John FleenorSenior Research Scientist


    Since joining the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), John has worked as research database manager, research scientist, and group director of knowledge management. As director of psychometrics, he was responsible for leading the research and development of 360-degree feedback instruments and other leadership assessments. John’s research interests include strategic 360 feedback, rapid-response personality measures, and digital leadership assessments.

    John has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and Leadership Quarterly. He was co-editor of the Handbook of Strategic 360 Feedback (Oxford, 2019), and the former book review editor of Personnel Psychology. He serves on the editorial boards of Leadership Quarterly, Human Resource Management, and the Journal of Business and Psychology.

    For over 10 years, John served as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology at North Carolina State University, where he taught courses in organizational psychology.

    Current Role

    John is currently a Senior Researcher in the Product Development group at CCL. He conducts research and development activities on new and innovative products, including digital leadership tools and AI-driven leadership assessments. His focus is on the future of leadership assessment.  Additionally, John serves as a member of the Assessment Review Board (ARB).

    Educational Background

    Ph.D. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, North Carolina State University

    Professional Affiliations and Certifications

    Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) North Carolina I/O Psychologists


    4MAT Design Certification
    Kirton Adaption-Innovation Inventory Certification
    Benchmarks 360 Feedback Certification

    Curriculum Vitae

    Honors, Awards, Grants

    • Senior Fellow, Center for Creative Leadership
    • Fellow, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)
    • Hogan Award for Personality and Work Performance (2022)
    • Personnel Psychology Best Paper Award (2017)
    • SIOP Best International Paper Award (2017)
    • Distinguished Reviewer Award, Buros Mental Measurements Yearbook (2005)
    • Scholarly Achievement Award, Academy of Management (1998)

    Contact Information


    Areas of Expertise

    360-Degree Feedback, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Leadership Development, Psychological Measurement, Psychometric Assessments, Research Methodology, Statistics and Research Design