Dr. Christina N. Lacerenza is a Research Associate and recipient of the 2017 Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her work focuses on identifying effective leadership and teamwork practices for the 21st century and beyond, with an emphasis on emergent and shared leadership, flat hierarchies, evidence-based leadership development, and diversity within teams and organizations. Her work appears in outlets such as Journal of Applied Psychology and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and has been presented at various professional meetings, including the National Academy of Sciences workshop on Science Team Dynamics and Effectiveness.
In addition to her academic work, Dr. Lacerenza has consulted on projects related to leadership and teamwork across multiple industries and worked at Amazon.com on the Talent Assessment Team. She earned her Ph.D. from Rice University, where her dissertation focused on deep- and surface-level leader traits within self-managed engineering teams. Media outlets featuring Dr. Lacerenza’s work include: Forbes, Science Daily, and Association for Psychological Science.