Anita Williams Woolley

Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory
Tepper School of Business
Carnegie Mellon University

Collective Intellegence

Anita Woolley is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory at the Tepper School of BusinessCarnegie Mellon University. She has a PhD in Organizational Behavior from Harvard University, where she also earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.

Her research and teaching interests include collaborative analysis and problem-solving in teams; online collaboration and collective intelligence; and managing multiple team memberships. Her research has been published in Science, Organization Science, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Small Group Research, and Research on Managing Groups and Teams, among others. Her research has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Army Research Office, and private corporations.

She is a Senior Editor at Organization Science, Academy of Management Discoveries, and Small Group Research, and is a member of the Academy of Management, the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research, and the Association for Psychological Science.

Personal Background

Anita grew up in Skowhegan, Maine. She graduated from Skowhegan Area High School.

Her father is Guy J. Williams, who retired in 2000 from Skowhegan Savings Bank.  She is the  youngest of five children, with four older brothers: Andy, who is transitioning out of corporate America;  Larry, a music teacher at Poland High School in Maine and leader of the Larry Williams Band;  Gary , a faculty member at Crafton Hills College in California; and Patrick, who works for a healthcare organization in the Northeast.  They unfortunately lost their dear mother, Connie, to breast cancer in 2004.

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