Assistant Professor  Ph.D., The University of Oklahoma

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., The University of Oklahoma

Logan Watts

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Office: VC, RM 8-272
Phone: 646.312.3821

Lab: Leadership, Ethics and Creativity

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Dr. Logan Watts earned his Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Quantitative Methods from The University of Oklahoma in 2016. His research focuses on the areas of leadership, ethics, and creativity in organizations. He teaches Research Methods and Organizational Training and Development for undergraduate and master’s students in the Department of Psychology at Baruch College. He is also a member of the doctoral faculty at the CUNY Graduate Center, where he teaches Organizational Training and Development as well as Innovation in Organizations at the doctoral level. Prior to joining the faculty at Baruch, Dr. Watts helped co-found Ethics Advantage, a consulting firm specializing in the assessment and development of ethical decision-making skills. He has consulted for Human Resources and Talent Management departments in multiple Fortune 500 firms in the automotive, energy, and telecommunications industries.

Representative publications:

  • Watts, L. L., Steele, L. M., & Den Hartog, D. N. (in press). Uncertainty avoidance moderates the relationship between transformational leadership and innovation: A meta-analysis. Journal of International Business Studies.

  • Watts, L. L., Steele, L. M., & Mumford, M. D. (2019). Making sense of pragmatic and charismatic leadership stories: Effects on vision formation. The Leadership Quarterly, 30, 243-259.

  • Watts, L. L., Steele, L. M., Medeiros, K. E., & Mumford, M. D. (2019). Minding the gap between generation and implementation: Effects of idea source, goals, and climate on selecting and refining creative ideas. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 13, 2-14.

  • Watts, L. L., Ness, A. M., Steele, L. M., & Mumford, M. D. (2018). Learning from stories of leadership: How reading short stories about personalized and socialized politicians impacts performance on an ethical decision-making simulation. The Leadership Quarterly, 29, 276-294.

  • Watts, L. L., Medeiros, K. E., Mulhearn, T. J., Steele, L. M., Connelly, S., & Mumford, M. D. (2017). Are ethics training programs improving? A meta-analytic review of past and present ethics instruction in the sciences. Ethics & Behavior, 27, 351-384.