Mark G Ehrhart

Mark G. Ehrhart, Ph.D.

Professor, University of Central Florida, Dept. of Psychology

Contact Information


University of Central Florida
Department of Psychology
Mark.Ehrhart@ucf.edu

Biography

Dr. Mark Ehrhart is a professor in the Industrial/Organizational Psychology Program at the University of Central Florida.  He joined the faculty of UCF in fall of 2017 after serving on the faculty at San Diego State University for 16 years. He received his Ph.D. in I/O Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park.  Dr. Ehrhart is lead author (with Dr. Benjamin Schneider and Dr. William Macey) of the 2014 book, Organizational climate and culture: An introduction to theory, research, and practice, and has over 50 journal articles and book chapters, including in such journals as Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, and Journal of Organizational Behavior. He is on the editorial boards for Journal of Applied Psychology and Academy of Management Journal and is a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the Academy of Management. 

Research Interests

Dr. Ehrhart's research interests include organizational climate and culture, organizational citizenship behavior, leadership, and work stress, and the application of these topics across levels of analysis and in health/mental health and service settings.  His recent work has focused on the role of the organizational context in the implementation of evidence-based practice in mental health, child welfare, substance abuse treatment, and nursing settings. 

Research Focus

Dr. Ehrhart's research interests include organizational climate and culture, organizational citizenship behavior, leadership, and work stress, and the application of these topics across levels of analysis and in health/mental health and service settings. He was PI of a NIMH grant to develop measures of the organizational context for evidence-based practice across mental health, child welfare, and substance use treatment settings. He has also been part of a team developing and evaluating training for front-line supervisors with the goal of both improving their leadership skills and helping them to create a climate for EBP implementation among their staff. In prior projects, he has investigated the role of leaders in developing strategic climates and improving effectiveness in their work units, as well as the development of work group norms for organizational citizenship behavior and the implications of those norms for group effectiveness. Dr. Ehrhart has also worked in health settings investigating the stress and mental health outcomes among nursing leaders in acute care hospitals. From an analytic perspective, his research has addressed various levels of analysis (individuals, work groups, departments, organizations, etc.) including cross-level investigations of the role of work units on individuals.

Publications

  • Ehrhart, M. G., Aarons, G. A., & Farahnak, L. R. (2015). Going above and beyond for implementation: The development and validity testing of the Implementation Citizenship Behavior Scale (ICBS). Implementation Science, 10, 65. 
  • Aarons, G. A., Ehrhart, M. G., & Farahnak, L. R. (2014). The implementation leadership scale (ILS): Development of a brief measure of unit level implementation leadership. Implementation Science, 9, 45. 
  • Ehrhart, M. G., Aarons, G. A., & Farahnak, L. R. (2014). Assessing the organizational context for EBP implementation: The development and validity testing of the Implementation Climate Scale (ICS). Implementation Science, 9, 157. 
  • Ehrhart, M. G., Schneider, B., & Macey, W. H. (2014). Organizational climate and culture: An introduction to theory, research, and practice. New York: Routledge. 
  • Schneider, B., Ehrhart, M. G., & Macey, W. H. (2013). Organizational climate and culture. Annual Review of Psychology, 64, 361-388. 
  • Schneider, B., Ehrhart, M. G., Mayer, D. M., Saltz, J. L., & Niles-Jolly, K. (2005). Understanding organization-customer links in service settings. Academy of Management Journal, 48, 1017-1032.
  • Ehrhart, M. G. (2004). Leadership and procedural justice climate as antecedents of unit-level organizational citizenship behavior. Personnel Psychology, 57, 61-94. 
  • Ehrhart, M. G., & Naumann, S. E. (2004). Organizational citizenship behavior in work groups: A group norms approach. Journal of Applied Psychology, 89, 960-974.

Current Projects

R01DA038466 (NIDA) PI: Gregory Aarons
Testing the Leadership and Organizational Change for Implementation (LOCI) Intervention in Substance Abuse Treatment Programs