School of Business Faculty

Deanna M. Kennedy, Ph.D.

2009 Ph.D. in Management Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
2005 Masters of Business Administration, Concentration in Operations & Supply Chain Management, Minor in Project Management, Golden Gate University, San Francisco
1999 B.Sc. in Biological Sciences, Concentration in Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior, University of California, Davis

Project Management, Groups and Teams, Operations Management

Operations and Project Management
Quantitative Methods and Business Statistics


Maynard, M.T., Kennedy, D.M. & Sommer, S.A. (Forthcoming). Team adaptation: A fifteen-year synthesis (1998-2013) and framework for how this literature needs to “adapt” going forward. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. doi: 10.1080/1359432X.2014.1001376

Kennedy, D.M. & McComb, S.A. 2014. When Teams Shift among Processes: Insights from Simulation and Optimization. Journal of Applied Psychology, 99(5), 784-815. doi: 10.1037/a0037339

Sherman, K., Kennedy, D.M., Woodard, M., & McComb, S.A. 2012. Examining the “exchange” in leader-member exchange. Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies. 19(4), 407-423.

McComb, S.A. & Kennedy, D.M. 2011. Facilitating effective mental model convergence: The interplay among the team’s task, mental model content, communication flow, and media. In E. Salas, S. Fiore, & M. Letsky (Eds.), Theories of Team Cognition: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives, pp. 549-568. NY: Routledge.

Kennedy, D.M., McComb, S.A & Vozdolska, R. 2011. Using simulation to analyze complex behavioral models: An investigation of project complexity’s influence on team communication. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management. 28(3), 109-127. DOI: 10.1016/j.jengtecman.2011.03.001.

Mostashari, A., McComb, S.A., Kennedy, D.M., Cloutier, R. and Korfiatis, P. 2011. Developing a stakeholder-assisted agile CONOPS development process. Systems Engineering. 15(1), 1-13. DOI: 10.1002/sys.20190 (2nd most downloaded paper 2012).

Kennedy, D.M., Vozdolska, R. & McComb, S.A. 2010. Team decision-making in computer-supported cooperative work: How initial computer-mediated or face-to-face meetings set the stage for later outcomes. Decision Sciences Journal, 41(4), 933-954. DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-5915.2010.00293.x.

McComb, S.A., Kennedy, D.M., Perryman, R., Warner, N. & Letsky, M. 2010. Examining temporal patterns of mental model convergence: Implications for distributed teams interacting in an electronic collaboration space. Human Factors, 52(2), 264-281. DOI: 10.1177/0018720810370458.

Kennedy, D.M. & McComb, S.A. 2010. Merging internal and external processes: Examining the mental model convergence process through team communication. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, 11(4), 340-358. DOI: 10.1080/14639221003729193.

McComb, S.A., Kennedy, D.M., Green, S.G. & Compton, W.D. 2008. Project team effectiveness: The case for sufficient setup and top management involvement. Production Planning & Control, 19(4), 1-11. DOI: 10.1080/09537280802034059.

Teaching & Learning Center (TLC) Faculty Travel Grant, 2012.

2009 Dissertation Research Award by Division 49 (Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy) of the American Psychological Association, May 2010.

OBTS Teaching Society for Management Educators, New Teacher Development Fund for Conference Attendance Support, 2010.
First Nations Scholarship Award for Conference Attendance Support, 2010.

Selected Participant in NSF Funded Coalition to Diversify Computing 2009 Academic Career Workshop for Underrepresented Participants, April 4-5, 2009.

Outstanding Service Award, UMass Amherst Student Chapter of INFORMS in recognition of remarkable service and lasting contributions, 2009.

Selected Participant in Future Academician Colloquium, INFORMS, October 2008.

Selected Participant in Managerial and Organizational Cognition Doctoral Student Colloquium, Academy of Management, August 2008.

Recipient of the Isenberg Award for Academic Merit and Commitment to the Integration of Science, Engineering and Management, November, 2007.