Tiffany Bisbey

Tiffany Bisbey

Tiffany Bisbey

Assistant Professor, Industrial/Organizational Psychology



Room 104, 600 21st Street, NW Washington DC 20052



  • Team performance and collaboration
  • Training and development
  • Workplace resilience
  • Organizational safety

Dr. Bisbey’s research focuses broadly on the social phenomena that support organizational effectiveness. Her work examines the factors that facilitate and hinder collaboration so that teams remain flexible and able to adapt to changing situations. She also studies how employees and leaders develop the skills necessary for team resilience and effectiveness. This work involves the design and implementation of training and development systems that meet the demands of the hybrid 21st century workplace to ensure stakeholders get the most out of their investments.

Dr. Bisbey also examines the role of teamwork in driving organizational safety. Her research has involved quality improvement in healthcare, team training for combat medics, collaboration in long-duration space exploration, and a variety of other safety-critical contexts. She is currently investigating the influence of leader receptivity to team member voice on safety outcomes, identity formation, and well-being.

As a scientist-practitioner, Dr. Bisbey’s research also informs her work as a consultant to industry partners in healthcare, education, entrepreneurial start-ups, technology, law enforcement, the military, and more. She conducts a great deal of translational research toward these efforts to produce practical, evidence-based guidelines for collaboration and alignment across organizations.

ORSC 2544 – Industrial/Organizational Psychology

ORSC 2560 – Group Dynamics

ORSC 6212 – Current Issues in Personnel Testing and Selection

ORSC 6214 – Personnel Training and Performance Appraisal Systems

Kilcullen, M. P., Bisbey, T. M., Rosen, M. A., & Salas, E. (in press). Does team orientation matter? A state of the science review, meta-analysis, and multilevel framework. Journal of Organizational Behavior.

Griggs, A. C., Simonson, R. J., Fausett, C. M., Williams, K. N., Bisbey, T. M., Lazzara, E. H., Keebler, J. R., DiazGranados, D., Mishra, V. K., Thomas, E. J., & Salas, E. (in press). Telerounding in a new era: A systematic review and implications for COVID-19. Human Factors in Healthcare.

Ingels, D., Zajac, S., Kilcullen, M. P., Bisbey, T. M., Thomas, E. J., & Salas, E. (in press). Interprofessional teamwork in healthcare: Observations and the road ahead. Journal of Interprofessional Care.

Bisbey, T. M., Wooten, K. C., Salazar Campo, M., Lant, T. K., & Salas, E. (2021). Implementing an evidence-based competency model for science team training and evaluation: TeamMAPPS. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, 5(e142), 1-10.

Bisbey, T. M., Kilcullen, M. P., Thomas, E., Ottosen, M. J., Tsao, K. & Salas, E. (2021). Safety culture: An integration of existing models and a framework for development. Human Factors, 63(1), 88-110.

Bisbey, T. M., Traylor, A. M., & Salas, E. (2021). Transforming teams of experts into expert teams: Eight principles of expert team performance. Journal of Expertise, 4(2), 190-207.

Day, D., Bastardoz, N., Bisbey, T., Reyes, D., & Salas, E. (2021). Unlocking human potential through leadership training and development initiatives. Behavioral Science & Policy, 7(1), 41-54.

Reyes, D. L., Bisbey, T., Day, D., & Salas, E. (2021). Translating 6 key insights from research on leadership and management in times of crisis. BMJ: Leader, 5, 291-294.

Paoletti, J., Bisbey, T. M., Zajac, S., Waller, M. J., & Salas, E. (2021). Looking to the middle of the quantitative-qualitative spectrum for integrated mixed methods. Small Group Research, 52(6), 641-675.

Salas, E., Bisbey, T. M., Traylor, A. M., & Rosen, M. A. (2020). Can teamwork promote safety in organizations? Annual Review of Organizational Psychology & Organizational Behavior, 7(1), 283-313.

Paoletti, J., Bisbey, T. M., Reyes, D. L., Wettergreen, M., & Salas, E. (2020). A checklist to diagnose teamwork in engineering education. International Journal of Engineering Education, 36(1), 365-377.

Bisbey, T. M., Reyes, D., Traylor, A., & Salas, E. (2019). Teams of psychologists helping teams: The evolution of the science of team training. American Psychologist, 74(3), 278-289.

Marlow, S., Bisbey, T., Lacerenza, C., & Salas, E. (2018). Performance measures for health care teams: A review. Small Group Research, 49(3), 306-356

Ph.D., Rice University

B. S., University of Central Florida