Rachel E Sturm, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Rike Hall 250, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Rachel Sturm joined the Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University in 2014 and was awarded the 2016 university-wide Presidential Award for Early Career Achievement. She earned her Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Houston and her Bachelors in Psychology (summa cum laude) with a Business Management and International Studies minor from Binghamton University. Prior to her graduate studies, Dr. Sturm worked as an account executive in sales and an assistant account executive at a mid-size marketing firm. She has also worked as a research assistant in a psychopathology lab as well as a leadership and fraud lab. Dr. Sturm is an active researcher in leadership, character, power, ethics, and self-other agreement. Her publications have appeared in journals such as the Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and The Leadership Quarterly.


Research statement: 

Braddy, P. W., Sturm, R. E., Atwater, L. E., Taylor, S. N., & McKee, R. A. (2019). Gender bias still plagues the workplace: Looking at derailment risk and performance with self-other ratings. Group & Organization Management, in press. 

Atwater, L. E., Sturm, R. E., Tringale, A. M., Taylor, S. N., & Braddy, P. W. (2019). The #MeToo Backlash. Harvard Business Review Idea Watch:  https://hbr.org/2019/09/the-metoo-backlash.

Atwater, L. E., Tringale, A. M., Sturm, R. E., Taylor, S. N., & Braddy, P. W. (2018). Looking ahead: How what we know about sexual harassment now informs us of the future. Organizational Dynamics, doi: 10.1016/j.orgdyn.2018.08.008.

Sturm, R. E., Vera, D., & Crossan, M. (2017). The entanglement of leader character and leader competence and its impact on performance. The Leadership Quarterly, 28, 349-366.

Sturm, R. E. (2017). Decreasing unethical decisions: The role of morality-based individual differences. Journal of Business Ethics, 142, 37-57.

Lee, H., & Sturm, R. E. (2017). A sequential choice perspective of postdecision regret and counterfactual thinking in voluntary turnover decisions. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 99, 11-23.

Taylor, S. N., Sturm, R. E., Atwater, L., & Braddy, P. W. (2016). Underestimating one's leadership impact: Are women leaders more susceptible? Organizational Dynamics, 45, 132-138.

Sturm, R. E., & Antonakis, J. (2015). Interpersonal power: A review, critique, and research agenda. Journal of Management, 41, 136-163.

* Highly cited paper for publication year according to Web of Science

Sturm, R. E., Taylor, S. N., Atwater, L. E., & Braddy, P. W. (2014). Leader self-awareness:  An examination and implications for women leaders. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 35, 657-677.

* Quoted in Nature, 511, 115.

Day, D. V., Fleenor, J. W., Atwater, L. E., Sturm, R. E., & McKee, R. A. (2014). Advances in leader and leadership development:  A review of 25 years of research and theory. The Leadership Quarterly, 25, 63-82.

* Highly cited paper: top 1% in field in publication year

Braddy, P. W., Sturm, R. E., Atwater, L. E., Smither, J. W., & Fleenor, J. W. (2013). Validating the Feedback Orientation Scale:  Leaders’ reactions to developmental feedback. Group & Organization Management, 38, 690-716.

Fleenor, J. W., Smither, J. W., Atwater, L. E., Braddy, P. W., & Sturm, R. E. (2010). Self-other rating agreement in leadership:  A review. The Leadership Quarterly, 21, 1005-1034.

* Nominated for The Leadership Quarterly’s 2010 Best Paper of the Year award.

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