Assistant Professor  Ph.D., The University of Oklahoma

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., The University of Oklahoma

Logan Watts

Contact information:

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. His research focuses on the areas of leadership, ethics, creativity, and stories in organizations. He has coauthored over 30 publications on these topics in outlets such as The Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, and Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. Dr. Watts currently 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 Ph.D. Organizational Training and Development. Dr. Watts is a co-founding partner at Ethics Advantage, a consulting firm specializing in the assessment and development of ethical leadership. He has worked with multiple Fortune 500 firms in the automotive, energy, and telecommunications industries.

Representative publications:

  • Watts, L. L., Steele, L. M., Medeiros, K. E., & Mumford, M. D. (in press). 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. DOI: 10.1037/aca0000157

  • 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., Steele, L. M., & Song, H. (2017). Re-examining the relationship between need for cognition and creativity: Predicting creative problem solving across multiple domains. Creativity Research Journal, 29, 21-28.

  • 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.

  • Watts, L. L., & Buckley, M. R. (2017). A dual-processing model of moral whistleblowing in organizations. Journal of Business Ethics, 146, 669-683.