Megan Gerhardt

Professor & William Isaac and Michael Oxley Center for Business Leadership Co-Director & Director of Leadership Development



Academic Background

  • Ph.D. University of Iowa, Organizational Behavior, 2003
  • B.A. University of Iowa, Psychology, 1998

Recent Publications

  • Dust, S. B., Gerhardt, M. W., Hebbalalu, D., & Murray, M. (2019). Protecting my turf: The moderating role of generational differences on the relationship between self-enhancement values and reactions to generational diversity. The Journal of Social Psychology, 159(2), 153-169.
  • Porter, T.H., Gerhardt, M.W., Fields, D. & Bugenhagen, M. (2019) An exploratory study of gender and motivation to lead in millennials, The Journal of Social Psychology, 159:2, 138-152.
  • Gerhardt, M.W. (2016). The Importance of Being...Social? Instructor Credibility and the Millennial Student. Studies in Higher Education, 41 (9), 1533-1547
  • Gerhardt, M.W., Brown, K.G., & Dysvik, A. (2014). A Bridge Over Troubled Water: A Former Military Officer, Corporate Executive, and Business School Dean Discusses the Research-Practice Divide. Journal Management Inquiry, 23, 4: 373-378. (Impact Factor: 1.446; Contribution: 35%)
  • Luzadis, R. & Gerhardt, M. (2012). An exploration of the relationship between ethical orientation and goal orientation. Journal of Academic and Business Ethics, 5. (Contribution: 50%, Journal Acceptance Rate: 30%, Cited by 3; as per Google Scholar).
  • Wesolowski, M., Luzadis, R.A, & Gerhardt, M.W. (2011). Understanding the nomological net for gender bias. Journal of Organizational Psychology, 1, (Contribution: 33%; Journal Acceptance Rate: 28%, Journal h-index: 8) Gerhardt, M.W., Ashenbaum, B.A., Newman, W.R. (2009). Understanding the Impact of Proactive Personality on Job Performance: The Roles of Tenure and Self-Management. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies. (Contribution: 50%, Cited by 14, as per Google Scholar) Journal Acceptance Rate: 17%, Impact Factor forthcoming).
  • Gerhardt, M.W. & Luzadis, R.A. (2009). The Importance of Perceived Task Difficulty in Goal Orientation-Assigned Goal Alignment. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies. (Contribution: 50%, Cited by 5, as per Google Scholar); Journal Acceptance Rate: 17%, Impact Factor forthcoming).
  • Gerhardt, M. W.; Rode, J.C.; Peterson, S. J. (2007). Exploring mechanisms in the personality-performance relationship: Mediating roles of self-management and situational constraints. Personality and Individual Differences, 43 (6), 1344-1355. (Contribution: 40%; Cited by 23, as per Google Scholar); Journal Acceptance Rate: 40%; Journal Impact factor: 1.861)
  • Barbosa, S.D.; Gerhardt, M. W.; Kickul, J.R. (2007). The Role of Cognitive Style and Risk Preference on Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy and Entrepreneurial Intentions. Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, 13 (4), 86-104. (Contribution: 20%; Cited by 156 (as per Google Scholar), Journal Acceptance Rate: 18%, Impact Factor forthcoming)
  • Gerhardt, M. (2007). Teaching Self-Management: The Design and Implementation of Self-Management Tutorials. Journal of Education for Business, 83(1), 11-18. (Contribution-100%; Cited by 27, as per Google Scholar); Journal Acceptance rate: 52%)
  • Peterson, S.J., Gerhardt, M.W., & Rode, J.C. (2006). Examination of the Relationship Between Hope and Task Performance: A Test of a Theoretical Model. Personality and Individual Differences, 40, 1099-1109. (Contribution: 40%; Journal Acceptance Rate: 40%; Cited by 27 (as per Google Scholar); Journal Impact Factor: 1.861).
  • Gerhardt, M.W. & Brown, K.G. (2006). Individual Differences in Self-Efficacy Development: The Effects of Goal Orientation and Affectivity. Learning and Individual Differences, 16, 43-59. (Contribution: 85%; Cited by 45 (as per Google Scholar); Journal Acceptance Rate: 40%; Journal Impact Factor: 1.565)
  • Ilies, R., Gerhardt, M.W., & Le, H. (2004). Individual Differences in Leadership Emergence: Integrating Meta-Analytic Findings and Behavioral Genetic Estimates. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 12, 207-219. (Contribution-25%; Cited by 89 (as per Google Scholar); Journal Acceptance Rate: 28%; Impact Factor: 1.30).
  • Wenzel, A., Werner (maiden name), M., Cochran, C., & Holt, C. (2004). A Differential Pattern of Autobiographical Memory Retrieval in Social Phobic and Nonanxious Individuals. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 32, 1-13. (Contribution: 50%; Cited by 12, as per Google Scholar). Journal Impact Factor: 1.149.
  • Brown, K.G., & Gerhardt, M.W. (2002). Formative evaluation: An integrative practice model and case study. Personnel Psychology Vol 55(4) p.951-983. (Contribution: 35%; Cited by 70, as per Google Scholar); Journal Impact Factor: 4.54; ISI Journal Citation Reports Ranking: 4/54)
  • Judge, T.A., Bono, J.E., Ilies, R., & Gerhardt, M.W. (2002). Personality and leadership: A qualitative and quantitative review. Journal of Applied Psychology Vol 87(4), p.765-780. (Cited by 1620; as per Google Scholar), Contribution: 15%; Journal Acceptance Rate: 10%; Journal Impact Factor: 4.367).

Honors & Awards

  • 2016: Smucker Teaching Excellence Award, Farmer School of Business, Miami University
  • 2012-2015: Naus Family Faculty Scholar
  • 2009: Richard K. Smucker Teaching Excellence Award, Farmer School of Business, Miami University
  • 2002: Flanagan Award for Best Student Paper, Seventeenth Annual Meeting of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Toronto, Cana.

Professional Interests

  • Research: Generational Differences, Individual Differences, Motivation, Learning, Leadership
  • Teaching: Leadership & Learning, Introduction to Management and Leadership
  • Consulting & Workshops: Gentelligence: Leadership of Multiple Generations, Strengthfinder/Strengths based Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Women in Leadership, Values-Based Leadership

Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership
  • Learning
  • Motivation
  • Organizational behavior
  • Personality


Dr. Gerhardt is a Professor of Management and Leadership at the Farmer School of Business at Miami University, specializing in individual and team leadership development, where she also serves as Director of Leadership Development as well as the Robert D. Johnson Co-Director of the Isaac & Oxley Center for Business Leadership. Dr. Gerhardt received her Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 2003. Her current research focuses on Gentelligence, a workplace strategy of leveraging generational diversity in the workplace and is author of the book Gentelligence: The Revolutionary Approach to Leading an Intergenerational Workforce. Dr. Gerhardt has authored multiple journal articles, appearing in several of the top management publications, and teaches courses in the area of leadership in the Farmer School. Dr. Gerhardt currently serves as Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Learning and Education. She is also founder and owner of The Gerhardt Group, LLC, specializing in leadership development solutions, leading professional development workshops in organizations on the topics of managing multiple generations in the workforce, strengths-based leadership, emotional intelligence, authentic leadership, and women in leadership in the 21st century.


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