Lisa M. Penney is a professor in the School of Information Systems and Management
in Sarasota-Manatee where she teaches undergraduate and MBA courses on management,
leadership and organizational behavior. 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, such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Leadership Quarterly, Human Resource Management Review, and the Journal of Organizational Behavior. She has presented at national and international conferences and has been 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, she 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.
Penney earned a PhD and a master's degree, both focusing on industrial/organizational psychology; and a bachelor's degree in psychology all from USF.