Kevin C Stagl

Kevin C Stagl

Kevin C Stagl

Assistant Professor

Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Performance, Teamwork, Multiteam Performance, Maximal Performance, Learning, and Adaptation

Kevin C Stagl, PhD is an Assistant Professor and Assistant Director at George Mason University. Dr. Stagl has successfully collaborated with the senior stakeholders of 115 exceptional employers, including F100 organizations, esteemed Department of Defense entities, and renowned nonprofit foundations to deliver enduring value from talent investments. Kevin has been a trusted advisor to the leaders and line supervisors of established and emerging employers for 28-years. His human resources decision support, innovative talent solutions, and relentless efforts to maximize the yield of legacy HR systems are informed by interdisciplinary teamwork, leadership, and learning science. The practical guidance from his research is cited 5k instances. He earned a PhD and an MS I-O track from the University of Central Florida.

Selected Publications

58 journal articles, book chapters, technical reports, and presentations cited 5k instances. His findings and lessons learned appear in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Leadership Quarterly, Organizational Frontiers Series, International Journal of Training & Development, International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and Human Factors, including:

Salas, E., & Stagl, K. C. (2023). Follow the science to make training work. In C. L. Pearce & E. A. Locke (Eds.), Principles of organizational behavior: The handbook of evidence-based management (3rd ed., pp. 179-210). Wiley.

Stagl, K. C., Sheehan, J., Fowlkes, J., Shrader, D., Rosopa, P. J., & Jentsch, F. (2010, August). Engineering the evolution of expertise: Enhancing unmanned aircraft system operator and crew effectiveness. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, Denver, CO.

Stagl, K. C. (2010, April). Training unmanned aircraft systems vehicle and sensor operators. In K. C. Stagl (Chair), Technology and training for transcendent unmanned systems operations. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Modeling & Simulation International, Orlando, FL.

Stagl, K. C., Santarelli, T., Pepe, A., Paulus, J., Silveus, I., & Kolodney, S. (2010). Development and evaluation of the haptics-based Combat Medic trainer suite: Learning design plan. CHI Systems, Contract W91CRB-08-R-0073.

Klein, C., Stagl, K. C., Salas, E., Parker, C. & Van Eynde, D. F. (2007). Returning to flight: Simulation-based training for the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Mission Management Team. International Journal of Training & Development, 11, 132-138.

Burke, C. S., Stagl, K. C., Klein, C., Goodwin, G. F., Salas, E., & Halpin, S. M. (2006). What types of leadership behaviors are functional in teams? A meta-analysis. Leadership Quarterly, 17, 288-307.

Burke, C. S., Stagl, K. C., Salas, E., Pierce, L. & Kendall, D. (2006). Understanding team adaptation: A conceptual analysis and framework. Journal of Applied Psychology, 91, 1189-1207.


Ph.D., Industrial-Organizational Psychology track, University of Central Florida, 2006