David Costanza

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David Costanza

Associate Professor of Psychology and of Organizational Sciences



Office Phone: (202) 994-1875
Fax: (202) 994-1881
600 21st Street NW Washington DC 20052


Dr. Costanza is a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the Academy of Management. He has worked with public, private, and governmental organizations on projects related to leadership, change, and culture as well as research methods and statistics. He has been published in Slate and interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Financial Times, Bloomberg, ESPN, and Yahoo!Finance.

  • High potential leadership
  • Generations and generational differences
  • Organizational culture

Dr. Costanza’s current projects focus on generational differences, leadership, culture, organizational performance, decline, and death as well as innovative statistics and research methods in the organizational domain. His recent project funded by the US Army Research Institute investigated the factors that influence attrition over time.

Undergraduate Courses

ORSC 1109 – Introduction to Organizational Sciences

ORSC 3190 – International Study Tour

ORSC 4161 – Organizational Research Methods

Graduate Courses

PSYC 8291 – Organizational Theory

ORSC 8261 – Organizational Research Methods

STAT 6104 – Statistics in Management, Information, & Policy Studies

ORSC 6212 – Personnel Testing & Selection

Costanza, D. P., Finkelstein, L. M., *Imose, R. A., & *Ravid, D. M. (in press). Inappropriate Inferences from Generational Research. The Cambridge Handbook of the Changing Nature of Work (B. Hoffman, M. Shoss, & L. Wegman, Eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Finkelstein, L. M., Costanza, D. P., & Goodwin, G. F. (2018). I-O Psychologists Can Help Make Sure Your HiPos Aren't NoPos. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 11(2), 257-261. doi:10.1017/iop.2018.15

Finkelstein, L. M., Costanza, D. P., & Goodwin, G. F. (2018). Do your HiPos have potential? The impact of individual differences and designation on leader success. Personnel Psychology, 71, 3–22. doi: 10.1111/peps.1222

Costanza D. P., *Badger, J. M., *Brown, A. R., & *Severt, J. B. (2017).  A review of analytical methods used to study generational differences: Strengths and limitations. Work, Aging and Retirement, 3(2), 149-165. DOI: 10.1093/workar/wax002.

Costanza, D. P., & Finkelstein, L. M. (2017). Generations, Age, and the Space Between: Introduction to the special issue. Work, Aging and Retirement, 3(2), 109-112. DOI: 10.1093/workar/wax003.

Costanza, D. P. (2016). Funding sources for Industrial Organizational Psychology research. The Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 2nd edition (S. Rogelberg, Ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. DOI 10.4135/9781483386874.n177.

Costanza, D. P., *Blacksmith, N. *Coats, M. R., *Severt, J. B., & *DeCostanza, A. H. (2015). The effect of adaptive organizational culture on long-term survival. Journal of Business and Psychology, 31(3), 361-381. DOI 10.1007/s10869-015-9420-y

Costanza, D. P., & Finkelstein, L. M. (2015). Generationally-based differences in the workplace: Is there a there there? Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Sciences and Practice, 8(3), 308-323. DOI 10.1017/iop.2015.15.

Costanza, D. P., *Blacksmith, N., & *Coats, M. (2015). Convenience samples and teaching organizational research methods. The Industrial/Organizational Psychologist, 53, 137-140.

Costanza D. P., *Badger, J. M., *Fraser, R. L., *Severt, J. B., & Gade, P. A. (2012). Generational differences in work-related variables: A meta-analysis. Journal of Business and Psychology, 27(4), 375-394. DOI 10.1007/s10869-012-9259-4

Ph.D., Psychology, George Mason University

M. A., Psychology, George Mason University

B. A., Psychology, University of Virginia