Tammy MacLean, PhD

Professor, Management and Entrepreneurship

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Dr. Tammy MacLean is an expert in leadership development and organizational behavior, with significant experience helping organizations assess their development needs, designing and delivering training and leadership development programs, and coaching mid- and senior-level managers.  Her research focuses on the intersection of compliance/ethics program adoption and implementation, as well as exploring issues related to diversity, identity, and identification in organizations.  

Her recent research explores the use of AI in improving team performance, and the role of psychological safety at the sub-team level of analysis. She has published in Journal of Management, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, and other high quality academic journals. She has been awarded research grants from Suffolk University and State Farm Insurance Company Foundation.

Tammy teaches in the undergraduate, MBA and Executive MBA programs, and has developed the “Collaborate” course MBA 721 for the MBA program. She has established relationships with companies such as Reebok, Biogen, AEComm, and Bank of America for MBA student consulting projects.

Tammy was the Director of the Center for Executive Education and the Executive MBA program from 2013-2021. In this role she led leadership development initiatives with companies such as Trip Advisor, Bose, Charles River Labs, Manulife, and the Federal Aviation Administration. She has served as the faculty advisor for Suffolk University Graduate Business Association (SUGBA), faculty advisor for the Suffolk University Women in Business Association, and serves on the editorial review board of Business & Society Review. She serves as a mentor for entrepreneurs from under-represented communities through the non-profit Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) program in Boston.


Recent Intellectual Contributions

Webber, Sheila Simsarian, Jodi Detjen, Tammy MacLean, and Dominic Thomas. 2019. “Team Challenges: Is Artificial Intelligence the Solution?.” Business Horizons 62 (6): 741–50.

Roussin, Christopher J., MacLean, T.L., and Rudolph, J.W. 2016. The Safety in Unsafe Teams: A Multilevel Approach to Team Psychological Safety. Journal of Management 46(6):1409-1433.

MacLean, Tammy and Webber, S. 2015. Navigating Multiple Identities Across Multiple Boundaries: A Cross-Level Model of Organizational Identification. Journal of Management Inquiry 24(2):156-173.

MacLean, Tammy, Litzky, B., and Holderness, D.K. May. 2015. When Organizations Don’t Walk Their Talk: A Cross-Level Examination of How Decoupling Formal Ethics Programs Affects Organizational Members. Journal of Business Ethics 128(2):351-368.

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Courses Taught

MGT520: Management Internship
MBA721: Collaborate
MBA721: ONL Collaborate On-Line
EMBA610: Organizational Behavior

Professional Links

LinkedIn | Google Scholar | SSRN | ResearchGate

Degrees/Professional Certifications

  • PhD, Boston College
  • MBA, Bentley University
  • BA, St. Anselm College