Linda Slowik

Linda Slowik

Professor of Psychology
Department Chair, Psychology

Linda Slowik
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Reno Hall
Room: 244
Phone: 313-993-1623
Linda Slowik


  • Doctorate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Wayne State University
  • Masters in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Wayne State University
  • B.A., University of Minnesota, Duluth


Linda Slowik teaches classes related to the field of industrial/organizational psychology, research methods, statistics and developmental psychology in service to the psychology department and the master's in community development in the School of Architecture and Community Development. Slowik's research applies theories and principles of motivation to real-world problems, with special focus on how individual differences interact with environmental factors. Her current projects explore the academic ecosystem as a psychological environment, the dynamic experience of work across the lifespan and applications of motivational theories to real-world problems. Real-world problems such as dental anxiety, use of plug-in hybrid vehicles, energy conservation in low-tech construction, and the meaning and use of office space. Her work has been published in scholarly outlets such as the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Human Relations, the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology and the Academy of Management Review. Slowik holds a doctorate and a master's degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Wayne State University and joined the University in 2004.