Dr. Lily Blocker is a tenured Associate Professor of Management at Stony Brook University and the director of the Leadership & Creativity Research Lab in the College of Business. She also serves as the Co-Director of the Stony Brook MBA Program. She is an award-winning teacher and has taught hundreds of professionals in corporate, non-profit, and university environments. Her research in leadership, innovation, and conflict applies science-based approaches to practical organizational problems. Her work focuses on 1) the process by which leaders overcome failures and 2) the dynamics of innovative teams. Dr. Blocker's research has been published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, The Leadership Quarterly, Advances in Developing Human Resources, Human Resource Management Review, and The Journal of Creative Behavior. Her work has also been featured in Fortune, Fast Company, Business Insider, Inc, and Pacific Standard Magazine. Her consulting clients include the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Del Monte Foods, Brookhaven National Labs, PNC Bank, Gold Coast Bank, Stony Brook Medicine. In addition, Dr. Blocker serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, a New York affiliate of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She also serves as Secretary on the Board of METRO, the New York Metropolitan Association of Applied Psychology. Prior to joining Stony Brook, Dr. Blocker was a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the International Center for the Study of Terrorism researching the process of terrorist deradicalization for a grant from the Office of Naval Research, working with domestic and international government defense agencies. Dr. Blocker received her Ph.D. and M.S in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Penn State University and a B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Fresno.