HOMER TOLSON
Office#: 540 Harrington Office Building
Mail Stop: 4226
Office Phone: (979) 458-1120
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Other Title: Professor Emeritus
Primary Emphasis Area: Human Resource Development
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Short Bio
Dr. Homer Tolson received his Ph.D. (Physical Education) from Purdue University in 1968. He joined the Department of Health and Physical Education at Texas A&M University as an Assistant Professor in September 1968. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1973 and to Full Professor in 1980. He has earned the reputation of "master teacher" and received the Association of Former Students College Level Distinguished Teaching Award in 1982, 1994 and 1998. Dr. Tolson joined the department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development (EAHR) in 2000 where he is now a Senior Professor. He teaches graduate courses in statistical analysis and research design. Dr. Tolson also serves as the Managing Director of the International Human Resource Development program. His research interest focus is logistic regression and structural equation modeling in Human Resource Development.
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Obiero, D., Nafukho, F. M., & Tolson, H. (2011). Consequences of employee turnover in the banking industry: A review of selected literature. International Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 19(2), 73-85 *

2. Wang, J., Tolson, H., Chiang, T., & Huang, T. (2010). An exploratory factor analysis of workplace learning, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment in small to midsize businesses in Taiwan. Human Resource Development International, 13(2), 147-163

3. ** Torres, M.S., Collier, V., & Tolson, H. (2010). Studes' First Amendment rights and demographics: Gauging school board responsiveness to student speech policy. Current Issues in Education, Vol. 13, No. 3

4. Callahan, J.L., Hasler, M., & Tolson, H. (2005). Perceptions of emotion expressiveness: Gender differences among senior executives. Leadership and Organizational Development Journal, 26(7), 512-528. (Emerlad Publishers 2005 Best Paper Award) *

5. Akins, R. B., Tolson, H., & Cole, B. (2005). Stability of response characteristics of a Delphi panel: Application of bootstrap data expansion. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 5(1), 1-12. *

6. Bonnette, R., McBride, R.E., & Tolson, H. (2001). The differential effect of indirect instruction in the teaching of sport skills on critical thinking and self-esteem of early adolescent boys placed at risk. Sport, Education and Society, 6, 183-198. *

7. Dupler, T. & Tolson, H. (2000). Body composition prediction equations for elderly men.The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 55, M180-M184.

8. Bunting, C.J., Tolson, H., Kuhn, C., Suarez, E. & Williams, R.B. (2000). Physiological stress response to the neuroendocrine system during outdoor adventure tasks. Journal of Leisure Research, 32(2), 191-207.

9. Crouse, S.F., Sterling, J.C., Tolson, H. & Hasson, S. (1989). The effect of beta-adrenergic blockade on heart rate recovery from exercise. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 9(5), 202-206.

10. Fang, C.L., Sherman, W.M., Crouse, S.F. & Tolson, H. (1988). Exercise modality and selected coronary risk factors: A multivariate approach. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 20, 455-462.

* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

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Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Daniel Chilek (Summer, 1999), Ph.D.
Prakash Nair (Spring, 2007), Ph.D.
Andree O. Osagie (Fall, 2007), Ph.D.
Lance Villers (Spring, 2008), Ph.D.
Melissa Walden (Fall, 2008), Ph.D.
Theresa Arocha Gill (Spring, 2010), Ph.D.
Jie Ke (Summer, 2010), Ph.D.
Dan Obiero (Spring, 2011), Ph.D.
William Telford (Summer, 2011), Ph.D.
Priya Kurup (Fall, 2011), Ph.D.
Laura Hammons (Summer, 2013), Ph.D.
Monica Trevino (Fall, 2013), Ph.D.
Se Hoon Kim (Summer, 2014), Ph.D.
William King (Summer, 2015), Ph.D.
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