Led by Dr. Mark Ehrhart, the Research on Organizational and Leadership Effectiveness (ROLE) lab focuses on the effects of the work environment on worker well-being and organizational effectiveness. Research topics addressed in the lab include leadership, organizational climate, organizational citizenship behavior, work stress, and innovation implementation. Current projects address helping reciprocation, employee responses to unsolicited help, outcomes of ambivalent leader behavior, stress and burnout in nurses during COVID, and the role of leadership and climate in the implementation of evidence-based practices in behavioral health.
Dr. Mark G. Ehrhart is a professor in the Industrial / Organizational Psychology Program at the University of Central Florida. He joined the faculty of UCF in fall of 2017 after serving on the faculty at San Diego State University for 16 years. He received his B.S. in Applied Psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Industrial / Organizational Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Dr. Ehrhart’s research interests include organizational climate and culture, organizational citizenship behavior, and leadership, and the application of these topics across levels of analysis and in behavioral and mental health settings. His recent work has focused on the role of the organizational context in the implementation of evidence-based practice in mental health, child welfare, substance abuse treatment, and nursing settings. Dr. Ehrhart is lead author (with Dr. Benjamin Schneider and Dr. William Macey) of the 2014 book, Organizational climate and culture: An introduction to theory, research, and practice, and has over 50 journal articles and book chapters, including in such journals as Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, and Journal of Organizational Behavior. He is on the editorial boards for Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, Personnel Psychology, and Implementation Research and Practice, and is a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the Academy of Management.