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John W. Michel, Ph.D.

John W. Michel is the Busch Faculty Scholar and a tenured Associate Professor of Management in the Sellinger School of Business & Management at Loyola University Maryland. He holds a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the University at Albany. As an organizational psychologist and award-winning researcher, he broadly studies leadership and social connections in the workplace. In particular, his research focuses on how organizations can improve performance, well-being, and retention among employees through the development of supportive and collaborative relationships, the implementation of fun workplace practices, and an emphasis on servant leadership. Most recently, his research has focused on how building friendships at work can help to combat issues of loneliness, poor sleep quality, and emotional exhaustion plaguing employees today in an effort to improve employee well-being, commitment, and performance.

His Work


John has published more than 30 articles and book chapters. His work has been published in leading management journals and books and cited more than 2,500 times according to Google Scholar and read more than 75,000 times according to In addition, his work has been profiled in numerous media outlets, such as the the New York Times, Washington Post, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Baltimore Sun, New York Daily News, and

Teaching and Consulting

John has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in organizational behavior, human resources, and research methodology. He has also consulted with numerous organizations across industries such as food & beverage, hospitality, government, and public safety to improve leadership skills, selection and retention practices, and the organizational culture.


John is currently on the editorial boards for the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly and the Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies. He also serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for a number of journals and and professional conferences. John is also a co-organizer for the Baltimore IO-OB Consortium, which focuses on developing relationships and collaborations among industrial/organizational psychology and organizational behavior scholars in the Baltimore metropolitan area.



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Loyola University Maryland
Sellinger Hall, Room 413
4501 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210
Office: 410-617-5995

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