Dr. Deana Raffo

Associate Professor

Dr.  Deana Raffo
615-494-8713
Room N106, Business & Aerospace Building (BAS)
MTSU Box 75, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • Ed.D., Tennessee State University (2003)
  • E.D.S., Middle Tennessee State University (1999)
  • M.A., Middle Tennessee State University (1993)
  • B.A., Marshall University, WV (1990)

Areas of Expertise

Organizational Behavior – Leadership, Generations at Work, Workplace Engagement 

Leader Development – Strengths-Based Leadership, Leadership and Personality, Personal Leadership Philosophy, The Leadership Challenge®

Biography

Deana Raffo is an Associate Professor of Management. She has spent her entire professional career at MTSU and has had rich professional experiences involving student services, student leader development, and leadership education. In addition to serving as Director of MTSU’s Institute of Leadership Excellence, she is Coordinator for Leadership Studies, recipient of Association of Leadership Educator’s Outstanding Program Award.  With expertise in leadership and personal develo...

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Deana Raffo is an Associate Professor of Management. She has spent her entire professional career at MTSU and has had rich professional experiences involving student services, student leader development, and leadership education. In addition to serving as Director of MTSU’s Institute of Leadership Excellence, she is Coordinator for Leadership Studies, recipient of Association of Leadership Educator’s Outstanding Program Award.  With expertise in leadership and personal development and leadership education, she particularly enjoys exploring the introspective qualities in leadership.  She has presented more than 25 papers at national conferences and has served in leadership roles in state, regional, and national professional associations.  Her research has been published in numerous journals including Journal of Managerial Issues, Journal of Leadership Education, and Gender in Management, and she was a contributor in the book, Leading with Spirit, Presence, and Authenticity. Deana lives in Murfreesboro with her husband, Greg, and their two sons, Lucas and Gabriel. 

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