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Lucy Gilson

Dr. Lucy Gilson is an Associate Professor and Ackerman Scholar at the University of Connecticut in the School of Business. Dr. Gilson earned her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior with a minor in Human Resource Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She also has an MBA from Georgia Tech and a BSc from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. She currently teaches undergraduate, MBA, and executives level students; primarily in the areas of managerial and interpersonal behavior, change management, and managerial consulting. She has also worked extensively with the CT Department of Public Safety and CT Department of Public Health. Dr Gilson’s research and published work focuses on teams and creativity. In her work she has examined work teams in different organizational settings and performing a diverse range of jobs. Specifically, she studies how creativity, employee empowerment, diversity, fairness issues, and virtual communication influence team effectiveness. She has recently published a chapter for the Handbook on Organizational Creativity examining the practical outcomes associated with creativity in the workplace. Her research has been published in the Academy of Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and The Leadership Quarterly.