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John  Paul Stephens

John Paul Stephens

Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior

john.p.stephens@case.edu (216) 368-1710 (o)

John Paul Stephens, PhD, received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Morgan State University and his master’s and doctoral degrees in organizational psychology from the University of Michigan.

His research focuses on the roles of perception, knowledge, and relationships in organizing, particularly in the performance of musical ensembles. His other research interests fall under the umbrella of positive organizational scholarship and include high-quality connections, strengths-based feedback, and the relationship between character strengths and person-job fit. Dr. Stephens employs a variety of tools and methods, from structural equation modeling to video-based conversation analysis and ethnography, to examine how people’s self-knowledge, be it about their relationships, their strengths, or their behaviors, impacts their work.

His research has been published in the Journal of Positive Psychology and the Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology and Work, and has been presented in papers and symposia at the Annual Meetings of the Academy of Management.