Neil Walshe

Neil D Walshe

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-4508 Malloy Hall, Room 413


Professor Neil Walshe addresses the role of morality and virtue in organizational life, exploring the psychosocial processes and mechanisms through which moral constructions become moral behaviors. Dr. Walshe's research and teaching investigate the role of courage and cowardice in the workplace, as well as the subject of ethics in such contentious industry sectors as armaments and defense.

Dr. Walshe aims to develop greater insight into how employees construct and exhibit virtuous behavior at work. His recent research examines high-risk occupations such as ordnance disposal, private military contracting, and air traffic control. It aims to understand the role morality plays in occupational and organizational life, in addition to raising awareness of the costs of moral behavior at both the individual and organizational level.

PhD, Organizational Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London, London, United Kingdom, 2010
MS, Occupational Psychology, Institute of Work Psychology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom, 2002
BS, Psychology, Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2001
Courage and cowardice in the workplace
Ethics in contentious industry sectors as armaments and defense
Ordinance disposal
Private military contracting
Air traffic control
Selected Publications

Briner, R. B. & Walshe, N. D. (In Press) From Passively Received Wisdom to Actively Constructed Knowledge: Teaching Systematic Reviewing Skills as a Foundational Component of Evidence Based Management. Academy of Management Learning and Education.

Briner, R. B. & Walshe, N. D. (2013) Evidence-based Management and Leadership, in The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Leadership, Change, and Organizational Development (Eds. H. S. Leonard, R. Lewis, A. M. Freedman and J. Passmore), John Wiley & Sons, Oxford.

Briner, R. B. & Walshe, N. D. (2013) The causes and consequences of a scientific literature we cannot trust: An evidence based practice perspective, Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, Vol. 6

Awards & Distinctions

Mentor of the Year, USF, 2012

Outstanding Teacher Award, USF School of Management, 2011

John Miller Support and Advocacy Award, USF, 2011

Stu Clark Distinguished Speaker, University of Manitoba, Asper School of Business, Winnipeg, Canada, 2012