Sheila Webber, PhD

Chair and Professor, Management and Entrepreneurship

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Sheila Simsarian Webber received her Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from George Mason University. Prior to joining Suffolk University, she was an Assistant Professor at University of Massachusetts Lowell, the University of Southern Maine, and Concordia University. Her current research interests include teamwork, project leadership, service innovation, and trust. Her consulting experience includes teamwork, leadership development, management assessment and development centers, 360-degree feedback, training and individual coaching.

Professor Webber has published papers in Business Horizons, Academy of Management Executive, Journal of Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Research Methods, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Business and Psychology, Project Management Journal, Journal of Management Development, Human Performance, and Small Group Research. She has presented over 30 papers at numerous conferences including the Academy of Management and Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology. She is a member of the Academy of Management.


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.

Payne, Stephanie C, Naber Andrew, and Sheila Webber. 2018. “The Relative Influence of Trustor and Trustee Individual Differences on Peer Assessments of Trust.” Personality and Individual Differences 128 (1): 62–68.

Detjen, Jodi, and Sheila Webber. 2017. “Strategic Shifts That Build Executive Leadership.” Business Horizons60 (3): 335–43.

Webber, Sheila, Regina O'Neill, and Karyn Dossinger. 2020. “The Empowering Leadership Project.” Journal of Management Education 44 (June): 342–61.

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Courses Taught

MGT401: Negotiations
MGT360: Leadership
EMGOB860: Leadership and Team Building

Degrees/Professional Certifications

  • PhD, George Mason University
  • BA, Franklin and Marshall College