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Dr. Michael Gillespie

Title: Associate Professor, Psychology
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Phone: 941-359-4228
Email: magillespie@usf.edu
Office: SMC B316

Dr. Michael A. Gillespie is an Associate Professor of Psychology at University of South Florida. He resides on the Sarasota-Manatee campus and directs the Human Applied Cognition and Decision-making lab on the Tampa campus. His research interests include decision-making at work, critical thinking, values, organizational culture, psychological measures, and job attitudes. He teaches Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Research Methods, Tests & Measurement, and Statistics. Dr. Gillespie received his PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Bowling Green State University (2005), his MA in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Michigan State University (2003), and his BA in Psychology at the University of South Florida (1999).

Prior to joining the faculty at USFSM, Dr. Gillespie was an Assistant Professor of Assessment, Research, and Statistics in the School of Leadership and Policy Studies at Bowling Green State University (2008-2011), Research Director at Denison Consulting (2005-2008), and Data Analyst at University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research (2003-2004).

Selected Research

Gillespie, M. A., & Marquet, L. D. (2018). Senior Leaders Are Extreme Cases, Not Special Cases. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 11(4), 682-685.

Gillespie, M. A., Gillespie, J. Z., Sliter, K. A., Colatat, M. C., Nolan, K. P., & Guion, R. M. (2018). An SK BARS System: Ongoing Performance Management with Municipal Police. Public Personnel Management, 44, 93-114. DOI: 0091026017738538.

Gillespie, M. A., Gillespie, J. Z., Brodke, M. H., & Balzer, W. H. (2016). The importance of sample composition depends on the research question. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 9, 207-211.

Gillespie, M. A., Balzer, W. K., Brodke, M. H., Garza, M., Gerbec, E. N., Gillespie, J. Z., Gopalkrishnan, P., Lengyel, J. S., Sliter, K. A., Sliter, M. T., Withrow, S. A., & Yugo, J. E. (2016). Normative Measurement of Job Satisfaction in the US. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 31(2), 516-536.

Boyce, A. S., Nieminen, L. R., Gillespie, M.A., Ryan, A. M., & Denison, D. R. (2015). Which Comes First, Organizational Culture or Performance? A Longitudinal Study of Causal Priority with Automobile Dealerships. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 36(3), 339-359.

Kotrba, L. M., Gillespie, M. A., Schmidt, A. M., Smerek, R., Ritchie, S., & Denison, D. R. (2012). Do consistent corporate cultures have better business performance? Exploring the interaction effects. Human Relations, 65(2), 241-262.

Yankelevich, M., Broadfoot, A., Gillespie, J. Z., Gillespie, M. A., & Guidroz, A. M. (2012). General job stress: A unidimensional measure and its non-linear relations with outcome variables. Stress & Health, 28(2), 137-148.

Gillespie, M. A. (2011). Assessing Critical Thinking about Values: A Quasi-Experimental Study. Inquiry: Critical Thinking across the Disciplines, 26(1), 19-28.

Guidroz, A. M., Yankelevich, M., Barger, P., Gillespie, M. A., & Zickar, M. J. (2009). Methodological considerations for creating and using organizational survey norms. Consulting Psychology Journal, 61, 85-102. 

Gillespie, M.A., Denison, D.R., Haaland, S., Smerek, R. & Neale, W.S. (2008). Linking organizational culture and customer satisfaction: Business-unit results from two companies in different industries. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 17(1), 112-132.