Steve W. J. Kozlowski

Steven W.J. Kozlowski

World Class Scholar and Professor


Office: PCD 4138
Phone: 813/974-0359


Curriculum Vitae


Steve W. J. Kozlowski, Ph.D. is a World Class Scholar and Professor at the University of South Florida (he was previously at Michigan State University). He is a recognized expert in the areas of dynamic multilevel organizational systems theory; team leadership and team effectiveness; and learning, development, and adaptation. The goal of his programmatic research is to generate actionable theory, research-based principles, and deployable tools to develop adaptive individuals, teams, and organizations. His research has generated over $11M in funded work and is, or has been, supported by the Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Office of Naval Research (ONR), among others. He has produced over 500 articles, books, chapters, reports, and presentations; his work has been cited over 40,000 times (Google Scholar); and his impact is ranked among the top 2% of all scientists in the world (Ioannidis, Boyack, & Baas, 2020). Dr. Kozlowski is a recipient of the SIOP Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award and the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup) McGrath Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Study of Groups. He is the Editor for the Oxford Series on Organizational Psychology and Behavior and Editor for the new SIOP/Oxford Organizational Science, Translation, and Application Series. He is the former Editor-in-Chief and a former Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Psychology. He is an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Management and The Leadership Quarterly, and has served on the Editorial Boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Current Directions in Psychological Science, Human Factors, the Journal of Applied Psychology, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Association for Psychological Science, the International Association for Applied Psychology, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). He was the first Chair of the APA Open Science and Methodology Committee (2019-2020), serves as the SIOP Research and Science Officer (2017-2023), is a member of the APA Publications and Communications Board (2021-2026), and is a former member of the APA Advocacy Coordinating Committee (2019-2021). He is a Past-President of SIOP (2015-2016). Dr. Kozlowski received his B.A. in psychology from the University of Rhode Island, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in organizational psychology from The Pennsylvania State University.


  • Ph.D.     11/82     The Pennsylvania State University
                                  University Park, PA
                                  Major area: Industrial & Organizational Psychology
                                  Minor areas: Organizational Behavior & Measurement
  • M.S.       11/79     The Pennsylvania State University
                                  University Park, PA
                                  Major area: Industrial & Organizational Psychology
  • B.A.        12/76     University of Rhode Island
                                  Kingston, RI
                                  Major area: Psychology


Industrial and Organizational Psychology


My research is designed to understand dynamic phenomena and their interplay across individuals, teams, and organizations in multilevel organizational systems. Team effectiveness is the core substantive focus and our research examines team dynamics (team interaction processes over time), emergent phenomena such as team cohesion and shared cognition that manifest from those interaction dynamics, and their effects of those emergent phenomena on individual, team, and system performance. Studying team dynamics, which necessitate intensive longitudinal data, requires a range of innovative methodologies, research settings, and collaborations (e.g., medicine, engineering, and computer science). Recent research has involved emergency medical teams (e.g., high fidelity simulations and a live trauma center); interaction dynamics of teams that serve as analogs for long duration space missions (i.e., multi-month experiences in Antarctica or in NASA mission simulations); and computational modeling / agent-based simulations used to conduct virtual experiments to examine team and system interaction dynamics and emergent phenomena at scale (i.e., hundreds of thousands of teams and millions of agents). Contact me if you are interested in our research or in collaborating.

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Organizational Psychology and Policy Impact (EAWOP)

Robust and Reliable Organizational Science: Problems and Prospects (NSF / UF)

Organizational Systems, Leadership, and Team Effectiveness (NSF / ASEE)

NASA – Team Cohesion Sensors for Missions to Mars (MSU)

The MINDWORKS Podcast: The Magic of Teams Part 3: The Future of Teams. (Aptima)
Data is currently outpacing the theories on how teams work—is that a problem? Can AI help? What will it take for NASA to send a team on a multi-year mission to Mars? MINDWORKS host Daniel Serfaty talks with team science experts Dr. Steve Kozlowski, Dr. Tara Brown, and Dr. Samantha Perry on the future of teams to address these and other questions in this groundbreaking five-part series.

Listen now on Apple, Spotify, Buzzsprout, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Isolation in the Age of the Internet (MSU)


Industrial and Organizational Psychology