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Dr. Christina N. Lacerenza is an assistant professor in the Organizational Leadership and Information Analytics division at the Leeds School of Business at University of Colorado Boulder. With her work, she aims to improve organizational leadership, with an emphasis on increasing positive leadership practices, mitigating power abuse, and understanding the team within which the leader is embedded. To accomplish this goal, Dr. Lacerenza examines the growth and development of leaders and right-hand partners, as well as the intricacies at play within the teams that managers lead. She conducts both quantitative and qualitative work, aligning the methodology used with the focus of the research question(s). Her research has been published in Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and other high-quality outlets.
At Leeds, Dr. Lacerenza teaches Foundations of Teamwork and Collaboration in the full-time MBA program, Organizational Development and Leadership to undergraduates in business and engineering, and Organizational Theory in the doctoral program.
Prior to joining Leeds, Lacerenza earned her PhD from Rice University. Prior to her academic career, she worked in talent management at Amazon and for the Orlando Magic NBA Team.