Marlon Sukal

Marlon Sukal

Department Faculty
  • Industrial/Organizational/Business Psychology and Organizational Leadership Department

  • The Chicago School Irvine
    The Chicago School Los Angeles
    The Chicago School Online
IO/Business Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Online)
Office Location
Office Phone
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Dr. Marlon Sukal is the Department Chair of the Industrial-Organizational/Business Psychology and Organizational Leadership Departments for The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles and Irvine, CA. He is also the Program Director for ConCISE (an organizational effectiveness consulting center within the university). In his current roles he provides leadership for sustainability and growth of the department as well as overseeing the development of ConCISE. Dr. Sukal offers significant experience in action research methodologies, strategic planning, talent selection and management, organizational leadership, and data analysis strategies. He is also an avid proponent of innovative software for pedagogical and career advances.
Dr. Marlon Sukal’s research interests and expertise include work-life balance, career anchors, diversity management, telecommuting work arrangements, virtual team dynamics, person-organization fit, work compensation models, minority entrepreneurship, artificial neural networks, and leadership and social competencies. Dr. Sukal has published articles in the American Psychology Association (APA) Online database and the Organization Management Journal (OMJ). He presented this work at the 2007 APA conference in San Francisco and the 2006 Eastern Academy of Management in Buffalo. He has a published meta-analysis dissertation as a monogram that is available for purchase. He has just completed a book chapter within Entrepreneurial Women: New Management and Leadership Models set to be in print soon. He is also an active member of the Psychometrika, ASTD (American Society for Training and Development), SIOP (Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology), NCME (National Council for Measurement in Education) and ODN (Organization Development Network).

  • PhD-I/O Psychology--Alliant International University, Los Angeles
  • MBA--National University, San Diego/Los Angeles
  • BS-Biology--Brooklyn College, New York
Areas Of Expertise

Research Interests

Women entrepreneurship studies (currently working on a book chapter); minority research in leadership roles and multiculturalism in consulting (co-authored manuscripts and ongoing research); data-driven decision making in academia (part of strategic planning sub-committee to analyze online versus onground modalities data, and currently working with VPAA in regards to GRE admission requirements); meta-analysis in artificial neural networks (ongoing ConCISE research); work-life balance and career anchors (published research); and telecommuting/flextime on employee outcomes (dissertation research).

Professional Memberships

  • SIOP
  • APA
  • ASTD
  • NCME
  • Psychometrika

Dr. Sukal believes and practices his three-pronged approach of mastering theory, practical applications, and ongoing research that fuels his deep passion for the field of Industrial-Organizational Psychology.