Originally from Chilliwack, British Columbia, Dr. Harms moved to Nebraska after attending graduate school at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Harms teaches Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, and Research Methods at UNL. His research focuses on the assessment and development of personality, leadership, and psychological well-being. His work has appeared in both leading academic journals as well as popular media outlets such as CNN, Scientific American, and the BBC. Dr. Harms has been invited to speak to audiences around the world and was recently named one of the “100 Knowledge Leaders of Tomorrow”. He is currently partnering with the U.S. Army, NASA, and the U.S. Department of Labor.
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James C. and Rhonda Seacrest Faculty Award. 2011
UNL College of Business Administration Outstanding Research Award. 2011
Selected as one of 100 “Knowledge Leaders of Tomorrow” by the St. Gallen Symposium. 2011
Social Sciences and Health Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC) Doctoral Fellowship. 2002-05.
Canadian Tobacco Control Research Initiative Fellowship. 2002-03.
2015 Neurobehavioral Symptoms and Diagnoses in ICE Environments for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). $42,000. Principal Investigator.
2015-2016 Through the Lens of Social Neuroscience: Toward a Richer Understanding of Decision-making Behavior in Important Domains of Life. Big Ideas Grant for University of Nebraska-Lincoln. $10,000. Co-Investigator.
2014-2015 A Comprehensive Meta-analytic Review of Psychological Factors Associated with Well-being and Resilience in ICE Environments for the NASA Nebraska Space Grant Consortium. $4,580. Principal Investigator.
2013-2014 Individual Growth and Resilience for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). $28,000. Principal Investigator.
2013-2014 Psychological and Social Well-Being Performance for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). $22,000. Principal Investigator.
2012 Innovations Moving People to Achieve Certified Training (IMPACT). $5,629,194. Co-Investigator.
2012 National Natural Science Foundation of China. RMB 200,000. Co-Investigator.
2011-2013 Development of the Future Soldier Assessment Tool (FSAT). $800,000. Co-Investigator.
2011 Development of the Family Fitness Assessment Tool. $66,470.32. Principal Investigator.
2010-2012 Program evaluation for Comprehensive Soldier Fitness. $3,700,640. Principal Investigator.
2011-2012 University of Nebraska Layman Research Grant. $10,000. Principal Investigator.
2009-2010 Youngstown State University Research Council Grant. $3500. Co-Principal Investigator.
2009-2010 Emerging Markets Initiative Research Grant. $1500. Co-Principal Investigator.
2006-2007 Center for International Business Education and Research Grant. $1000. Principal Investigator.