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Matthew Pearsall

Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior


McColl 4724, CB 3490 Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3490

Matt Pearsall researches leadership, team performance and team adaptation. An award-winning teacher, he teaches courses about leading and managing.

His research focuses on helping cross-functional teams successfully integrate the expertise of their members. He also has examined empowering leadership in teams and how to help teams cope with stress.

The Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and the Academy of Management Journal have published his work.

He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy for four years. He also worked in finance and IT at Sybase Inc. and Ericsson Wireless Systems, and as a stockbroker for TD Waterhouse.

Dr. Pearsall received his PhD in management from the University of Arizona, his MBA from Boston University and his BS in mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.