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Steven Winton, Ph.D.

Director, Leadership & Organizational Development

Associate Professor, Organizational Studies


Ph.D. Industrial / Organizational Psychology, Saint Louis University
M.S. Industrial / Organizational Psychology, Missouri State University

Research Interests

My primary research interests center around understanding the work related behaviors and attitudes necessary for an increasingly complex world. This includes exploring topics such as leadership, engagement, adaptive/proactive behaviors, and leadership development.

Publications and Media Placements

Winton, S., Devany, K., Cornelius, A., & Hughes, P.J. (In Press). Meet our Leadership Students: An Online Exercise to Develop Personas. Journal of Leadership Education.

Winton, S., Cornelius, A., & Grawitch, M. (2021). Providing Context to the Engagement-Behavior Linkage: A Facet-Level Examination. Human Performance, 35(1), 1-23.

Cornelius, A., Lavigne, K. N., Grawitch, M. J., Gill, R., & Winton, S. L. (2021, April). Does the plot thicken or twist? The pandemic, individual differences, and wellbeing. In SIOP Annual Conference. Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Winton, S.L., Hughes, P.J., & Cornelius, A. (2019). Reflective Practice in Leadership Education. Roundtable presented at the Annual Association of Leadership Education Conference, Albuquerque, NM, July, 2019.

Winton, S.L., & Guarino, S.N. (2018). It’s about Time: Measuring Employee Engagement. Strategic HR Review, 17(3).

Winton, S.L., Guarino, S.N., & Hughes, P.J. (2018). Developing Leadership for Increasing Complexity: A Review of Online Graduate Leadership Programs. Journal of Leadership Education, 17(10). https://doi:10.12806/V17/I1/A4

Winton, S.L., & Hughes, P.J. (2018). The Culminating Experience: Sharing Innovative Best Practices for Graduate Leadership Program Capstones. Roundtable presented at the Annual Association of Leadership Education Conference, Chicago, July, 2018.

Winton, S.L., Guarino, S.N., & Maurer, A.H. (2017). It’s about Time: Inclusion of a Time-Based Frame of Reference Alters Stability of Self-Reported Employee Engagement Measurement. Poster presented at the 29th Annual Conference of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, May, 2017.

Grawitch, M.J., Winton, S.L., Mudigonda, S.P., & Buerck, J.P. (2017). Technology Is More Than Just Error. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 10(3), 1-6.

Winton, S.L., & Kane, T.D. (2016). Effects of group goal content on group processes, collective efficacy, and satisfaction. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 46(2), 129-139. 

Winton, S.L., Sabin, E.J., & Grawitch, M.J. (2014). Job Attitudes and Affective Experience in a Mediated Model of Employee Engagement. Poster presented at the 26th Annual Conference of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, May, 2014.

Bagsby, P. G., Bolton, L., Grawitch, M. J., Winton, S., & Barber, L. K. (2011). Role identification and resource allocation: Promoting positive and decreasing negative work outcomes. Paper presented at Work, Stress & Health: Work and Well-Being in an Economic Context, Orlando, FL, May, 2011.

Sabin, E.J., Winton, S.L., Wilson, D.S., & Devine, J. (2011). An Initial Structural Equation Model of Safety Climate for Air Traffic Control. Proceedings of the 16th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Dayton, May, 2011.

Professional Organizations and Associations

Associate of Leadership Educators
Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology
Association for Psychological Science
St Louis Organizational Development Network