship Coordinator for BUAD/ECON
Chapter Advisor for Roanoke College SHRM Student Chapter
Presenter with the Roanoke College Training Management Institute
Member of the Academy for Human Resource Management (AHRD)
Member of Society for Human Resource Management
Journal Reviewer and Publisher
Swayze, S., Gronow, T., & Sweet, J. (2018). Using social media for healthcare recruiting. In Swayze & V. Ford (Eds.), Innovative Applications of Knowledge Discovery and Information Resources Management (pp. 211-227). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
BOOK CASE STUDY
Swayze, S., & Sweet, J. (2018). Carilion Clinic: E-recruitment and the shortage of nurses. Case study in book chapter “E-recruiting” in D. Waddill (Ed.), Digital HR (pp. 199-201). Alexandria, VA: Society of Human Resource Management.
1. Sweet, J., & Swayze, S. (2020). Academic psychological capital: A novel approach to retention. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice.
Sweet, J., Swayze, S., & Busse, K. (2019). The relationships between psychological capital and GPA: A study of one freshmen cohort. Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, 19(2), 129-146.
Sweet, J. & Swayze, S. (2017). The multi-generational nursing workforce: Analysis of psychological capital by generation and shift. Journal of Organizational Psychology, 17(4), 19-28.
Little (Sweet), J. & Swayze, S. (2015). Employee perceptions of psychological capital and learning organization dimensions in a community medical center. Organizational Development Journal, 33(2). 79-104
Little (Sweet), J. (2014). Learning through “Huddles’ for healthcare leaders: Why do some work teams learn as a result of huddles and others do not? The Health Care Manager, 33(4), 1-7.
Sweet, J. (2012). The relationship between psychological capital and learning organization dimensions in a community medical center: An exploratory survey research study (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from Proquest/UMI Dissertations.
REFEREED PRESENTATIONS AND CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
Smith, M., & Sweet, J. (2019, October). Relating Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to personal financial decision-making [Paper presentation] 2019 SE Informs Regional Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC.
Sweet, J. (2018, October) Academic psychological capital, GPA, and retention [Paper presentation]. 2018 SE Informs Regional Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC.
Sweet, J., & Swayze, S. (2018, February). Psychological capital and the multi-generational nursing workforce [Paper presentation]. The Academy of Human Resource Development 2018 International Research Conference in the Americas, Richmond, VA.
Little, J. & Swayze, S. (2013, February). The relationship between the constructs of psychological capital and learning organization dimensions in a community medical center: An exploratory survey research study [Paper presentation]. The Academy of Human Resource Development 2013 International Research Conference in the Americas, Arlington, VA.
Sweet, J., Swayze, S. & Richardson, D. (2010). Evaluating corporate sustainability [Research presentation]. New Horizon Research Conference, Washington, DC.
REFEREED POSTER PRESENTATIONS
Sweet, J., Curfman, E., & Helminsky, E. (2020, February). PsyCap and diversity in organizations: LGBTQ PsyCap awareness [Poster presentation]. The Academy of HumanResources Development 2020 International Research Conference in the Americas, Atlanta, GA.
Sweet, J. (2020, February). Corporate psychological responsibility: CPR could save your organization: Introducing corporate psychological responsibility [Poster presentation]. The Academy of Human Resources Development 2020 International Research Conference in the Americas, Atlanta, GA.
Sweet, J. (2019, February) PsyCap, student success, and retention [Poster presentation]. The Academy of Human Resources Development 2019 International Research Conference in the Americas, Louisville, KY.
Sweet, J.. Virdi, M. & Busse, K. (2017, February) Examining psychological capital, perceived stress, and student success [Poster presentation]. The Academy of Human Resources Development 2017 International Research Conference in the Americas, San Antonio, TX.
Whitecross, S. & Sweet, J. (2017, February) Mommy Wars [Poster presentation]. The Academy of Human Resources Development 2017 International Research Conference in the Americas, San Antonio, TX.
Passionate and ambitious scholar who delivers excellence in teaching, research and service. Personable and genuinely cares for the learning, professional growth and development of each student. Aspires to add to the body of knowledge in positive organizational scholarship, leadership development and organizational learning. A senior human resources leader with expertise in employee relations, leadership development and talent acquisition management.