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.
Fan, Y., Delise, L. A., & Breidenthal, A. (2021, June). Bringing the “big picture” into intro to management classes: A roundtable discussion. Submitted to the annual Management & Organizational Behavior Teaching Society Conference [online].
Mello, A. M., & Delise, L. A. (2020, August). Team process-loss across two task types [Poster]. American Psychological Association Convention, Washington DC. https://irp cdn.multiscreensite.com/a5ea5d51/files/uploaded/2020-APAConvention_OnDemandIndex_Poster.pdf
Mello, A. M., Delise, L. A., Blandford, J., Halsey, K., & Morris, M. (2020, April). Prior team experience on subsequent performance across two task types. Presented at the 35th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Austin, TX. https://www.siop.org/Annual-Conference/Registration-and-Resources/Past-Conference Programs/ProgramSearch-20
Scott, N. M., Delise, L. A., & Ray, J. L. (2019, June). Character strengths: Using who you are for leading change. Presented at the annual Management & Organizational Behavior Teaching Society Conference, Mahwah, NJ.
Ray, J. L., Scott, N. M., Aloi, S., & Delise, L. A. (2019, June). Deliberate dialogue: Discussion of business & society. Presented at the annual Management & Organizational Behavior Teaching Society Conference, Mahwah, NJ.
Scott, N. M., Delise, L. A., & Ray, J. L. (2018, November). Laugh with the boss: A model of subordinate humor, LMX, and employee guarding. Presented at the Southern Management Association annual meeting, Lexington, KY.
2021 School of Business Scholar of the Year
2018 Best Paper, Management Teaching Review
Choi, Y., Delise, L. A., Lee, B. W., & Neely, J. (2021). Effective staffing of projects for reconciling conflict between cost efficiency and quality. International Journal of Production Economics, 234, 1-13.
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.