Lauren D’Innocenzo, PhD

Lauren D'Innocenzo

Lauren D’Innocenzo is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Provost Solutions Fellow at Drexel LeBow College of Business. Her research focuses on understanding team effectiveness by exploring compositional elements, contextual influences, as well as emergent team dynamics. Using an applied research approach, Lauren has worked with a number of Fortune 500, governmental agencies, and hospitals in a variety of capacities including data-driven research, executive education programs, interventions, executive reporting, and consulting. The current focus of Lauren’s research involves understanding drivers of surgical team effectiveness including patient safety and operating room efficiency. The practical implications of this research will be used to train attending physicians, residents, and interns as well as develop new educational programs for medical students. Her research has been published in leading peer-reviewed academic journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Journal of Management. Lauren holds a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut and was recently named Top 40 Under 40 Business Professors by Poets and Quants.

Areas of Expertise

  • Creating Effective Team Processes
  • Developing Team Capabilities
  • Groups/Teams
  • Leadership Development
  • Multi-Level Modeling
  • Shared Leadership

Selected Works


Sharma, Payal N., D’Innocenzo, Lauren, and Kirkman, Brad, Why Leaders Resist Empowering Virtual Employees. Sloan Management Review (Forthcoming)

D’Innocenzo, Lauren, Kukenberger, M.R., Farro, Andrea, and Griffith, Jennifer, Shared Leadership Performance Relationship Trajectories as a Function of Team Interventions and Members Collective Personalities. The Leadership Quarterly (Forthcoming)

Vaulont, Manuel, Luciano, Margaret, Nahrgang, Jennifer, D’Innocenzo, Lauren, and Lofgren, Carolyn, The Room Where It Happens: The Impact of Core and Non-Core Roles on Surgical Team Performance. Journal of Applied Psychology (Forthcoming)

Kukenberger, M.R., and D’Innocenzo, Lauren, The Building Blocks of Shared Leadership: The Interactive Effects of Diversity Types, Team Climate, and Time. Personnel Psychology (Apr 2020):

D’Innocenzo, Lauren, Mathieu, John E., and Kukenberger, M.R., A Meta-Analysis of Shared Leadership Team Performance Relations. Journal of Management 42 (Nov 2016): 1964-1991.

Stein, David, and D’Innocenzo, Lauren, So, you want to be a leader?. Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery 32 (Jun 2021):

Mathieu, John E, Luciano, Margaret, D’Innocenzo, Lauren, Klock, Elizabeth, and LePine, Jeffrey, The Development and Construct Validity of a Team Processes Survey Measure. Organizational Research Methods 23 (Jul 2020): 399-431.

Luciano, Margaret, Bartels, Amy, D’Innocenzo, Lauren, Maynard, M. Travis, and Mathieu, John E, Exploring the dark side of shared team experiences: Unpacking the influence of entrained rhythms and task characteristics. Academy of Management Journal 61 (Aug 2018): 1403-1430.

D’Innocenzo, Lauren, Luciano, Margaret, Mathieu, John E., Maynard, M. Travis, and Chen, G, Empowered to Perform: A multi-level investigation of the influence of empowerment on performance in hospital units. Academy of Management Journal 59 (Aug 2016): 1290-1307.

Mathieu, John E., Kukenberger, M.R., D’Innocenzo, Lauren, and Reilly, Greg, Modeling reciprocal team cohesion-performance relationships, as impacted by shared leadership and members’ competence. Journal of Applied Psychology 100 (May 2015): 713-734.

Killumets, Elar, D’Innocenzo, Lauren, Maynard, M. Travis, and Mathieu, John E., A multi-level examination of the impact of team interpersonal processes. Small Group Research 46 (Mar 2015): 227-259.

Maynard, M. Travis, Luciano, Margaret, D’Innocenzo, Lauren, Mathieu, John E., and Dean, Matthew, Modeling reciprocal psychological empowerment-performance relationships over time. Journal of Applied Psychology 99 (Nov 2014): 1244-1253.

Gilson, L.L., Lim, H.S., D’Innocenzo, Lauren, and Moye, N., One Size Does Not Fit All: Managing Radical and Incremental Creativity. Journal of Creative Behavior 46 (Sep 2012): 168-191.


Kukenberger, M.R., D’Innocenzo, Lauren, and Shin, Natalie, “A Social and Functional Perspective of Team Leadership Networks.” Social Networks at Work, Ed. D. J. Brass & S. P. Borgatti. New York: Routledge, (2020):

Mathieu, John E., D’Innocenzo, Lauren, and Kukenberger, M.R., “Contextual Issues in Project Performance: A Multi-Level Perspective..” The Psychology and Management of Project Teams: An Interdisciplinary View., Ed. F. Chiocchio, E.K. Kelloway, & B. Hobbs. Oxford: Oxford University Press, (2015): 101-136.

Mathieu, John E., Kukenberger, M.R., and D’Innocenzo, Lauren, “Time and Work, Volume 2: How Time Impacts Groups, Organizations and Methodological Choices.” Time and Teams, Ed. A.J. Shipp & Y. Fried . New York: Psychology Press, (2014): 6-26.

Editorial Board Service

Personnel Psychology – Member (2019 – Present)
Journal of Organizational Behavior – Member (2017 – Present)
Journal of Service Management – Advisory Board Member (2018 – 2018)


BA Psychology - Cornell University Ithaca, NY 2005
MS Sport Management - Ithaca College Ithaca, NY 2007
PhD Management - University of Connecticut Storrs, CT 2014


2020 Provost Solutions Fellow (Drexel University)
2019 Provost Solutions Fellow (Drexel University)
2018 2019 Best 40 Under 40 Professors (Poets & Quants)
2018 Course Hero-Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching (Course Hero-Woodrow Wilson)
2016 Excellence in Research (Drexel University)
2016 ISL Fellow (Institute for Strategic Leadership)
2016 Finalist, People Analytics Research Competition (Wharton, University of Pennsylvania)
2015 OB Division Best Reviewer Award (Academy of Management)
2015 Excellence in Research (Drexel University)
2014 Health Care Management Division Best Paper Award (Academy of Management)
2014 School of Business Hall of Fame (University of Connecticut )
2013 OB Division, Outstanding Reviewer Award (Academy of Management)
2013 Business School Ph.D. Teaching Award (University of Connecticut )
2013 Management Department Teaching Award (University of Connecticut )
2012 Outstanding Student Scholar Award (University of Connecticut )
2012 Gary N. Powell Outstanding Ph.D. Student Achievement Award (University of Connecticut )
2011 Outstanding Student Scholar Award (University of Connecticut )

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