Poppy McLeod

Poppy McLeod, PhD

Associate Professor, Communication
Cornell University

Poppy L. McLeod is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Cornell University. Previously she was a member of the faculty in Weatherhead’s Department of Organizational Behavior and Chair of the curriculum in Leadership Assessment and Development. Her PhD in Social Psychology is from Harvard University.

Professor McLeod is a leading expert in the areas of teamwork, and leadership development, and she teaches extensively in these topic areas for both individual companies and in open enrollment courses. The individual companies she has worked with include KeyCorp, The Lubrizol Corporation, The OgleBay Norton Company, The Sherwin Williams Company, The Swagelok Company and the Sparrow HealthCare System. In addition, she has taught in Weatherhead’s Physician Executive Institute.

Professor McLeod’s international teaching experience includes visiting professorships at the SDA Luigi Bocconi Business School in Milan, Italy, and at the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration in Finland. In addition, she has conducted leadership development training in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Professor McLeod’s research focuses on communication and decision making in teams, the effects of electronic tools on team work and teams in social service agency collaboration. Her work has been published in the top scholarly journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Information Systems Research, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, the Journal of Management Education, and Small Group Research, and in several important books such as Theories of Small Groups: An Interdisciplinary Perspective and Research on Groups in Organizations. She currently serves on the editorial boards of the journals Small Group Research and the Academy of Management Learning and Education.