Researchers at ExPO

Professors

ILROB


Dr. Emily Zitek

Emily Zitek joined the School of Industrial and Labor Relations as an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior in 2012. She received her B.A. in psychology from Rice University in 2003 and her Ph.D. in social psychology from Stanford University in 2010. She conducts research aimed at understanding the sources and consequences of a person’s sense of entitlement. Her other research interests include gender issues, social hierarchy, stereotyping and prejudice, justice and morality, and sport psychology. Dr. Zitek also has training in statistics. She received a B.A. in statistics from Rice in 2003 and an M.S. in statistics from Stanford in 2008. [webpage]

Dr. Vanessa K. Bohns

Vanessa Bohns is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations. Professor Bohns received her PhD in Social Psychology from Columbia University and her BA in Psychology from Brown University. Prior to joining Cornell, she taught at the University of Toronto and the University of Waterloo in Canada. In her primary research, Professor Bohns examines the extent to which people recognize the influence they have over others across a variety of situations. Some of her additional research interests include prosocial and unethical behavior, perspective taking, and self-conscious emotions (e.g., embarrassment, guilt). Her research has been published in academic journals such as Psychological Science, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Organization Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and has been covered by media outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and NPR. Professor Bohns currently sits on the editorial boards of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Social Cognition, and is the Associate Editor of the Social Influence section of Social and Personality Psychology Compass. [webpage]

Dr. Brian J. Lucas

Brian Lucas is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations. Professor Lucas received his PhD in Management & Organizations from Northwestern University, his MA in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, and his BA in Psychology from Bucknell University. Prior to joining Cornell, he taught at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. Professor Lucas' research investigates the psychology of judgments, beliefs, and decision-making, particularly in the domains of creativity and morality/ethical behavior. Some related research interests include empathy, perspective-taking, hypocrisy, and hierarchy beliefs. His research has been published in academic journals such as Psychological Science, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the Academy of Management Journal, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and has been covered by media outlets such as The New York Times, The Atlantic, and Harvard Business Review. Professor Lucas teaches Managing for Creativity (ILROB 4260), Leading and Managing Teams (ILROB 5275), and Introduction to Organizational Behavior (ILROB 1220). [webpage]

ILRHR


Dr. Devon Proudfoot

Devon Proudfoot is an Assistant Professor of Human Resources Studies at the ILR School at Cornell University. Her research examines stereotyping and inequality, creativity judgments, and motivational underpinnings of organizational attitudes and behavior.Her work has been published in outlets such as Psychological Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Research in Organizational Behavior. [webpage] 

Johnson School


Dr. Angus Hildreth

Angus is an Assistant Professor in the Management and Organizations Department at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. He teaches the MBA core course Critical & Strategic Thinking and the elective MBA course Power in Politics and Organizations. He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge (Mathematics) and the University of California, Berkeley (MBA) where he received his PhD in Organizational Behavior. Angus's research examines the functioning and performance of top teams and the effects of power, status and loyalty on individual well-being, moral judgment, ethical decision making, leadership effectiveness, and group creativity. His social psychology lab conducts experimental studies in the lab, online, and in the field. [webpage]

Dr. Sunita Sah

Sunita Sah is an Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. Dr. Sah holds a PhD and MS in Organizational Behavior from Carnegie Mellon University, an MBA with Distinction from London Business School, an MB ChB (UK equivalent of a US MD) in Medicine and Surgery, and a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Edinburgh. Professor Sunita Sah's research focus is on institutional corruption, ethical decision-making, bias, transparency, improving decisions, influence and advice - in particular how professionals who give advice alter their behavior as a result of conflicts of interest and disclosure policies. Dr. Sah's work has been published in top academic journals in management, science, medicine, economics, and psychology including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of the American Medical Association, JAMA Internal Medicine, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Psychological Science, and Social Psychological and Personality Science. Her work has also been featured in The New Yorker, Nature, BBC News, Financial Times, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The Boston Globe, National Public Radio as well as BBC World Television and national radio stations. [webpage] 

Dr. Isaac H. Smith

Isaac H. Smith is an Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. Isaac received his PhD in Business Administration (Organizational Behavior) from the University of Utah, and he holds an MBA and B.A. from Brigham Young University. Broadly stated, his research focuses on the morality and ethics of organizations and the people within them. Specifically, his research examines the causes and consequences of (un)ethical behavior, the psychology of inspiration, and the potential role of business in battling the world's social ills, such as poverty. His work has been published in academic journals, such as Organization Science, Psychological Science, Academy of Management Learning and Education, Journal of Business Ethics, Nature's Scientific Reports, and Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice. His research has been covered by various media outlets, including BBC World Service Radio, Businessweek, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Scientific American, Time, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. [webpage]

 

Graduate Students

Abdullah Shahid

Abdullah Shahid is a doctoral student in sociology concentrating in organizations at Cornell University. He draws upon economic sociology, organizational theory, and computational methods to understand organizations and networks in financial markets, international relations, religious communities, elite groups, and conservationists.

Lauren DeVincent

Lauren DeVincent is a doctoral student at Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations, specializing in Organizational Behavior. She received a B.A. in psychology from the University of Michigan in 2016. She conducts experimental research on employee voice, particularly how hierarchies affect communication among members in organizations. Lauren's research also examines how employee and leader perceptions of voice diverge and why these differences occur. Her other research interests include perspective-taking, power and status, and organizational justice. 

Lillien Ellis

 

Undergraduate Students

Aimee La France

Aimee La France is a current sophomore in the ILR School and research assistant to Dr. Brian Lucas researching creativity and decision making. She is also active on campus as a board member for the Cornell University Peer Review Board, secretary to the ILR Women's Caucus, ILR Peer Mentor, and active member of Psi Chi, the International Honors Society in Psychology. She hopes to pursue a career in human resources or organizational behavior in the future.

Ava Barnett

Ava is a sophomore in the ILR school minoring in business from Berkeley, California. She has done research since high school in both Social Psychology and Organizational Behavior working on a variety of projects ranging across topics such as ostracism, the bystander effect, and power. At Cornell, she is a Rawlings Presidential Research Scholar and uses her funding to work under Professor Vanessa Bohns on projects about compliance. 

David Navadeh

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