Dr. Reichard’s research focuses on leadership evaluation, assessment, and development and is characterized by research rigor and impact, application, and collaboration. She has published 25 journal articles and book chapters on these applied research topics including six with student co-authors. Her work has been published in top journals including The Leadership Quarterly, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Managerial Psychology, Consulting Psychology Journal, and Journal of Positive Psychology to just name a few. Working with the LeAD research lab, Dr. Reichard is currently examining the following research questions:

  1. How well are current organizational interventions aimed at developing leaders working? What are the characteristics of effective leader development interventions?
  2. What motivates individuals to improve their leadership? What makes one developmentally ready?
  3. What are the influential early life experiences that result in adult leader emergence and effectiveness?
  4. Based on extant knowledge of leader development theory and research, what are some effective leader development strategies that LeAD can contribute to organizations that need them the most?