Gerhart is widely recognized for his thought-leading research, which encompasses compensation, motivation, human resource strategy, international human resources, and employee retention.
In 2013, he was inducted as a Fellow of the Academy of Management (AOM), an honor received by roughly one percent of current AOM members. In 2012, he received the Herbert Heneman Jr. Career Achievement Award from the Academy of Management, Human Resources (HR) Division. He has also received the Scholarly Achievement Award (best article), International Scholarly Achievement Award (twice for best international article) and Outstanding Paper Award (best convention paper) from the HR Division. Additionally, Gerhart is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
Gerhart’s research has been published in a variety of outlets, including the Academy of Management Annals, Academy of Management Journal, Annual Review of Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Personnel Psychology. He has also co-authored several books in the areas of compensation and human resources, including one in its 10th edition and another in its 12th edition.
Gerhart earned his PhD in industrial relations from UW–Madison and his B.S. in psychology from Bowling Green State University.