Dr. Marieke C. Schilpzand


Dr. Marieke C. Schilpzand

Associate Professor of Management, Management, International Business and Business Communications Department Chair

Office W-2126
Office phone 678.407.5404
Email Address


Dr. Marieke Schilpzand (“Dr. S”) is an associate professor of management in the School of Business at GGC. She is very passionate about teaching engaging courses in the management discipline, including Principles of Management, Organizational Behavior, Decision Making and Creative Problem Solving, and Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility. Schilpzand believes that students learn best when engaged in an active classroom setting. Her teaching style is student-centric with an emphasis on critical thinking and application of the course material to students’ life and work experiences. To actively engage, students are expected to come to class prepared by completing the assigned work before class time. During class time, students are expected to participate in classroom discussion, experiential exercises and group activities to put management theory into practice. Her courses provide high levels of intellectual challenge and introspection as well as opportunities for practice, feedback, improvement and individual attention so students can succeed. Each course culminates in a final project and presentation.

Her research focuses on three separate domains: team effectiveness, creativity and cross-cultural issues in management, but also at their intersection. Her work has been published in leading management journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Small Group Research, Management and Organization Review, and Research in Personnel and Human Resource Management. She has presented her work at national conferences including the Academy of Management (AOM), Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), Southern Management Association (SMA) and Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research INGroup, and is an active reviewer for journals and conferences.


  • Doctorate – organizational behavior – Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Master's – international business studies – University of South Carolina
  • Bachelor's – international business – University of Georgia

Academic Interests

  • Team diversity and cognition
  • Creativity
  • Cross-cultural management
  • Critical thinking


  • Aggarwal, I., Schilpzand, M. C., Martins, L. L., Woolley, A. W., & Molinaro, M. (in press 2022). The benefits of cognitive style versatility for collaborative work. Journal of Applied Psychology.
  • Lilly, T., & Schilpzand, M. (in press 2022).  Intending to Teach Critical Thinking: A Study of the Learning Impacts over One Semester of Embedded Critical Thinking Learning Objects. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
  • Schoen, J.L., Bowling, J. L., & Schilpzand, M. C. (2018). "Conditional reasoning test for creative personality: Rationale, theoretical development, and validation." Journal of Management, 0149206315618012.
  • Schilpzand, M.C., Martins, L.L., Kirkman, B.L., Lowe, K.B., & Chen, Z.X. (2013) – "The Relationship between Organizational Justice and Organizational Citizenship Behaviour: The Moderating Effects of Cultural Value Orientations." Management and Organizational Review, 9 (2), 345-374.
  • Martins, L. L., Schilpzand, M.C., Kirkman, B.L., Ivanaj, S., & Ivanaj, V. (2013) – "A Contingency View of the Effects of Cognitive Diversity on Team Performance: The Moderating Roles of Team Psychological Safety and Relationship Conflict." Small Group Research, 44, 95-125.
  • Schilpzand, M.C., Herold, D.M., & Shalley, C.E. (2011) – "Members’ openness to experience and teams’ creative performance." Small Group Research, 42, 55-76.
  • Martins, L. L., & Schilpzand, M.C. (2011) – "Global virtual teams: Key developments, research gaps, and future directions." In A. Joshi, H. Liao, & J. J. Martocchio (Eds.), Research in Personnel and Human Resource Management, Vol. 30, pp. 1-72. Emerald Group Publishing.

Professional Affiliations

Academy of Management
Society of Industrial Psychology
Southern Academy of Management