Vanessa Druskat is a Weatherhead Affiliate Instructor and an internationally recognized expert on work team effectiveness, team leadership, and emotional intelligence. When she isn’t teaching, she spends her time researching and consulting on topics of work team effectiveness and team leadership in organizations that range from Fortune 100 Companies (e.g., Johnson & Johnson, Kodak, and Whirlpool), to nonprofit organizations such as the Houston Public School System and the Boston Aids Action Committee. She is passionate about identifying the behaviors and strategies that differentiate the highest performing leaders and teams from those that perform at average levels.
Druskat is an award winning researcher and instructor and has published her work in the most prestigious journals in her field including the Harvard Business Review and M.I.T.’s Sloan Management Review. She has been invited to present her ideas and research at dozens of universities in locations as varied as the Harvard Business School; the Stanford University Business School; ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain; Ege University in Izmir, Turkey; Corvinus University in Budapest, Hungary; and The PSG Institute of Management in Coimbatore, India.
Professor Druskat joined the Whittemore School faculty as an Associate Professor in 2003 after spending eight years on the faculty of the Department of Organizational Behavior at Case Western Reserve University. She lives in Durham, New Hampshire with her husband and two children.