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
Organizational Development/Capacity Building
Organizational Theory and Behavior
ADMN 575: Behavior in Organizations
ADMN 912: Managing Self & Leading Others
MGT 713: Leadership Assessmnt & Develp
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.