Paul R. Yost
Chair and Associate Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology; Director of IOP Applied Learning and Development
Office: Marston 121
Education: BA, Seattle Pacific University, 1987; MA, University of Maryland, 1992; PhD, University of Maryland, 1996. At SPU since 1999.
Dr. Paul Yost has current research and work focus in three broad areas — strategic talent management, leadership development, and change management.
He is the co-author of two books: Real Time Leadership Development and Experience-Driven Leader Development. Before teaching, Dr. Yost served as senior research specialist at Microsoft with responsibilities in talent management, executive assessment, and leadership development. He also managed leadership research with The Boeing Company, where his work focused on leadership training and development, training evaluation, and employee surveys.
Other positions include Management Consultant at GEICO, with work in leadership program design, selection, and organizational development; and Battelle Research, where he was a research associate doing work in team development, survey research, and program assessment.
Yost, P. R., DeHaas, C., & Allison, M. (in press). Resilience and successful derailment. In K. DeMeuse & V. The Age of Agility: Building Agile Leaders and Organizations. Oxford Press.
McCauley, C. D., & Yost, P. R. (in press). Stepping to the edge of one’s comfort zone. In K. DeMeuse & V. The Age of Agility: Building Agile Leaders and Organizations. Oxford Press.
Magill, M. S., Yost, P. R., Chighizola, B., & Stark, A. (2020, April 9). Organizational climate for climate sustainability. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research. 72(3), 198-222.
Yost, P. R., Terrill, J., & Chung, H. H. (2019). An economy of abundance: From scarcity to human potential in organizational and university life. Journal of Applied Business & Economics, 21(7), 182-200.
Yost, P. R., & Magill*, M. S. (2018). Forever new frontiers: Managing messiness at the edge. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 11, 245-250.
Yost, P. R. (2016). Resilience practices. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 9, 475-479.
Please view Dr. Yost’s CV (PDF) for additional publications.