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Marks, Michelle

Academic Unit:Management
Position:Vice Provost of Academic Affairs and Professor
Office Location:Merten Hall, Suite 5200
Office Hours:By appointment
Research Interests:
  • Team and multi-team effectiveness
  • Leadership
  • Conflict management
  • PhD - Industrial/Organizational Psychology, George Mason University
  • MS - Industrial/Organization Psychology, George Mason University

Michelle A. Marks is a professor of management in Mason’s School of Business. She earned her undergraduate degree from James Madison University and her MS and PhD in industrial/ organizational psychology from George Mason University. 

Marks also serves as the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at George Mason University. In this capacity, she works at the university level and in collaboration with Mason’s 120+ graduate programs to strengthen graduate education at Mason. 

Prior to her faculty appointment at George Mason, Marks was an assistant professor at Florida International University, a Consortium of Universities Research Fellow at the U.S. Army Research Institute, and a project manager for Management Research Institute.

Marks has authored and delivered more than 75 peer review journal articles and national conference research presentations. She studies leadership development and teamwork in organizations. She has published theoretical models and empirical studies that illustrate the dynamic nature of the collaborative processes used by organizational teams and the critical roles of team leaders. Marks is currently editing a book on multi-team systems, and her most current research is on the collaborative challenges facing strategic alliances.

In 2006, Marks won the George Mason University Teaching Excellence Award and in 2008 she won the Executive MBA Professor of the Year award. She teaches courses in leadership, organizational behavior, global business and change management in executive, MBA and undergraduate programs. For the last five years she has led Mason graduate student short-term study abroad courses to the United Arab Emirates, China, Japan, France, Hungary, Austria, England, and the Czech Republic where students study global business and cross-cultural adaptability.

Marks is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Applied Psychology and a Board Member of the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research.