Tuck Pescosolido

Associate Professor
Phone: (603) 862-3367
Office: Management, Paul College Rm 270E, Durham, NH 03824
Tuck Pescosolido

Before entering academia, Professor Pescosolido helped set up the Quality Assurance program for an R&D pharmaceutical firm, facilitated the TQM process for a 250 person manufacturing organization, and spent 5 years designing and delivering training sessions for a global management consulting organization. He has designed and led multiple team-building and leadership development training sessions as an independent consultant and facilitator and has spoken to a wide variety of audiences on topics of leadership and effective teaming.
His teaching and research activities focus on team design, team building, and the development of effective leaders in organizations.


  • Ph.D., Organizational Behavior, Case Western Reserve University
  • B.A., Psychology, Harvard University

Research Interests

  • Leadership
  • Leadership Development
  • Management Education
  • Organizational Development/Capacity Building
  • Organizational Theory and Behavior

Courses Taught

  • ADMN 912: Managing Self & Leading Others
  • MGT 713: Leadership Assessmnt & Develp

Selected Publications

Wilson, J. M., Fletcher, T. D., Pescosolido, T., & Major, D. A. (2021). Extraversion and Leadership Emergence: Differences in Virtual and Face-to-Face Teams. SMALL GROUP RESEARCH, 52(5), 535-564. doi:10.1177/1046496420986620

Harvey, P., Harris, K. J., Kacmar, K. M., Buckless, A., & Pescosolido, A. T. (2014). The Impact of Political Skill on Employees' Perceptions of Ethical Leadership. JOURNAL OF LEADERSHIP & ORGANIZATIONAL STUDIES, 21(1), 5-16. doi:10.1177/1548051813483834

Pescosolido, A. T., & Saavedra, R. (2012). Cohesion and Sports Teams: A Review. SMALL GROUP RESEARCH, 43(6), 744-758. doi:10.1177/1046496412465020

Pescosolido, A. T. (2002). Emergent leaders as managers of group emotion. LEADERSHIP QUARTERLY, 13(5), 583-599. doi:10.1016/S1048-9843(02)00145-5

Pescosolido, A. (n.d.). Emergent leader behavior and the development of team efficacy. Leadership Quarterly.