Bio


Melissa Valentine is an Assistant Professor at Stanford University in the Management Science and Engineering Department, and a core faculty member of the Center for Work, Technology, and Organization. She studies the changing nature of groups and teams in organizations, with a focus on team learning and design. She has conducted multi-method field research in a variety of organizational settings; current projects include team coordination in emergency medical care, synchronized group learning in cancer care, and complex group coordination in online labor markets.

Academic Appointments


  • Assistant Professor, Management Science and Engineering

Honors & Awards


  • Susan Cohen Award for Doctoral Research, Center for Effective Organizations (2010)
  • Dissertation Award Finalist, Industry Studies Association (2013)
  • Wyss Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research, Harvard Business School (2013)
  • Outstanding Paper with Practical Implications, Academy of Management (2012)
  • Winner, Dissertation Proposal Competition, INFORMS/Organization Science (2012)
  • Hellman Faculty Scholar, Stanford University (2014)
  • Graduate Teaching Award, Stanford Management Science & Engineering (2015)

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Melissa Valentine is an Assistant Professor at Stanford University in the Management Science and Engineering Department, and a core faculty member of the Center for Work, Technology, and Organization. She studies the changing nature of groups and teams in organizations, with a focus on team learning and design. She has conducted multi-method field research in a variety of organizational settings; current projects include team coordination in emergency medical care, synchronized group learning in cancer care, and complex group coordination in online labor markets.

Prof. Valentine has won awards for both research and teaching. She won the Outstanding Paper with Practical Implications award from the Organizational Behavior division of the Academy of Management, and the Organization Science/INFORMS dissertation proposal competition. She received her PhD from Harvard University in 2013.

All Publications


  • Team Scaffolds: How Mesolevel Structures Enable Role-Based Coordination in Temporary Groups ORGANIZATION SCIENCE Valentine, M. A., Edmondson, A. C. 2015; 26 (2): 405-422
  • Measuring Teamwork in Health Care Settings: A Review of Survey Instruments. Medical Care Valentine, M. A., Nembhard, I. M., Edmondson, A. C. 2015; 53 (4): e16-e30
  • Informal Peer Interaction and Practice Type as Predictors of Physician Performance on Maintenance of Certification Examinations JAMA SURGERY Valentine, M. A., Barsade, S., Edmondson, A. C., Gal, A., Rhodes, R. 2014; 149 (6): 597-603
  • Expert crowdsourcing with flash teams ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium Retelny, D., Robaszkiewisz, S., To, A., Lasecki, W., Patel , J., Rahmati, N., Doshi, T., Valentine, M., Bernstein, M. 2014: 75-85

    View details for DOI 10.1145/2642918.2647409