Faculty Biography


Priscilla Elsass

Associate Professor of Management

Graduate School of Management
Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

Curriculum Vitae for Prof. Elsass

BS, Cornell University, 1975; MPS, Cornell University, 1976; MBA, The University of Connecticut, 1989; PhD, The University of Connecticut, 1992.
AACSB National Doctoral Fellow, 1987, 1988.
Instructor, Cornell University, 1975-1976; Assistant Director of Cooperative Education, The University of Connecticut, 1981-1987; Graduate Assistant, The University of Connecticut, 1987-1989. At Clark University since 1991.

Research Interests

Demographic diversity in work teams, team dynamics, job stress and control in the workplace.

Selected Publications

Elsass, P and Bigelow, B. (under review) "Learning to engage with multiple perspectives: The use of dialogue in the management classroom." Submitted to Currents in Teaching and Learning.

"Demographic Diversity in Decision Making Groups: The Experiences of Women and People of Color," Academy of Management Review (1997)

"Job Control and Job Strain: A Test of Three Models," Journal of Occupational Health Psychology (1997)

"When Teammates Raise a White Flag," Academy of Management Executive (1996)

"Acculturation in Acquired Organizations: A Force Field Perspective," Human Relations (1994)

"Eastern Values: A Comparison of U.S., Hong Kong and PRC Managers," Journal of Applied Psychology(1992)

Professional Service

Editor, Research Briefs, Academy of Management Executive (1995-2001)
Developmental Task Force, Academy of Management Research in Public Policy Newsletter (1998)
Proceedings Editor, Eastern Academy of Management Meetings (1998, 1999)
Track Chair, Eastern Academy of Management Meetings (1996, 1997)

Courses Taught Organization Behavior

Organization Structure and Process
Teams in the Global Marketplace

Professional Affiliations

Academy of Management (1989-present)
Eastern Academy of Management (1992-present)
American Psychological Association (1992-present)
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (1994-present)
Cooperative Education Association (1983-1987)
Connecticut Cooperative Education Association (1985-1987); Treasurer (1987)