Michael Johnson

Michael A. Johnson

Assistant Professor, Rucks Department of Management
2712 Business Education Complex North
501 South Quad Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-6110
Fax: 225-578-6140
Office Hours: Mon: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Wed: 1:00pm-2:00pm


  • PhD Management, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, 2017
  • BBA Music Business, Belmont University, Nashville, TN, 2007
  • MBA Management, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ, 2012

Awards & Honors

  • Olinde Professorship in Management, E.J. Ourso College of Business
  • Outstanding Untenured Professor Teaching Award, E.J. Ourso College of Business


  • Teaching Interests: Human Resource Management, Business Ethics, Organizational Behavior
  • Research Interests: Obesity, Gender & Diversity, Justice & Ethics

Selected Research Publications

  • Johnson, M., Priesemuth, M., and Bigelow, B. (2021). Making sense of 'good' and 'bad': A deonance and fairness approach to abusive supervision and prosocial impact. Business Ethics Quarterly, 31(3), 386-420.
  • Johnson, M. and Leo, C. (2020). The Inefficacy of LinkedIn? A Latent Change Model and Experimental Test of Using LinkedIn for Job Search.. Journal of Applied Psychology, 105(11), 1262-1280.
  • Johnson, M. and Schminke, M. (2020). Thinking big: An integrative conceptual review of the workplace consequences of obesity and a theoretical extension of the processes that create them. Journal of Applied Psychology, 105(7), 671-692.
  • Hacker, J. V, Johnson, M., Saunders, C., and Thayer, A. L (2019). Trust in virtual teams: A multidisciplinary review and integration. Australasian Journal of Information Systems, 23.
  • Johnson, M., Stevenson, R., and Letwin, C. (2018). A woman's place is in the startup: Exploring stereotype content and investor bias in crowdfunding.. Journal of Business Venturing, 33(6), 813-831.
  • Folger, R., Johnson, M., and Letwin, C. (2014). Evolving concepts of evolution: The case of shame and guilt. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 8, 659-671.


  • Boyd, T. L., Johnson, M., and Loignon, A. (2020, August). The power to push through: Investigating the connection between disability association and psychological resilience on leader effectiveness. Presented at Academy of Management Conference sponsored by Academy of Management, Vancouver, CA.


  • Johnson, M., Schminke, M., and Rice, D. (2015). Justice and organizational structure: A review In R. Cropanzano and M. Ambrose (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Justice. New York: Oxford University Pres.

Professional and Service Activities

  • Human Relations, Editorial Review Board Member (August, 2020 - December, 2021)
  • Personnel Psychology, Editorial Review Board Member (June 8, 2021)
  • Journal of Management, Editorial Review Board Member (September, 2021)

Employed by LSU since

August 15, 2017