Mr Ralph Mckinney

Part-time DBA student (distance learning)

Work & Organisational Psychology Group

Name:  Ralph E McKinney Jr

Nationality:  U.S.A.


2003 M.B.A Business, Marshall University, West Virginia, USA

1998 R.B.A. West Virginia State University, USA

2005 Licensed Private Investigator, State of West Virginia, USA

Academic Group Affiliation: 

Work and Organisational Psychology Group

Year of Entry:  2006

Thesis Title:  Biases within screening processes

Research Keywords:

Selection, decision theory, hiring, bias, pre-employment testing

Research Description:

The identification of screening biases to facilitate improvements within screening processes.


Dr. Patrick Tissington, Lecturer, Work & Organisational Psychology Group, Aston University, UK.

Teaching Responsibilities:

Financial Management of Healthcare Organizations, Marshall University, USA.

Principles of Macroeconomics, Marshall University, USA.

Principles of Microeconomics, Marshall University, USA.


McKinney Jr., Ralph E. & Sikula, Andrew (2008 in press) 'Application tailoring', Business Journal for Entrepreneurs, expected 15 March.

Conferences and other Presentations:

2008 Workshop on Racism, St. Albans Ministerial Association, St. Albans, West Virginia.

2007 Financial Literacy Workshop for Nonprofit Boards, The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, Charleston, West Virginia.

2007 Aston DBA Spring Collouquium, Aston University, Birmingham, UK.

2004 McKinney, Jr., Ralph E. 'Billing schemes and fraud examination', for graduate class ACC 581: Fraud Examination and undergraduate class ACC 481: Fraud Examination at Marshall University, Huntington, WV (two and a half hour presentation).

2003 McKinney, Jr., Ralph E. 'Forensic accounting & fraud detection: Going beyond the numbers', for graduate class MGT 672: Organizational Behavior at Marshall University, South Charleston, WV (half an hour presentation).

Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research