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About L. A. Witt

Under the broad rubric of strategy-culture alignment, L. A. Witt investigates how leaders can adapt their motivational approaches to match the personalities of their employees and characteristics of the business unit, overall organization, and business environment.

Positions

Present Research Associate, Hobby Center for Public Policy, University of Houston
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Present Professor of Management, University of Houston
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Present Professor of Psychology, University of Houston
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Research Interests

Strategy-Culture Alignment, Personality, Leadership, Social Effectiveness, External Customer Service, Internal Customer Service, Work-Family Balance, Counterproductive Work Behavior, Organizational Politics, Job Performance, Occupational Health and Safety, Diversity, Selection and Training, Teams, Information Security, and Situational Awareness/Emergency Management

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology
  • Fellow, American Psychological Association
  • Fellow, Association for Psychological Science

Education

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PhD, Tulane University
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MS, Illinois Institute of Technology
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BA, Tulane University
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BS, Tulane University
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Contact Information

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Personality and Performance (2)

Configural Nature of Personality (2)

Leadership (2)

Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) (2)

Social Effectiveness (2)

External Customer Service (2)

Internal Customer Service (2)

Work-Family Balance (2)

Counterproductive Work Behavior (2)

Organizational Politics (2)

Job Performance (2)

Organizational Support (2)

Occupational Health (2)