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Stephanie Leonard

Assistant Professor

  • Management
  • School of Business


Dr. Stephanie R. Leonard is an Assistant Professor of Management in the School of Business at Howard University. She earned her Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from the University of Central Florida. Dr. Leonard is a proud graduate of Howard University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management. She also holds a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Liberal Arts with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction. Her research interests include diversity and inclusion phenomena such as organizational rationales for diversity, antecedents for inclusive climates, race-based trauma implications for workplaces, and micro-generational differences. Her interests also include research methodology topics such as the usage marker variable and common method variance  Dr. Leonard has presented her work at several academic conferences such as the Academy of Management Annual Meeting and the Southern Management Association Annual Meeting. In addition to academia, she has experience in Human Resources within the areas of benefits administration, employee relations, employment development, and training and has worked in private, public, and non-profit sectors.

Education & Expertise


Business Administration - Management

University of Central Florida

Quantitative Analytics

Louisiana Tech University


Howard University


Research Methods

Diversity and Inclusion



Management & Organizational Behavior

This course examines a broad overview of management practices that are continually shaping organizations within the context of their environments. An emphasis is placed on how managers can best help their organizations set and achieve goals.  Analytical approaches are used in learning both management theory and practices that illustrate how management can achieve efficiency and equity in the employment relationship. Particular attention is given to current demographic, regulatory, technological, economic, ethical, and other significant trends in the domestic and global community that have increased the importance of managing. The content is a dynamic, mutually reinforcing mixture of theory, research, and practice (cases/exercises).

Diversity & Inclusion in Organizations

This course examines the impact of diversity on organizational effectiveness and is designed to help students navigate diverse settings more effectively and learn strategies for working within and leading diverse teams and global organizations. It also offers students the opportunity to develop their critical thinking on topics such as identity, relationships across difference and bias, and equality of opportunity in organizations around the world and how they relate to organizational issues of equality of opportunity, inclusion, and effectiveness.

Organizational Management

This course focuses on giving an overview of the key behavioral and organizational competencies necessary for effective management. The course addresses key decision-making skills and the challenges faced by managers globally, as a result of a rapidly-changing environment. The role of managers from both traditional and contemporary perspectives is investigated. The curriculum emphasizes the ability to apply ethics, critical thinking and knowledge of dynamic environments; summarize the roles and functions of organizations; and understand working in teams. By the end of this course, you should be able to understand and explain how managers impact the productivity and performance of their organizations.




Diversity and Inclusion; Research Methods

Related Articles

The Spillover Effects of Mistreatment at Work on Work and Non-Work Outcomes.

Leonard, S., Bennett, R., & Posey, C. The spillover effects of mistreatment at work on work and non-work outcomes accepted for the Academy of Management Meeting, 2018.

A Metacognitive Approach to What Marker Variables Measure

Dickerson-Simmering, M. & Leonard, S. A metacognitive approach to what marker variables measure accepted for the Southern Management Association Meeting, 2016.

The Moderated Relationship between Customer Demandingness and Deviance

Bennett, R., Amyx, D., Leonard, S. & Darrat, M. The moderated relationship between customer demandingness and deviance accepted for the Australian Psychological Association Meeting, 2015.