Charles Michaels

Charles Michaels

Associate Professor
Room: BSN 3408
Phone: (813) 974-9513
Fax: (813) 905-9964

Chad Michaels is an associate professor in the School of Information Systems and Management, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in international management, managing international cultural differences, human resources, statistics and research design, organizational behavior, principles of management and conflict resolution. He has received numerous teaching awards and has been named to the Faculty Honor Guard, recognizing excellence as an educator.

Michaels' research interests include workplace isolation, part-time and alternative employment, and the assessment center technique. He has provided consulting services in the areas of survey research, management assessment, organizational development and training. Michaels helped develop and implement an innovative assessment center for statewide use in the selection and development of school principals. He is the author of a book, "The Complete Desktop Guide to Employee Benefits," and numerous scholarly articles.

He earned a PhD in industrial and organizational psychology from USF, a master's degree in industrial psychology from the University of Central Florida and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Stetson University. He has held management positions in public, private and nonprofit sectors.


  • MAN 3301 - Human Resource Management
  • MAN 6448 - Negotiating Agreement and Resolving Conflict
  • MAN 6607 - International Cultural Differences

Recent Research

  • Schafer, J., Karlins, M., Hargis, E., Fuller, S. & Michaels, C., (2014), "Don't Detonate These
    Word Mines at Work," The Journal of Global Business Management, Volume 10, #2, pp. 114-116.
  • Marshall, Greg W., Michaels, Charles E., and Mulki, Jay P., (2007), "Workplace Isolation,"
    Psychology and Marketing, Volume 24, Issue 3, pp. 195-223.
  • Dew, D.K., Halpern, S.J., and Michaels, C.E., (2010), "Development of a Software Package for
    Electronic Documentation of Orthopedic X-Ray Findings," PunMed.gov, National Library of
    Medicine, National Institutes of Health.


  • Member, USF Undergraduate Council, the USF Library Council and several Muma College of Business committees.
  • Participant, Paint Your Heart Out Tampa
  • Faculty sponsor, student chapter of the International Club of USF on the Sarasota-Manatee campus, 2003-present