Dr. Stephen P. Fitzgerald
Director of Faculty Development
Dr. Stephen Fitzgerald serves as the Director of Faculty Development at Trident University International. As an award-winning organizational psychologist, his research and practice is focused on complex collaboration and strengths-based change. His doctoral research was on global interfaith collaboration for social change, and through it he developed the Collaborative Capacity Framework based on research and practice from multiple disciplines with complex collaborations in all sectors. Dr. Fitzgerald has published and presented extensively for both academic and practitioner audiences on complex collaboration, appreciative inquiry, the role of the shadow, and organizational behavior, development, and change. His doctoral students’ work has been accepted for presentation at academic and practitioner conferences throughout the United States and in several other countries, nominated for best paper awards, and published in peer-reviewed journals.
- Ph.D. in Business Administration
- General Education
- Russo, R., Fitzgerald, S. P., Fuchs, B. D., Eveland, J. D., Redmon, P. (2012). Improving physician clinical documentation quality: Evaluating two self-efficacy-based training programs. Health Care Management Review. doi: 10.1097/HMR.0b013e3182572c7b
- Gygax, M., & Fitzgerald, S. P. (2011, June). Enriching the positive organizational behavior framework with wisdom. International Journal of Business Research, 11(2), 23-41
- Fitzgerald, S. P., Eveland, J. D.; & Wakefield, T. (2011, June). Liberating voice constraints: A systemic process model of voice. Review of Business Research, 11(1), 10-21.
- Oliver, C., Fitzgerald, S. P., & Hoxsey, J. C. (2011, June). Critical appreciation of Appreciative Inquiry: Reflexive choices for shadow dancing. Review of Business Research, 11(2), 45-59.
- Gill, A., Flaschner, A. B., Culpepper, A., & Fitzgerald, S. P. (2010). The relations of transformational leadership and empowerment with employee job satisfaction: A study among Canadian restaurant and hotel employees. Res Manageria, 1(1), 20-31.
- Fitzgerald, S. P., Oliver, C., & Hoxsey, J. (2010). Appreciative Inquiry as a Shadow Process. Journal of Management Inquiry, 19, 220-233.
- Fitzgerald, S. P., Oliver, C., & Hoxsey, J. (2010). Authors’ Response to Commentaries on “Appreciative Inquiry as a Shadow Process”. Journal of Management Inquiry, 19, 242-244.
- Miller, M. G., Fitzgerald, S. P., Murrell, K. L., Preston, J., & Ambekar, R. (2005). Appreciative inquiry in building a transcultural strategic alliance: The case of a Biotech Alliance between a US Multinational and an Indian Family Business. The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science 41(1), 91-110.
- Newman, H. L., & Fitzgerald, S. P. (2001, Fall). Appreciative inquiry with an executive team: Moving along the action research continuum. Organization Development Journal 19(3), 37-44.
- Haber, J. A., Fitzgerald, S. P., & Berkley, R. L. (2012, August). An empirical test of shadow theory: Antecedents and outcomes of the fear of appearing incompetent. Academy of Management Meeting, Boston, MA, accepted for research paper presentation in the Organizational Behavior Division.
- Gygax, M., & Fitzgerald, S. P. (2011, June). Enriching the positive organizational behavior framework with wisdom. International Academy of Business and Economics, Barcelona, Spain.
- Fitzgerald, S. P., Eveland, J.D.; & Wakefield, T. (2011, June). Liberating voice constraints: A systemic process model of voice. International Academy of Business and Economics, Barcelona, Spain.
“Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” –Goethe
Best Theory to Practice Paper Award Nominee, 2008, Health Care Management Division, Academy of Management Meeting, Anaheim, CA.
Carolyn Dexter Award - Finalist, 2003, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. This all-Academy award is given to the paper that best meets the objective of internationalizing the Academy. The five finalists were selected from forty-two papers nominated by each of the academy’s divisions.
Best Student Paper Award, 2002, ODC Division, and Carolyn Dexter Award Nominee, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
Master’s Thesis Special Award, 1997, California School of Professional Psychology (Alliant International University), Alhambra, CA
Summa Cum Laude and George H. Cook Scholar with independent research, Rutgers University, Cook College, New Brunswick, NJ