Misty L. Loughry


Professor of Management


  • Ph.D., University of Florida
  • M.B.A., Loyola College in Maryland
  • B. A., Towson State University

Areas of Specialization

  • Strategy and Organizational Behavior
  • Teamwork
  • Peer evaluation of team-member effectiveness
  • Organizational control, especially peer control


Dr. Loughry joined Georgia Southern University in August 2007.  She was previously a member of the management faculty at Clemson University where she taught strategy at the undergraduate and M.B.A. levels.  She also taught strategy and organizational behavior at the University of Florida.  Prior to beginning her academic career, Dr. Loughry worked in banking, where she held positions including credit analyst, branch manager, and Assistant Vice President of Small Business Lending.

Dr. Loughry’s research focuses on two areas.  One is control in organizations, particularly peer control and other social controls.  The second is teamwork.  Her research has been published in Organization Science, Organizational Research Methods, International Journal of Conflict Management, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Small Group Research, Educational & Psychological Measurement, Journal of Marketing Education, Journal of Managerial Issues, Information & Management, and Business Horizons.  She is a member of the Editorial Board for Academy of Management Learning & Education.  She has been a co-principal investigator on three National Science Foundation (NSF) grants totaling $4.3 million.

Dr. Loughry is a co-developer of the CATME SMARTER Teamwork system of web-based tools to support teamwork in higher education classes.  The CATME Peer Evaluation and Team-Maker tools won the Premier Award for Excellence in 2009.  A symposium about the CATME tools won the 2011 MED Best Symposium in Management Education and Development Award for the symposium that offers the most significant contribution to advance management education and development.  A journal article about the system’s development won the 2013 Maryellen Weimer Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning Award, which recognizes outstanding scholarly contributions with the potential to advance college-level teaching and learning practices.  Instructors in higher education can request a free account to use the tools from

Dr. Loughry and her coauthor received the 2015 Outstanding Paper Award from Emerald Group Publishing Literati Network Awards for Excellence for their article in International Journal of Conflict Management.  She received the 2014 William A. Freeman Award for Outstanding Professor from Georgia Southern University’s College of Business Administration and the 2013-2014 Regents’ Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award from the University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents.

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Curriculum Vitae



Last updated: 8/14/2017

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