Dr. Lisa Penney
Dr. Lisa M. Penney is a Professor of Management in the Muma College of Business at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus, where she teaches undergraduate and MBA courses on management, leadership and organizational behavior.
Dr. Penney received her PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of South Florida in Tampa. She is an award-winning researcher who has spent nearly 20 years studying the causes and consequences of job stress, particularly the antecedents and psychological processes that underlie harmful stress reactions, such as counterproductive work behavior and burnout.
Her work has been published in top scholarly journals, including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Leadership Quarterly, Human Resource Management Review, and the Journal of Organizational Behavior, presented at national and international conferences, and featured by national and international media, including Forbes.com, Newsweek Japan, Fox News, The Today Show, Stylist (UK), and The Victoria Harbor Times (Australia).
Currently, Dr. Penney is working to bridge the research on neuroscience, decision-making, and stress to develop practical strategies to help individuals improve their critical thinking, decision-making, and creativity under stressful conditions. She summarizes the basic ground of this new direction in her TEDx talk.