Dr. Michel is an assistant
professor of management in the College of Business & Economics at
Towson University. He has a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and
Human Resource Management, an M.S. in Industrial/Organizational
Psychology, and a B.S. in Psychology. His
teaching interests include organizational behavior, human resource
management and research methods. Dr. Michel's research focuses on
supportive and fun workplace practices, leadership and interpersonal
influence, management development, prosocial behavior, and
employee selection and retention. His research has been published in
journals such as the
Journal of Vocational Behavior, Information & Management, Human Performance, the
Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, the Journal
of Service Management, the
Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Cornell Hospitality
Quarterly, and the International Journal of Training &
Development. He is a member of the
Academy of Management, Society for Industrial & Organizational
Psychology, Southern Management Association and Society for Human
University at Albany, 2007
Psychology, University of Baltimore, 2001
Psychology, Towson University, 1999
FREQUENTLY TAUGHT COURSES
Principles of Management
Organizational Theory and Development
Staffing and Retention
You may download each of the following papers for one-time personal
use only. Please obtain publisher permission for any further
distribution, publication, or commercial use.
Michel, J.W., Wallace, D.L., & Rawlings, R.A.
(forthcoming). Charismatic leaders: The role of admiration and
Leadership and Organization Development
Tews, M.J., Michel, J.W., & Bartlett, A.
(forthcoming). The fundamental role of workplace fun in
Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies.
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.
Cho, J., Park, I., & Michel, J.W. (2011).
How does leadership affect information systems success? The role of
Information & Management,
*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 arbitrarily.
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, 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,
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,
Tews, M.J., Michel, J.W., & Lyons, B.D. (2010).
Beyond personality: The impact of GMA on service performance.
Journal of Service Management, 21, 344-362.
Lyons, B.D., *Hoffman, B.J., & *Michel,
(2009). Not much more than g? An examination of the impact of
intelligence on NFL Performance.
*Second authorship was determined alphabetically.
Kavanagh, M.J., & Michel, J.W.
(2008). International human resource management (IHRM). In M.J.
Kavanagh & M. Thite (Eds.), Human resource information systems:
Basics, applications, and future directions (pp. 361-391).
Thousand Oaks: Sage.
Velada, R., Caetano, A.,
Michel, J.W., Lyons,
B.D., & Kavanagh, M.J. (2007). The effects of training design,
individual characteristics, and work environment on transfer of
Journal of Training and Development, 11(4), 282-294.
Yukl, G. &
Michel, J.W. (2006). Proactive influence tactics and
leader-member exchange. In C.A. Schriesheim & L.L. Neider (Eds.),
Power and influence in
organizations: New empirical and theoretical perspectives
(pp. 87 – 103). Portland: Information Age.
recent media mentions
Washington Post (October, 2011) article entitled "Ryan
Fitzpatrick's Wonderlic score: What does it mean?"
Atlanta Journal Constitution
(February, 2011) article entitled "NFL’s
physical testing methods scrutinized."
Constitution (March, 2010) article
success using Wonderlic Test subject to interpretation."
(March, 2010) article entitled "NFL
confidential: Few free-agent shopping sprees."
Wallace, D.W., Rawlings, R.A., & Tews, M.J. (2011, August).
Competent and warm leaders: The impact of charisma and emotions on
presidential voting behavior. Manuscript presented at the
annual meeting of the Academy of Management, San Antonio, TX.
Tews, M.J., &
Michel, J.W. (2011, July). The role of coworkers on
employee turnover. Manuscript presented at the annual meeting
of the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional
Education, Denver, CO.
Wallace, D.L., &
Michel, J.W. (2010, January). Do you see what I see?
Perceptions of political candidates, system justifying beliefs, and
voting behaviors during the 2008 presidential election.
Manuscript presented at the 11th Annual Meeting of the
Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, NV.
& Kavanagh, M.J. (2009, August). Perceived support for service:
The impact of support on the motivation, attitudes, and behaviors of
customer service employees. Manuscript presented at the Annual
Conference of the Academy of Management, Chicago, IL.
Taber, T.D., Michel,
J.W., Williams, K.J. (2009, April). Who benefits from
organizational citizenship behavior? Manuscript presented at the
24th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and
Organizational Psychology, New Orleans, LA.
M.J. (2008, August). Customer service job performance:
Development and initial validation of the customer-centered behavior
measure. Manuscript presented at the Annual Conference of the
Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA.
Lyons, B.D., & Mishra, V. (2008, August). Toward a fuller-range
model of effective leader behaviors: A multisource perspective.
Manuscript presented at the Annual Conference of the Academy of
Management, Anaheim, CA.
Lyons, B.D., Michel, J.W., &
Williams, K.J. (2007, August). Predicting NFL performance: The
role of can-do and will-do factors. Manuscript presented at the
Annual Conference of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. John W. Michel
Assistant Professor of Management
College of Business & Economics
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252
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Towson University CBE
Department of Management
Industrial & Organizational Psychology
Southern Management Association
Society for Human Resource