Logan Steele

Logan Steele

Assistant Professor
Room: CIS 2056
Phone: (813) 974-1766

Logan Steele is an assistant professor in the Information Systems and Decision Sciences Department at the Muma College of Business. He joined USF in 2017.

His research focuses primarily on the intersection of innovation and leadership. He also examines how people successfully or unsuccessfully navigate ethical dilemmas in the workplace. Within these areas, a few of the research questions he's been working to answer include (a) what work conditions should managers create to foster employees' interest in exploring new ideas, (b) when are managers most helpful in facilitating the creative work of their employees and when is their influence irrelevant, and (c) how do senior leaders' well-intended inspirational appeals go awry?

In the course of exploring these and related areas, he has been published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, the Journal of Management, The Leadership Quarterly and the Journal of Business Ethics. He teaches organizational assessment at the undergraduate level, which focuses on equipping students with the skills needed to understand and solve complex problems in organizations. He has also taught courses in organizational behavior, psychology of leadership, introduction to industrial and organizational psychology and research methods.

Steele earned a PhD and a master's degree in industrial and organizational psychology from the University of Oklahoma and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Whitworth University.


  • MAN 4282 Organizational Assessment

Recent Research

  • Hardy III, J. H., Day, E. A., & Steele, L. M., (in press), "Interrelationships Among Self-Regulatory Processes: Toward a Dynamic Process-Based Model of Self-Regulated Learning," Journal of Management.
  • Steele, L. M., Johnson, G., & Medeiros, K.E., (2018), "Looking Beyond the Generation of Creative Ideas: Confidence in Evaluating Ideas Predicts Creative Outcomes," Personality and Individual Differences, 125, 21-29. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.12.028
  • Medeiros, K. E., Steele, L. M., Watts, L. L., & Mumford, M.D., (in press), "Timing Is Everything: Examining the Role of Constraints Throughout the Creative Process," Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. doi: 10.1037/aca0000148
  • Watts, L. L., Ness, A. M., Steele, L. M., & Mumford, M. D., (2018), "Learning from Stories of Leadership: How Reading About Personalized and Socialized Politicians Impacts Performance on an Ethical Decision-Making Simulation," The Leadership Quarterly. doi: 10.1016/j.leaqua. 04.004
  • Steele, L. M., McIntosh, T., & Higgs, C., (2017), "Intrinsic Motivation and Creativity: Opening up a Black Box," M. D. Mumford & S. Hemlin (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Creativity and Leadership (pp. 100-130). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.


  • Editorial board member, Frontiers in Psychology
  • Member, SIOP Visibility Committee, 2016-19
  • Ad hoc reviewer, The Leadership Quarterly, Personality and Individual Differences, Human Performance, the Journal of Creative Behavior