Party affiliation: Democrat
Instructor Bowling Green (Ohio) University, 1964-1966. Assistant professor University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1966-1969. Professor speech communications University Denver, 1969-1978, 81-84, 86—, chairman speech communications department, 1978-1980.
Visiting scholar University Nevada, Reno, 1980-1981. Dean of social science University Denver, 1984-1986. Consultant Baxter healthcare corporation, Chicago, since 1984.
Research consultant Denver Regional Council Government, 1980-1985. Consultant National Commission on Diabetes United States Congress, Washington, 1974-1975.
- Teamwork: What Must Go Right/What Can Go Wrong (SAGE Series in Interpersonal Communication)
- What are the secrets of successful teams? Why do some teams achieve remarkable success while others fail or are consigned to mediocrity? To find the answers, Larson and LaFasto interviewed a wide range of teams, including the space shuttle Challenger investigation team and executive management teams, and discovered a surprising consistency in the characteristics of effective teams.