Danielle Tussing

Assistant Professor
Organization and Human Resources


PhD, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
BS, Davidson College


  • Organizational behavior
  • Leadership


  • Work motivation
  • Leadership
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Work-life boundary management

Selected Publications

Tussing, D. V., Wihler, A., Astandu, T. V., & Menges, J. I. In Press. Should I stay or should I go? The role of individual strivings in shaping the relationship between envy and avoidance behaviors at work. Journal of Organizational Behavior.

Menges, J. I., Tussing, D. V., Wihler, A., & Grant, A. M. 2017. When job performance is all relative: How family motivation energizes effort and compensates for intrinsic motivation. Academy of Management Journal, 60 (2), 695-719.

Awards, Grants and Honors

  • Finalist - The Johnson A. Edosomwan Leadership Institute “Most Promising Research Proposal in Leadership” Award. 2019 Academy of Management PDW organized by the Network of Leadership Scholars.
  • Research grant - Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management.

Professional Affiliations

  • Academy of Management
  • Ad hoc reviewer for various journals, including Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Human Relations, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes

Industry Experience

  • McMaster-Carr Supply Company, Operations Manager
  • Enlight Management Consulting Agency, Associate Consultant