Mitch Rothstein

Mitch Rothstein

PhD, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Western Ontario (1983)

Office: SSC 4330E
Phone: 519-661-2111 x83298


Mitchell Rothstein is Professor and Chair of the Department of Management and Organizational Studies at the University of Western Ontario.  He has published extensively in the area of personality and job performance, as well as in the areas of personnel selection, the use of interpersonal networks in leadership and career development, expatriate adjustment to international assignments, and the integration of skilled immigrants to the Canadian economy. His most recent stream of research involves developing and applying a model of workplace resiliency that can be used for leadership development.


Leadership Development, Career Management, Evidence-Based Organizational Behavior, Evidence-Based Human Resource Management


Resilience and Leadership Effectiveness, Job Search Practices and Career Development of Immigrants, Personality and Job Performance, Personnel Selection


Goffin, R.D., Rothstein, M.G., Rieder, M.J., Poole, A., Krajewski, H.T., Powell, D.M., Jelley, R.B., Boyd, A., & Mestdagh, T. (2011). Choosing job-related personality traits: Developing valid personality-oriented job analysis. Personality and Individual Differences, 51, 646-651.

Guerrero, L. & Rothstein, M.G. (2011). Antecedents of underemployment: Job search of skilled immigrants in Canada. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 1-24.

King, G.A. & Rothstein, M.G. (2010). Resilience and leadership: The self-management of failure. In M. G. Rothstein & R. J. Burke (Eds.), Self-Management and Leadership Development. Cheltonham, UK: Edward Elgar.

O’Brien, J. & Rothstein, M.G. (2011). Leniency: Hidden threat to large-scale, interview-based selection systems. Military Psychology, 23, 601-615.

O’Neill, T.A., Goffin, R.D., & Rothstein, M.G. (2013). Personality and the need for personality-oriented work analysis. In N, Christiansen & R.P. Tett (Eds.), Handbook of Personality at Work, Routledge.

Rothstein, M.G. & Burke, R.J. (2010). Self-Management and Leadership Development. Cheltonham, UK: Edward Elgar.