Margaret Luciano

Assistant Professor
TEMPE Campus


Margaret Luciano comes to the W. P. Carey School of Business following the completion of her doctorate in organizational behavior at the University of Connecticut. Her dissertation focused on understanding and enhancing the quality of coordination during patient handoffs from surgery to recovery. This work won competitive international awards from the Academy of Management, the Interdisciplinary Network for Groups Research, the Society of Human Resource Management Foundation, and the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology. More generally, her research interests include leading change, intergroup dynamics, teams, and systems, with a particular interest in healthcare settings. Her work is a vivid example of the scientist/practitioner model, as she has partnered with external entities such as Safer Healthcare, the Group for Organizational Effectiveness, and the Center for Creative Leadership to conduct leading edge research with real-world implications and benefits. 

Professor Luciano's research has been published in leading peer-reviewed academic journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and Organizational Research Methods.


  • Ph.D. University of Connecticut 2015
  • M.B.A. Clark University 2010
  • B.A. Clark University 2009

Research Interests

  • Within and Between Team Dynamics (Coordination, Empowerment)
  • Multiteam systems
  • Change Implementation
  • Leadership
  • Healthcare
  • Contextual Influences (Social, Structural, Temporal)


  • Luciano, M. M., Bartels, A. L.*, D’Innocenzo, L. A., Maynard, M. T., & Mathieu, J. E., Online First. Shared Team Experiences and Team Effectiveness: Unpacking the Contingent Effects of Entrained Rhythms and Task Characteristics. Academy of Management Journal doi:10.5465/amj.2016.0828

  • Luciano, M. M., Mathieu, J. E., Park, S.*, & Tannenbaum, S. A. Online First. A fitting approach to construct and measurement alignment: The role of big data in advancing dynamic theories. Organizational Research Methods.

  • Luciano, M. M., DeChurch, L. A., & Mathieu, J. E. 2018. Multiteam systems: A structural framework and meso-theory of system functioning. Journal of Management, 44(3): 1065-1096

  • D'Innocenzo, L., Luciano, M. M., Mathieu, J. E., Maynard, M. T., & Chen, G. 2016. Empowered to perform: A multi-level investigation of the influence of empowerment on performance in hospital units. Academy of Management Journal, 59(4): 1209-1307. doi:10.5465/amj.2013.1073

  • Maynard, M. T., Luciano, M. M., D'Innocenzo, L., Mathieu, J. E., & Dean, M. 2014. Modeling time-lagged reciprocal psychological empowerment – performance relationships. Journal of Applied Psychology, 99(6): 1244-1253.

  • Luciano, M. M., Mathieu, J. E., & Ruddy, T. M. 2014. Leading multiple teams: Average and differentiated leadership influences on team empowerment and effectiveness. Journal of Applied Psychology, 99(2): 322-331. doi: 10.1037/a0035025



Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 320Organizational Behavior
HSM 506Managing Health Care Orgs
MGT 591Seminar
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 320Organizational Behavior
MGT 792Research
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 320Organizational Behavior
MGT 499Individualized Instruction
MGT 792Research
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research


Dissertation Awards

  • Organizational Behavior Division Best Dissertation Award (AOM  OB Division), 2017
  • S. Rains Wallace Dissertation Award for the best doctoral dissertation germane to I-O psychology (SIOP), 2017
  • J. Richard Hackman Award for the Dissertation that Most Significantly Advances the Study of Groups (INGRoup  Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research), 2016
  • Lee Hakel Graduate Student Award (SIOP), 2015
  • SHRM Foundation Dissertation Proposal Grant Award (AOM  HR Division), 2014

Other Awards

  • Academy of Management, Health Care Management Division Best Paper Award, 2014
  • Journal of Occupational & Organizational Psychology Best Paper of 2013 Award

Work History

<p>Arizona State University: 2015 - Present. Previous appointments: University of Connecticut</p>


  • Safer Healthcare
  • Center for Creative Leadership
  • The Group for Organizational Effectiveness Inc.