Russell Clayton

Russell Clayton

Instructor I
Room: BSN 3102
Phone: (813) 974-4540

Russell Clayton is an instructor with the Muma College of Business' Marketing Department, teaching MBA courses on managerial communication.

His research has been published in the Harvard Business Review and has been mentioned in such popular press outlets as NBC News, CNBC, Fox News and Fast Company. He has also published a book: "Balancing Life: Seven Strategies That Can Help You Achieve Work-Life Balance." In addition, his research has appeared in several peer-reviewed academic journals such as Human Resource Management, and the Journal of Managerial Psychology and he has presented at several academic conferences, including  the Management & Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference.

Clayton has taught at the University of North Carolina, Asheville, and Saint Leo University prior to joining USF in 2018. He earned a PhD in business administration from the University of Mississippi, a master's degree in higher education administration from Middle Tennessee State University and a bachelor's degree in business administration from Auburn University.


  • GEB 6215 - Communication Skills


  • Clayton, R. W., (2018), "Can You Afford to Change Your Career?" Harvard Business Review. August 29, 2018.
  • Julien, M., Stratton, M., & Clayton, R. W., (2017), "History Is Not Boring: Using Social Media to Bring Labor History Alive," Management Teaching Review, 1-13.
  • Clayton, R. W., Thomas, C. H., Schaffer, B., Stratton, M., Garrison, E., & Mathews, L. G., (2017), "Exercise and Work-Family Conflict: A Field Experiment," Journal of Managerial Psychology. 32, 225-238.
  • Evans, W. R., Allen, R., & Clayton, R. W., (2016), "Ethical Leadership: Not Everyone Responds
    Equally," Organization Management Journal, 13, 215-229.
  • Clayton, R. W., Thomas, C., & Smothers, J., (2015), "How to do Walking Meetings Right," Harvard Business Review