Chad Michaels is an associate professor in the Management & Organization Department. 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, an MA in industrial psychology from the University of Central Florida, and a BA in psychology from Stetson University and he has held management positions in public, private, and non profit sectors.
- MAN 3301 - Human Resource Management
- MAN 6448 - Negotiating Agreement and Resolving Conflict
- MAN 6607 - International Cultural Differences
Michaels' current research interest include social isolation in the workplace. This is especially relevant to tele-commuting and virtual employees that work from home. Another area of interest is organizational change process involved in the implementation of Electronic Medical Records systems in hospitals.
Michaels serves on the USF Undergraduate Council, the USF Library Council, and several Muma College of Business committees. He is also involved in Paint Your Heart Out Tampa. This program paints the houses of over 100 Tampa homes each year. Recipients are generally older residents that can't afford to get their houses painted.