Alan Witt


Alan Witt


Alan Witt is Professor of Management & Leadership, Public Policy, and Psychology at the University of Houston. He holds a Ph.D. degree in industrial/organizational psychology from Tulane University.

He was a human resources director in the financial services sector and has consulted with public sector organizations at the local, state, and federal levels and with private sector organizations ranging from small professional firms and family-owned businesses to multi-national banks, international airlines, and multi-national telecommunications companies.

Alan has authored over 400 journal articles, chapters, government technical reports, and professional papers. He was:

Research Interests

Alan's research focus is on strategy-cultural alignment. That is, how can leaders shape the work culture so that employee values, priorities, and behavioral norms enable successful implementation of the organization's strategy? Accordingly, his work involves several areas of management and leadership:

Work Climate

  • Leadership
  • Organizational Politics
  • Job Attitudes/Engagement
  • Health, Well-Being, Work-Family Balance, and Safety
  • Justice/Fairness and Hostile/Toxic Work Environments

Employee Behavior

  • Teams
  • Personality
  • Job Performance
  • Customer Service
  • Counterproductive Work Behavior
  • Emotional Intelligence/Social Effectiveness

Technical Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Methodological Issues

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PhD, Tulane University