Richard T. Marcy, PhD (Oklahoma)
Richard T. Marcy
PhD (Organizational Psychology)
University of Oklahoma, 2008
MS (Organizational Psychology)
University of Oklahoma, 2008
BA (Media Study)
University at Buffalo, 1996
Professional Information & Research Interests
Richard T. Marcy is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at the School of Public Administration, University of Victoria. He has expertise in strategic leadership, leadership development, social innovation, and organizational adaptation. He has authored or coauthored a number of publications on these topics. As an extension of this work, Richard has also developed new tools that leaders can use to be more effective, creative, and adaptive in the workplace, and he has created and trained instructional programs that deliver these tools to leaders.
His current research and training program development focuses on the role of strategic leadership and management in complex environments. Before coming to the University of Victoria, Richard was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). He has also held positions with Capgemini Consulting and the United States Marine Corps. He holds a BA in Media Study from SUNY Buffalo, and an MS and PhD in Organizational Psychology from the University of Oklahoma.
- Management and Leadership Development in the Public Sector
- Strategic Management and Leadership in the Public Sector
- Social Innovation
- Meaning-Making in Organizations
- Cognition in Organizations
Books and Book Sections
Mumford, M. D., Blair, C., & Marcy, R. T. (2006). "Alternative knowledge structures in creative thought: Schema, associations, and cases". In J. Kaufman & J. Baer (Eds.), Creativity and Reason in Development (pp. 117-136). Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.
Mumford, M. D., Licuanan, B., Marcy, R. T., Dailey, L., and Blair, C. (2006). "Getting ahead: How charismatic, ideological, and pragmatic leaders use influence tactics". In M. D. Mumford (Ed.), A comparative analysis of charismatic, ideological, and pragmatic leadership Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum Press.
- Mumford, M. D., Scott, G., Marcy, R. T., Tutt, M. J., and Hunter, S. T. (2006). "What Early Life Experiences Prepare You for Outstanding Leadership?". In M. D. Mumford (Ed.), Development in pathways to outstanding leadership: A comparative analysis of charismatic, ideological, and pragmatic leadership Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum Press.
Mumford, M. D., & Marcy, R. T. (2004). "Malcolm X." In J. M. Burns, G. R. Goethals, & L. Sorenson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Leadership (pp. 939-944). Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire/Sage.
Journals and Other Articles
Marcy, R.T., & Mumford, M.D. (2010). "Leader Cognition: Enhancing leader performance through causal analysis." The Leadership Quarterly, 21(1), pp. 1-19.
Marcy, R.T., Gentry, W.A., & McKinnon, R. (2008). "Thinking straight: New strategies are needed for ethical leadership." Leadership in Action, 28(3), pp. 3-7.
Marcy, R.T., & Mumford, M.D. (2007). "Social innovation: Enhancing creative performance through causal analysis." Creativity Research Journal, 19(2-3), pp. 123-140.
Kligyte, V., Marcy, R. T., Waples, E. P., Sevier, S. T., Godfrey, E. S., Mumford, M. D., & Hougen, D. F. (2008) "Application of a sensemaking approach to ethics training for physical sciences and engineering." Science and Engineering Ethics, 14(2), pp. 251-278.
Kligyte, V., Marcy, R.T., Sevier, S.T., Godfrey, E.S., & Mumford, M.D. (2008). "A Qualitative Approach to Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training Development: Identification of Metacognitive Strategies." Science and Engineering Ethics, 14(1), pp. 3-31.
Grants & Awards
- Lew Wentz Graduate and Law Scholarship (2002-2005)
- Graduate Student Senate Research and Creative Activity Grant (2004)
- Certificate of Outstanding Achievement – Department of Arts and Letters (1996)
Recent Speaking Engagements & Event Participation
April 2013: "Public Sector Leader Cognition: A Review of the Benefits and Limitations of Expertise in a Public Sector Context" Speaking engagement IRSPM 2013, Prague, Czech Republic.
January 2013: "Public Sector Leader Development: Looking under the hood of best practices & programs" Speaking engagement at BC Public Service Learning Centre COP (Community of Practice), Victoria, BC.
April 2012: "Contradictions in Public Sector Leadership Development: Taking stock and looking ahead" Speaking engagement at IRSPM 2012 (International Research Society for Public Management), Rome, Italy.
March 2012: "Competencies in Public Sector Leadership Development: How can something so right be wrong?" Speaking engagement at IPAC Study Tour of Senior Civil Servants from India - Perspectives on Public Sector Performance and HR, Victoria, BC.
February 2012: "Desire, Ethics, and Public Sector Leadership: The role of influence in a sustainable society" Keynote speaker for BC Ministry of Environment, Environmental Protection Division (EPD) conference: Vision of the Future: Influencing Behavioural Change, Victoria, BC.
November 2011: "Research in Public Sector Leadership Development: Taking stock and looking ahead" Speaking engagement at Research Conversations for Human and Social Development series capstone, Victoria, BC.
June 2011: "Public Sector Leadership Development: what is it and what are we developing?" Speaking engagement at the 2011 University-Public Service Symposium, Ottawa, ON.
June 2011: "Between Variables of Crisis and Long-Term Certainty: Improving the Identification of Emergent Turbulence in Public Organizations" Invited workshop member and paper presented for Working Group 3: The forms, processes, tools, techniques and technologies of strategic management in and of public organizations and services, at the 7th TAD (Transatlantic Dialogue) on the Strategic Management of Public Organizations, Newark, NJ.
May 2009: "Mental Agility" Science of Human Measures Workshop at ARI (U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences), Newport News, VA.
April, 2008: "Sensemaking and ethics: A new method for training R&D" Interactive poster presentation at the 23rd Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Francisco, CA. (with V. Kligyte, E.P. Waples, S.T. Sevier & M.D. Mumford).
October, 2006: "Development and Evaluation of a Work Practices Approach for Ethics Education in Science and Engineering" Paper presented at the meetings of the Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere, Boulder, CO. (with V. Kligyte, S.T. Sevier, E. Godfrey, M.D. Mumford, M. Foster, & D. Hougen).
- ADMN 312: Managing in Public and Non-Profit Organizations
- ADMN 507: Public Sector Leadership: Teams, Self and Organization
- ADMN 507B: Cultural Sector Leadership
- ADMN 577: Strategic Planning and Implementation
- ADMN 607: Organizational Behaviour and Analysis
- MACD 502: Leadership in an Interdependent World
Professional Appointments & Memberships
- International Leadership Association
- Academy of Management
- Institute of Public Administration of Canada
- Canadian Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology
- Society for Judgment and Decision Making