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 Society of Human Resource Management Foundation and the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Her work follows the scientist/practitioner model, and she has partnered with external entities such as Safer HealthCare, the Group for Organizational Effectiveness in New York, and the Center for Creative Leadership to conduct applied research with real-world implications and benefits. 

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


  • PhD  University of Connecticut, 2015
  • MBA  Clark University, 2010
  • BA  Clark University, 2009

Research Interests

  • Within and Between Team Dynamics (Coordination, Empowerment)
  • Contextual Influences (Social, Structural, Temporal)


  • Luciano, M. M., DeChurch, L. A., & Mathieu, J. E. Multiteam systems: A structural framework and meso-theory of system functioning.  Journal of Management. Forthcoming.
  • D'Innocenzo, L., Luciano, M. M., Mathieu, J. E., Maynard, M. T., & Chen, G. Empowered to perform: A multi-level investigation of the influence of empowerment on performance in hospital units. Academy of Management Journal. Forthcoming.
  • 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


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


  • Recipient of 2014 HR Division SHRM Foundation Dissertation Grant Award and the 2015 Lee Hakel Graduate Student Award (SIOP Dissertation Proposal)
  • Academy of Management, Health Care Management Division Best Paper Award, 2014
  • Journal of Occupational & Organizational Psychology Best Paper of 2013 Award


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

Work History

Arizona State University: 2015 - Present. Previous appointments: University of Connecticut

Expertise Areas