Terri L. Griffith

M.S., Ph.D. Carnegie Mellon
B.A. UC Berkeley
Associate Dean, Leavey School of Business
Professor of Management
Santa Clara University


Helping people work with technology. Terri Griffith is Associate Dean of Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business. Located in the heart of the Silicon Valley, she studies how we mix together the technology of work (everything from telepresence to the size and type of tools a crew would use to build a fence), the way we organize to do this work (virtual teams, collaborative leadership, innovation strategies), and the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the people we work with. Some of these ideas are outlined in her award-winning book, The Plugged-In Manager, and in her current project, Lead by Letting Go, a model for slowly letting go of jobs and organizational boundaries and focusing more on work and performance. She is one of Silicon Valley's 100 Women of Influence for 2012. For updates, follow her blog, Technology and Organizations, which has been named to a variety of "Top" lists, or her contributions to the Harvard Business Review blog. Terri has also written for the Wall Street Journal and GigaOM's WebWorkerDaily.


Before coming to Santa Clara University, Professor Griffith was on the faculties of Washington University, St. Louis and the University of Arizona (CV). She has also held visiting positions at UC Berkeley; Purdue University; Northwestern University; the Melbourne School of Business; and the Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration in Bangkok, Thailand. Other international experience includes a United States Information Agency funded "train the trainer" program in Bulgaria where she and other faculty presented U.S. business education topics and techniques.

She is a member of the Academy of Management, an editorial board member of the Journal of Managerial Issues, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, past senior editor for Organization Science, as well as a past associate editor for MIS Quarterly and past editorial board member for the Journal of Technology and Engineering Management. For several years she was the Convenor of the Organization Science Winter Conference, an annual "think tank" event which draws academics as well as senior executives from firms such as PARC, Citigroup, and GE.

Contact Information:

Professor Terri L. Griffith
Leavey School of Business
Department of Management
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA 95053
Phone: (408) 256-3141
t at terrigriffith.com

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