University of Southern California

Morgan McCall
Professor Emeritus of Management and Organization

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808

PhD, Cornell University; BS, Yale University


The assessment, development, and derailment of executive talent is the focus of Morgan's research and writing. Winner of the "Distinguished Professional Contributions Award" from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the Marion Gislason award for "Leadership in Executive Development" from The Executive Development Roundtable at Boston University, his authored or co-authored books include the trilogy on developing executive talent, The Lessons of Experience ("New Perspectives on Executive Leadership Award"), High Flyers (Athena Award for Excellence in Mentoring), and Developing Global Executives. "Developing the Expert Leader," co-authored with George Hollenbeck, received the Human Resource Planning Society's Walker Award.

Morgan is on the editorial boards of Leadership Quarterly and Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and was as an expert judge in Fortune's ranking of the "Top Companies for Leaders" in North America. He is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.


Galbraith, J. R., Lawler, E. E., Mohrman, S. A., Mohrman, A. M., McCall, M. W., Cohen, S. G., and Ledford, G. E., Organizing for the future: The new logic for managing complex organizations, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, California 1993.
McCall, M. W., and Lawler, E. E. (1976) "High school students' perceptions of work," Academy of Management Journal, 19, 17-24.