Dustin J. Sleesman
Assistant Professor of Management
226 Lerner Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Dustin J. Sleesman is an Assistant Professor of Management at the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics at the University of Delaware. He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University and his B.S. and B.A. from The Ohio State University.
Professor Sleesman’s research interests concern the study of behavior in organizations from two key perspectives. First, he conducts research on decision-making – for example, understanding why managers escalate their commitment to bad decisions and the manner by which cognitive processes inform judgments and decisions. Second, his research focuses on team effectiveness such as studying how and when members engage in coordination, risk-taking, and learning behaviors.
His work has been published in Academy of Management Journal and Journal of Applied Psychology, and he enjoys teaching courses in Organizational Behavior, Leadership, and Negotiation.
- Ph.D. - Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management, Michigan State University, 2012
- B.S. - Business Administration, The Ohio State University, 2007
- B.A. - Psychology, The Ohio State University, 2007
- Curriculum Vitae
- Sleesman, D. J., Conlon, D. E., McNamara, G., & Miles, J. E. (2012) Cleaning up the big muddy: A meta-analytic review of the determinants of escalation of commitment. Academy of Management Journal, 55: 541-562.
- Davison, R. B., Hollenbeck, J. R., Barnes, C. M., Sleesman, D. J., & Ilgen, D. R. (2012) Coordinated action in multiteam systems. Journal of Applied Psychology, 97: 808-824.
- BUAD 309: Organizational Behavior
- BUAD 309 Honors: Management and Organizational Behavior
- BUAD 423: Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
- BUAD 870: Leadership and Organizational Behavior