Debra Steele-Johnson, Ph.D.
Dr. Steele-Johnson received her Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1988. She was a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at the University of Houston prior to joining the Department of Psychology at Wright State University in 1995. She teaches graduate courses in training, motivation, leadership, teams, and research methods and is currently advising masters and doctoral level graduate students.
Dr. Debra Steele-Johnson's research focuses on how people acquire and perform complex skills and factors that affect those processes. Her research has implications for motivation and training for individuals and teams. Her research has focused on how feedback, goals, other self-regulatory processes, task features, training, and personal characteristics (e.g., Big 5, goal orientations) affect learning and performance on complex tasks in individual and team contexts.