John Paul (J.P.) Stephens

Faculty Affiliate, Center for Positive Organizations

Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, Case Western Reserve University

John Paul (J.P.) Stephens is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. His research focuses on the experience of work relationships and the coordination that these relationships enable. More specifically, this has entailed close examination of people’s experience of high-quality connections, their emotional carrying capacity (or ability to express more and different kinds of emotion), the interplay between emotion and attention for the aesthetic experience of collective work, and the relational coordination that facilitates the collective efforts of complex, interdependent project work.

His work has appeared in the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Business Ethics, the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, the Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology and Work, the Oxford Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship, and the Handbook of Leadership and Creativity. He has also contributed to stories in Fast Company and public radio’s Marketplace.