About the Fox School

The Fox School of Business at Temple University has a distinguished tradition of preparing leaders, professionals, and entrepreneurs for successful careers in business. It is the largest, most comprehensive business school in the greater Philadelphia region, and among the largest in the world.


Deanna Geddes

Title: Associate Professor & Chair
Department: Human Resources Management

Office: Alter Hall 353
Phone: 215.204.8195
E-mail: geddes@temple.edu

Research Interests: Workplace Emotion, Performance Appraisal

Dr. Geddes’s Curriculum Vitae

Deanna Geddes (Ph.D., Purdue University) has served as a management consultant to government, financial, pharmaceutical, insurance and retail corporations. Her research interests focus on anger and workplace emotion as well as performance appraisal practices. Dr. Geddes’ work has been cited by NBC Nightly News and several major media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, New York and Los Angeles Times, the BBC, and the Chicago Tribune.

Her studies and research models appear in Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Learning and Education, Human Relations, International Journal of Conflict Management, Management Communication Quarterly, Aggressive Behavior, Communication Quarterly, and Negotiation and Conflict Management Research, among others.

Dr. Geddes is recognized as a pioneer in information technology use in the classroom. She received several teaching awards including the Andrisanni-Frank Fox Undergraduate Teaching Award and the Musser Award for Leadership in Teaching. In 2012, she was honored with Teacher of the Year for the full-time MBA program. She teaches strategic organizational communication, negotiation, and organizational dynamics in undergraduate, MBA, and PhD programs. She has served as Chair of the Fox School’s Department of Human Resource Management since 2009.

  • Full Time MBA Fox Professor of the Year, 2012
  • Musser Excellence in Leadership Award for Teaching, Fox School of Business, Temple University, 2004
  • Andrisani-Frank Undergraduate Teaching Award, Fox School of Business, Temple University, 1999

Fox School of Business, Temple University

  • Influential Communication in Complex Organizations (MBA)
  • Organizational Communication and Information Management (MBA)