Stuart Sidle

  • Dean, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Professor, Psychology
Stuart Sidle

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Stuart Sidle, an industrial-organizational psychologist, joined Mercy as Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences in 2020. Before joining Mercy, Dr. Sidle was at the University of New Haven, where he wore many hats, including those of Associate Provost for Strategic Initiatives and Faculty Development, Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (twice), Executive Director for the Center for Teaching Innovation, Chair of the Department of Psychology and Sociology, and Director of the Industrial-Organizational Psychology Program. Before joining the University of New Haven, Dr. Sidle held faculty positions at DePaul University and Saint Xavier University.

Ph.D. Industrial/Organizational Psychology, DePaul University

M.A. Industrial/Organizational Psychology, DePaul University

B.A. Public Communication and Psychology, American University

Dr. Sidle is actively involved in a variety of scholarly pursuits. His research interests include the impact of leadership behavior on worker job satisfaction and job stress, leadership assessment and development, employee surveys, workplace humor, and stereotyping in the employee selection process. He has published in such journals as the Academy of Management Executive, Academy of Management Perspectives, Organizational Research Methods, the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, and the Journal of Business and Psychology. And he has presented his research at national conferences, including the American Psychological Association (APA), Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and the Academy of Management (AOM).

Dr. Sidle's primary teaching interests are in the areas of organizational behavior, change management, leadership, stress management, and strategic human resource development.  In all of his university courses and workshops for business executives, he tries to create a learning environment that inspires respect, creativity, and even fun. Passionate about excellence in higher education, he takes great pride in the teaching awards he received at Saint Xavier University, at DePaul University, and the University of New Haven. He looks forward to continuing his commitment to teaching excellence and innovative pedagogy at Mercy.