Amanda Ferguson is an associate professor in the Department of Management at NIU. She earned her Ph.D. in organisational behaviour at London Business School (2012). Her research focuses on the role of team composition and team processes on team effectiveness. Ferguson's work has been published in outlets such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, and Journal of Applied Psychology. Prior to studying at London Business School, Ferguson worked as a senior sales representative at Eli Lilly and Company in St. Louis, Missouri, and earned her B.S./MBA degrees at Missouri State University.