• Lucy Gilson is dean of the University of New Hampshire Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. She joined UNH Paul in August of 2022.

    Gilson comes to UNH from the University of Connecticut School of Business, where she served as Associate Dean for Faculty & Outreach, Faculty Director for the Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference, and faculty advisor for Women in Business. She also is a visiting Scholar at Universidade Catolica Portuguesa (Lisbon), and Senior Associate Editor of Group and Organization Management.

    Gilson is a skilled administrator. As the management department head, she redesigned the undergraduate major to increase enrollment, retention, and placement success; created interdisciplinary minors. As associate dean she worked with the dean’s advisory council to enhance the impact of faculty scholarship to the business community; and restructured the dean’s office to align communications, IT, alumni, and external relations. Gilson also was responsible for overseeing the school’s faculty and research portfolio, as well as the staff and associated budgets for communications, alumni relations, external relations, global programming, IT, and the doctoral program. She founded the Women’s MBA Association in 2007 and established a Women in Business Fund in 2020 to improve the diversity and experience of women, raising over to $500,000 from more than 100 donors in one year.

    Gilson is a world-renowned researcher on virtual teams and team effectiveness and in 2019 was named by the Web of Science as one of the world’s most highly cited researchers. Her work examines teams in different organizational settings performing a diverse range of jobs. Specifically, she studies how creativity, employee empowerment, diversity, fairness issues, leadership, and virtual communication influence team effectiveness. Her research has been published in many of the top management and psychology journals; Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Group and Organization Management, Small Group Research. In addition, Dean Gilson has provided consulting expertise to many multinational companies, state, and national agencies in the areas of leadership, virtual teams, managing change, and leading for creativity. She has given several invited keynote presentations on ‘Women and Leadership’ and ‘Leading for Creativity and Change.’
    Gilson earned her Ph.D. and MSM from Georgia Institute of Technology and her B.S. from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2023 A call to action: Taking the untenable out of women professors’ pregnancy, postpartum, and caregiving demandsIndustrial and Organizational Psychology: perspectives on science and practice.  16:187-210. 2023
    2023 Should Employees be Required to Return to the Office?Organizational Dynamics.  52. 2023
    2021 Putting the “TEAM” back into virtual teamsOrganizational Dynamics.  50:100847-100847. 2021
    2019 Do I Really Know You and Does It Matter? Unpacking the Relationship Between Familiarity and Information Elaboration in Global Virtual TeamsGroup and Organization Management.  44:3-37. 2019
    2017 Creativity and the Management of Technology: Balancing Creativity and StandardizationProduction and Operations Management.  26:605-616. 2017
    2015 Virtual teams research: Ten years, ten themes, and ten opportunitiesJournal of Management.  45:1313-1337. 2015
    2013 Curating collections of ideas: Museum as metaphor in the management of creativityIndustrial Marketing Management.  42:106-112. 2013
    2012 Something(s) old and something(s) new: Modeling drivers of global virtual team effectivenessJournal of Organizational Behavior.  33:342-365. 2012
    2008 Team Effectiveness 1997-2007: A Review of Recent Advancements and a Glimpse Into the FutureJournal of Management.  34:410-476. 2008
    2005 Mentoring in academia: An examination of the experiences of protégés of colorJournal of Vocational Behavior.  67:459-475. 2005
    2004 What leaders need to know: A review of social and contextual factors that can foster or hinder creativityThe Leadership Quarterly.  15:33-53. 2004
    Radical and incremental creativity: Antecedents and processes.Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts.  5:21-28.


    Year Title
    Handbook of Research on the Virtual Workplace

    Education And Training

    Full Name

  • Lucy Gilson