Ozias A. Moore is an assistant professor of management in the College of Business at Lehigh University. In addition, he served as a visiting assistant professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in the management department during the 2019-2020 academic year. He received his B.S. in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh, an M.S. in engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in human resource studies from the ILR School at Cornell University.
Ozias’ research interest spans individual and team levels of analysis. His work in these areas is connected by three common themes: (a) focusing on the ways in which dynamic team composition, in particular multiple team membership (MTM), shapes individual and team interactions within and across team boundaries; (b) focusing on the enabling mechanisms supporting multi-team effectiveness; and (c) exploring the role of context (whether it be one’s organization, team, or more immediate social context) and an individual’s social and functional differences on bias evaluation, judgments, and learning transfer. His primary research interests focus on team and multi-team effectiveness. He is particularly interested in exploring the multi-level effects of dynamic team composition on team processes, emergent states, and team outcomes. His secondary area of research, which shifts from the team to individual-level and explores individual unique composition characteristics within the context of their organization and social system. He explores understanding the effects of individual differences on evaluation bias, decision-making, and performance for employees and leaders.
Ozias’ research appears in leading academic journals in the field of management, including Academy of Management Review, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: An International Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Small Group Research, and in The SAGE Handbook of Industrial, Work and Organizational Psychology. Insights from his research have also appeared in popular press outlets. He is currently on the editorial review board of the Journal of Management Studies. Ozias teaches courses in organizational behavior, leadership, talent management, and work groups and teams to undergraduate and graduate students.
Ozias has received a number of honors and awards for his research and teaching. He has been awarded grants from the United States Air Force, Cornell’s Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies (CAHRS), the Bert Trucksess Foundation, the Wharton School’s Center for Leadership and Change Management, and the Lee Hakel Scholarship by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Ozias has received national and university-wide recognition for excellence in teaching and was named among the Top 50 Undergraduate Business Professors by Poets & Quants and was also a recipient of the Lehigh University College of Business Teaching Excellence Award.
Prior to completing his Ph.D., Ozias’ work experience was inclusive of key management and executive-level positions at Westinghouse Electric Corporation, IBM Corporation, American Express, and Pfizer, Inc. He is also a PMI (Project Management Institute) certified PMP® (Project Management Professional).
*Authorship is alphabetical, the authors contributed equally to this paper.