Sean Leahy

Title/s:  Instructor

Office #:  Schreiber 714

Phone: 312.915.6093

Email: sleahy5@luc.edu


Sean is continually on the lookout for innovative methods to motivate and educate his students as well as his clients in his roles as a leadership consultant and adjunct professor. Sean worked for his family's business, a distribution firm specializing in hospitality supplies, for almost 25 years before deciding to change directions professionally. He is currently in the final stages of completing his DBA in business administration at the University of Missouri–St. Mr. Leahy is well-versed in a variety of fields, including leadership, strategic management, entrepreneurship, family-business research, and sales and marketing.

Sean's research is focused on innovation in organizations and its impact on family-firm culture.


  • MBA, Finance and Marketing, Loyola University Chicago- 2002
  • BA, Communications & Mass Media, Fairfield University- 1996

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Academy of Management
  • Midwest Academy of Management
  • Management and Organizational Behavior Teaching Society
  • Society of Human Resources Management

Courses Taught

  • MGMT 426N- Leadership Development
  • MGMT 430N- Strategy and Leadership
  • MGMT 483- Strategic Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
  • ISSCM 595N- Decision Strategy


  • MOBTS Doctoral Scholarship 2022

Selected Publications

Pandemic of fear: Understanding How People Cope with the Idea of Death During a Pandemic. (Engaged Management Scholarship Conference 2021. Miami, FL, September 9-12, 2021)- https://bit.ly/39xSD0a

Learning to Love Your Inner Bad Guy- How to Use Dark Personality Traits in Early Leadership Education (Management & Organizational Behavior Teaching Society Conference, - (Accepted for the next year 2023) 

Tales from the Dark Side of Technology Acceptance: A Study of the Direct Effects of the Dark Triad on the Technology Acceptance Model (Academy of Management Annual Conference 2022, Seattle, WA, August 9, 2022)- https://bit.ly/3yJuPRy

The Other Big Five: an Evaluation and Validation of a Measure for the Five Elements of Personality from Traditional Chinese Medicine. (Engaged Management Scholarship Conference 2022. Guadalajara, Mexico, September 8-10, 2022)

All or Worse Outcomes: Evaluating the Indirect Effects of Meaningful Work and Job Anxiety on Turnover Intentions. (Engaged Management Scholarship Conference 2022. Guadalajara, Mexico, September 8-10, 2022)

Do Training Formats Influence the Go/No-Go of ERP Implementation? A Case Study Approach (Engaged Management Scholarship Conference 2022. Guadalajara, Mexico, September 8-10, 2022)

The Ethical Problem of the Light Side of Technology Acceptance: The Effects of Light Triad on the Technology Acceptance Model (Midwest Academy of Management Conference, Detroit, MI, October 13-15, 2022)