N. Sharon Hill
N. Sharon Hill
Associate Professor of Management
Dr. N. Sharon Hill is an associate professor of management at the George Washington University School of Business. Her primary research area is virtual work, which involves work interactions using electronic rather than face-to-face communication between employees who are not in person. She focuses on understanding both the positive and negative implications of virtuality at work in different types of virtual work arrangements (e.g., virtual teams, telecommuting, hybrid work) and the role of leadership in promoting effective work outcomes and employee well-being in virtual settings. She also conducts research on teamwork and organizational change. Her articles have appeared in such leading outlets as Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Organization Science, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Academy of Management Annals, Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, Leadership Quarterly, and Organizational Research Methods. Dr. Hill serves on the editorial boards of Personnel Psychology and Organization Science.
Dr. Hill teaches courses at the undergraduate, M.B.A., Ph.D., and executive education levels in the areas of organizational behavior, human resource management, leading change, leading teams, and leading the virtual/hybrid workforce. She also consults with an array of business and government organizations to improve their effectiveness in these areas.
Prior to her career in academia, Dr. Hill 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.
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.
- Virtual/Remote Work (e.g., virtual teams, telecommuting, mobile work, hybrid work)
- Organizational Change
- Ph.D., Organizational Behavior/Human Resources, University of Maryland, College Park
- M.B.A., International Business
- B.Eng., Mechanical Engineering with German
- Human Resource Management
- Organizational Behavior
- Leading Teams
- Leading Change
- Leading the Virtual/Hybrid Workforce
- Virtual Teamwork
- Doctoral Seminar in Work Group and Teams
- Hill, N. S., Axtell, C., Nurmi, N., & Raghuram, S. (in press). Unpacking virtual work’s dual effects on employee well-being: An integrative review and future research agenda. Journal of Management.
- Bell, B. S., McAlpine, K. L., & Hill, N. S. (in press). Leading virtually. Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, Volume 10.
- Villamor, I.*, Hill, N. S., Kossek, E. E., & Foley, K.* (in press). Virtuality at work: A double-edged sword for women’s career quality? Academy of Management Annals.
- Hill, N. S., & Villamor, I.* (in press). The influence of team cultural value orientations on norms of conduct in hybrid teams: Implications for team cohesion and performance. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations.
- Aguinis, H., Hill, N. S., & Bailey, J. R. (2021). Best practices in data collection and preparation: Recommendations for reviewers, editors, and authors. Organizational Research Methods, 24(4), 678-693.
- Hill, N. S., & Zhang, H., Zhang, X., & Ziwei, Y. (2020). The impact of surface and deep acting on employee creativity. Creativity Research Journal, 32(3), 287-298.
- Raghuram, S., Hill, N. S., Maruping, L. M., & Gibbs, J. L. (2019). Virtual work: Bridging research clusters. Academy of Management Annals, 13(1), 1-34.
- Hill, N. S., Offermann, L. R., & Thomas, K. (2019). Mitigating the detrimental impact of maximum negative affect on team cohesion and performance through face-to-face communication. Group and Organization Management, 44(1), 211-238.
- Hill, N. S., & Bartol, K. M. (2019). Five ways to improve communication in virtual teams. MIT Sloan Management Review, 60(2), 19-22.
- Bell, B. S., McAlpine, K. L., & Hill, N. S., (2019). Leading from a distance: Advancements in virtual leadership research. In R. N. Landers (Ed.) Cambridge Handbook of Technology and Employee Behavior. Cambridge University
- Hill, N. S., & Bartol, K. M. (2016). Empowering leadership and effective collaboration in geographically dispersed teams. Personnel Psychology, 69(1), 159-198.
- Hill, N. S., Kang, J., & Seo, M. (2014). The interactive effect of leader-member exchange and electronic communication on employee psychological empowerment and work outcomes. Leadership Quarterly, 25, 772-783.
- Hill, N. S., Seo, M., Kang, J., & Taylor, M. S. (2012). “Building employee commitment to change across organizational levels: The influence of hierarchical distance and direct managers’ transformational leadership,” Organizational Science, 23(3), 758-777.
- Seo, M., Taylor, M. S., Hill, N. S., Zhang, X. M., Tesluk, P. E., & Lorinkova, N. (2012). “The role of affect and leadership during radical organizational change,” Personnel Psychology, 65(1), 121-165.
- Hill, N. S. & Wouters, K. (2010). “Comparing apples and oranges: Toward a typology for assessing e-learning effectiveness” in J. Martocchio (Ed.), Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management, Vol. 29. Bingley, U.K.: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
- Hill, N. S., Bartol, K. M., Tesluk, P. E., & Langa, G. A. (2009). “Organizational context and face-to-face interaction: Influences on the development of trust and cooperation in computer-mediated groups,” Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 108(2), 187-201.
- Seo, M., & Hill, N. S. (2005). “Understanding the human side of merger and acquisition: An integrative framework,” Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 41(4), 422-443.
- Hill, N. S. (2005). “Leading together, working together: The role of team shared leadership in building collaborative capital in virtual teams” in M. Beyerlein, S. Beyerlein, & F. Kennedy (Eds.), Collaborative Capital: Advances in Interdisciplinary Studies of Work Teams (Vol. 11, pp. 183-209). New York: Elsevier JAI.
- Virtual work offers pros and cons for women’s careers. Academy of Management Insights.
- The communication choice. Communication Director
- The best virtual behaviors. BizEd: AACSB International
- Five ways to improve communication in virtual teams. MIT Sloan Management Review
- 2022 needs to be the year virtual leadership gets better. Here are 5 ways to make it happen. FastCompany