R. David Lebel

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

David Lebel is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Joseph M. Katz School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.  Dave’s research focuses on proactive behaviors at work including employee voice, innovation, and initiative. His research has appeared in the Academy of Management Review, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and The Leadership Quarterly.  In his current work, he examines the conditions under which negative emotions such as anger and fear lead employees to speak up or be proactive.  Dave also explores how managers and leaders respond to proactive behavior, influencing both individual and organizational performance.    

Dave is also an award-winning teacher whose teaching interests include organizational behavior, organizational change, and communication at work. Prior to pursuing a Ph.D., he was a management consultant with Deloitte, providing strategy and operations expertise to public sector clients, and was an analyst for a large $15 billion privately held supply chain organization.


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