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Tammy Rapp

Tammy Rapp
Robert H. Freeman Associate Professor of Management; Director, Research
Copeland 610

Tammy Rapp is also a Robert H. Freeman Professor in Business, a renowned honor which supports her scholarly and research work.


  • Ph.D., Organizational Behavior, University of Connecticut 
  • MBA, Alliant International University
  • M.S., Management, San Diego State University
  • B.S., Marketing, Bryant College
  • Research Interest

Dr. Rapp's research focuses on team effectiveness, with specific interest in four areas: team processes, team emergent states, team leadership, and multiple team memberships.

Selected Publications

  • Dan Bachrach, Tammy L. Rapp, Jessica L. Ogilvie, and Adam Rapp. “It’s About Time (Management)!: Role Overload as a Bridge Explaining Relationships between Helping, Voice, and Objective Sales Performance,” Journal of Business Research (2024).
  • Adam Rapp and Tammy L. Rapp. “Team Selling: A Review, Implications, and an Agenda for Sales Team Research,” Journal of Professional Selling & Sales Management 43, no. 4 (2023): 289-306.
  • Sal Mistry, Brad Kirkman, Ozias A. Moore, Andrew Hanna, and Tammy L. Rapp. "Too many teams? Examining the impact of multiple team memberships and permanent team identification on employees' identity strain, cognitive depletion, and turnover," Personnel Psychology 76, no. 3 (2023): 885-912.
  • Dan Bachrach, Tammy L. Rapp, Adam A. Rapp, and Jessica L. Ogilvie. "Too much" self-efficacy" Understanding the curvilinear consequences of between-person self-efficacy through a moderated-mediation model of perceived proximity and employee effort," Group & Organization Management48, no. 6 (2023): 1544-1581
  • Tammy L. Rapp, M. Travis Maynard, Monique Domingo, and Elizabeth Klock. “Team emergent states: What has emerged in the literature over 20 years," Small Group Research 52, no. 1 (2021): 68-102.
  • M. Travis Maynard, John E. Mathieu, Tammy L. Rapp, Lucy Gilson, and Catherine Kleiner. “Team leader coaching intervention: An investigation of the impact on team processes and performance within a surgical context,” Journal of Applied Psychology (2020).
  • Tammy L. Rapp and John E. Mathieu, “Team and individual influences on members' identification and performance per membership in multiple team membership arrangements,” Journal of Applied Psychology104, no. 3 (2019): 303-320,
  • Tammy L. Rapp, Lucy L. Gilson, John E. Mathieu, and Tom Ruddy, “Leading empowered teams: An examination of the role of external team leaders and team coaches,” Leadership Quarterly 27, no. 1 (2016): 109-123,
  • Tammy L. Rapp, Adam A. Rapp, Dan G. Bachrach, and Ryan Mullins, “The role of team goal monitoring in the curvilinear relationship between team efficacy and team performance,” Journal of Applied Psychology 99, no. 5 (2014): 976-987,
  • Adam A. Rapp, Dan G. Bachrach, and Tammy L. Rapp, “The influence of time management skill on the curvilinear relationship between organizational citizenship behavior and task performance,” Journal of Applied Psychology 98, no. 4 (2013): 668-677,
  • M. Travis Maynard, John E. Mathieu, Tammy L. Rapp, and Lucy L. Gilson, “Something(s) old and something(s) new: Modeling drivers of global virtual team effectiveness,” Journal of Organizational Behavior 33, no. 3 (2012): 342-365,
  • John E. Mathieu and Tammy L. Rapp, “Laying the foundation for successful team performance trajectories: The roles of team charters and deliberate plans,” Journal of Applied Psychology 94, no. 1 (2009): 90-103,
  • John E. Mathieu, M. Travis Maynard, Tammy L. Rapp, and Lucy L. Gilson, “Team effectiveness 1997-2007: A review of recent advancements and a glimpse into the future,” Journal of Management 34, no. 3 (2008): 410-476,



Dr. Tammy Rapp is the Robert H. Freeman Professor of Management and an Associate Professor at Ohio University. Her research focuses on the factors that support team effectiveness, with specific interest in team processes, emergent states, team leadership, and multiple team memberships. Dr. Rapp's research has been published in journals including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Personnel Psychology, Leadership Quarterly, and Journal of Organizational Behavior. She serves as a Senior Associate Editor for Group & Organization Management, as well as Editor of the annual special Conceptual Issue for that journal. She is a member of the Academy of Management and the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup). She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut.

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