Dr. John W. Michel

Assistant Professor of Management



Sellinger Hall 413
John Michel's website

Research Areas:

Supportive & Fun Workplace Practices; Leadership & Interpersonal Influence; Management Development; Prosocial Behavior; Employee Selection & Retention


Dr. John W. Michel is an assistant professor of management in the Sellinger School of Business & Management at Loyola University Maryland. He received his Ph.D. from the Organizational Studies program at the University at Albany, State University of New York majoring in organizational behavior and human resources management. Dr. Michel's research has been published in journals such as the Journal of Vocational Behavior, Human Performance, Information & Management, the Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, Journal of Applied Social Psychology and the Journal of Service Management. He teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in organizational behavior, human resource management and research methods. Prior to coming to Loyola University Maryland, Dr. Michel taught in the College of Business & Economics at Towson University.
He also taught at the Quality Leadership University in Panama as a visiting faculty member.

Academic Degrees

Ph.D., University at Albany, SUNY
M.S., University of Baltimore
B.S., Towson University

Representative Publications

Michel, J.W., Wallace, D.L., & Rawlings, R.A. (forthcoming). Charismatic leaders: The role of admiration and system-justification. Leadership & Organization Development Journal.

Michel, J.W., Kavanagh, M.J., & Tracey, J.B. (forthcoming). Got support? The impact of supportive work practices on the perceptions, motivation, and behavior of customer-contact employees. Cornell Hospitality Quarterly.

Sousa-Lima, M.*, Michel, J.W.*, & Caetano, A. (forthcoming). Clarifying the importance of trust in organizations as a component of effective work relationships. Journal of Applied Social Psychology.
*First authorship was determined alphabetically as both authors contributed equally to the delivery of this manuscript.

Tews, M.J., Michel, J.W., & Bartlett, A. (2012). The fundamental role of workplace fun in applicant attraction. Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, 19 (1), 105-114.

Cho, J., Park, I. & Michel, J.W. (2011). How does leadership affect information systems success? The role of transformational leadership. Information & Management, 48 (7), 270-277.

Michel, J.W., Lyons, B.D., & Cho, J. (2011). Is the full-range model of leadership really a full-range model of effective leader behavior? Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, 18 (4), 493-507.

Tews, M.J., Michel, J.W., & Noe, R.A. (2011). Beyond objectivity: The performance impact of the perceived ability to learn and solve problems. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 79 (2), 484-495.

Lyons, B. D., Hoffman, B. J., Michel, J. W., & Williams, K. J. (2011). On the predictive efficacy of past performance and physical ability: The case of the National Football League. Human Performance, 24 (2), 158-172.

Awards and Honors

Outstanding Scholar Award, College of Business & Economics, Towson University (2011)
Summer Research Grant, College of Business & Economics, Towson University (2011)
Summer Research Grant, College of Business & Economics, Towson University (2009)
Summer Research Grant, College of Business & Economics, Towson University (2008)

Professional Memberships

Academy of Management
Network of Leadership Scholars
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Southern Management Association
Society for Human Resource Management