Selected Publications

Articles In Academic Journals

Year Title
2017 Building high-performing autonomous teams in complex manufacturing settings: A naturalistic research approachEngineering Management Journal. 1-14.
2017 Risk assessment using interval vector cumulative failure rateInternational Journal of Business Excellence. 66-82.
2017 Self-Managing Team Performance: A Systematic Review of Multilevel Input FactorsSmall Group Research. 3-33.
2016 Among friends: the role of academic-preparedness diversity in individual performance within a small-group STEM learning environmentInternational Journal of Science Education. 1904-1922.
2016 Fitting in and feeling good: the relationships among peer alignment, instructor connectedness, and self-efficacy in undergraduate satisfaction with engineeringEuropean Journal of Engineering Education. 380-392.
2014 Worrying about what others think: A social-comparison concern intervention in small learning groupsActive Learning in Higher Education. 249-262.
2012 Conflict management and effectiveness in virtual teamsTeam Performance Management: An International Journal. 401-417.
2012 Connecting to the professor: Impact of the student-faculty relationship in a highly challenging courseCollege Teaching. 41-47.
2012 Instant message as a Task-Support Tool in Information Technology OrganizationsJournal of Business Communication. 68-86.
2011 Incorporating training and feedback into the study of patterns in group decision making: The impact of communication mediumTeam Performance Management. 83-101.
2011 Performance patterns in face-to-face and computer-supported teamsTeam Performance Management: An International Journal. 83-101.
2010 Developing an instrument to characterise peer?led groups in collaborative learning environments: assessing problem?solving approach and group interactionAssessment & Evaluation in Higher Education. 191-208.
2010 Small-Group Learning in Undergraduate STEM Disciplines: Effect of Group Type on Student AchievementEducational Research and Evaluation.
2008 Enhancing the Early Undergraduate Science Experience: Situated Learning in the Scientific CommunityRetrieved on May. 2009.
2007 A matter of confidence: gender differences in attitudes toward engaging in lab and course work in undergraduate engineeringJournal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering.
2007 Structuring group decision making in a web-based environment by using the nominal group techniqueComputers and Industrial Engineering. 277-295.
2004 Professional development training for engineering managersEngineering Management Journal. 8.
2001 Application of the nominal group technique in an Internet versus a traditional environmentIndustrial Engineering Research Conference Proceedings.

Conference Papers

Year Title
2017 Developing a Faculty Learning Community to Support Writing Across Different STEM DisciplinesThe Challenges of Exploring Local Place as a Context of Use in the Study of Interactive Risk Visualizations
2017 Developing critical collaboration skills in project based courses
2017 Impact of a localized lean six sigma implementation on overall patient safety and process efficiency
2017 The impact of requirements management documentation on software project outcomes in health care
2017 The impact of team planning on backup behaviors: The mediation effect of task-focused mental models
2017 WIP: Introducing engineering principles into PreK-6 through a service learning partnership
2016 Developing Critical Collaboration Skills in Engineering Students: Results from an Empirical Study
2015 Comparatively Mapping Genres in Academic and Workplace Engineering Environments
2015 Facilitating Team Processes in Virtual Team Projects Through a Web-Based Collaboration Tool and Instructional Scaffolds.  1.
2015 Key Factors Driving Personnel Downsizing in Multinational Military Organizations
2015 The Key Factors that Drive Downsizing in Multicultural Military Organizations.  1.
2014 Develop transactive memory systems in virtual teams.  1.
2014 Managing engineering capstone design teams: A review of critical issues and success factors.  3006.
2014 Understanding the Link Between Team Autonomy and Effectiveness: A Systematic Review and Synthesis.  1.
2013 Managing Diversity in Virtual Teams through Perspective taking.  1196.
2013 Planning and Team Mental Models as Predictors of Team Collaborative Processes
2013 The Role of IS Infrastructure and Organizational Context on Implementation of Electronic Health Records Systems.  676.
2013 The Role of Team Preparation Processes and Task Conflict on Virtual Team Performance
2012 A Case Study of Key Factors Driving Global Virtual Team Effectiveness.  1.
2012 Effectiveness in Executive Decision-Making Bodies: The Role of Conflict.  1.
2012 Factors impacting technology transfer: the Maquiladora industry in Yucatan, Mexico.  1.
2012 Modeling and Evaluating Role and Team Work Processes
2012 The Impact of Online Collaboration Spaces on Virtual Team Outcomes.  1.
2012 The impact of task conflict on virtual team performance and cohesiveness.  1.
2011 Learning assessment based on active training methods for competence in education using engineering projects
2011 Planning, Communication and Management tools for project-based learning using virtual teams
2011 Teaching Interactively Using Web-Conferencing: The Student Perspective
2011 The role of conflict management on virtual team performance and satisfaction.  1.
2010 Research Model for Measuring Performance and Sustainability of High-Variety, Low-Volume Lean Manufacturing.  1.
2009 The impact of communication medium on team performance patterns.  386.
2007 A peer-led team learning program for freshmen engineering students: Impact on retention
2007 Assessment of an electronic learning management system in bioengineering
2007 Using technology to enhance active learning in the classroom
2007 Work in progress-Promoting conceptual understanding through effective peer discussions in large classes.  T1D.
2007 Work in progress-assessment of an electronic learning management system In bioengineering.  S1H.
2005 Effect of the repeated use of a group support system on performance patterns
2004 Addressing the efficiency of a web-based environment for group decision making
2004 The chunking of course material delivery and evaluation: A Case for Information Processing Management and Evaluation
2002 Issues Facing International Business Enterprises when Conducting Distributed Meetings to Achieve Organizational Consensus
2002 State-of-the-Art Matrix Analysis on the Delphi Technique.  15.
2002 State-of-the-Art-Matrix Analysis ond the Delphi Technique.  15.
1993 Key factors driving personnel downsizing in multinational military organizations.  10-29.

Research Overview

  • Knowledge management, group decision making and performance, virtual teams, team dynamics, computer- mediated communication, engineering education, collaborative learning
  • Grants

  • Evaluation of Virginia Natural Gas Energy Conservation Program for Care Program Filing  awarded by Virginia Natural Gas 2017 - 2018
  • Improving Student Writing in the STEM Disciplines: A Faculty Learning Community. Internal Multidisciplinary Funding. Action Project Proposal  awarded by ODU 2014 - 2015
  • Student Writing in the STEM Disciplines: A Faculty Learning Community  awarded by 7. ODU - Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP): Improving Disciplinary Writing (IDW) Action Project 2014 - 2015
  • Using modular scaffolding in virtual team projects to develop critical skills in Engineering students  awarded by NSF 2014 - 2015
  • Evaluation of Virginia Natural Gas Energy Conservation Program for Care Program Filing  awarded by Virginia Natural Gas 2014
  • Evaluation of Virginia Natural Gas Energy Conservation Program for VNG Services Company  awarded by Virginia Natural Gas 2012
  • Knowledge Management Certificate Training and Evaluation  awarded by US Army 2011 - 2012
  • ARL Metrics Follow on Project for the US Army Research Lab  awarded by Alion 2011
  • IMPRINT Metrics Follow on Project  awarded by US Army Research Laboratory, Human Research and Engineering Directorate 2011
  • Evaluation of Virginia Natural Gas Energy Conservation Program for AGL Services Company  awarded by Virginia Natural Gas 2010 - 2011
  • 1. Evaluation of Virginia Natural Gas Energy Conservation Programs: An efficiency analysis for 2009  awarded by Virginia Natural Gas 2010
  • Deployment and Evaluation of a Customized Project Management Development Program for the US Army Core of Engineers-Norfolk District  awarded by US Army Core of Engineers 2010
  • Deployment and Evaluation of a Customized Project Management Development Program for the US Army Corps of Engineers-Norfolk District (USACE-NAO) (Phase III)  awarded by Army Corps of Engineers—Norfolk District 2010
  • The Usefulness of Mini Lectures Supplements in an Online Teaching Environment  awarded by ODU 2010
  • 5. Design of a Customized Project Management Development Program for the US Army Core of Engineers-Norfolk District (USACE-NAO) (Phase II).  awarded by US Army Corps of Engineers 2009 - 2010
  • Design of a Customized Project Management Development Program for the US Army Core of Engineers-Norfolk District (USACE-NAO) (Phase II).  awarded by US Army Corps of Engineers 2009 - 2010
  • Design of a Customized Project Management Development Program for the US Army Corps of Engineers-Norfolk District (USACE-NAO) (Phase II) 2009 - 2010
  • Refreshing Communities of Practice at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers  awarded by US Corps of Engineers 2009
  • Development and evaluation of a program using collaborative learning to increase student performance and retention in science and engineering  awarded by NSF STEP 2006 - 2008
  • Improving graduate engineering ethics education: A multidisciplinary and multicultural approach  awarded by NSF 2016 -
  • Deployment of a Customized Project Manager's Development Program for the US Army Corp. of Engineers - Norfolk District  awarded by U.S. Army Corp of Engineers 2009 -
  • A TRAIL Framework- STATICS and eSTATICS: The problem-bsed learning  awarded by NSF 2007 -
  • Improving graduate engineering ethics education: A multidisciplinary and multicultural approach  awarded by NSF 2006 -
  • Expertise Keywords

  • Engineering : Team-based work systems, Performance Management, Engineering Education, Quality Management, Research Methods, Statistical Analysis
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering emphasis in Engineering Management, Texas Tech University 2005
  • M.S. in Systems and Engineering Management, Texas Tech University 2001
  • B.S. in Industrial Engineering, University of Vigo 1994
  • Full Name

  • Maria Pazos-Lago