Mark V. Roehling

Mark V. Roehling
  • Professor
  • PhD, Michigan State University, Human Resource Management/Organizational Behavior
  • JD, University of Michigan
  • South Kedzie Hall
  • 368 Farm Lane, Room S424
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • (517) 355-3335



Legal issues relating to HR management, responsibilities and rights in the employment relationship, training, and talent acquisition.


Mark Roehling is a Professor in the School of Human Resource and Labor Relations at Michigan State University. He received his PhD in Human Resource Management (HRM) from the Broad School of Management, Michigan State University, and his law degree from the University of Michigan.

Mark teaches graduate courses in employment law and talent management. His research employs multiple perspectives (behavioral science, ethical, legal) in examining the fairness and effectiveness of workplace policies and practices.

Current projects focus on the effectiveness of sexual harassment training, aligning organizational talent management practices with espoused organizational values, and the fair and effective consideration of body weight in employment decisions.

His work has appeared in leading academic journals (e.g., Personnel Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Harvard Business Review, Human Resource Management, Journal of Business Ethics) and the popular press (e.g., The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, Psychology Today, CBS News, National Public Radio, BBC News). Mark is the former Executive Editor for Human Resource Management, and is currently on the editorial review boards for the Employee Rights and Responsibilities JournalInternational Journal of Conflict Management, and Human Resource Management.

Prior to his doctoral training, Mark worked as a HRM practitioner at General Motors, and as an attorney focusing on litigation and employment law matters.