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Robert Giambatista

Department of Management:  Assistant Professor

  • Pennsylvania State University, B.S., M.S.
  • University of Wisconsin (Madison), Ph.D.
Professor Giambatista joined the Lehigh faculty in Fall 2004 and has taught the undergraduate survey organizational behavior and graduate negotiations classes. His research in teams, diversity, and leadership skills has been cited over 250 times according to Google Scholar, and includes publications in some of the highest-impact journals in the management field, such as The Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Leadership Quarterly, and Academy of Management Learning and Education. He has also made over 20 scholarly research presentations. He was awarded the 2003 Best New Faculty Award from the Texas Tech Alumni Association while serving on their faculty, and won the 2011 Best Paper Award from the Management Education & Development Division of the Academy of Management for the paper making the most significant contribution to management education.
Professor Giambatista's published research has made many contributions regarding/ how groups respond to shifting deadlines, how high-performing teams differ from other teams in developing shared mental models in response to routine and non-routine events, how leader and team performance (in the NBA) varies as a function of tenure on the job, how diversity interacts with communication media to affect team creativity, that personality diversity is accurately identified upon acquaintanceship in groups, and that a behaviorally-based pedagogy can be adapted to enhance interpersonal skills of emerging leaders and professionals.
Bob is married with two children and his interests include running, cooking and classical music. He is a movie buff who enjoys using film clips in his teaching. He is also an avid fan of the Philadelphia Phillies, Eagles, and Sixers, having grown up in the Delaware Valley.
Research Interests
  • Group process & performance
  • Diversity
  • Leadership
  • Experiential Teaching of organizational behavior
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Phone: 610-758-5526
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