Faculty & Staff Directory

iconiconiconiconNameMary WallerImageMary WallerFirstnameMaryLastnameWallerOffice Phone817-257-5930
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Position:Professor of ManagementDepartment:Management and Leadership DepartmentOffice:Neeley 3314Professorship / Chair:M.J. Neeley Professor of ManagementRole:FacultyEducation
  • BBA in Petroleum Land Management, U. of Oklahoma
  • MS in Management Science, U. of Colorado
  • PhD in Organizational Behavior, U. of Texas at Austin
Areas of Expertise / Research
  • Team interaction and effectiveness in critical contexts
  • Team resilience
  • Nonlinear team dynamics
  • Crisis management in organizations
  • Individual and team temporal processes
  • Human factors and safety in complex technological systems
Work Experience
  • Columbine Systems, Software Management Supervisor
  • Delta Air Lines, Systems Instructor
  • Amoco Corporation, Petroleum Landman (Mineral Rights Management)
Courses Taught
  • Essentials of Motivation
  • Managing Team Dynamics
  • Crisis Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Essentials of Negotiation
Key Publications
  • Waller, M.J., Franklin, A.E., & Parcher, D.B. 2020. Time perspective balance and team adaptation in dynamic task contexts. Journal of Organizational Behavior.
  • Stephens, K., Waller, M.J., & Sohrab, S. 2019. Over-emoting and perceptions of sincerity: Effects of nuanced displays of emotions and chosen words on credibility perceptions during a crisis. Public Relations Review, doi.org/10.1016/j.pubrev.2019.101841.
  • Grote, G., Kolbe, M., & Waller, M.J. 2018. The dual nature of adaptive coordination in teams: Balancing demands for flexibility and stability. Organizational Psychology Review, doi: 10.1177/2041386618790112
  • Uitdewilligen, S., & Waller, M.J. 2018. Information sharing and decision making in multidisciplinary crisis management teams. Journal of Organizational Behavior, doi: 10.1002/job.2301
  • Kaplan, S.A., & Waller, M.J. 2018. Reliability through resilience in organizational teams. In R. Ramanujam & K. Roberts (eds.), Organizing for reliability: A guide for research and practice. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
  • Uitdewilligen, S., Rico, R., & Waller, M. 2018. Fluid stability: Dynamics of team action patterns and adaptive outcomes. Journal of Organizational Behavior, doi: 10.1002/job.2267
  • Su, L., Kaplan, S., Burd, R., Winslow, C. Hargrove, A., & Waller, M. 2017. Trauma resuscitation: Can team behaviors in the pre-arrival period predict resuscitation performance? British Medical Journal: Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning. doi: 10.1136/bmjstel-2016-000143
  • Wang, L., Doucet, L.M., Waller, M.J., Phillips, S., & Sanders, K. 2016. A laughing matter: Patterns of laughter and the effectiveness of working dyads. Organization Science , 27: 1142-1160. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1287/orsc.2016.1082
  • Waller, M.J., Okhuysen, G.A., & Saghafian, M. 2016. Conceptualizing emergent states: A strategy to advance the study of group dynamics. Academy of Management Annals , v.10 (1): 561-598. doi: 10.1080/19416520.2016.1120958
  • Stachowski, A.A., Kaplan, S.A., & Waller, M.J. 2009. The benefits of flexible team interaction during crises. Journal of Applied Psychology , 94: 1536-1543.
  • Waller, M.J., Gupta, N., & Giambatista, R. 2004. Effects of adaptive behaviors and shared mental model development on control crew performance. Management Science , 50: 1534-1544.
  • Waller, M.J., Zellmer-Bruhn, M., & Giambatista, R.C. 2002. Watching the clock: Team pacing behaviors under deadlines. Academy of Management Journal, 45: 1046-1055.
  • Okhuysen, G., & Waller, M.J. 2002. Focusing on midpoint transitions: An analysis of boundary conditions. Academy of Management Journal , 45: 1056-1065.
  • Waller, M.J., Conte, J.M., Gibson, C.B., & Carpenter, M.A. 2001. The effect of individual perceptions of deadlines on team performance. Academy of Management Review , 26: 586-600.
Awards / Recognition
  • National Communication Association, Group Communication Division, Top Paper Award, 2020
  • National Communication Association, Public Relations Division, Top Paper Award, 2019
  • Group & Organization Management Journal Best Paper Award, 2016
  • Army Research Institute, 2016-2020, for research program on adaptive leader behavior in teams, $1,048,447 USD (Co-PI with PI S. Uitdewilligen, Maastricht U., and Co-PI R. Rico, U. of W. Australia)
  • York University, 2015-2016, Schulich School of Business Research Fellowship
  • York University, 2015, Schulich MBA Teaching Excellence Award Winner
  • Board of Governors, Academy of Management, Representative-at-Large (elected), 2012-2015; Chair, Journals Committee, 2013-2014; Chair, State of the Profession Committee,2014-2015
  • York University, 2010, Schulich MBA Teaching Excellence Award Winner
  • Division Chair, 2005-2006, Academy of Management, Managerial and Organizational Cognition Division (PDW Chair, 2004-2005; Program Chair, 2003-2004; Program Chair-Elect, 2002-2003)
  • Tulane University, 2004, Provost’s Award for Faculty/Student Involvement
  • University of Illinois, 2002, Excellent Teacher (Undergraduate)
  • American Psychological Association, 1995, Best Dissertation Research Award – Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy Division
International Experience
  • University of Maastricht, The Netherlands, 2005-2008, Full Professor & Research Chair in Team Dynamics
  • German Language proficiency (Zertifikat Deutsch)
  • Children’s National Health System (U.S.)
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Manulife
  • Ontario Arts Council
  • UT-Austin/Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas
  • University of Florida Translational Medicine
  • York University, Schulich School of Business Research Fellowship
Hobbies / Interests
  • Border Collies
  • Learning German