Angela Lebbon, Ph.D. was hired as an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Department of Economics and Business in 2009. Prior to joining Lehman College, she worked with a large Fortune 500 company in their Global Organization Effectiveness department and consulted in various industries including manufacturing, energy and utilities, food services, and government healthcare.
Dr. Lebbon brings a unique set of knowledge, skills, and experiences related to social responsibility in the workplace and social inclusion of underrepresented workers to improve worker safety, motivation, and productivity. Her greatest strength as a researcher relates to thinking critically about conventional notions of work behavior and systematically examining and manipulating environmental variables. This focus has resulted in securing numerous grants to fund research examining and improving injuries among Hispanic/Latino workers in the United States, along with research examining the effects of workplace leisure behavior on productivity and quality of work. Dr. Lebbon’s research has been published in various peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, Behavior Analysis in Practice, Global Business and Economics Review, and Journal of Behavioral Studies in Business.
While Dr. Lebbon sees great value and need for research in the workplace, her greatest rewards come from teaching and mentoring the students of Lehman College. As a professor, and faculty advisor for the Student Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, she aims to bridge the gap between academia and corporate culture. Dr. Lebbon’s overall goal as a professor is to teach students the possibilities for changing behavior in our world, and to inspire them to learn from the past to improve living and working conditions for human beings. Lastly, Dr. Lebbon enjoys mentoring students on career planning and teaching them techniques to successfully market themselves to corporations for future employment. This excitement for teaching and dedication to her students has resulted in her students recently nominating her for the Excellence in Teaching Award at Lehman College.
Last modified: Jun 4, 2013