Andrew Loignon

Andy Loignon, PhD

Senior Research Scientist

Current Role

As a Senior Research Scientist at CCL, Andy Loignon is currently working on projects related to work teams and emerging leaders. For work teams, he is exploring how groups engage in different actions and processes in unique ways to reach their objectives as well as how these processes intersect with informal networks in the teams. For emerging leaders, his research is focused, in part, on how young people can overcome socioeconomic barriers and thrive as effective leaders.


Andy has over a decade of experience working as an organizational scientist identifying data-driven solutions that help companies address some of their most pressing challenges while also advancing the existing research on important topics. Prior to joining us, Andy was a member of the faculty at Louisiana State University.

Andy’s research interests and expertise center on 4 main topics: work groups and teams, social class in the workplace, quantitative methods, and informal forms of leadership. As such, some of his most recent work has focused on how people from different social class backgrounds can obtain, or be denied, informal positions of influence within teams.

Educational Background

Andy has a PhD in Organizational Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, an MS in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Baltimore, and a BA in Psychology from the University of Southern Maine.

Professional Affiliations and Certifications

Andy is a member of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), the Academy of Management (AOM), and the Southern Management Association (SMA).

Areas of Expertise

Analytics DEI / EDI Networks Teams
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis
  • Research Design and Analysis Methods

More About Andy

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Insights From Andy

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Andy in the News

CCL researchers are presenting on several topics at this year's Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) annual conference.

Featured in Other Publications

By Andy Loignon in collaboration with ExecOnline for Talent Management on the crucial leadership tensions.

By Andy Loignon in Big Think on the impact of the "Too Much Talent effect" on teams.

Authored by Dr. Paige Graham and Dr. Andy Loignon, in partnership with ExecOnline, on addressing burnout and improving leaders' wellbeing, in Training Industry.