Carl R. Wells
Assistant Director, Director of Training and Development, and Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Darla Moore School of Business
Carl R. Wells teaches courses in employment law. Wells’ research focuses on the intersection of job satisfaction and emotional and physical health status. Wells’ work has been published the Journal of Religion and Health and Pastoral Psychology. He serves as the assistant director of the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs, deputy title coordinator and the director of training and development for the University of South Carolina. Wells also has an extensive background in training and consulting. He has provided training and consulting services for Fuji Film, Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services, Spartanburg Methodist College, Sexual Trauma Center, Rotary Club, South Carolina Diversity Council, South Carolina Department of Tourism, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, South Carolina Housing Authority, South Carolina Department of Vocational Rehabilitation and Boise State University. Wells has also developed training programs and curriculum for the University of South Carolina.
Wells received his doctorate in health services policy management from the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina with a concentration in employment law from the Moore School. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication and music from Winthrop and a Master of Divinity from Emory University.
Diversity and inclusion is a new and exciting area of business. More than ever, human resources professional are required to possess the skills, knowledge, and tools to help manage an increasing diverse workforce. Today’s human resources managers must be competent and comfortable with their knowledge and ability to manage the cultural climate aspects of diversity and inclusion as well as navigate the legal aspects of diversity issues.
My research focuses on the intersection of job satisfaction and mental and physical health status. That means that my current focus is gaging how satisfied employees are with their work, their employer and the workplace climate and how these levels of satisfaction impact the employees’ physical and mental health status.
My research is designed to help employees and employers identify the workplace factors that contribute to the health of their organizational environment and how the environment impacts the well-being of its employees.
One of my current research projects involves surveying mid-mangers in higher education institutions to assess their level of job satisfaction, alongside their mental and physical health status.
My work thus far has been on the administrative side of higher education. I have been on the front lines of providing beyond-the-classroom education and development opportunities for student. I am now transitioning to the academic arena. Considering this new focus, I look forward to opportunities to involve students in my work and my research.
My work has implication for identifying important practical changes and adjustments in the work environment that have the potential to directly impact the job satisfaction and the health and well-being of the workplaces most important commodity: its employees.
Too much. I have too many hobbies. I play the piano and organ. I am a singer/songwriter, I like creative writing, I even create theme oriented artistic tapestries.