Decoding dream teams.
The ATLAS lab at Northwestern, located in the Frances Searle building, is uncovering the inner workings of teams, and enabling the design of large, diverse, digitally-connected teams on Earth and beyond.

Leslie A. DeChurch is an academic and expert in organizational leadership and teamwork. DeChurch’s research examines the leadership and teamwork that make extraordinary successes possible, from the Italian Renaissance to space exploration to human-AI partnerships. She is Chair and Professor of Communication Studies (School of Communication) and holds courtesy appointments in Management & Organizations (Kellogg School of Management) and the Department of Psychology (Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences) at Northwestern University. DeChurch is Director of the immersive undergraduate program Leading a Renaissance, Then and Now, convened in Florence, Italy each summer.