Sharon L. Segrest

Sharon L. Segrest

Campus: St. Petersburg
Room: LPH 432
Phone: 727-873-4747

Sharon Segrest is a professor of management in the School of Information Systems and Management on the St. Petersburg campus, where she teaches courses related to organizational behavior, developing leadership skills, international management and staffing. Segrest is a recipient of a Muma College of Business Research Award and a Teaching Excellence Award. She has implemented the innovative "Search Inside Yourself" mindfulness and emotional intelligence training program into her Organizational Behavior MBA course and earned a Quality Matters certification for her efforts in that online MBA course. She also earned a Quality Matters certification in her MAN 3240 Organizational Behavior online course.

Her research has been published in journals such as Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personnel Review, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, the Journal of Organizational Change Management, Management Decision and Cross Cultural & Strategic Management and has presented at national conferences and at conferences around the world in countries such as Australia, Canada, Brazil, France, Mexico, Peru and Spain. She has been with USF since 2007. Prior to joining USF, she was an associate professor at California State University-Fullerton. Segrest has served as a volunteer board member for RBK since its founding in 2014. RBK is an organization that helps Syrian refugees and others in the MENA region with technology and soft skills training. https://www.usf.edu/business/news/articles/200811-spotlight-segrest-sharon.aspx

Segrest earned a PhD from Florida State University, an MBA from Meredith College while working for Sandoz and Pillsbury, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


  • MAN 3025 - Principles of Management
  • MAN 3240 - Organizational Behavior 
  • MAN 4600 - International Management
  • MAN 6244 - Organizational Behavior


  • Segrest, S.L., Andrews, M., Geiger, S., Marlin, D., Perrewé, P.L., & Ferris, G.R. (2020). Leapfrogging at work: Influencing Higher Levels in the Chain of Command. Personnel Review, In Press. [Quality: A]
  • Giannantonio, C., Hurley-Hanson, A.E., & Segrest, S.L., Perrewé, P.L., & Ferris, G.R. (2019). Effects of Recruiter Friendliness and Job Attribute Information on Recruitment Outcomes. Vol. 48 (6) Personnel Review, 1491- 1506. [Quality: A]
  • Geiger, S., Marlin, D., & Segrest, S. (in press, 2018). Slack and performance in the hospital industry: a configurational approach. Management Decision. [Quality: B]
  • Segrest, S.L., Andrews, M. & Hurley-Hanson, A. (2015). Voluntary turnover typology utilizing the dispositional variables of core self-evaluation and negative affectivity. Journal of Behavioral Studies in Business, 8(2015), 1-12.
  • Segrest, S., Trocchia, T., & Jackson, M.J. (2013). Ability to differentiate and its impact on employment interview decision-making. Journal of Management and Marketing Research, 12 (1) 1-13.

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  • Martinez, A.D., Ferris, G.R., Segrest, S.L., & Buckley, M.R. (2011). A maladjustment and power conceptualization of diversity in organizations: Implications for cultural stigmatization and expatriate effectiveness. International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, 11, 2/3/4, 235-256.
  • Segrest, S.L. (2011). Rater error bias training in the employment interview and racioethnicity biased perceptions, Journal of Academic and Business Ethics, Vol. 3, 1-18.
  • Shipley, N., Jackson, M.J., & Segrest, S.L. (2010). The effects of emotional intelligence, age, work experience, and academic performance, Research in Higher Education Journal. (Segrest & Jackson were equal contributors), Vol. 9, 1-18.


  • Elected USFSP Faculty Senator, 2019-2022
  • Elected Board Member, Southern Management Association, 2019-2022
  • Guest Editor, Special Edition of Cadernos EBAPE. BR, Refugees/Displaced People in the Workplace, 2019-2021
  • Faculty Council, USFSP, 2020-2022