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Paul E. Tesluk

Interim Dean
Donald S. Carmichael Professor of Organizational Behavior
Academic Director, Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness

Education

PhD, Pennsylvania State University
MS, Pennsylvania State University
BS, Cornell University

A leading expert in leadership development, team design and effectiveness, and organizational climate and performance, Tesluk is a prolific scholar who has published more than 25 articles in the most selective journals in his field, including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology and Personnel Psychology.

Teaching

  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Leadership
  • Organizational change and innovation

Research

  • Team and organizational effectiveness 
  • Leadership development
  • Organizational change and innovation

Selected Publications

Seo, M, Hill, S., Taylor, S.T., Tesluk., P.E.., & Lorinkova, N. (in press). The long-term consequences of affect and leadership to employee responses to organizational change. Personnel Psychology.

Dragoni, L. Oh, I.S., VanKatwyk, P., Tesluk, P.E. (in press). Developing executive leaders: The relative contribution of cognitive ability, personality and the accumulation of work experience in predicting strategic thinking competency. Personnel Psychology.

Gibson, C., Stanko, T.L., Gibbs, J, & Tesluk, P.E. (in press). Including the "I" in virtuality and modern job design: Extending the job characteristics model to include the moderating effect of individual experiences of electronic dependence and co-presence. Organization Science.

Dragoni. L, Tesluk, P.E., Russell, J.E.A., & Oh, I.S. (2009). Understanding managerial development: Integrating developmental assignments, learning orientation and access to developmental opportunities in predicting managerial competencies. Academy of Management Journal, 52, 731-743.

Hill, S., Bartol, K., Tesluk, P., Langa, G. (2009). Organizational culture and face-to-face interaction: Influences on the development of trust and cooperation in computer-mediated collaboration. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 108, 187-201

Professional Associations

  • Member and Elected Fellow, Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP)
  • Elected member, Society for Organizational Behavior
  • Member and Elected Member of Executive Committee, Division of Organizational Behavior, Academy of Management

Awards and Recognition

  • UB Exceptional Scholar Sustained Achievement Award
  • Elected Fellow, Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP)
  • Elected to Society for Organizational Behavior
  • Elected Member of Executive Committee, Division of Organizational Behavior, Academy of Management
  • Building shared leadership to strengthen virtual teams. National Science Foundation, Virtual Organization and Social Systems Program (#014885-001), Robert H. Smith School of Business ($398,980; 2011-2012), Co-Investigator (with K. Bartol).
  • Organizational change: The role of affect and leadership. National Science Foundation, Innovation and Organizational Change Program (#0433196), Robert H. Smith School of Business ($274,175 over years 2005-2006), Co-Investigator (with M. Seo and S. Taylor).
  • William A. Owens Scholarly Achievement Award – presented by the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology for the best publication in the field appearing during the past full year (1998). Tesluk, P. E., & Jacobs, R. J. (1998). Toward an integrated model of work experience. Personnel Psychology, 51, 321-355.
  • S. Rains Wallace Dissertation Research Award – presented by the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology to the author of the best dissertation in the field (1998)

Consulting/Industry Experience

  • Designed and developed several leadership development programs for multiple private and public sector organizations in the health care industry and various state government agencies
  • Served as lead consultant on several large-scale organizational change initiatives in both private and public sector organizations
  • Extensive experience in executive and leadership education across a wide range of industries and sectors
  • Extensive experience in executive coaching and executive team development