E. Michelle Todd, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
School of Leadership & Human Resource Development


285 Charles E. Coates Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

(225) 578-1703


Doctorate of Philosophy
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Minor: Quantitative Psychology
University of Oklahoma; Norman, OK; 2020

Master of Science
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
University of Oklahoma; Norman, OK; 2017

Bachelor of Science
Psychology - Magna Cum Laude
Minors: Cognitive Science, English Literature
University of Georgia; Athens, GA; 2015

Curriculum Vitae

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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 is a Louisiana Sea Grant Fellow and is interested in the intersection of ethics, creativity, and green organizations, including what motivates green organizations and how they can have a more positive impact on the planet.

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.