Michael Gillespie

Michael Gillespie

Assistant Professor


Office: SMC B316
Phone: 941/359-4228


Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Michael A. Gillespie is an Associate Professor of Psychology at University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus. He is also President of the Faculty Senate and Director of USFSM's campus-wide Incredi-Bull Critical Thinking program. His research interests include critical thinking, values, organizational culture, psychological measures, and job attitudes. He teaches Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Research Methods, and Statistics. Dr. Gillespie received his BA in Psychology at the University of South Florida in 1999, his MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Michigan State University in 2003, and his PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Bowling Green State University in 2005.

Prior to joining the faculty at USFSM, Dr. Gillespie was a data analyst at University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research (2003-2004) and Director of Research at Denison Consulting (2005-2008). More recently, at Bowling Green State University, he was a faculty affiliate in the Psychology Department, Assessment Coordinator for the College of Education, and an Assistant Professor of Assessment, Research, and Statistics in the School of Leadership and Policy Studies (2008-2011).




Gillespie, M. A., & Marquet, L. D. (2018). Senior Leaders Are Extreme Cases, Not Special Cases. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 11(4), 682-685.

Gillespie, M. A., Gillespie, J. Z., Sliter, K. A., Colatat, M. C., Nolan, K. P., & Guion, R. M. (2018). An SK BARS System: Ongoing Performance Management with Municipal Police. Public Personnel Management, 44, 93-114. DOI: 0091026017738538.

Gillespie, M. A., Gillespie, J. Z., Brodke, M. H., & Balzer, W. H. (2016). The importance of sample composition depends on the research question. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 9, 207-211.

Gillespie, M. A., Balzer, W. K., Brodke, M. H., Garza, M., Gerbec, E. N., Gillespie, J. Z., Gopalkrishnan, P., Lengyel, J. S., Sliter, K. A., Sliter, M. T., Withrow, S. A., & Yugo, J. E. (2016). Normative Measurement of Job Satisfaction in the US. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 31(2), 516-536.

Boyce, A. S., Nieminen, L. R., Gillespie, M.A., Ryan, A. M., & Denison, D. R. (2015). Which Comes First, Organizational Culture or Performance? A Longitudinal Study of Causal Priority with Automobile Dealerships. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 36(3), 339-359.

Kotrba, L. M., Gillespie, M. A., Schmidt, A. M., Smerek, R., Ritchie, S., & Denison, D. R. (2012). Do consistent corporate cultures have better business performance? Exploring the interaction effects. Human Relations, 65(2) , 241-262.

Yankelevich, M., Broadfoot, A., Gillespie, J. Z., Gillespie, M. A., & Guidroz, A. M. (2012). General job stress: A unidimensional measure and its non-linear relations with outcome variables. Stress & Health, 28(2), 137-148.

Gillespie, M. A. (2011). Assessing Critical Thinking about Values: A Quasi-Experimental Study. Inquiry: Critical Thinking across the Disciplines, 26(1), 19-28.

Guidroz, A. M., Yankelevich, M., Barger, P., Gillespie, M. A., & Zickar, M. J. (2009). Methodological considerations for creating and using organizational survey norms. Consulting Psychology Journal, 61, 85-102.

Gillespie, M.A., Denison, D.R., Haaland, S., Smerek, R. & Neale, W.S. (2008). Linking organizational culture and customer satisfaction: Business-unit results from two companies in different industries. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 17(1), 112-132.