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Angela M. Passarelli, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Management

Address: Beatty Center, Room 428
Office Hours: Dr. Passarelli is currently away on Leave and is scheduled to return Spring 2017.
Phone: 843.953.1909
E-mail: passarelliam@cofc.edu
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Dr. Angela Passarelli is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management & Marketing at the College of Charleston, SC. Her research focuses on how developmental relationships support behavior change, particularly in the context of leader development. She draws on neuroscience and psychophysiology to explore the implicit dynamics of these relationships. Her research has been supported by grants from the Harnisch Foundation at the Harvard Institute of Coaching, as well as the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Her work has been published in various journals including the Academy of Management Learning & Education, Leadership Quarterly, Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, and the Journal of Experiential Education.

Angela has significant experience designing and delivering leadership development programs in both corporate and educational contexts. As a consultant and executive coach, she has worked with organizations in the healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, and education industries to increase the vitality of their leadership systems. Prior to pursuing her doctorate, she was responsible for undergraduate and graduate leadership development programs at Elon University and Texas A&M University.

Angela has taught courses and non-degree programs on leadership, organizational behavior, and experiential learning for graduate, undergraduate, and executive learners. She is a member of the Academy of Management, the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, and serves on the board of the Institute of Coaching Research, Sociedade Brasileira de Coaching.


Education

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Ph.D., Organizational Behavior - 2014

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
M.S., Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education - 2004

James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
B.S., Psychology (major) / General Business (minor) - 2001


Research Interests

  • The use of neuroscience and psychophysiology to explore implicit dynamics related to emotion, motivation, 
    and self-regulation in coaching, mentoring and teaching interactions. 
  • How interpersonal helping processes support psychosocial development that leads to enhanced individual    
    performance and interpersonal effectiveness among organizational leaders. 
  • Experiential learning
  • Women in leadership

Courses Taught

  • Management & Organizational Behavior
  • Crafting Your Leadership Vision
  • Inspiring Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence
  • Leadership Assessment & Development

Honors and Awards

  • SIOP Graduate Student Scholarship (dissertation proposal award)   2013
  • Best Research Poster Award, first runner up, Institute of Coaching  2013
  • Harnisch Scholar, Institute of Coaching, Harvard Medical School     2012

Publications

Passarelli, A.M., Van Oosten, E.B., & Eckert, M.A. (forthcoming). Neuroscience in coaching research and practice. In T. Bachkirova, G. Spence, & D. Drake (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of Coaching. London: SAGE.

Passarelli, A.M. (2015). Vision-based coaching: Optimizing resources for leader development. Frontiers in Psychology. 6:412. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00412

Passarelli, Angela. (2015). Organizational Neuroscience. In Oxford Bibliographies in Management. R. Griffin (Ed.) New York: Oxford University Press.

Kolb, A., Kolb, D., Passarelli, A., & Sharma, G. (2014). On becoming an experiential educator: The Educator Role Profile. Simulation & Gaming, 45(2), pp. 204-234.

Passarelli, A.M. (2014). Harnessing the power of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Inspiring leadership through emotional intelligence. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 13(2), pp. 298-300.

Kenworthy, A.L., Passarelli, A.M., & Van Oosten, E. (2014). Introduction: Coaching and positive emotions – Exploring a collection of resources in the health and wellness domain. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 13(2), pp. 290-292.

Jack, A., Boyatzis, R., Khawaja, M., Passarelli, A. & Leckie, R. (2013). Visioning in the brain: an fMRI study of inspirational coaching and mentoring. Social Neuroscience, 8(4), pp. 369-384.

Boyatzis, R.E., Passarelli, A.M., Koenig, K., Lowe, M., Mathew, B., Stoller, J.K., & Phillips, M. (2012). Examination of the neural substrates activated in memories of experiences with resonant and dissonant leaders. Leadership Quarterly, 23, pp. 259-272.

Passarelli, A.M., Hall, E., & Anderson, M. (2010). A strengths-based approach to outdoor and adventure education: Possibilities for personal growth. Journal of Experiential Education, 33(2), pp. 120-135.

Passarelli, A.M. & Kolb, D.A. (2012).  Using experiential learning theory to promote student learning and development in programs of education abroad.  In M. Vande Berg, M. Page, & K. Lou (Eds.), Student Learning Abroad (pp. 137-161). Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Passarelli, A.M. & Kolb, D.A. (2011).  The learning way – Learning from experience as the path to lifelong learning and development.  In M. London (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Lifelong Learning (pp. 70-90). New York: Oxford University Press.

Boyatzis, R.E., Lingham, T. & Passarelli, A.M. (2010).  Inspiring the development of emotional, social, and cognitive intelligence competencies in managers. In M. Rothstein & R. Burke (Eds.), Self-Mangement and Leadership Development. (pp. 62-90). Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, Ltd.

EDITED BOOK CHAPTERS 
 
Passarelli, A.M., Van Oosten, E.B., & Eckert, M.A. (forthcoming). Neuroscience in coaching research and practice. In T. Bachkirova, G. Spence, & D. Drake (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of Coaching. London: SAGE.

Shaver, K., Schjoedt, L., Passarelli, A., & Reeck, C. (forthcoming). The cognitive neuroscience of entrepreneurial risk: conceptual and methodological challenges. In M.J. Day, M.C. Boardman, & N. Krueger, (Eds.), Handbook of Research Methodologies and Design in Neuro-entrepreneurship. Edward Elgar

Boyatzis, R.E., Passarelli, A.M., & Wei, H. (2014). Developing emotional, social, and cognitive competencies in MBA programs: A Twenty-five year perspective. In R.E. Riggio & S.J. Tan (Eds.), Leader Interpersonal and Influence Skills (pp. 311-330). New York: Routledge.

Passarelli, A.M. & Kolb, D.A. (2012). Using experiential learning theory to promote student learning and development in programs of education abroad. In M. Vande Berg, M. Page, & K. Lou (Eds.), Student Learning Abroad (pp. 137-161). Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Passarelli, A.M. & Kolb, D.A. (2011). The learning way – Learning from experience as the path to lifelong learning and development. In M. London (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Lifelong Learning (pp. 70-90). New York: Oxford University Press.


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Van Oosten, E.V. & Passarelli, A.M. (2015). Coaching as an underutilized resource for leader development of emotional competence. To be presented at Midwest Academy of Management Conference, Columbus, OH.

Passarelli, A.M. (2015). The effects of contrasting coaching interactions on clients’ developmental resources. Positive Organizational Scholarship Research Conference, Orlando, FL.

Passarelli, A.M. (2015). Positive coaching interactions foster goal-related behavior. Positive Organizational Scholarship Research Conference, Orlando, FL.

Passarelli, A.M., Abou Zeki, D., Boyatzis, R.E., Dawson, A.J., & Jack, A.I. (2015). Emotional attractor contagion affects attentional processes in coaching dyads. Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Philadelphia, PA.

Passarelli, A.M., Abou Zeki, D., Boyatzis, R.E., Dawson, A.J., & Jack, A.I. (2014). Widespread neural overlap of visual attention and self-regulatory focus: Implications for Leader Coaching. Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Passarelli, A.M., Abou Zeki, D., Boyatzis, R.E., Dawson, A.J., & Jack, A.I. (2013). Coaching with compassion helps you see the big picture: fMRI reveals neural overlap between different styles of coaching and visual attention. Poster presented at Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare conference, Harvard Medical School. Boston, MA., 1st Runner Up, Best Poster Award.

Passarelli, A.M. (2013). The heart of the matter: Cardiovascular measures in organizational research. Academy of Management Conference, Orlando, FL. (Symposium organizer, presenter).

Passarelli, A.M. & Van Oosten, E. (2013). Conversations that inspire: Coaching and positive emotions. Academy of Management Conference, Orlando, FL. (Symposium organizer). Best Symposium Award, MED Division.

Boyatzis, R.E. & Passarelli, A.M. (2013). Conversations that inspire: An overview of research on Intentional Change Theory. International Coach Federation Research Community of Practice, January meeting.

Passarelli, A.M., Sharma, G., & Van Oosten, E. (2012). Learning about learning: Advances in the Kolb Learning Style Inventory (KLSI 4.0). Professional Development Workshop, Academy of Management Conference, Boston, MA.