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Carrie Blair Messal, Ph.D.

ASSOCIATE CHAIR

Address: Tate Center, Room 309
Office Hours: T-R: 10:50 am-12:00 noon, 1:40-3:00 pm (appointment recommended)
Phone: 843.953.8105; (cell) 843-509-2377 (best way to contact Dr. Messal is via email)
E-mail: messalc@cofc.edu
Curriculum Vitae: Download


Dr. Carrie A. Blair (Messal) is an Associate Professor of Management at the College of Charleston, where she regularly teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Leadership, Management, and Organizational Behavior. She currently serves the Management and Marketing Department as Associate Chair. She is the Founding Director of an undergraduate leader development program, the Schottland Scholars Program, and her expertise in leader development is frequently used to design leader development opportunities on campus and in the community. Her work has been published in journals including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Human Performance, Leadership and Organizational Development Journal, Management Teaching Review and Human Resource Development Quarterly. She is actively involved in the Management and Organizational Behavior Teaching Society. She was the 2018 recipient of the Howard R. Rudd, Jr. Distinguished Faculty Award for Service Leadership, and the 2015 recipient of the School of Business Teaching Award.

 


Education

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
Ph.D., Industrial/Organizational, May 2008

East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina
M.A., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, May 2003

Georgetown College, Georgetown, Kentucky
B.A., Psychology (magna cum laude), May 2001


Research Interests

Dispositional antecedents of leader development

  • core self-evaluation
  • goal orientation
  • narcissism

Courses Taught

  • Leadership
  • Organizational Behavior and Change

Honors and Awards

  • College of Charleston School of Business
    2018 Howard F. Rudd, Jr. Distinguised Faculty Award for Service Leadership

  • College of Charleston School of Business
    Teaching Award 2015

  • College of Charleston First Year Student Outstanding Service Award
    2013 Award Winner. This Honor bestowed by students for exceptional mentoring and instruction.

  • Best Student Paper, Research Methods Division, 2009 Southern Management Association

  • Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals, 2008-09 Honors Edition

Publications

Desplaces, D. & Blair, C.A. (forthcoming).  Conflict management through the negotiations canvas, getting participants to understand.  Conflict Resoluation Quarterly.  

Blair, C. A. & Shaver, K. (2018).  Meaningful and complex work:  An exercise to help students understand intrinsic motivation.  Management Teaching Review.  

Blair, C.A., Helland, K.R., & Walton, W. (2017).  Leaders behaving badly:  The relationship between narcissism and unethical leadership.  Leadership and Organization Development Journal.

Blair, C.A., Hoffman, B.J., & Ladd, R. T. (2016). Assessment centers vs. situational judgment tests: Longitudinal predictors of success. Leadership and Organization Development Journal.

Desplaces, D., Blair, C.A., & Salvaggio, T. (2015). Do e-learning tools make a difference? Results from a case study. Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 16 (4): 23-34.

Blair, C. A., Gorman, C. A., Delise, L. A., & Helland, K. R. (2014). The smart leader: Examining the relationship between intelligence and leader development behavior. Leadership and Organizational Development Journal, 35 (3)

Morris, L.M., Blair, C.A., & Meriac, J.P. (2013).  Core self-evaluation and goal orientation:  Understanding work stress.  Human Resource Development Quarterly, 24, 35-62. 

Hoffman, B.J., Gorman, C.A., Blair, C.A., Meriac, J.M., Atchley, E.K. & Overstreet, B. (2012).  Importance of frame-of-reference training in the evaluation of assessment center dimension and 360-degree ratings.  Personnel Psychology, 65, 531-563.

Conference Presentations

Blair, C.A., Milosevic, I., & Carrico, A. (2018). Best practices: Incorporating speakers in the classroom. Class exercise presented at the 2018 Management and Organizational Behavior Teaching Society (MOBTS) Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Paz-Aparicio, C. & Messal, C. B. (2017). Personality, especially narcissism, predicts engagement in leader development. Paper presented at the 43rd annual conference of the European International Business Academy,

Blair, C. A., & Shaver, K. (2017, October). An exercise: Creating a system that inspires creativity. Paper presented at the 2017 Meeting of the Southern Management Association in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida.

Shaver, K. G., Blair, C. A., & Kindy, M. S. (2017, October). Individual motives of academic science faculty: Towards a research agenda. Paper presented at the 2017 Meeting of the Southern Management Association in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida.

Blair, C. A. & Passarelli, A. (2017, June). To affinity and beyond: Using diagramming as management educators. Teaching exercise presented at 2017 Organizational Behavior Teaching Society Teaching Conference for Management Educators (OBTC), Providence, RI.

Shea, R. & Blair, C. A. (2017, June). Starting the Day Right. Teaching exercise presented at 2017 Organizational Behavior Teaching Society Teaching Conference for Management Educators (OBTC), Providence, RI.

Gorman, C. A., & Messal, C. A. (2017, May). Inspiring the helpful self: How transformational leadership motivates organizational citizenship behavior. Paper to be presented at the 2nd annual Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium, Mykonos, Greece.

Gorman, C. A., Blair, C. A., & Gable, J. S. (2017, April). Engaging work (ethic): when does work ethic lead to proactive performance? In J. P. Meriac (Chair) New developments in work ethic research: Antecedents, impact, and distinctiveness. Symposium presented at the 32nd Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Orlando, Florida.

Peterson, T., Peterson, C., Beard, J., Messal, C., Beatty, J., Aikens, S., Charpied, B., Lesko, A., & Small, E. (2016, June). Storytime for business students. Teaching exercise presented at OBTC Teaching Conference for Management Educators in Canton, Ohio.

Shaver, K.G., & Blair, C.A. (2015, October). Motives of academic entrepreneurs. Paper presented at the meeting of the Technology Transfer Society, Dublin, Ireland.

Desplaces, D. & Blair, C.A. (2015, May). From the balcony: Conflict management and canvas. Paper presented at the Eastern Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Blair, C.A. (2015, June). Designing a Leader Development Program: From Conceptualization to Endowment in 5 Years. Paper presented at OBTC: Conference of the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society in La Verne, CA.

Palmieri, R. E., & Blair, C. A. (2014, November). Looking to create high leader development program engagement? Pre-screen for narcissists. Paper to be presented at Southern Management Association in Savannah, GA.

 Paper prepared as Palmieri’s undergraduate Honors Thesis; I served as advisor.

 The project adhered to the department’s best practices for advising undergraduate research.

Shaver, K. G., Blair, C.A., & Davis, A.E. (2014, June). The embedded entrepreneur: Gender, family stage, and psychological correlates of start-up success and failure. Paper presented at the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship’s DIANA International Research Conference.

Blair, C.A., & Shaver, K. G. (2014, June). Perceptions of academic entrepreneurs: The elephant in the commercialization room. Paper presented at International Council for Small Business in Dublin, Ireland.

Desplaces, D, Blair, C.A., & Salvagio, T. (2014, May). Do e-learning tools make a difference? Results from a case study. Paper presented at the Eastern Academy of Management Conference, Newport, RI.

Shaver, K. G., Davis, A.E., & Blair, C.A. (2013, January). PSED 101: Secrets and syntax for the Panel Studies of Entrepreneurial Dynamics. Workshop presented at the meeting of the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, San Francisco, CA.

For a comprehensive list of Dr. Carrie Blair Messal's research, please see her CV.