School of Business
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561-2443
Phone: 845-257-2777
Fax: 845-257-2947
Dr. Joel H. Neuman, Director


The Center for Applied Management (CFAM) is devoted to the application of behavioral science knowledge to the practice of management. Our research and consulting projects focus on conditions that contribute to the development of psychologically, emotionally, and physically healthy workplaces--environments in which individuals are valued, treated with respect, and empowered to engage in activities that benefit themselves, the people with whom they work, and the organizations in which they are employed.

The Principal Investigators

Joel Neuman Photo Loraleigh Keashly Photo
Joel H. Neuman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Management
and Organizational Behavior
Director, Center for Applied Management
School of Business
State University of New York at New Paltz
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845) 257-2928 (V)
(845) 257-2947
Loraleigh Keashly, Ph.D.
Associate Professor,
Communication Academic Director,
M.A. in Dispute Resolution College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts
Wayne State University Detroit, MI 48225
(313) 577-3221 (V)
(313) 577-9969


Working together for the past 10 years, we have established international reputations in the field of workplace aggression and bullying. Our research has explored the nature, prevalence, causes, and consequences of a wide range of "negative" workplace behviors. Additionally, working with other international scholars as well as public- and private-sector organizations, our joint collaborations and consulting activities have focused on the development of techniques for the prevention and management of such disruptive workplace behaviors. Furthermore, as recognized experts in this area, we have provided expert witness testimony in legal proceedings in which workplace aggression and bullying plays a role. Finally, we have provided students at SUNY New Paltz, Wayne State University, and other educational institutions with an opportunity to conduct research and obtain "hands-on" training in this relatively new area of study. Our work has resulted in the publications, conference papers, and presentations that appear below.