Dr. John W. Michel

John Michel

Associate Professor of Management


Sellinger Hall 413
John Michel's website

Research Areas

Supportive & Fun Workplace Practices; Leadership & Interpersonal Influence; Management Development; Prosocial Behavior; Employee Selection & Retention


Dr. John W. Michel is an associate professor of management in the Sellinger School of Business & Management at Loyola University Maryland. He received his Ph.D. from the Organizational Studies program at the University at Albany, State University of New York majoring in organizational behavior and human resources management. Dr. Michel's research has been published in journals such as the Journal of Vocational Behavior, Human Performance, Information & Management, the Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, Journal of Applied Social Psychology and the Journal of Service Management. He teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in organizational behavior, human resource management and research methods. Prior to coming to Loyola University Maryland, Dr. Michel taught in the College of Business & Economics at Towson University.
He also taught at the Quality Leadership University in Panama as a visiting faculty member.

Academic Degrees

Ph.D., University at Albany, SUNY
M.S., University of Baltimore
B.S., Towson University

Representative Publications

Michel, J.W., Tews, M.J., & Tracey, J.B. (2020). Validating effective managerial behaviors for the hospitality industry. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. 2-Year Impact Factor: 3.957; 5-year impact factor: 4.531

Tews, M.J., Michel, J.W., & Stafford, K. (2020). Social support and turnover among entry-level service employees: Differentiating type, source, and basis of attachment. Human Resource Management. 2-Year Impact Factor: 2.934; 5-year impact factor: 4.341. This journal is also on the Financial Times 50 list.

Tews, M.J., Stafford, K., & Michel, J.W. (2019). Interview etiquette and hiring outcomes. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 26 2-4, 164-175.

Michel, J.W., Tews, M.J., & Allen, D.G. (2019). Fun in the workplace: A review and expanded theoretical perspective. Human Resource Management Review, 29 (1), 98-110.

Tews, M.J., Michel, J.W., & Stafford, K.(In Press). Abusive coworker treatment, coworker support, and employee turnover. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies.

Noe, R.A., Tews, M.J., & Michel, J.W.(2017). Managers’ informal learning: A trait activation theory perspective. International Journal of Training and Development.

Michel, J.W.(2017). Antecedents of organizational citizenship behaviors: Examining the incremental validity of self-interest and prosocial motives. Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, 24(1), 385-400.

Tews, M.J., Michel, J.W., & Noe, R.A. (2017). Does fun promote learning? The relationship between fun in the workplace and informal learning. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 98, 46-55.

Michel, J.W., & Tews, M.J. (2016). Does leader-member exchange accentuate the relationship between leader behaviors and organizational citizenship behaviors? Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, 23 (1), 13-26.

Tews, M.J., Noe, R.A., Scheurer, A.J., & Michel, J.W. (2015). The relationships of work-family conflict and core self-evaluations with informal learning in a managerial context. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 89, 92-110.

Tews, M.J., Michel, J.W., Xu, S., & Drost, A. (2015). Workplace fun matters…but what else? Employee Relations, 37 (2), 248-267.

Tews, M.J., Jackson, K., Ramsay, C., & Michel, J.W. (2014). Fun in the college classroom: Its nature and relationship with student engagement. College Teaching, 63, 16-26.

Yukl, G., & Michel, J.W. (2014). A critical assessment of research on effective leadership behaviors. In L.L. Neider & C.A. Schriesheim (Eds.), Advances in authentic and ethical leadership (pp. 209-229). Portland: Information Age.

Michel, J.W., Tews, M.J., & Kavanagh, M.J. (2014). Development of the customer-centered behavior measure. Service Industries Journal, 34 (13), 1075-1091.

Tews, M.J., Michel, J.W., & Allen, D.G. (2014). Fun and friends: The impact of workplace fun and constituent attachment on turnover in a hospitality context. Human Relations, 67 (8), 923-946.

Tews, M.J., Stafford, K., & Michel, J.W. (2014). Life happens and people matter: Critical events, constituent attachment, and turnover among part-time hospitality employees. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 38, 99-105.

Tews, M.J., Michel, J.W., & Stafford, K. (2013). Does fun pay? The impact of workplace fun on employee turnover and performance. Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, 54 (4), 370-382.

Tews, M.J., Michel, J.W., & Ellingson, J.E. (2013). The impact of coworker support on employee turnover in the hospitality industry. Group & Organization Management, 38 (5), 630-653.

Michel, J.W., Wallace, D.L., & Rawlings, R.A. (2013). Charismatic leaders: The role of admiration and system-justification. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 34 (5) 469-487.

Michel, J.W., Kavanagh, M.J., & Tracey, J.B. (2013). Got support? The impact of supportive work practices on the perceptions, motivation, and behavior of customer-contact employees. Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, 54 (2), 161-173.

*Sousa-Lima, M., *Michel, J.W., & Caetano, A. (2013). Clarifying the importance of trust in organizations as a component of effective work relationships.  Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43, 418-427.

Tews, M.J., Michel, J.W., & Bartlett, A. (2012). The fundamental role of workplace fun in applicant attraction. Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, 19 (1), 105-114.

Cho, J., Park, I. & Michel, J.W. (2011). How does leadership affect information systems success? The role of transformational leadership. Information & Management, 48 (7), 270-277.

Michel, J.W., Lyons, B.D., & Cho, J. (2011). Is the full-range model of leadership really a full-range model of effective leader behavior? Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, 18 (4), 493-507.

Tews, M.J., Michel, J.W., & Noe, R.A. (2011). Beyond objectivity: The performance impact of the perceived ability to learn and solve problems. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 79 (2), 484-495.

Lyons, B. D., Hoffman, B. J., Michel, J. W., & Williams, K. J. (2011). On the predictive efficacy of past performance and physical ability: The case of the National Football League. Human Performance, 24 (2), 158-172.

Tews, M.J., Michel, J.W., & Lyons, B.D. (2010). Beyond personality: The impact of GMA on service performance. Journal of Service Management, 21 (3), 344-362.

Lyons B. D., *Hoffman, B. J., & *Michel, J. W.  (2009) Not much more than g? An examination of the impact of intelligence on NFL performance. Human Performance, 22 (3), 225-245.


Summer Research Grant, Sellinger School of Business & Management, Loyola University Maryland (2015)
Summer Research Grant, College of Business & Economics, Towson University (2011)
Summer Research Grant, College of Business & Economics, Towson University (2009)
Summer Research Grant, College of Business & Economics, Towson University (2008)

Awards and Honors

Featured in the GOM Editor’s Choice Collections in the area of Work Attitudes and Support (2015)
Winner of the Best Paper Award in the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly (2013)
Finalist for the Best Paper Award in the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly (2013)
Winner of the CHRIE Conference Best Paper award (2013)
Outstanding Scholar Award, College of Business & Economics, Towson University (2011)

Professional Memberships

Academy of Management
Network of Leadership Scholars
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Southern Management Association
Society for Human Resource Management