Glenn Littlepage, Ph.D.
Areas of Expertise:
Team Building, Problem-Solving, and Group Dynamics
Glenn Littlepage is a consultant for the Center for Organizational and Human Resource
Effectiveness and a Professor in the Psychology Department at Middle Tennessee State
University. He received his Ph.D. from Kansas State University and has been a faculty
member at MTSU since 1973. Previously, he served as a research psychologist for the
U.S. Army where he did program evaluation and applied research. Areas of specializations
include work groups, social and organizational psychology. He teaches graduate courses
in Work Group Effectiveness and Psychological Research Methods in Human Resource Management
and undergraduate courses in Social Psychology and Group Dynamics. He has provided
consultation and training for various organizations and has designed online courses.
Dr. Littlepage has been an active researcher, with over 100 publications and presentations at professional meetings. His research deals primarily with group performance. Current projects involve a series of studies of team and multi-team performance, coordination within teams and between teams, how groups utilize and fail to utilize member expertise, and the use of effective influence tactics. Currently on the editorial boards for Group Dynamics: Theory, Research and Practice, and for Small Group Research. Previously served as associate editor for Group Dynamics: Theory, Research and Practice and has been on the editorial board of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Dr. Littlepage has received the MTSU Distinguished Research Award, has been selected as a fellow of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology, and for Who's Who in America. Member of various professional organizations such as Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Society for Experimental Social Psychology, and Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research.
Two major areas of applied interest are group performance and applied research. Group performance interests are broad and include teamwork assessment, feedback, and training, organizational support systems for teams, and leadership. Applied research interests include program evaluation, organizational surveys, and studies to investigate a broad range of organizational issues.