Lisa Steelman

Professor, Dean | College of Psychology and Liberal Arts

Contact Information
(321) 674-8142
Harris Commons, 208

Personal Overview

Lisa A. Steelman is Professor and Director of the Industrial/Organizational Psychology program at Florida Institute of Technology. Her research interests include the contextual and interpersonal processes associated with the provision and receipt of feedback at work, coaching, 360 degree feedback, employee engagement, and women's leadership.

Educational Background

Ph.D. Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Akron

M.S. Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Akron

B.S. Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Selected Publications

Moukarzel, R., & Steelman, L.A. (2015). Navigating multicultural teams: A roadmap to feedback across cultures. In Wildman, J.L., & Griffith, R.L. (Eds.), Leading Global Teams: Translating the Multidisciplinary Science to Practice. Springer.

Young, S.F., & Steelman, L.A. (2014). The role of feedback in supervisor and work group identification. Personnel Review, 43(2), 228-245.

Steelman, L.A. (2013). Making history: The evolution of the Industrial/Organizational Psychologist, The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 50(4), 15-28.

Steelman, L.A., & Sudduth, M.M. (2013). Fear and Loathing at Work: A Savage Journey to the Heart of Received Wisdom on Generational Differences. In D. Svyantek & K. Mahoney (Eds.), Received Wisdom, Kernels of Truth, and Boundary Conditions in Organizational Studies, 9-26. Information Age Publishing.

Griffith, R.L., Gabrenya, W., Steelman, L.A., Armon, B., Gitlin, B., & Kung, M. (2012). Global Organizational Psychology: Internationalizing the Training Curriculum. Psychological Topics, 21(3), 1-16.

Parks, K.M., & Steelman, L.A. (2008). Organizational wellness programs: A meta-analysis. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 13(1), 58-68.

Steelman, L.A., Levy, P.E., & Snell, A.F. (2004). The feedback environment scale: Construct definition, measurement and validation. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 64(1), 165-184.

Steelman, L.A., & Rutkowski, K.A. (2004). Moderators of Employee Reactions to Negative Feedback. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 19(1), 6-18.

Williams, J.R., Miller, C., Steelman, L.A. & Levy, P.E. (1999). Increasing feedback seeking in public contexts: It takes two (or more) to tango? Journal of Applied Psychology, 84, 969-976.

Levy, P.E., & Steelman, L.A.(1997). Performance appraisal for team-based organizations: A prototypical Multi Rater System. In M.M. Beyerlein, D.A. Johnson, & S.T. Beyerlein (Eds.), Advances in interdisciplinary studies of work teams: Team implementation issues, (Vol. 4). JAI Press.


My research interests cover three broad areas. First, I am interested in the role of feedback and coaching at work. In this area I am most interested in understanding how to facilitate on-going learning and development via feedback processes and managerial coaching. My research team and I are currently examining the role of the feedback environment in performance management and the mindful use of feedback, cross-cultural factors associated with feedback seeking and provision, and the role of the manager-as-coach in the performance management process. Second, I am interested in better understanding employee engagement and its role in both work and nonwork well-being. Finally, my team and I are examining the factors that canfacilitate the success of women in leadership positions. 

Dr. Steelman’s research interests include performance appraisal, feedback processes and coaching, and job attitudes.