Matthew Crayne

Matthew Crayne

Assistant Professor, Management
Massry School of Business


Massry School of Business BB349

PhD Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, 2016

Matt Crayne

Faculty Expertise and Achievement

Dr. Matthew Crayne is an Industrial/Organizational psychologist and expert in organizational behavior, with a particular focus on issues of leadership, work values, and social identity. In these domains he is particularly interested in the role of leaders as organizational sensemakers, the concept of moral injury and its effect on both leadership and followership, and issues of ideological and values-based organizing. He is interested in the application of these concepts in both traditional organizational settings and in non-normative contexts such as extremism, terrorism, and political violence, and aims to expand the reach of organizational science to national security and public policy applications. His work has been published in leading scientific outlets in psychology and organizational science including American Psychologist, Organizational Research Methods, and the Journal of Business and Psychology.  

He is an active member of both the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology and the Academy of Management, at who’s conference his 2023 leadership meta-analysis was named a “Best Paper” in the Organizational Behavior division. He has been awarded more than $300,000 in federal grant funding for his research, and is a member of the National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education Consortium sponsored by the United States Department of Homeland Security.  

Research Interests

Leadership; Influence; Moral Injury; Work Values; Ideology and Extremism

Research Websites

Teaching Interests and Areas

  • BMGT 450: Leadership and Decision Making 
  • BMGT 513: Organizational Behavior 
  • BMGT 650: Leadership and Managerial Skill 

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