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Catherine A. Honig, Ph.D.


Associate Professor
School of Business & Management
College of Professional Studies and Advancement (CPSA)

Programs/Classes Taught:

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

B.S. in Management

B.A. in Psychology

•MBA 503: Leadership & Organizational Behavior

•MGT 489: Contemporary Issues in Leadership

•MGT 412: Organizational Behavior

•LAP 310: Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Areas of Expertise:

Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Management & Leadership
Testing & Measurement
Research Methods & Multivariate Statistical Analysis


Dr. Catherine Honig is an associate professor with National-Louis University’s School of Business and Management. Having worked in both corporate and academic environments, Dr. Honig joined the NLU faculty in 1990. Since that time, she has been teaching both undergraduate and graduate management & leadership courses at the university’s Florida Regional as well as in the university's online programs. She also has served in a variety of administrative roles, including Academic Program Director for the College of Management and Business’ programs in Florida (1990 – 2002), Interim Dean of the College of Management and Business (January 2002 – June 2002), and Chair of the College of Management & Business’ Graduate Programs (September 2008 – June 2013).

Dr. Honig is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, where she earned both her master’s degree (1982) and her Ph.D. (1987) in industrial/organizational psychology. Her academic training emphasized the following areas: a) personnel psychology (e.g., job analysis, performance measurement, training & development, staffing functions such as recruitment, selection, promotion); b) organizational psychology (e.g., organizational behavior, motivation & leadership, job satisfaction, emotional aspects of work, decision making & judgment, workplace stress); c) testing & measurement; d) advanced research methods & multivariate statistical analysis. In the corporate setting, she supervised a marketing research team in a Fortune 500 company. In this capacity, she was involved in the measurement of attitudes and perceptions among substantial consumer populations.

During her tenure as an NLU faculty member, Dr. Honig has actively participated in research projects and has co-written and presented applied research papers on a variety of management & leadership subjects (e.g., authentic leadership, subordinate perceptions of “boss” behaviors, gender-related perceptions) as well as in the areas of outcomes assessment and online learning.

Dr. Honig currently serves as the Editor of MERLOT's Psychology Editorial Board.


Ph.D. -- Industrial/Organizational Psychology (1987)
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio

M.A. -- Industrial/Organizational Psychology (1982)
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio

B.A. -- Psychology, Summa cum laude (1980)
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida

Research and Interests:

Research Presentations & Papers in the Following Areas (1991 to present):

• Perceptions of leadership in the contemporary work organization (e.g., basic "boss" behaviors and their impacts)

• Outcomes assessment in a graduate professional leadership program (e.g., longitudinal, value-added measurement of the impact of graduate leadership education on behavior, perception, and values)

• Special interest area: Impact of high-tough online instruction in graduate leadership education

Recent Recognition/Awards:

• Honig, C. (2013, April). Unpacking the impact of high-touch online instruction: Following the data trail to improved student outcomes. Presentation at the MERLOT/Sloan-C 6th Annual International Symposium on Emerging Technologies for Online Learning. Las Vegas, NV.Best in Track Award for Evidence-Based Learning.

• MERLOT Peer Reviewer Extraordinaire (2013, 2014,2015)

Editor, MERLOT Psychology Editorial Board (December 2011 to present)

•Steering Committee Member & Track Chair: Sloan-C/MERLOT 7th Annual International Symposium on Emerging Technologies for Online Learning (2013-14)

•Steering Committee Member & Sub-Committee Chair of the Career Forum: OLC/MERLOT 8th Annual International Symposium on Emerging Technologies for Online Learning (2014-15)

Contact Information:

Catherine A. Honig, Ph.D.


Phone: 800-443-5522 (ext 6105)


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