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Neal Outland

Academic Degrees

PhD, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, DePaul University, 2019 (anticipated)
MA, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, DePaul University, 2016
BS, Psychology, Loyola University New Orleans, 2013


Neal Outland is an instructor in the Department of Management & Entrepreneurship. He is currently completing his PhD in industrial-organizational psychology at DePaul. He teaches organizational behavior, organizational development, training and development, and strategic human resources to undergraduate, MBA and executive students.

Outland’s research investigates team effectiveness with a special emphasis on team member personality. He is the winner of the 2017 Illinois Space Grant Fellowship and has worked on two NASA-funded projects with DePaul faculty to understand the individual qualities necessary of future astronauts. Another research stream focuses on how teams acquire, share and use knowledge over time in dynamic environments. He has been published in American Psychologist and the Journal of Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance.