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Deborah E. Gibbons
Associate Professor
Graduate School of Business and Public Policy
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-1842
Email: degibbon (at)
PhD - Carnegie Mellon University, 1996
Organizational Behavior and Theory, with a Minor in Statistics
MS - Carnegie Mellon University, 1994
Organizational Behavior and Theory
BA - University of Washington, 1992
Psychology; Summa Cum Laude
  • 2007 - present, Associate professor
  • 2004 - 2007, Assistant professor
  • 1997-2004 Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia. Assistant professor of Management
  • 1994-1997 Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Instructor
  • Organizational behavior and theory
  • Power and politics
  • Management of groups and teams
  • Social relations and networks
  • Negotiation
  • Intercultural leadership
  • Crisis management and humanitarian aid
  • Protection of civilians during military operations
  • Socio-cultural effects on attitudes and behaviors
  • Social psychology and networks
  • Inter-organizational networks that support collaboration, knowledge-sharing, community-building, and disaster response
  • Leadership and communication during humanitarian crises and peacekeeping
  • Diffusion of innovations
  • Concurrent effects of personality and social context on individual cognition and behavior
  • 2001 Fulbright Faculty Exchange, Cairo, Egypt
  • 2009 to present, International Public Management Journal, Editorial Board Member
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: (View an extended list)
  • Gibbons, Deborah E. (forthcoming). "Foundations for Cross-Cultural Success." In Miriam Grace and George Graen (Eds.) Millennial Management: Designing the Future of Organizations. LMX Leadership: The Series, Volume IX.
  • Olk, Paul M. and Gibbons, Deborah E. (2010). "Dynamics of friendship reciprocity among professional adults," Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 40(5), pages 1146-1171.
  • Gibbons, D., & Samaddar, S. "Designing referral network structures and decision rules to streamline provision of urgent health and human services". Journal of Decision Sciences, 40 (2), 2009, 351-371.
  • Gibbons, D. "Strategix Development of Network Structures that Support Learning and Adaptation," in Predator's Game-Changing Designs: Research-Based Tools, Volume VII LMX Leadership: The Series, Graen, G. (ed). Pp. 19-42. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2009.
  • Gibbons, Deborah. E. "Interorganizational network structures and diffusion of information through a health system", American Journal of Public Health, 97, 2007, 1684-1692.
  • Gibbons, D. "Maximizing the Impact of Disaster Response by Nonprofit Organizations and Volunteers," in Communicable Crises: Prevention, Management and Resolution in the Volunteers, Gibbons, D. E. pp. 203 ? 240. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2007.
  • Gibbons, D. "Synthesizing Perspectives on Management of Communicable Crises," in Communicable Crises: Prevention, Management and Resolution in the Global Arena, Gibbons, D. E. (ed). Pp. 353-374. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2007.
  • Keywords: networks analysis, social influences, diffusion of beliefs and innovations, computational models, inter-cultural cooperation, peacekeeping, protection of civilians

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