Dr. Leslie Tworoger is a Professor of Management at the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship of Nova Southeastern University. She has served as interim chair and co-chair of the Management Department.
Her research interests include leadership, organizational climate for innovation adoption, and virtual teams and telework. Prior to joining the Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship, she co-owned a meeting and event planning business.
In the community, she has served on the board of the Community Foundation of Broward, including a year as board chair. She was the president of the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale and president of the board of the Chord, and served on of the Museum of Art Board of Trustees for twenty years, many of those as vice-president. In addition, she served on the boards of the Museum of Discovery and Science, Outreach Broward, Family Central, Jack and Jill Children's Center, and Children and Family Leadership Association. She helped found, and served on the board of, ChildNet, the privatized child welfare agency. She served on the board of FLITE, which was established to help youth as they age out of the foster care system.
Dr. Tworoger’s numerous honors include Excellence In Teaching, Faculty of the Year, and Professor of the Year Awards. Recognized by the Philharmonic Society, the March of Dimes, and Museum of Art and Leadership Broward for her long-time community leadership and service, she received the President’s Award from the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce for co-founding the Partners in Education program.
Leslie Tworoger, Eleanor Lawrence, & Cynthia Ruppel Ambidexterity in the TMT: Exploration and Exploration Behaviors for Innovation.
Roslyn Vargas, Yuliya Yurova, Cynthia Ruppel, & Leslie Tworoger Slow Adoption or No Adoption of Human Resource Analytics among HR Professionals?: The Roles of Knowledge, Training, Attitudes and Self-efficacy. Southwest Academy of Management 2017 Annual Meeting 2017.
Baiyun Gong, Cynthia Ruppel, & Leslie Tworoger Managing boundaries in a global virtual team. Southern Management Association Annual Meeting Proceedings 2010.
Regina A. Greenwood, Helen Turnbull, Regina Greenwood, Leslie Tworoger, & C Golden Validation Of The Inclusion Skills Measurement Profile: Summary Of Phase 1. 2010.
Leslie Tworoger, Baiyun Gong, Cynthia Ruppel, & Michael Bendixen Play it Again, Sam: Contextual Communication in Virtual Teams. Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), Orlando, FL 2009.
Paper, SMA, 2019, Norfolk VA
To examine ambidexterity in the C-Suite through the lens of exploration and exploitative behaviors and activities ambidexterity fosters organizational innovation, DSI, 2017, Washington DC
Slow Adoption or No Adoption of Human Resource Analytics Among HR Professionals? The Roles of Knowledge, Training, Attitudes and Self-Efficacy – Best Paper in Track, Southwest Academy of Management-Federated Business Disciplines, 2017, Little Rock, AR
Organizational Creativity and the Top Management Team (TMT): An Interactionist Perspective, Allied Academics Fall Conference - Internet Division, 2015, Little Rock, AR
A Roadmap for Healthcare: A Longitudinal Approach to Culture Change in a Turbulent Environment. 2014., DSI, 2015, Little Rock, AR
Leadership Versatility: Impact on Organizational Innovation Under Complexity, Southern Management Association 2015 Meeting 2015, Little Rock, AR
Inclusion Skills Measurement, Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2014, Little Rock, AR
Managing Dynamic Change in Healthcare: Multiple Perspectives, Decision Sciences Institute 2014, Little Rock, AR
Leader Innovation Profile: Assessing the Role of Leader Sagacity, Academy of International Business SE 2013, Little Rock, AR
Telework: Exploring the Personal Dimensions of Socio-Technical Theory, Advances in Business Research Symposium 2013, Little Rock, AR
Leader creativity profile: Assessing sagacity., AISBE Conference. 2013, Little Rock, AR
The Emotions and Cognitions of Change: Top Management Reflections in the Healthcare Industry, Federation of Business Disciplines -- Southwest DSI 2013, Little Rock, AR
Team Member Expectations of Leaders in a Complex Global Virtual Environment, Federation of Business Disciplines-Southwest Decision Sciences Institute 2012, Little Rock, AR
The business of healthcare: Class five turbulence, Southern Management Association 2012, Little Rock, AR
Lawrence, E., Cadet-Laborde, F., Weisfeld-Spolter, S., Yurova, Y., Tworoger, L. (in press). Positive Affect as a Resource and the Mediating Role of Mindfulness on Employees During Times of Disruption. Development and Learning in Organizations.
Lawrence, E., Weisfeld-Spolter, S., Tworoger, L., Yurova, Y., Mujtaba, B. (in press). An Informed Practice for Leading Change Collaboratively. Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal.
Lawrence, E., Tworoger, L. C., Ruppel, C. P., Mujtaba, B. (in press). A team-based roadmap for healthcare change in a turbulent environment: A longitudinal Study of a not-for-profit hospital transitioning into a for-profit organization. Public Organization Review, 19.
Roslyn Vargas, Yuliya Yurova, Cynthia Ruppel, Leslie Tworoger, & Regina Greenwood (2018). Individual Adoption of HR Analytics: A Fine Grained View of the Early Stages Leading to Adoption. The International Journal of Human Resource Management 29(22), pp. 3046-3067.
Eleanor Lawrence, Cynthia Ruppel, & Leslie Tworoger (2015). Organizational Creativity and the Top Management Team (TMT): An Interactionist Perspective. Journal of Organizational Communication, Culture and Conflict, pp. 1-20.
Walter Natemeyer & Leslie Tworoger (2015). From the Mission Control Room to the Board Room. Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship April (2015).
Leslie Tworoger, Eleanor Lawrence, & Cynthia Ruppel (2014). Roadmap for Transformational Change in a Hospital Setting: Longitudinal View. DSI Best Papers from the 2014 Annual conference Trends and Research in Decision Sciences, pp. 110-130.
Leslie Tworoger, Eleanor Lawrence, & Cynthia Ruppel (2014). The Emotions and Cognitions During Organizational Change: The Importance of Emotional Work for Leaders. Journal of Organizational Culture, Communication and Conflict 18(1).
Leslie Tworoger, Cynthia Ruppel, Baiyun Gong, & Randolph Pohlman (2013). Leadership Constraints: Leading Global Virtual Teams through Environmental Complexity. International Journal of e-Collaboration 9(2), pp. 34-60.
Thomas Tworoger, Cynthia Ruppel, & Leslie Tworoger (2013). Telework: Exploring the Personal Dimensions of Socio-Technical Theory. Advances in Business Research 3(1).
Leslie Tworoger, Cynthia Ruppel, & Baiyun Gong (2013). Using Communication Choices as a Boundary-Management Strategy: How Choices of Communication Media Affect the Work-Life Balance of Teleworkers in a Global Virtual Team. Journal of Business and Technical Communication 27(4), pp. 436-471.
Regina A. Greenwood, Helen Turnbull, Leslie Tworoger, & C Golden (2010). Skill Deficiencies in Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations: Developing an Inclusion Skills Measurement Profile. Academy of Strategic Management Journal 9(1), pp. 11-14.
Leslie Tworoger, Helen Turnbull, Regina Greenwood, & C Golden (2010). The Inclusion Skills Measurement Profile: Validating an Assessment for Identification of Skill Deficiencies in Diversity and Inclusion. Journal of Organizational Culture, Communication, and Conflict 15(1), pp. 11-24.
Leslie Tworoger, K Voges, & Barry Barnes (2010). The role of contextual capability in developing a market orientation: A case study of a newly formed community based organization. Business Studies Journal 2(1), pp. 1-27.
Barry Barnes, Leslie Tworoger, & Kathleen Voges (2010). The Role Of Contextual Capability In Developing A Market Orientation: A Case Study Of A Newly Formed Community Based Organization. Business Studies Journal 2(1), pp. 1-28.
Leslie Tworoger & Regina Greenwood (2009). Management and Organizational Learning: An Unintended Benefit From A Recruiting Strategy. Business Studies Journal 1(1&2), pp. 31-42.
Regina A. Greenwood & Leslie Tworoger (2009). Management and Organizational Learning: An Unintended Benefit from a Recruiting Strategy. Business Studies Journal 1(1 & 2), pp. 31-42.
Leslie Tworoger, S Abdullah, & Thomas Tworoger (2009). The role of microfinance in leadership and empowerment of women in developing countries: A closer look at Garmeen Bank and BRAC in Bangladesh. Journal of the International Society of Business Disciplines 4(I), pp. 1-21.
Leslie Tworoger, K Voges, & Michael Bendixen (2009). The Role of Organizational Template in Radical Change. Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship 14(3), pp. 27-48.
Leslie Tworoger, Judith Harris, & Thomas Tworoger (2008). Long Term Survival and Quality Information Systems: A Longitudinal Case Study. Academy of Information and Management Sciences Journal 11(1), pp. 89-103.
Thomas Tworoger & Leslie Tworoger (2006). An Empirical Study of Leader Power In Public Bureaucratic and Private Non-Profit Organizations. Journal of Business and Leadership 2(1).
Leslie Tworoger & Thomas Tworoger (2006). An Empirical Study of Public Bureaucratic and Private non-Profit Organizations and the Adoption of a Market Orientation. Journal of Business and Leadership 2(1).
Leslie Tworoger, Pan Yatrakis, & Helen Simon (2004). The Effect of the African Growth and Opportunity Act on South Africa's Textile Industry. International Advances in Economic Research Journal 10(4).
Leslie Tworoger & Thomas Tworoger (2001). A Conversation with Michael S. Egan. Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship 6(1).
Thomas Tworoger & Leslie Tworoger (2001). A Conversation with Michael Egan. Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship 6(1).