Dr. King has a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Michigan State University.
He worked as a Staff Psychologist with The Standard Oil Company (Ohio), where he completed
several major research projects and was promoted to Manager of Personnel Development.
He left Standard Oil in 1986 for a Corporate Human Resources position with Holiday
Corporation. In 1990, he took a senior human resource position with Taco Bell, leaving
in 1992 to become the Vice President, Human Resources for Chiron Vision, a start-up
Medical Device company. He moved to France in 1996 as Director, European Administration,
staying in this position until the company was sold to Bausch & Lomb in late 1997.
Until he retired, he worked in a senior Human Resources for Dole Packaged Foods. Following
retirement in 2018, he has served as a faculty member in the Departments of Information
Systems and Decision Sciences and Management at the Craig School of Business, CSU,
Human Resource Management, Research Methodology, Intrinsic Motivation, Organizational
Citizenship Behavior and Self- Determination Theory