Deborah Ancona is the Seley Distinguished Professor of Management at the Sloan School of Management at MIT. She received bachelor's and master's degrees in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Columbia University. Prior to joining MIT, she was on the faculty of the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College. Professor Ancona's major research interests include group processes, team performance, boundary management, and time and timing in organizations. She has published articles in these areas in Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, and Group and Organization Studies.