Fr Erich Fein

Lecturer in Christian Leadership

About Fr Erich

Fr Erich teaches courses on leadership, culture, and research methods and has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles on leadership and motivation as well as five chapters in edited books on virtue ethics. His Google Scholar profile is available here

Units taught by Fr Erich

MINS1509, Introduction to Christian Leadership

MINS3515, Leadership and Organisational Culture

MINS8558, Introduction to Community Research


Recent Publications

Leeman, Trilas M., Bob G. Knight, Erich C. Fein, Sonya Winterbotham, and Jeffrey Dean Webster. "An evaluation of the factor structure of the Self-Assessed Wisdom Scale (SAWS) and the creation of the SAWS-15 as a short measure for personal wisdom." International Psychogeriatrics (2021): 1-11.

Chernyak-Hai, Lily, Erich C. Fein, Natalie Skinner, Andrew J. Knox, and James Brown. "Unpaid Professional Work at Home and Work-Life Interference among Employees with Care Responsibilities." The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied (2021): 1-35.

Fein, Erich C., Daniela Benea, Zahra Idzadikhah, and Aharon Tziner. "The security to lead: a systematic review of leader and follower attachment styles and leader–member exchange." European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology 29, no. 1 (2020): 106-125.

Fein, Erich C., Bernard McKenna, Iris Bernobic, and Ezaz Ahmed. "Mapping Smart Power onto the Cardinal Virtues and Cross-Cultural Leadership Dimensions." In Redefining Management, (2017) pp. 107-125. Springer.


  • BS, Eastern European History

  • MFA, Writing

  • MA/PhD Psychology


  • Serves on ACD Ministry Studies Committee


  • Fr Erich was a commissioned officer in the US Air Force from 1989-1994 and engaged in postgraduate study in Psychology at the Ohio State University from 1999-2005.

  • From 2005 – present he has held full-time academic positions at Wilmington College of Ohio, the University of South Australia, and the University of Southern Queensland.

  • Fr Erich currently serves at the Assistant Priest at St John the Baptist Orthodox Mission in Toowoomba.

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