Catherine Bush, Ph.D.


Global Health Management and Informatics

Office: DPAC 402C

Phone: 407-823-2272


Professional Summary

Dr. Cathy Bush has recently joined UCF as a Lecturer in the School of Global Health Management and Informatics. She has had a fulfilling career as a consultant, speaker, author, and professor of leadership and organizational behavior, with a mission to help leaders create great workplaces for everyone who works in the business and with the business. She is the co-author of The Demotivated Employee: Helping Leaders Solve the Motivation Crisis That is Plaguing Business (Bush & Peters, 2020) and has consulted with leaders in a wide range of industries, including various manufacturing, healthcare, and other service organizations of all sizes around the world.  She has also served in various academic leadership roles as a professor and administrator of graduate and undergraduate business, psychology, and healthcare administration in several universities. Dr. Bush earned her PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Central Michigan University, and has shared her expertise as a speaker in various conferences and professional forums.


Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Central Michigan University

Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership behaviors that impact employee outcomes
  • Human behavior in the workplace (motivation, productivity, teamwork)
  • Assessment (performance management, selection, psychometric)

Research Interests

  • The impact of leadership behaviors on creating an inclusive workplace (grounded theory research project currently underway)
  • Leadership behaviors that impact employee motivation and demotivation (research project completion expected in Fall 2021)

Recent Publications

Bush, C. & Peters, T. (2020). The Demotivated Employee: Helping Leaders Solve the Motivation Crisis That is Plaguing Business. Forbes/Advantage Books: Charleston, SC.

Bush, M. Williams, G., Bush, C., & Djokic, B. (2016). The impact of residents’ primary contact location in determining the nursing home market. Journal of Strategic & International Study, 11(2).

Bush, M. Williams, G., Bush, C., & Djokic, B. (2016). Distance, an important variable in nursing home selection for primary contact in Kentucky market. International Journal of Strategic Management.

Professional Organizations

  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)
  • Academy of Management, OBM and ODC divisions
  • American Psychology Association (APA)
  • American Society of Training & Development (ASTD)
  • Association for Psychological Type (APT)
  • Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM)
  • Space Coast Human Resources Association (SCHRA)
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