Cynthia Loubier-Ricca

Contributing Faculty
College of Management and Human Potential
School of Psychology
Ph.D. Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Cynthia Loubier holds a PhD and MA in Organizational Psychology with a specialization in Management Consultation from California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP), and a BS in Organizational Behavior from University of San Francisco graduating Cum Laude. She has taught at the university level for 20 years in traditional and online programs based in the US and Europe in the areas of I/O Psychology, Management, Leadership, Organizational Behavior, and research methods, and she supervises doctoral research. Dr. Loubier served in management and leadership positions in hospitality, mental health services, and technology sectors. She began a management career when women held only 7% of managerial positions in the US. In her entrepreneurial endeavors, she founded and directed two consultancies, one focusing on change management and business development, and the other providing research and evaluation services to global clients in academia, non-profit, business and government. Dr. Loubier is a member of the American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, and the Academy of Management and is an annual reviewer for AOM Journals. Most recently, Dr. Loubier served as a full Professor for a period of eight years in one university supervising doctoral research and coaching and developing faculty. Dr. Loubier is a native of Maine, but has lived in several areas of the US and in Europe. Currently, she lives in Amish country in Eastern PA. She’s an avid walker, amateur musician, and kayaker.

Courses Taught

PSYC 6480 - Psychology of Organizational Behavior


BS, University of San Francisco

MA, California School of Professional Psychology

PhD, California School of Professional Psychology

Public Service

Lititz Run Watershed Alliance, Volunteer - Warwick Township


Loubier-Ricca, C. (2018). Using Online, Asynchronous Data Collection in Qualitative Research .

Loubier-Ricca, C. (2017). Relating Instructor and Student Reception within the Clinical Environment . ASRT Radiology Technologists

Loubier-Ricca, C., Wibbeke, E. S. (2010). Shanghai motors: A case study in geoleadership. Business Coaching Worldwide.

Loubier-Ricca, C., Richardson, A. (2007). Emerging Identities: The Intersection of Gender, Context, and Profession in Perceived Personas of Men and Women Leaders. International Journal of Leadership

Loubier-Ricca, C. (1999). Rites in organizations: demonstrating the complexities of individual and group rites associated with organizational change and individual passage . SCOS Journal Online