Lars Johnson

Lars Johnson

Assistant Professor



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Lars Johnson

Hi, my name is Lars. I earned a MA and Ph.D. in I-O psychology at the University of Houston, a M.Ed. in Educational Administration at Lamar University, and a B.A. in psychology at Tougaloo College. Prior to starting my doctoral studies, I worked in the North Texas area as a public school teacher, trainer, and department chair for several years. Currently, I teach the introductory IO course to new doctoral students in IO psychology and management. I also teach statistics to undergraduates.

My research primarily focuses on leadership, well-being, and workplace diversity+inclusion issues. My lab, LeadWell Research, is currently focusing on the use of 360 degree feedback for leadership development, longitudinal employee performance (and performance predictors), scale development and validation, stressor-strain relationships, and diversity/EEO issues, and employee exhaustion. Students interested in working in my lab should contact me directly by email. We recently received NSF funding to study policing during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  • Leadership; Diversity, EEO, and EO; Climate; Individual Differences; Employee Well-being; CWB; Personnel Issues


  • Ph.D., I/O Psychology, University of Houston, 2017
  • M.A., I/O Psychology, University of Houston, 2015
  • M.Ed., Educational Administration, Lamar University, 2009
  • B.A., Psychology, Tougaloo College, 2007

Currently teaching

  • Intro. to IO Psychology (7590)

    Statistical Methods in Psychology (2030)

Courses taught

Occupational Health & Wellbeing (8500)

Personality Psychology (3350)