Deanna Kennedy is an Assistant Professor in the School of Business at the University of Washington Bothell. She teaches classes in operations and project management as well as quantitative methods and business statistics. Dr. Kennedy conducts behavioral operations research about groups and teams. She is interested in the use of interventions, technologies, and tools that facilitate group/team processes and lead to better task outcomes. Her research has been published in the Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, Decision Sciences, and Production Planning and Control.
In 2009, Dr. Kennedy received her Ph.D. in Management Science from the Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her dissertation won the 2009 Dissertation Prize for research on small groups by the Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy Division of the American Psychological Association. Prior to her appointment at UW Bothell, she held a Visiting Assistant Professor appointment in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at Texas A&M, College Station.