Professor Schoorman's research interests include trust and stewardship in organizations, decision-making, leadership, and motivation. His research has examined the role of interpersonal trust between leaders and subordinates, and inter-organizational trust
between firms and partners, and the impact of trust on individual and organizational outcomes. He has also published a number of papers on decision-making and commitment in organizations.
Professor Schoorman teaches in the areas of organizational behavior, organization theory, and human resource management. He teaches an elective on Negotiations in the MBA program.
In 2007, Prof. Schoorman received the "Distinguished Educator" award from the Academy of Management. This career award is the highest award granted by the Academy of Management. In 2006, Professor Schoorman was honored with an award by the Academy of Management
Review for his article, "An Integrative Model of Organizational Trust" (with R. C. Mayer and J. H. Davis), Academy of Management Review (1995). This article was recognized as the "Most influential article published in the decade of the 1990's".