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
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.