Assistant Professor, Industrial-Organizational Program

Research Interests

My research areas include leadership, teams, multiteam systems, and social networks. In particular, my research seeks to uncover the factors that enable large-scale organizational systems, composed of multiple teams, to tackle complex challenges requiring diverse areas of expertise.

Selected Publications

Carter, D.R., DeChurch, L.A., Braun, M. & Contractor, N. (2015). Social network approaches to leadership: An integrative conceptual review. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100(3), 597-622.

Mesmer-Magnus, J., Carter, D.R., Asencio, R. & DeChurch, L.A. (2016). Space exploration illuminates the next frontier for teams research. Group and Organization Management, 41(5), 595-628.

Cullen-Lester, K., Maupin, C.K., & Carter, D.R. (2017). Incorporating social networks into leadership development: An organizing framework and evaluation of research and practice. The Leadership Quarterly, 28(1), 130-152..

Carter, D.R., Asencio, R., Wax, A., DeChurch L.A., & Contractor, N.S. (2016). Little teams big data: Big data provides new opportunities for teams research. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 8(4), 550-555.

Carter, N.T., Carter, D.R., & DeChurch, L.A. (2015). Implications of observability for the theory and measurement of shared emergent team properties. Journal of Management. Published online ahead of print, doi: doi:10.1177/0149206315609402

Murase, T., Carter, D.R., DeChurch, L.A., & Marks, M.A. (2014). Mind the gap: The effect of leadership on collective cognition in multiteam systems. The Leadership Quarterly, 25(5), 801-1078.

Carter, D.R., & DeChurch, L.A. (2012). Networks: The way forward for collectivistic leadership research. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 5, 412-415.

Contractor, N.S., DeChurch, L.A., Carson, J., Carter, D.R., & Keegan, B. (2012). The topology of collective leadership. The Leadership Quarterly, 23, 994-1011.

Asencio, R., Carter, D.R., DeChurch, L.A., Zaccaro, S.J., & Fiore, S.M. (2012). Charting a course for collaboration: A multiteam perspective. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 2, 487-494.

Carter, D.R., & DeChurch, L.A. (2014). Leadership in Multiteam Systems: A network perspective. In D.V. Day (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Leadership (pp. 483-505), Oxford University Press.

DeChurch, L. A., Carter, D. R., Asencio, R., Wax, A. Seely, P. W., Dalrymple, K. Vaughn, S., Jones, B., & Plummer, G., Mesmer Magnus, J. R., (in press). From teams in organizations to organizing in teams. Organizational Psychology. In N. Anderson, D. S. Ones, H. K. Sinangil & C. Viswesvaran (Eds.), Handbook of industrial, work and organizational psychology (Vol. 1, 2nd ed.). London, UK: Sage.