About Dr. Kevin Eschleman
I am a Corporate Consultant and Psychology Professor who has been devoted to understanding people and the workplace since 2006. I am most fascinated by this field because of the significant role the work environment has on developing one’s identity and self-worth. Operating under the notion, “there is nothing more practical than a good theory,” I strive to improve the functioning of organizations by protecting and building their most valuable resource – their employees. My approach to organizational consulting involves incorporating the scientific method and psychological theory to measure, describe, and predict worker behavior.
My career trajectory has led me to my current position as a tenured Associate Professor of Psychology at San Francisco State University. Conducting applied research in psychology has given me the tools that can directly improve the functioning of organizations while contributing to organizational theory. These efforts have resulted in over 20 journal and book publications - my publications are available for download here. These research articles have been published in top scholarly journals such as, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, and Work & Stress. Learn more about who is using and citing my research on Google Scholar.
Prior to joining the faculty at SF State University, I worked to promote positive changes for workers as a Research Psychologist for the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. I served as the Primary Investigator of AFRL’s Resilience Program – an Air Force wide initiative to identify how technology could be used to foster resilience and reduce the rate of violence to oneself or others. I also conducted organizational assessments and program evaluations for worker morale, innovation, and organizational change management. These projects involved incorporating rigorous scientific methods to understand workers and provide actionable recommendations to c-level leadership, which included Directors, 4-Star Generals, and the Chief Scientist of the Air Force.
My tenure with the Air Force provided me the challenging and rewarding experience of facilitating organizational change. I continue this effort today by providing science driven consultation to organizations. Examples of my services can be found here! Working together, I believe we can increase the long term profitability of your organization while improving the well-being of your workers.
Born and raised in California, I have an affinity for natural wonders, cultural influences, and holistic health. In an effort to practice what I preach, I spend my free time pursuing experiences that provide me the opportunity to explore and express my “self.” You will often find me experimenting in the kitchen, working on arts and crafts, walking long distances, or enjoying a cup of tea at one of my favorite cafés. I have aspirations of traveling to every continent, visiting every US National Park, and eating the best veggie burger. To date, the best veggie burger can be had at Sunrise Café in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
Doctor of Philosophy
Human Factors & Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Wright State University, Dayton, OH.
Bachelor of Arts
University of California, Santa Cruz, CA.
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
2012 – Present
Air Force Research Laboratory, WPAFB, OH
2009 – 2012