Paul E. Levy, Ph.D.

Paul E. Levy, Ph.D.

Title: Professor & Chair
Department: Psychology
Office: CAS 315
Phone: 330-972-8369
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Dr. Levy received his Ph.D. in I/O psychology from Virginia Tech in 1989. His research interests include performance appraisal, feedback, motivation, and organizational justice. Courses taught include work-related attitudes, I/O psychology, research design and development, and social psychology. His publications have appeared in leading journals such as, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and the Psychology of Women Quarterly.


Gregory, J.B. & Levy, P.E. (in press). Feedback Skills for Consulting Psychologists. DC: Washington, American Psychological Association.

Levy, P.E. (2013). Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Understanding the Workplace. Fourth Edition. New York: Worth Publishers.

Rosen, C.C. & Levy, P.E. (2013). Stresses, swaps, and skills: An investigation of the psychological dynamics that relate organizational politics to employee performance. Human Performance26(1), 44-65.

Gregory, J.B., & Levy, P.E. (2012). Employee feedback orientation: Implications for effective coaching relationships. Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research & Practice, 5(2), 86-99.

King, A.E.A., & Levy, P.E. (2012). A theoretical framework for organizational politics during the economic downturn. In P.L. Perrewe, J. Halbesleben, & C.R. Rosen (Eds.) Research in Occupational Stress and Well Being, UK: Emerald Publishing, 87-130.

Levy, P.E., Herb, K., Frantz, N., & Carr, A. (2012). Employee well-being: Can performance management systems help? Yes, but they sure can hurt too. In  N.P. Reilly, M.J. Sirgy, C.A. Gorman (Eds.) Work and Quality of Life: Ethical Practices in Organizations, International Handbooks of Quality of Life. UK: Springer-Science, 133-155.

Levy, P.E. & Thompson, D. J. (2012). Feedback in organizations: Individual differences and the social context. In Sutton, R., Hornsey, M., & Douglas, K. (Eds.), Feedback: Handbook of praise, criticism, and advice. New York: Peter Lang Publishers, 217-232.

Gregory, J.B. & Levy, P.E. (2012). Humanistic/Person-centered Approaches. In Passmore, J., Peterson, D., & Freire, T. (Eds.), Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Coaching and Mentoring. West Sussex: John Wiley and Sons, Ltd, 285-297.

Whitaker, B. & Levy, P.E. (2012). Linking feedback quality and goal orientation to feedback-seeking and job performance. Human Performance25(2), 159-178.

Gregory, J.B. & Levy, P.E. (2011). It’s not me, it’s you: A multi-level examination of variables that impact employee coaching relationships.Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 63(2), 67-88.

Linderbaum, B.G. & Levy, P.E. (2010). The development and validation of the Feedback Orientation scale. Journal of Management.

Levy, P.E. & Thompson, D. J. (2010). Feedback in organizations: Individual differences and the social context. In Sutton, R., Hornsey, M., & Douglas, K. (Eds.), Feedback: Handbook of praise, criticism, and advice. New York: Peter Lang Publishers.

Chang, C.H., Rosen, C.C., Levy, P.E. (2009). The relationship between perceptions of organizational politics and employee attitudes, strain, and behavior: A meta-analytic examination. Academy of Management Journal, 52(4), 779-801.

Rosen, C.C., Chang, C.H., Johnson, R.E., & Levy, P.E. (2009). Perceptions of the organizational context and psychological contract breach: Assessing competing perspectives. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 108, 202-217.

Dahling, J.J., Whitaker, B.D., & Levy, P.E. (2009). The development and validation of a new Machiavellianism scale. Journal of Management, 35, 219-257.

Medvedeff, M., Gregory, J. B., & Levy, P. E. (2008). How Attributes of the Feedback Message Affect Subsequent Feedback Seeking: The Interactive Effects of Feedback Sign and Type. Psycholgica Belgica, 48 (2&3), 109-125.

Johnson, R. E., Rosen, C. C., & Levy, P. E. (2008). Getting to the core of core self-evaluations: A review and recommendations. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 29, 391-413.

Elicker, J.D., Foust, M.S., O’Malley, A.L., & Levy, P.E. (2008). Employee lateness behavior: The role of lateness climate and individual lateness attitude. Human Performance, 21(4), 427-441.

Gregory, J.B., Levy, P.E., Montanari, M (2008). Development of a model of the feedback process within executive coaching. Consulting Psychology Journal, 60(1), 42-56.