Leslie A. DeChurchAssociate Professor of Psychology
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- B.S. 1996, Environmental Science, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA
- Ph.D. 2002, Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA
- My research explores leadership and teamwork in organizations. I lead the Georgia Tech DELTA lab, conducting high-impact scientific projects that yield novel insights into effective organization with real-world impact. Some current questions include: what makes effective team leaders, how do teams successfully collaborate across boundaries, and how are leadership and team dynamics sustained in virtual organizations? My research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Army Research Institute, the Army Research Office, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Since 2011, I have been leveraging an NSF CAREER award to explain the emergence and effectiveness of leadership systems in large groups. And I am now actively working with NASA to solve the extreme teamwork challenges posed when teams on Earth and in space must collaborate as part of large distributed systems to explore deep space. To learn more about my ongoing research projects, visit the DELTA lab.
- Carter, N., Carter, D., & DeChurch, L.A. (in press). Implications of observability for the theory and measurement of emergent team phenomena. Journal of Management.
- Luciano, M., DeChurch, L.A., & Mathieu, J.E. (in press). Mutliteam systems: A structural framework and meso-theory of system functioning. Journal of Management.
- Mesmer-Magnus, J.R., Asencio, R., Seely, P., & DeChurch, L.A. (in press). How organizational identity affects team functioning: The identity instrumentality hypothesis. Journal of Management.
- Carter, D., DeChurch, L.A., Braun, M., & Contractor, N.S. (2015). Social network approaches to leadership: An integrative conceptual review. Journal of Applied Psychology.
- Sullivan, S., Lungeanu, A., DeChurch, L.A., & Contractor, N.S. (2015). Space, time, and the development of shared leadership networks in multiteam systems. Network Science, 1-32.
- Contractor, N. S., & DeChurch, L. A. (2014). Integrating social networks and human social motives to achieve social influence at scale. PNAS: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111, 13650-13657