Stuart Sidle received his B.A. from The American University and his MA and Ph.D. in
Industrial/Organizational Psychology from DePaul University. Currently, he is the director of the Industrial/Organizational
Psychology programs at the University of New Haven where he teaches courses in Leadership, Motivation, Organizational Development and Human Resource Management. Before
joining UNH, Stuart has held full time faculty appointments at DePaul University's College of Commerce and at Saint Xavier
University's Department of Psychology. He has won awards for excellence in teaching at both universities.
interests include leading change, employee surveys, job stress, work place humor and stereotyping in the personnel selection
process. In addition to lecturing throughout the United States on these topics, he has published his findings in such journals
as the Academy of Management Executive, Academy of Management Perspectives, Organizational Research Methods,
the Journal of Applied Social Psychology and the Journal of Business and Psychology.
As a consultant,
Dr. Sidle has assisted a wide range of organizations with many different challenges including overcoming resistance to change,
improving personnel selection systems, creating performance evaluation systems, and developing leadership training workshops
for managers and employees. Furthermore, Dr. Sidle has facilitated organizational development retreats and strategic planning
meetings for senior leaders of businesses, nonprofit agencies and universities. He is an active member of the Society of Industrial/Organizational
Psychology, the Society of Human Resource Management and the Academy of Management. And, in 2009 Dr. Sidle was named
a "Rising Star" by the magazine Business New Haven.
Stuart Sidle was born and raised in Baltimore,
Maryland. Lacking the talent to become a rock star or the athletic ability to become a professional baseball player, he decided
to move to Chicago to pursue the rewarding field of industrial-organizational psychology. While earning his Ph.D in I/O Psychology
in Chicago, he was simultaneously studying and performing with several improvisational comedy theater troupes. He learned
that the skills needed to succeed as an improvisational comedy theater troupe are similar to the ones organizational leaders
need to manage teams and to inspire workplace innovation. Many of the exercises he uses when training managers or teaching
MBA students are a blend of techniques used to develop improvisational theater teams and classic organizational development
When not at work, he is usually spending time with his wife and two little boys. Yet, as a good
psychologist, he confesses to at least two obsessions – as a political news junkie and as a connoisseur of excellent
pizza. After painstaking research into the latter domain, he reports being thoroughly impressed with New Haven’s pizza.