Angela Passarelli is a Weatherhead Affiliate Instructor and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management & Entrepreneurship at the College of Charleston, SC. Her research focuses on how developmental relationships support behavior change, particularly in the context of leader development. She draws on neuroscience and psychophysiology to explore the implicit dynamics of these relationships. Her research has been supported by grants from the Harnisch Foundation at the Harvard Institute of Coaching, as well as the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Her work has been published in various journals including the Leadership Quarterly, Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, and the Journal of Experiential Education.
Angela has significant experience designing and delivering leadership development programs in both corporate and educational contexts. As a consultant and executive coach, she has worked with organizations in the healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, and education industries to increase the vitality of their leadership systems. Prior to pursuing her doctorate, Angela was responsible for undergraduate and graduate leadership development programs at Elon University and Texas A&M University. Angela began her career a sales manager in the food and beverage industry.
Currently, Angela teaches courses and non-degree programs on leadership, organizational behavior, and experiential learning for graduate, undergraduate, and executive learners. She is a member of the Academy of Management, the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, and serves on the board of the Institute of Coaching Research, Sociedade Brasileira de Coaching.
Passarelli has a PhD in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University, an MS in educational administration with a focus in college student development from Texas A&M University and a BS in psychology and general business from James Madison University.