Tuck Pescosolido

Chair and Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Management
Paul College 270E

Fields of Specialization:

Team dynamics, team leadership, emotions in organizations, emergent leadership



Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
B.A., Harvard University


Open Enrollment Program:

Leadership Certificate Program



Before entering academia Professor Pescosolido helped set up the Quality Assurance program for an R&D pharmaceutical firm, facilitated the TQM process for small manufacturing organization, spent 5 years designing and deliverying training sessions for a global management consulting organization, designed and led multiple team-building and leadership development training sessions as an independent consultant. 

His teaching and research activities focus on team design, team building, and the development of effective leaders in organizations. 


Selected Research:

Pescosolido & Saavedra (2012). "Cohesion and sports teams: A review" Small Group Research

Kalargyrou, Pescosolido & Kalagiros (2012). "Leadership skills in management education" Academy of Educational Leadership 

Romero & Pescosolido (2008). "Humor and group effectivess" Human Relations 

Druskat & Pescosolido (2006). "The Impact of Emergent Leader Emotionally Comptent Behavior on Team Trust, Communication, Engagement, and Effectiveness", in Research on Emotion in Organizations, V.2: Individual and Organizational Perspectives on Emotional Management and Display, W. Zerbe, N. Ashkanasy, and C. Hartel

​Pescosolido (2004). "Managing emotion: A new role for emergent group leaders" in Emotions in Organizational Behavior, C. Hartel, W. Zerbe, and N. Ashkanasy

​Pescosolido (2003). Group efficacy and group effectiveness: The effects of group efficacy over time on group development and performance" Small Group Research

Druskat & Pescosolido (2002). "The content of effective teamwork mental models in self-managing teams: Ownership, learning, and heedful interrelating" Human Relations

Pescosolido (2002). "Emergent leaders as managers of group emotion" Leadership Quarterly

Wolff, Pescosolido & Druskat (2002). "Emotional intelligence as the basis of leadership emergence in self-managing teams" Leadership Quarterly

Pescosolido (2002). "Informal leaders and the development of group efficacy" Small Group Research