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.
- Tammy L. Rapp and Adam A. Rapp. “Managing virtual sales teams: Challenges and evidence-based recommendations.” Organizational Dynamics (2021): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orgdyn.2020.100821
- 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. https://doi.org/10.1177/1046496420956715
- 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). https://doi.org./10.1037/apl0000814
- 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 Psychology 104, no. 3 (2019): 303-320, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/apl0000344.
- 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, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.leaqua.2015.08.005.
- Tammy L. Rapp, “A cross-classified multilevel analysis of identity and performance in multiple team arrangement,” In Best Paper Proceedings of the Seventy-sixth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, ed. John Humphreys, (2016), Online ISSN: 2151-6561, https://doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2016.199.
- 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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0036978.
- 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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0031733.
- 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, https://doi.org/10.1002/job.1772
- John E. Mathieu, Tammy L. Rapp, M. Travis Maynard, and Phil Mangos, “Interactive effects of team and task shared mental models as related to air traffic controllers' collective efficacy and effectiveness,” Human Performance 23, no. 1 (2010): 22-40, https://doi.org/10.1080/08959280903400150.
- Adam A. Rapp, Michael Ahearne, John E. Mathieu, and Tammy L. Rapp, “Managing sales teams in a virtual environment,” International Journal of Research in Marketing 27 (2010): 213-224, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijresmar.2010.02.003.
- 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, http://doi.org/10.1037/a0013257.
- 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, https://doi.org/10.1177/0149206308316061.
- Tammy L. Rapp, and John E. Mathieu, “Evaluating an individually self-administered generic teamwork skills training program across time and levels,” Small Group Research 38, no. 4 (2007): 532-555, https://doi.org/10.1177/1046496407300479.
- Outstanding Reviewer, Group & Organization Management (2020)
- Faculty Excellence in Intellectual Contributions, Ohio University, College of Business (2020)
- Excellence in Research Recognition, Ohio University, College of Business (2020)
- Highest Ranked Journal Article, Ohio University, Department of Management (2019)
- Excellence in Research Recognition, Ohio University, College of Business (2019)
- Research Seed Grant, Ohio University, College of Business (2019)
- Robert H. Freeman Professorship: Ohio University, College of Business (2018)
- Research Impact Award, Ohio University Department of Management (2018)
- Research Seed Grant, Ohio University, College of Business (2018)
- Extra Effort Award, Critical Leadership Role, Ohio University, College of Business Women’s Group (2018)
- Research Seed Grant, Ohio University, College of Business (2017)
- Scholarly Impact Award, Journal of Management (2013)
- CIBER PhD Dissertation Fellowship (2009)
- Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Inductee (2008)
- Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Dissertation Award (2007)
- Academy of Management Organizational Behavior Doctoral Consortium (2007)
- Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award, University of Connecticut (2007)
- Pre-doctoral Fellowship, University of Connecticut (2004-2006)
- Academy of Management HR Doctoral Consortium (2006)
- Management PhD Student Teaching Award, University of Connecticut (2006)
- Outstanding Reviewer, Academy of Management OB Division (2006)
- Doctoral Fellowship Award for Best Doctoral Paper, NCSM, Miami, FL (2005)
- Southern Management Association Doctoral Consortium (2005)
- CIBER Research Grant (with J.E. Mathieu), University of Connecticut (2004)
- Robert H. Freeman Professor
- Tammy Rapp is a Robert H. Freeman Professor in Business. She is one-of-four COB professors with this distinction because of her excellence in research and/or teaching and for exhibiting leadership in the College, University and profession. Rapp, as representative of the endowments' namesake, exhibits a commitment to strong work ethic, a sense of instilling an appreciation for strong business ethics and corporate social responsibility in the class room, and an appreciation for community service. The professorships were established in memory of Ohio University College of Business alumnus Robert H. Freeman, ABC '35: a successful businessman and faithful advocate who dedicated his life to helping others. As a result, he significantly improved, in diverse ways, the lives of countless people with whom he interacted, never seeking thanks or credit.
Tammy Rapp is the Robert H. Freeman Professor of Management and an Associate Professor at Ohio University. Her research focus is on the factors that support team effectiveness, with specific interest in team processes, emergent states, team leadership, and multiple team memberships. Tammy’s research has been published in journals including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Small Group Research, and Human Performance. She serves as Associate Editor for Group and Organization Management, as well as Co-Editor of the 2021 Conceptual Issue for that journal. Tammy is a member of the Academy of Management, American Psychological Association, and the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup). Prior to entering academics, she spent 10 years working in the financial services industry. She holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in Organizational Behavior from the University of Connecticut.