Joann Farrell Quinn, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of South Florida


Joann Farrell Quinn is an associate professor at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine and the Muma College of Business, the Director of SELECT Competency Assessment, and the Academic Director of the TGH-USF People Development Institute, which she founded with colleagues from the University of South Florida and Tampa General Hospital in 2021.

Dr. Quinn is the founding convener of a national group on leadership in medicine and is an active national speaker, providing talks and workshops on emotional intelligence and leadership competencies to a variety of audiences.

Dr. Quinn’s primary research focus is on emotional and social competencies and leadership development. In addition to teaching emotional intelligence and leadership, Dr. Quinn also teaches introduction to research methods in both business and healthcare and is passionate about practitioner scholarship, particularly teaching research methods to leaders in practice to improve their organizational decision-making. 

Prior to her academic career, Dr. Quinn worked domestically and internationally in the capital markets and investment management industry and is a past president of the Security Traders Association of Florida. Dr. Quinn has maintained JFQ Consulting, an independent consulting firm that offers leadership and team development, since 2007.  In 2007, Dr. Quinn also founded Due Cani Cellars, which was a boutique winery in operation until 2017. 

Dr. Quinn and colleagues have created a series of Telly Award-winning educational videos for physicians on topics of coaching, conflict management, influence, inspirational leadership, mentoring, and teamwork.

Dr. Quinn has been involved with a series of NSF-funded projects on equity in graduate education, which has resulted in the creation of an emotional intelligence scale, focused on emotional competencies needed for awareness and development. 

In addition to publishing on topics related to emotional intelligence and leadership in academic journals, she has two editions of Cultivating Leadership in Medicine, intended to support education and development for leaders in medicine; and her upcoming book, Emotional Intelligence in Leadership is anticipated for release in Spring 2024.  She is also working on a new book on the power of hope in personal and professional development.

Dr. Quinn earned a PhD from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Organization and Management from the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Political Science from the University of Rochester.

Dr. Quinn is also a lover of great wine and food, wife to Harold (“Q”), and mother to one human child, Ean, as well as three rescue dogs, and two rescue cats.

Selected References:

Quinn, JF (2015). The affect of vision and compassion upon role factors in physician leadership. Frontiers Psychology 6:442.

Quinn, JF, Perelli, S (2016). First and foremost, physicians: the clinical versus leadership identities of physician leaders, Journal of Health Organization and Management, Vol. 30 Iss. 4.

Hoffe, SE, Quinn, JF, Frakes, J, Dilling, TJ, Saeed, N, Harrison, L. (2017). Emotional-intelligence-centric leadership training for radiation oncologists, Journal of Applied Radiation Oncology, Vol. 6 No. 4, pp 18-22.

Quinn, JF, and Cola, P. (2020), Understanding physician leadership: the mediating effects of positive organizational climate and relational role endorsement, Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, Vol. 35 No. 10, pp. 1491-1503.

Jacoby, J. L., Smith, A. B., DeWaay, D. J., Barraco, R. D., Greenberg, M. R., Kane, B. G., ... & Quinn, JF. (2021). Developing Emotional Intelligence Through a Longitudinal Leadership Curriculum in UME: Combating the Decline in Medical Student Empathy. Medical Science Educator, 31(1), 29-35.

Song, E. Y., Chuang, J., Frakes, J. M., Dilling, T., Quinn, J. F., Rosenberg, S., ... & Hoffe, S. E. (2021). Developing a Dedicated Leadership Curriculum for Radiation Oncology Residents. Journal of Cancer Education, 37, 1446–1453.

Jacoby, J. L., Cole, J. D., Ruble, M. J., Smith, A. B., Laubach, L. T., Greenberg, M. R., ... & Quinn, J. F. (2022). Measures of burnout and empathy in United States Doctor of Pharmacy students: time for a change? Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 35(6), 940-946.

Jacoby JL, Smith AB, Barraco RD, Greenberg MR, Donoghue EA, Kane BG, Macfarlan JE, Crowley LM, Weaver KR, Quinn JF. (2022) Do incoming residents vary in measures of emotional status even prior to residency training? International Journal of Medical Education 29;13:198-204.

White, B. A. A., & Quinn, J. F. (2023). Personal Growth and Emotional Intelligence: Foundational Skills for the Leader. Clinics in Sports Medicine, 42(2), 261-267.









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