Deanna Geddes

Deanna Geddes

  • Fox School of Business and Management

    • Management

      • Professor

Biography

Deanna Geddes is Associate Dean for Fox and STHM Graduate Programs, as well as Professor and former Chair of the Department of Human Resource Management in the Fox School of Business at Temple University. Her doctorate degree is from Purdue University in the fields of organizational communication and industrial psychology. She teaches at all levels in academe including undergraduate and graduate programs (i.e., MBA, MS, PhD, and EDBA). Her motto as an instructor is to “help students think new thoughts in ways that enhance their professional and personal lives.”

Dr. Geddes is recognized as a pioneer in information technology use in the classroom and the recipient of several teaching honors including the Fox Undergraduate Teaching Award, the Musser Award for Leadership in Teaching, and Teacher of the Year for both full-time and part-time MBA programs. She has served as a management consultant to government, financial, pharmaceutical, insurance, and retail corporations.

Dr. Geddes’s award-winning research on anger has been featured on CNN, BBC, ABC World News Tonight and several major media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, New York and Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and the BBC. Her conceptual work and empirical studies appear in various prestigious academic journals including Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Perspectives, UPenn’s Journal of Business Law, Academy of Management Learning and Education, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Human Relations, Journal of Business Ethics, Aggressive Behavior and Management Communication Quarterly, among others. Her research interests focus on emotion at work, particularly workplace anger, and performance feedback practices.

Research Interests

  • Workplace Emotion
  • Performance Appraisal

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

HRM 3503

Communicating in Organizations

Undergraduate

HRM 5111

Influential Organizational Communication

Graduate

Selected Publications

Recent

  • Lindebaum, D., Geddes, D., & Jordan, P. (2018). Theoretical advances around social functions of emotion and talking about emotion at work. In Social Functions of Emotion and Talking About Emotion at Work (pp. 1-19).

  • Eisenstadt, L. & Geddes, D. (2018). SUPPRESSED ANGER, RETALIATION DOCTRINE, AND WORKPLACE CULTURE. University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business and Employment Law, 20(1), 101-163.

  • Lindebaum, D., Geddes, D., & Jordan, P. (2022). Social Functions of Emotion and Talking About Emotion at Work. Edward Elgar Publishing. doi: 10.4337/9781786434883.

  • Lindebaum, D., Geddes, D., & Jordan, P. (2022). Social Functions of Emotion and Talking About Emotion at Work. Edward Elgar Publishing. doi: 10.4337/9781786434883.

  • Schmidt, S., Geddes, D., & Hochner, A. (2022). Power And Negotiation In Organizations: Readings, Cases And Exercises. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt.

  • Callister, R., Geddes, D., & Gibson, D. (2017). When Is Anger Helpful or Hurtful? Status and Role Impact on Anger Expression and Outcomes. Negotiation and Conflict Management Research, 10(2), 69-87. doi: 10.1111/ncmr.12090.

  • Lindebaum, D., Geddes, D., & Gabriel, Y. (2017). Moral Emotions and Ethics in Organisations: Introduction to the Special Issue. Journal of Business Ethics, 141(4), 645-656. doi: 10.1007/s10551-016-3201-z.