N. Sharon Hill

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Associate Professor of Management
Funger Hall
2201 G Street NW
Suite 315-F
Washington, DC 20052
[email protected]

Dr. N. Sharon Hill is an associate professor of management at the George Washington University School of Business. Her research focuses on organizational change, team dynamics, and virtual work arrangements (e.g., virtual teams, telecommuting, mobile work) where the use of technology replaces traditional face-to-face interaction. Her articles have appeared in such leading outlets as Academy of Management Annals, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Organization Science, Personnel Psychology, Leadership Quarterly, Research in Personnel and Human Resource Management and Organizational Research Methods. Dr. Hill is on the editorial boards of Personnel Psychology and Organization Science. She also serves as Team Science Co-Lead for the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children's National, a partnership with George Washington University, where she works with an interdisciplinary team to support implementation of effective team science practices by clinical translational medical research teams.  

Dr. Hill teaches courses in organizational behavior, human resource management, leading change, leading teams and virtual teamwork. Her teaching includes courses at all levels: undergraduate, M.B.A., Ph.D. seminars, and executive education.

Dr. Hill previously worked for multinational companies in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, and the United States. Her global, cross-functional business experience includes roles in information technology, six sigma quality improvement, organizational change, as well as corporate training and development.  She currently provides consulting and training to organizations in the areas of teamwork and organizational change.

Dr. Hill received her Ph.D. in Business and Management from the University of Maryland, College Park. She also holds an M.B.A. in International Business and a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering with German. Dr. Hill is a member of the academic honor societies of Beta Gamma Sigma and Alpha Kappa Phi. She is also a member of the Academy of Management, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, American Psychological Association, Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research, and Society for Human Resource Management.

  • Ave Tucker Research Fellow, The George Washington University (2016)
  • Ave Tucker Summer Research Fellow, The George Washington University (2015)
  • Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, list of Top 30 Most-Read articles (2007-present)
  • Best Paper Award, Academy of Management, ODC Division (2007)
  • Dissertation Research Award, Academy of Management Human Resources Division/Society for Human Resource Management Foundation (2007)
  • Top 15% Teaching Award, R. H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland (2007)
  • Summer Research Award, R. H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland (2006 & 2007)
  • Frank T. Paine Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Smith School of Business, University of Maryland (2008)
  • Promising Young Scholar Award, Ph.D. Project, Management Doctoral Student Association (2006)
  • Graduate Student Research Award, American Production and Inventory Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Academic Honor Society
  • Virtual Work
  • Organizational Change
  • Teams

Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, 2008
M.B.A., University of Missouri, 1992
B.Eng., Bath University (U.K.), 1988

  • Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Leading Teams
  • Leading Change
  • Doctoral Seminar in Work Group and Teams
  • Virtual Teamwork
  • Bell, B. S., McAlpine, K. L., & Hill, N. S., (forthcoming) Leading from a distance: Advancements in virtual leadership research. In R. N. Landers (Ed.) Cambridge Handbook of Technology and Employee Behavior. Cambridge University