Charles G. (Chuck) Capps

Assistant Professor, Management

Phone:  615-966-5956  
Office:  Swang 254


  • 2000  Michigan State University, PhD
  • 1995  Michigan State University, MLIR
  • 1983 Mississippi State University, MS
  • 1981 University of Alabama, BS

Research Interests:

Leadership Influences in Organizational Culture

Organizational Change

Organizational Effectiveness

Spirituality in Organizations


Courses Taught:

PMBA:  Organizational Theory in Action (PMBA 6113)

MBA:  Organizational Behavior (BU 6043) 

Undergraduate:  Principles of Management (MG 3503)

Undergraduate:  Organizational Behavior:  Global Perspectives (MG 4403)

Undergraduate:  Human Resource Management (MG 4443) 


Professional Experience:

Lipscomb University  Associate Professor, Dept. of Management

Lipscomb University  Assistant Provost, Adult Learning Programs

(United States Air Force, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) 1985 – 2006)

USAF Officer Training Schools Associate Dean for Curriculum

Charleston Air Force Base Vice President for Human Resources

Randolph Air Force Base  AF Personnel Center, Director of Human Resources

Randolph Air Force Base  Executive Assistant to Vice Commander, Education & Training Command

Randolph Air Force Base Director, USAF Organizational Climate Survey

Michigan State University Ph.D. Program in Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations

Air Force Academy  Assistant Professor, Dept. of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership

Brooks Air Force Base  Research Psychologist, Applied Artificial Intelligence


Professional Associations

Academy of Management

Society for Human Resource Management

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology 


Professional Activities


- Capps, C.G. & Leroy, W. (2009).   Project leadership and teamwork.  In Larsen, W. and Chesley, J. A.  (eds.), Space Acquisition Theory and Practice, Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.  

- Capps, C. G.  (2006). Leaders are teachers too.  Leader Magazine, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.  

- Capps, C. (1984).  The clinical and social effects of deafness in high-school aged children.  Proceedings  of the Southeastern Psychological Association, 120-148. 


     2009  Building organizational capabilities through management consulting.  Academy of Management, Chicago, IL.   

     2007    Transformational leadership:  New applications. Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA.  


Spiritual & Community Activities

Members of Harpeth Hills Church of Christ

       Vacation Bible School Volunteer

       Sunday School Teacher

Mission Work in Manuedero, Mexico

Leadership Advisory Board, University of Alabama College of Arts & Sciences

University of Alabama Alumni Association, Middle Tennessee Chapter 



I am married to Kay Gillespie Capps and we have two children, Ross (Lipscomb ’10) and Kacey (The University of Alabama ’12).