Steven Ian Meisel, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus
Management and Leadership

Management Professor Steven Meisel received his B.S. in Psychology from West Chester University and his M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Group Dynamics/Organizational Psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia. His teaching and research interests lie in the fields of Management Education, Organizational Behavior, and Management Skill Development. Meisel currently teaches the introductory and required Management courses in the undergraduate program and Management electives in the graduate programs of the School of Business.

Meisel is a Past President and a Fellow of the Eastern Academy of Management. He has extensive experience in conducting executive education seminars in the areas of conflict management, negotiation, and organizational change for organizations such as Crown Cork and Seal, Elliot-Lewis, Einstein Hospital, Resorts Hotel and Casino, and a large number of not-for-profit organizations. Meisel has received teaching awards for his work with executives, MBA students, and undergraduates.

Why La Salle?

La Salle’s School of Business has exactly the right mix of theory and practice to prepare students for a successful business career. The Management & Leadership Department is focused on skill development and makes that an important part of all our courses. This is also the right mix for my goal to create useful and interesting learning experiences at every level of management education. I like the small classes and the opportunity to get to know our students.

Areas of Expertise

  • Management Skill Development
  • Conflict Resolution and Negotiation
  • Power and Influence
  • Interpersonal and Organizational Communication


  • Organizational Behavior
  • Power & Influence
  • Influence in Organizations
  • Management Skills Lab
  • Organizational Communication


  • Ph.D., Temple University
  • M.Ed., Temple University
  • B.S., West Chester University

Recent Publications

Farmer, K, Kane, K, Meisel, S. & Seltzer, J. (2013) “The Mock-Trial: A Dynamic Platform For Challenging Management Wisdom.” Journal of Management Education June 2013 37400430.

“Moral Courage in Organizations” by D.R. Comer & G. Vega. Editor refereed book reviewManagement Learning and Education Journal – A publication of the Academy of Management. March 2013 12:1 148-150.

Yousefpoor, N. & Meisel, S.I. (2012). “A Novel Methodology for Configuring a Job Satisfaction Matrix.”  International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences (IJSDS). Volume 3: Issue 4. (pages 68-77).

Farmer, K. & Meisel, S.  “Developing the Competencies of Interactional Justice.” (2010). Organization Management Journal. Volume 7, Issue 2, pages 155-168.

Meisel (2008) Review of Research: ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’: Workplace Deviance as Organizational Resistance’ by Thomas B. Lawrence and Sandra L. Robinson in the Journal of Management, 2007; 33; 378. in Recent Research of NoteOrganization Management Journal Fall 2008 Vol. 2, No. 2, 66-68.

Recent Presentations

Fearon. D. & Meisel, S, (2013). “Experiencing Strategic Thinking as a Game of Catching Elusive Possibilities.” Presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Academy of Management.  Baltimore, MD.

Farmer, K. and Meisel, S.I. (2012). “May I Speak With You Mr. Wong”: An Experiential Exercise Probing the Tension Between Interpersonal and Informational Justice in Offering Criticism.” Presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Academy of Management.  Philadelphia, PA.

Meisel, S. I. & Schmidt, S. “Design, Run, Debrief: An Exercise in Classroom Dynamics,” Invited presentation to The Doctoral and Junior Faculty Consortia at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Academy of Management, Boston, MA Thursday May 12, 2011

Farmer, K., Kane, K., Meisel, S., & Seltzer, J. (2010). “Judging Appreciative Inquiry in a Moot Court Simulation” Presented at the 37th OBTC: Teaching Conference for Management Educators, June 16-19, 2010, Albuquerque, NM.

DeFeo. J., Fearon, D., & Meisel, S. (2010, May). “Juran Quality: A Globally Competitive Mindset, Then, Now, and Next?  Implications for Management Educators.”  Presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Academy of Management.  Portland, ME.