Shane Connelly is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Oklahoma. She earned her Ph.D. from George Mason University and has over a decade of experience working with private industry and government organizations on applied research projects.
She has published numerous articles on leadership, emotions, and integrity and serves on the editorial boards of The Leadership Quarterly and Human Performance. She is a member of the American Psychological Association (Divisions 5 and 14), the American Psychological Society, the Academy of Management, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
Her research interests focus on leadership, emotions in the workplace, and ethical decision-making. With respect to leadership, her research has addressed issues such as how emotions and emotion processes influence the attitudes and performance of leaders and their followers, what skills contribute to leader performance over time, and how case-based training can be structured to effectively develop leaders. She is also interested in ethical decision-making in organizations, particularly how to assess and train research ethics in varioius scientific domains. In recent research, she has examined the relationship of emotion and communication strategies to attitudes within ideologically-driven discussions on the internet. Most of her research integrates both novel and tried-and-true approaches to assessing individual differences.
She is a founding faculty member and serves on the governing board and executive committee of the Center for Applied Social Research.