Anthony Pescosolido, Ph.D.

member emotional intelligence consortium

Affiliation: University of New Hampshire


Anthony (Tuck) Pescosolido is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Management with the Whittemore School of Business & Economics at the University of New Hampshire. He first joined the University of New Hampshire in 2002. Prior to coming to the University of New Hampshire, he taught at The Mason School of Business at The College of William and Mary, and The Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. He earned an A.B. in psychology from Harvard College and a Ph. D. in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University.

He teaches required and elective courses in organizational behavior within the undergraduate, MBA, and Management of Technology degree programs at the Whittemore School of Business Economics. His elective courses focus on team dynamics, leadership development, and leading project teams. His research interests focus on team dynamics and leadership; particularly the development of emergent team leadership, the role of emotions and emotional intelligence in long term team performance, and the impact of collective cognition on team dynamics and performance. He is particularly interested in the role of individuals who take leadership without relying upon formal power (such as rewards and punishments), and the skill sets required to do this effectively. His research has appeared in Human Relations, the Leadership Quarterly, and Small Group Research as well as in the Research on Emotion in Organizations book series edited by Neal Ashkanasy, Charmine Hartel and Wilf Zerbe. He currently serves on the editorial boards of both the Journal of Organizational Behavior and Small Group Research.

He has worked in a number of team building and leadership development initiatives throughout all levels of organizations, from entry level to senior managers and partners. He has provided consulting and training to a variety of organizations encompassing production, service, government, R&D and sales organizations. His training and consulting programs have focused on building effective teams and developing higher quality leadership by increasing participants’ emotional intelligence, effective communication and active experimentation.


Harvey, N. 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 and Organizational Studies, 21, 5-16.

Kalargyrou, V., Pescosolido, A. T. & Kalagiros, E. A. (2012). Leadership skills in management education. Academy of Educational Leadership, 16, 39-63.

Pescosolido, A. T. & Saavedra, R. (2012). Cohesion and sports teams: A review. Small Group Research, 43, 744-758.

Romero, E. J. & Pescosolido, A. T. (2008). Humor and group effectiveness. Human Relations, 61, 395-418.

Pescosolido, A. T. (2003). Group efficacy and group effectiveness: The effects of group efficacy over time on group development and performance. Small Group Research, 34, 20-42.

Druskat, V. U., & Pescosolido, A. T. (2002). The content of effective teamwork mental models in self-managing teams: Ownership, learning, and heedful interrelating. Human Relations, 55, 283-314.

Pescosolido, A. T. (2002). Emergent leaders as managers of group emotion. Leadership Quarterly, 13, 583-599.

Wolff, S. B., Pescosolido, A. T., & Druskat, V. U. (2002). Emotional intelligence as the basis of leadership emergence in self-managing teams. Leadership Quarterly, 13, 505-522.

Pescosolido, A. T. (2001). Informal leaders and the development of group efficacy. Small Group Research, 32, 74-93.

Book Chapters

Druskat, V. U., & Pescosolido, A. T. (2006). The impact of emergent leader emotionally competent behavior on team trust, communication, engagement, and effectiveness. In Ashkanasy, N. , Hartel, C., & Zerbe, W. Research on Emotion in Organizations, Volume 2: Individual and organizational perspectives on emotion management and display. Elsevier Publishing.

Pescosolido, A. T. (2004). Managing emotion: A new role for emergent group leaders. In Hartel, C., Zerbe, W., & Ashkanasy, N. Emotions in Organizational Behavior. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Mahwah NJ. 







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