Dr. Lisa Delise joined the Meredith College as an Assistant Professor of Management in 2018. Dr. Delise holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the Haslam School of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a B.S. in Psychology from the Newcomb College of Tulane University. Prior to Meredith, she was full-time a faculty member at Salem College for 5 years, teaching management, statistics, business ethics, strategy, OB, HR, and MIS. She has also taught Business & Professional Communication at UTK and Introduction to Psychology at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, TN. Her teaching style emphasizes group discussion, learning through class activities that bring course concepts to life, and helping students develop effective teamwork skills.
The majority of Dr. Delise’s research focuses on teams, specifically how teams share information, communicate, and collaborate to develop shared cognition and how teams can be trained to enhance communication and performance. She also enjoys researching cognitive and social processes in supervisor-subordinate dyads and larger groups. Her research has appeared in journals such as Small Group Research and Management Teaching Review and she is an active reviewer for both journals.
Ph.D. Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
B.S. Psychology, Tulane University
Scott, N. M., Delise, L. A., & Ray, J. L. (2018, November). Laugh with the boss: A model of subordinate humor, LMX, and employee guarding. To be presented at the Southern Management Association annual meeting, Lexington, KY.
Delise, L. A., & Scott, N. M. (2018, June). Teams time machine: Past, present, and future of teams in management education. Presented at the Management & Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Conway, SC.
Delise, L. A., (2017, August). Making teams Work: Importance of instructor and student choices. Presented at the Elon Teaching & Learning Conference, Elon, NC.
Scott, N. M., & Delise, L. A. (2017, June). Laugh and learn: Engaging students through humor. Presented at the annual Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Providence, RI.
Morris, M., Delise, L. A., Mello, A., Halsey, K., Akcakaya, A., Blandford, J., (2017, May). Exploratory study of relationships between cognitive style and team communication. Presented at the 29th Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, Boston, MA.
Mello, A., Delise, L. A., Blandford, J., Akcakaya, A., Halsey, K., & Morris, M. (2017, May). A few good men? Gender diversity, conflict, and team performance. Presented at the 29th Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, Boston, MA.
Delise, L. A., & Mello, A. M. (2015, October). Designing the widget: A group decision and negotiation task. Presented at the Southern Management Association annual meeting, St. Petersburg, FL.
Delise, L. A., & Rentsch, J. R. (2013, April). Building team knowledge using visual representations of information. In G. T. Chao, & J. R. Rentsch (Co-Chairs), Team knowledge building: Sharing information and macrocognitive processes. Symposium conducted at the 28th annual meeting of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Houston, TX.
Mello, A. L., & Delise, L. A. (2013, April). Moderating effect of conflict management on cognitive diversity-team outcome relationships. Poster presented at the 28th annual meeting of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Houston, TX.
2018 Best Paper, Management Teaching Review
Delise, L. A., & Mello, A. M. (2017). Designing the widget: A group decision and negotiation task. Management Teaching Review, 2(1), 55-79.
Mello, A. M., & Delise, L. A. (2015). Cognitive diversity to team outcomes: The roles of cohesion and conflict management. Small Group Research, 46(2), 204-226.
Rentsch, J. R., Delise, L. A., Mello, A. M., & Staniewicz, M. J. (2014). Knowledge building in distributed problem-solving teams: The integrative team knowledge building training strategy. Small Group Research, 45(5), 568-591.
Blair, C. A., Gorman, C. A., Helland, K. R., & Delise, L. A. (2014). The smart leader: Examining the relationship between intelligence and leader development behavior. Leadership and Organization Development Journal, 35(3), 241-258.
Rentsch, J. R., Delise, L. A., Salas, E., & Letsky, M. (2010). Facilitating knowledge building in teams: Can a new team training strategy help? Small Group Research, 41(5), 505-523.
Rentsch, J. R., Mello, A. L., & Delise, L. A. (2010). Collaboration and meaning analysis process in intense problem solving teams. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, 11, 287-303.
Delise, L. A., Gorman, C. A., Brooks, A. M., Rentsch, J. R., & Steele-Johnson, D. (2010). The effects of team training on team outcomes: A meta-analysis. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 22, 53-80.