Posted 6.10.15

Linda Pittenger, DM '12, awarded tenure, published article

Linda Pittenger, DM '12, was awarded tenure this spring at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where she has developed two graduate courses and teaches a variety of classes.

Her article, "Emotional and social competencies and perceptions of the interpersonal environment of an organization as related to the engagement of IT professionals" appeared in Frontiers in Psychology June 10, 2015. The study "analyzed the relationship between emotional and social competencies and the quality of the IT professional's perceptions of the interpersonal environment in an organization as they relate to employee engagement."

Pittenger launched a new study with a University grant in the 2014-15 academic year related to her dissertation research. This study focused on the emotional competencies that differentiate superior performing aviation and aerospace leaders. Pittenger interviewed 114 individuals at eight companies (FedEx, Jet Blue, Southwest, Bell Helicopter, TAESL, United, Grumman, and the FAA) and plans to draft the results of that research over the summer and into the fall.

Pittenger will be a keynote speaker at the Society of Information Management (SIM) this November, where she will share the results of both of her Case Western Reserve University IT research projects.

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