Faculty & Staff Directory

Michael Cole

Management and Leadership Department


  • PhD, Auburn University
  • MS, University of Tulsa

Areas of Expertise/Research

  • Employees' attachment to organizations
  • Leadership
  • Research methods

Selected Publications

  • Bernerth, J. B., Cole, M. S., Taylor, E. T., & Walker, H. J. (2018). Control variables in leadership research: A qualitative and quantitative review. Journal of Management, 44, 131-160.
  • Taylor, S. G., Bedeian, A. G., Cole, M. S., & Zhang, Z. (2017). Developing and testing a dynamic model of workplace incivility change. Journal of Management, 43, 645-670.
  • Cole, M. S., Shipp, A. J., & Taylor, S. G. (2016). Viewing the interpersonal mistreatment literature through a temporal lens. Organizational Psychology Review, 6, 273-302.
  • Shipp, A. J., & Cole, M. S. (2015). Time in individual-level organizational studies: What is it, how is it used, and why isn’t it exploited more often? Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, 2, 237-260.
  • Cole, M. S., Carter, M. Z., & Zhang, Z. (2013). Leader-team congruence in power distance values and team effectiveness: The mediating role of procedural justice climate. Journal of Applied Psychology, 98, 962-973.

Honors and Awards

  • Best Reviewer Award (The “Seshe”) for timeliness and productivity, The Leadership Quarterly, 2013.
  • Best 2012 Article in Positive Organizational Scholarship, awarded by the Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship, University of Michigan.
  • Best Reviewer Award (“The Bernie”) for overall review quality, The Leadership Quarterly, 2011.