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Rapp, Tammy

Assistant Professor, Robert H. Freeman Professor of Management

Management Department
Copeland 610
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Ph.D. Organizational Behavior, University of Connecticut 

MBA, Alliant International University

M.S. Management, San Diego State University

B.S. Marketing, Bryant College

Research Interests

Dr. Rapp's research focuses on team effectiveness, with specific interest in four areas: team processes, shared cognition, multi-level theory, and time.

Selected Publications

Rapp. T.L., & Mathieu, J. E. (2018). Team and individual influences on members' identification and performance per membership in multiple team membership arrangements. Journal of Applied Psychology.

Rapp, T. L. (2016). A cross-classified multilevel analysis of identity and performance in multiple team arrangements. In John Humphreys (Ed.), Best Paper Proceedings of the Seventy-sixth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.

Rapp, T.L., Gilson, L.L., Mathieu, J.M., & Ruddy, T.  (2016). Leading empowered teams: An examination of the role of external team leaders and team coaches. The Leadership Quarterly, 27(1), 109-123.

Rapp, T. L., Rapp, A., & Bachrach, D. G., & Mullins R. (2014). The role of team goal monitoring in the curvilinear relationship between team efficacy and team performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 99(5), 976-987. 

 Rapp, A., Bachrach, D., & Rapp, T.L. (2013). The influence of time management skill on the curvilinear relationship between organizational citizenship behavior and task performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 98(4), 668-677. 

Maynard, M. T., Mathieu, J. E., Rapp, T.L., & Gilson, L.L. (2012). Something(s) old and something(s) new: Modeling drivers of global virtual team effectiveness. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 33,342-365. 

Mathieu, J.E., Rapp, T.L., Maynard, M.T., & Mangos, P. (2010). Interactive effects of team and task shared mental models as related to air traffic controllers' collective efficacy and effectiveness. Human Performance, 23(1), 22-40. 

Rapp, A., Ahearne, M., Mathieu, J.E., & Rapp, T.L. (2010). Managing sales teams in a virtual environment. International Journal of Research in Marketing, 27, 213-224. 

Mathieu, J. E. & Rapp, T. L. (2009). Laying the foundation for successful team performance trajectories: The roles of team charters and deliberate plans. Journal of Applied Psychology, 94(1), 90-103. 

Mathieu, J.E., Maynard, M. T., Rapp, T.L., & Gilson, L. (2008). Team effectiveness 1997-2007: A review of recent advancements and a glimpse into the future. Journal of Management, 34, 410-476. 

Rapp, T. L. & Mathieu, J. E. (2007). Evaluating an individually self-administered generic teamwork skills training program across time and levels. Small Group Research, 38(4), 532-555. 


Robert H. Freeman Professorship (2018)

Research Impact Award, Ohio University Department of Management (2018)

Journal of Management Scholarly Impact Award (2013)

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Dissertation Award $5000 (2007)

CIBER Research Grant $5000 | University of Connecticut with J.E. Mathieu (2004) 


Tammy Rapp is an Assistant Professor at Ohio University. She holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in Organizational Behavior from the University of Connecticut. Her primary research focus is on the enabling mechanisms supporting team effectiveness, with specific interest in team processes, emergent states, and team leadership. Her second focus is on the phenomena relating to multiple simultaneous team memberships. In her research, she tries to extend the understanding of these phenomena by studying them across levels or over time. Dr. Rapp has published in a number of high quality journals, including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, The Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Small Group Research, and Human Performance. 

 Dr. Rapp has taught a variety of management classes including Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Leadership, Leading Teams, and Strategic Management at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She is a member of the Academy of Management, American Psychological Association, and the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup). Prior to entering academics, she spent 10 years working in the financial services industry.