Buontempo, Gina (gb230)

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Buontempo, Gina
Senior Lecturer
M.A. Program Advisor for Social-Organizational Psychology
Organization & Leadership

222B Zankel

Office Hours:
By Appointment

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Social-Organizational Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • M.Phil., Social-Organizational Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • B.A., Psychology, Seton Hall University

Scholarly Interests

  • Emotional intelligence in the workplace
  • Decision making and leadership effectiveness
  • Gender issues in the workplace
  • Work/life balance

Selected Publications

Matthew, C. T., Buontempo, G., & Block, C. J. (2013) Relational approach to work: Conceptual definition and scale development. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43(3), 507-514.

Buontempo, G., & Brockner, J. (2008).  Emotional intelligence and the ease of recall judgment bias: The mediating effect of private self-focused attention. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 38(1), 159-172.

Dr. Buontempo has been a member of the faculty of the Social-Organizational Psychology Program at Teachers College, Columbia University since 2005 and is currently the M.A. Program Advisor and a Senior Lecturer in the Social-Organizational Psychology Program. Dr. Buontempo teaches Organizational Psychology, Understanding Behavioral Research, Organizational Dynamics, and Research and Independent Study in Social-Organizational Psychology. She coordinates the Comprehensive Exam for the M.A. students in the Fall and Spring semesters. In addition, Dr. Buontempo serves as the Faculty Advisor for the Teachers College, Columbia University Chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, which is comprised of psychology students across Teachers College.

Her research centers on emotional intelligence, decision making, leadership, and gender issues in the workplace. She has been a presenter at the Academy of Management Conference. Her research has been published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

Dr. Buontempo maintains an independent practice in organizational consulting and coaching. She is a Certified Executive Coach through the Columbia Coaching Certification Program (CCCP). She has consulting experience in learning and development and has worked in financial services. Some of her projects have included delivering management training programs on leading through resource constraints; delivering performance management, cross-training, and knowledge transfer management meetings; working on an internal client feedback process; planning offsite meetings; and developing, delivering, and analyzing surveys.

Dr. Buontempo holds a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration from Seton Hall University and a Ph.D. in Social-Organizational Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University.


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