Logan Steele

Logan Steele

Assistant Professor
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 after completing a PhD in industrial and organizational psychology at the University of Oklahoma.

His research focuses primarily on the intersection of innovation and leadership. He also examines how people (un)successfully 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.


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