Researchers at ExPO

Faculty Affiliates


Emily Zitek
Dr. Emily Zitek

Emily Zitek is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations. 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. [Emily Zitek's webpage]

Vanessa Bohns
Dr. Vanessa 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). [Vanessa Bohns' webpage]

Brian Lucas
Dr. Brian 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. [Brian Lucas' webpage]

Alice Lee

Dr. Alice Lee

Alice Lee is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. She received her PhD in Management at Columbia Business School and her BS in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University. Professor Lee examines key features of social influence, where one person makes an overture toward another in the hopes of achieving a particular economic or subjective outcome. In three intersecting lines of research, she explores 1) how people approach acts of influence, 2) who uses and conforms to selected influence strategies, and 3) when certain sources of social influence matter the most. [Alice Lee's webpage]


Devon Proudfoot
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. [Devon Proudfoot's webpage]

SC Johnson College of Business

Angus Hildreth
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. [Angus Hildreth's webpage]

Sunita Sah
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. [Sunita Sah's webpage]

School of Hotel Administration

Simone Tang
Dr. Simone Tang

Simone Tang is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Johnson College of Business, School of Hotel Administration. She received her PhD in Management and Organizations from Duke University, and her MA in Criminology and BA in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research examines morality, ethics, and ideology, including how people judge group members for moral transgressions, how they perceive organizations after wrongdoing, and how their moral and ideological motivations influence their own behaviors and decision-making. [Simone Tang's webpage]

Graduate Student Affiliates

Jessica Li
Jessica Huisi Li

Jessica Li is a doctoral student at Cornell University's Johnson School of Management. She conducts experimental and survey research on social hierarchy, diverse teams, and employee turnover. Her research has received the Best Student Paper Award and Student Transnational Research Award from the Academy of Management. She has conducted research in collaboration with a variety of organizations including the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Darden, Ingersoll Rand, Merck, etc. Li received her M.A. in Human Resource Studies from Cornell’s ILR (Industrial and Labor Relations) School and M.A. in Education from Stanford University. Li will be on the job market in the fall of 2019. [essica Huisi Li's webpage]

Wayne Johnson
Wayne Johnson

Wayne's research focuses on understanding and overcoming the bias against new ideas and information. He is completing his PhD in Management and received an MS in Management & Organizations from Cornell, a MS in Foreign Service from Georgetown, and a BA in Communications from Vanderbilt. He graduated from the JFK Special Warfare Center and School in Special Operations and Civil Affairs. He also has a graduate certificate in Humanitarian Emergencies and Refugees from Georgetown. Prior to academia, Wayne's career consisted of a variety of diplomatic, military, ecclesiastical, and humanitarian service across the globe.

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Lauren DeVincent
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.

Zach Berry
Zachariah Berry

Zachariah Berry is a PhD student in Organizational Behavior at Cornell University. He earned an M.A. in Psychology from the University of Chicago in 2017, and a dual B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy from Bethel University in 2015. He uses experimental methods to explore how people make moral judgments and ethical decisions both within organizations and the broader social environment. He is broadly interested in understanding the role that a person's identity and values play in shaping their understanding of the world, and the downstream consequences this has on judgments, decisions, behavior, and social interactions. His other interests include information acquisition and belief change, reputation management, perspective-taking, and alliances.

Rachel Schlund
Rachel Schlund

Rachel Schlund is a doctoral student in Organizational Behavior at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations. Rachel received her BA in psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and graduated summa cum laude with highest honors in the major.

Undergraduate Affiliates

Aimme LaFrance

Ava Barnett

David Navadeh

Samuel Grossman

Eno-Obong Okon