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Lacerenza, Christina Noelle

Assistant Professor



research overview

  • Dr. Christina N. Lacerenza is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her work focuses on identifying effective leadership and teamwork practices for the 21st century and beyond, with an emphasis on team emergent states, plural leadership, evidence-based leadership development, and diversity within teams and organizations. Her work appears in outlets such as Journal of Applied Psychology and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and has been presented at various professional meetings, including the National Academy of Sciences workshop on Science Team Dynamics and Effectiveness. In addition to her academic work, Dr. Lacerenza has consulted on projects related to leadership and teamwork across multiple industries and worked at Amazon.com on the Talent Assessment Team. She earned her Ph.D. from Rice University, where her dissertation focused on deep- and surface-level leader traits within self-managed engineering teams.


  • teamwork, leadership, diversity, training


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courses taught

  • MBAC 6001 - Foundations of Teamwork
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2019 / Summer 2020 / Summer 2021 / Summer 2022 / Summer 2023
    Focuses on teamwork effectiveness and collaboration. Students will understand what affects team outcomes, how to maximize a team's effectiveness and how to create a company environment that fosters collaboration and teamwork as they develop their own teamwork skills while learning to develop the skills of their employees' and colleagues'.
  • ORGN 1001 - Women in Leadership
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
    Everyone can benefit from taking the time to reflect upon and grow their leadership ability. The purpose of this experience is to ground students in a community of similarly minded, high caliber individuals, to equip them with leadership insights and best practices, and to encourage them to achieve their greatest leadership goals. This will be accomplished by careful discussion, readings, and perhaps, most importantly, exposure to key chief executive officers and other very highly accomplished leaders. Although we discuss the unique aspect of being a woman in business, men are welcomed to share in the leadership experience. Formerly MGMT 1001.
  • ORGN 4040 - Individual, Team, and Organizational Development
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2023
    Explores how to determine where an organization needs to focus its development efforts, how to develop and deliver an effective training program, and how to evaluate the impact of development programs on organizational effectiveness. Explores individual, team, and organization-wide development, including such topics as skills training, team building, and managing change. Formerly MGMT 4040.
  • ORMG 7320 - Doctoral Seminar: Macro Aspects of Entrepreneurship
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023
    Critically investigates major issues in organization theory and provides students with experience in comprehensively surveying literature in subject areas such as organization design, power, culture, innovation, technology, environment, size, and strategy. Instructor consent required.


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