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Alexander McKay

Assistant Professor

Area: Management and Entrepreneurship

  • Snead Hall
  • 301 W. Main Street
  • Box 844000
  • Richmond, VA, 23284-4000
  • Office: B4115


  • Creativity
  • Innovation
  • Person-Centered Research


  • MGMT303: Creativity & Ideation
  • Creativity, Innovation, Person-Centered Research Approaches

Alexander McKay is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship at Virginia Commonwealth University. He earned his Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University in 2018. His research focuses on creativity and innovation, addressing two questions: (a) what makes people be creative/innovative? and (b) what makes people evaluate something or someone as creative/innovative? To address these questions, he utilizes a variety of methodological approaches such as social network analysis, meta-analytic techniques, and person-centered analyses.