Christine Shea

Technology and Operations, Special Assistant to the Provost for UNH ADVANCE
Phone: (603) 862-3322
Office: Decision Sciences, Paul College Rm 370C, Durham, NH 03824
Christine Shea

Dr. Christine Shea is Professor of Technology and Operations Management at the Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire. Her current research examines how colleague bystander intervention can reduce the negative impact of bias incidents in the academic workplace. She obtained two National Science Foundation ADVANCE grants to conduct this research and is using her findings to create an online intervention guide and decision tool that will be available for use by faculty in 2020. She is former UNH Interim Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Inclusive Excellence and Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Research at Paul College. Prior to earning her PhD from the University of Western Ontario, she worked for ten years and held various project and operations management positions in the aerospace industry. She has published on the topics of leadership and technological innovation in leading management journals including the Journal of Business Venturing, the Journal of Management, Leadership Quarterly, and the Journal of Business.


  • Ph.D., Organizational Behavior and Operations Management, University of Western Ontario
  • M.B.A., Business Admin.&Managemt, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • B.A., Business Admin.&Managemt, Wilfrid Laurier University

Courses Taught

  • ADMN 842: Project Management
  • ADMN 859: Managing Technologic Innovatn
  • MOT 948: Business Plan & Program Mgt

Selected Publications

Shea, C. M., Malone, M. F. F. T., Young, J. R., & Graham, K. J. (2019). Interactive theater: an effective tool to reduce gender bias in faculty searches. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 38(2), 178-187. doi:10.1108/edi-09-2017-0187

Jones, W., Graham, K., Shea, C. M., & Williams, J. (2019). UNH UNBIASED: Leadership Development and Policy Change to Promote Institutional Transformation. Equity in STEM First Look. Retrieved from

Shea, C. M., Grinde, R., & Elmslie, B. (2011). Nanotechnology as general-purpose technology: empirical evidence and implications. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 23(2), 175-192. doi:10.1080/09537325.2011.543336

Howell, J. M., & Shea, C. M. (2006). Effects of Champion Behavior, Team Potency, and External Communication Activities on Predicting Team Performance. Group & Organization Management, 31(2), 180-211. doi:10.1177/1059601104273067

Howell, J. M., Shea, C. M., & Higgins, C. A. (2005). Champions of product innovations: defining, developing, and validating a measure of champion behavior. Journal of Business Venturing, 20(5), 641-661. doi:10.1016/j.jbusvent.2004.06.001

Shea, C. M. (2005). Future management research directions in nanotechnology: A case study. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, 22(3), 185-200. doi:10.1016/j.jengtecman.2005.06.002

Howella*, J. M., & Sheabb, C. M. (2001). Individual differences, environmental scanning, innovation framing, and champion behavior: key predictors of project performance. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 18(1), 15-27. doi:10.1111/1540-5885.1810015

Shea, C. M., & Howell, J. M. (2000). Efficacy-Performance Spirals: An Empirical Test. Journal of Management, 26(4), 791-812. doi:10.1177/014920630002600409

Shea, C. M., & Howell, J. M. (1999). Charismatic leadership and task feedback. The Leadership Quarterly, 10(3), 375-396. doi:10.1016/s1048-9843(99)00020-x

Shea, C. M., & Howell, J. M. (1998). Organizational antecedents to the successful implementation of total quality management: A social cognitive perspective. Journal of Quality Management, 3(1), 3-24. doi:10.1016/s1084-8568(99)80101-1

Most Cited Publications