Steve Rumery, Ph.D. – Director at Leadership Research Institute

Steve Rumery

Steve graduated from UConn in 1994 as a Psychology major, specifically interested in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. He also graduated from UConn with his Masters in 1997, and his Ph.D. in 2003.

What are you doing now?

On the professional side, I help manage a small global research-based consulting firm (try to say that five times fast). I work with some of the most amazing people, both inside my firm and in the many companies I serve. My work tends to focus on making leaders more effective and employees more excited about their work. On the personal side, I am quite busy helping to support my family, including my wife Cynthia (class of ’95) and my three kids India, Toula and Everett.

What do you hope to be doing 5 years from now?

In many ways, doing what I’m doing now. I love helping people and organizations become more effective versions of themselves. If anything, I hope to travel more and step up my volunteer activities.

What was one of your favorite things about UConn?

Meeting my future lovely wife in the Buckley dorm cafeteria. That was pretty cool.

What’s a piece of advice you would give to current students in our program?

I think some students struggle with finding their path. This is normal. It’s important to take the opportunity now to explore what you like and what you are passionate about. It’s been my experience that when you find something you love to do, you can find a way to succeed.