E. Michelle Todd, Ph.D.
285 Charles E. Coates Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: (225) 578-1703
Dr. Todd is an Assistant Professor of Leadership and Human Resource Development at Louisiana State University (LSU). Dr. Todd received her PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology with a minor in Quantitative Psychology from the University of Oklahoma. Her research focuses on creativity, innovation, and leadership in organizations, as well as the development and training of individuals for creative and leadership roles. She has also published work on ethical decision-making and ethics training. Dr. Todd has published her research in notable peer-reviewed outlets, including The Leadership Quarterly, Accountability in Research, and the Creativity Research Journal, in addition to editing a book, Creativity and Innovation in Organizations, published by Taylor and Francis. She has conducted research funded by the Army Research Institute, the National Institutes of Health, and the state of Oklahoma. She has also collaborated on research and consulting projects with the U.S. Army, Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Secret Service.
Bachelor's Degree: Psychology, University of Georgia, 2015
Master's Degree: Industrial-Organizational Psychology, University of Oklahoma, 2017
Doctoral Degreee: Industrial-Organizational Psychology, University of Oklahoma, 2020
Todd, E. M., Higgs, C., & Mumford, M. D. (1st R&R). Strategies for creative idea evaluation: The customer's always right. Creativity Research Journal.
Todd, E. M., Newbold, T., & Mumford, M. (2021). Cognition counts: Cognitive skills contributing to leader judgment. In D. C. Kayes and A. Kayes (Eds.), Judgment and leadership: A multidisciplinary approach to concepts, practice, and development. Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing.
Todd, E. M., Higgs, C. A., & Mumford, M. D. (2019). Bias and bias remediation in creative problem-solving: Managing biases through forecasting. Creativity Research Journal, 31, 1-14. DOI: 10.1080/10400419.2018.1532268
Mumford, M. D., & Todd, E. M. (2019). Creativity and innovation in organizations. New York: Taylor and Francis.
Mumford, M. D., Todd, E. M., Higgs, C., & McIntosh, T. (2017). Cognitive skills and leader performance: The nine critical skills. The Leadership Quarterly, 28, 24-39.
Todd, E. M., Torrence, B. S., Watts, L. W., Mulhearn, T. J., Connelly, S., & Mumford, M. D. (2017). Effective practices in the delivery of ethics education: A qualitative review of instructional methods. Accountability in Research, 24, 297-321. DOI: 10.1080/08989621.2017.1301210
Todd, E. M., Watts, L. L., Mulhearn, T. J., Torrence, B. S., Turner, M. R., Connelly, S., & Mumford, M. D. (2017). A meta-analytic comparison of face-to-face and online delivery in ethics instruction: The case for a hybrid approach. Science and Engineering Ethics, 23, 1719-1754. DOI: 10.1007/s11948-017-9869-3
Todd, E. M. Dabdoub, A., Strasbaugh, K., & Snyder, L. (July, 2021) How critical are constraints? The impact of changing constraints on creativity. Poster presented at the Creativity Conference, Ashland, Oregon.
Todd, E. M., Martin, R.W., England, S., Standish, C., Newbold, T., Mumford, M.D., Connelly, S., MacLaren, N.G., Cao, Y., Dong, Y., Yammarino, F.J., Dionne, S.D., Sayama, H., & Ruark, G.A. (April, 2021). The importance of planning for collective leadership. In C. Maupin (Chair), The Successes and Pitfalls of Shared Leadership. Symposium presented at the 36th annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Todd, E.M., Higgs, C.A., & Mumford, M.D., (April, 2021). Effective strategies for creative idea evaluation: The customer's always right. Poster presented at the 36th annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Martin, R., Todd, E. M., Standish, C., England, S., Newbold, T., Mumford, M. D., Connelly, S., MacLaren, N., Kulkarni, A., Cao, Y., Yammarino, F., Dionne, S., Sayama, H., & Ruark, G. (April, 2020). Performance on a military simulation: Integrating models of collective leadership and planning. Poster presented at the 35th annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Austin, Texas.
Todd, E. M., Martin, R. W., Standish, C., Mulhearn, T. J., Connelly, S., Mumford, M. D., Kulkarni, A., MacLaren, N. G., Cao, Y., Yammarino, F. J., Dionne, S. D., & Sayama, H. (April, 2019). Planning as a predictor of effective collective leadership. Poster presented at the 34th annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, National Harbor, Fort Washington, MD.
Todd, E. M., Higgs, C. H., & Mumford, M. D. (April, 2018). Creative failure: Examining the impact of bias on creative problem-solving. Poster presented at the 33rd Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Chicago, IL.
Todd, E. M. & Mumford, M. D. (March, 2018). Integrating creativity and decision making: Improving creative problem-solving with forecasting. Poster presented at the Graduate Student Research and Creativity Day 2018, Norman, OK.
- Chair of the SLHRD Scholarship Committee, 2021-present
- Review Board Member of the Creativity Research Journal, 2020-present
- Member of the CHSE Engagement Committee, 2021-present
- Ambassador and Mentor for Newcomers to the Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conferences, 2019-present
- LGBTQ Faculty Ally for the Students of the University of Oklahoma 2017-2020
Current Research Areas
- Creativity and innovation in organizations
- Social innovation and organizational sustainability