Dr. Steele-Johnson received her Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Minnesota. She was a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at the University of Houston prior to joining the I/O faculty at the Department of Psychology at Wright State University. Dr. Debra Steele-Johnson's research interests include training, motivation, teams, and leadership. She examines 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, leadership, and personal characteristics (e.g., Big 5, goal orientations) affect learning and performance on complex tasks in individual and team contexts.
Dr. Steele-Johnson heads the Motivation and Training Lab here at WSU and for additional information about her research, see the links to her Google Scholar and LinkedIn pages found under the "My Links" tab at the top right of this webpage.
Organizational Behavior, Work Motivation, Training, Teams, Leadership
Ph.D., Industrial and Organizational Psychology, University of Minnesota, 1988
B.A., Psychology, University of California at San Diego, 1979