Charlie Law, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Charlie Law

I actively engage students in the material. This engages students in learning the material by having them participate in their learning rather than simply taking notes. Thus, I rarely employ a strictly lecture format in my instruction, but instead try to find ways of actively involving students in discussions and classroom activities. I find that such experiences are much more salient in the learning process.

- Charlie Law

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Charlie Law

locationOrdway - room 248
Phone 863.680.5049


Dr. Law graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1996 and spent eleven years on Active Duty as a behavioral scientist. The Air Force sent Dr. Law to get his Master’s degree at the University of Colorado. After he earned his Master’s degree, Dr. Law spent two years as an instructor in the Behavioral Science and Leadership Department at the Air Force Academy before being selected to complete his PhD at Rice University.

Currently Dr. Law is an assistant professor at Florida Southern College. His research examines the experiences of stigmatized individuals in the workplace, including sexual minorities and religious minorities. Most recently, Dr. Law has published research on the workplace experiences of transgendered individuals.


Dr. Law enjoys running, fishing, and spending time with his family at the beach.


B.S. in Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO, May 1996.

M.A. in I/O Psychology, University of Colorado, Denver, CO, May 2003.

Ph.D. in I/O Psychology, Rice University, Houston, TX, May 2008.

Publications and Exhibitions

Law, C., McGuire, W., & Underkoffler, B. (Under Review). Religious Accommodation in the U.S. Military: The Effects of Religious Discrimination on Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment. Personnel Psychology.

Ruggs, E. N., Martinez, L., Law, C., & Hebl, M. (2015). Workplace Trans-actions: How Organizations, Coworkers, and Individual Openness Influence Perceived Gender Identity Discrimination Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 1, 1-9.

Law, C. (August, 2014). Religious Accommodation in the U.S. Military: Best Practices for Leaders and Subordinates. Technical Report for the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI).

Martinez, L., Law, C., & Hebl, M. (2012). How sexuality information impacts attitudes and behaviors toward gay service members. Military Psychology, 24, 461-472.

Ruggs, E. N., Law, C., Cox, C. B., Roehling, M. V., Wiener, R. L., Hebl, M. R., & Barron, L. (2012). Gone Fishing: I/O Psychologists’ missed opportunities to understand marginalized employees’ experiences with discrimination. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 6, 39-60.

Law, C. (August, 2012). When Diversity Training Isn’t Enough: The Case for Inclusive Leadership. Technical Report for the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI).

Law, C., L., Martinez, L. R., Ruggs, E. N., Hebl, M. R., & Akers, E. (2011). Trans-parency in the workplace: How the experiences of transsexual employees can be improved. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 79, 710-723.

Law, C. (August, 2011). Sexual Harassment and Organizational Outcomes. Technical Report for the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI).

*Law, C., & Hrabal, E. A. (2010). Sexual minorities in the workplace. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 47.

Hebl, M. R., Law, C., & King, E. B. (2010). Heterosexism. In J. F. Dovidio, M. Hewstone, P. Glick, & V. M. Esses (Eds.), Handbook of prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination. London: Sage Publications.

Law, C., King, E. B., Zitek, E., & Hebl, M. R. (2007). The stigma of AIDS in the United States: A methodological review and directions for future research. Interamerican Journal of Psychology, 41, 75-87.

Hebl, M. R., King, E. B., & Law, C. (2006). Gay, lesbian, and bisexual issues at work. In S. G. Rogelberg’s (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology.