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Faculty and Research


Olin has a diverse and highly productive faculty in Organizational Behavior, and their work – drawing on cutting-edge theory and methods from economics, psychology, and sociology – is published in a wide range of leading organization and strategy journals, including:

  • Academy of Management Journal
  • Academy of Management Review
  • Journal of Applied Psychology
  • Organization Behavior and Human Decision Processes
  • Psychological Science

Recent research projects have examined performance benefits of team production; how leaders gain the trust of their subordinates, and how they can rebuild it once it has been lost; how to enhance the creativity of workgroups; changing nature of the employment contract; and methods of negotiation and conflict resolution.


Endowed Professors

William P. Bottom
Joyce and Howard Wood Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behavior
PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

J. Stuart Bunderson

George and Carol Bauer Professor of Organizational Ethics and Governance
PhD, University of Minnesota

Kurt T. Dirks
Bank of America Professor of Managerial Leadership
PhD, University of Minnesota

Judi McLean Parks

Reuben C. and Anne Carpenter Taylor Professor of Organizational Behavior
PhD, University of Iowa


Hillary Anger Elfenbein

PhD, Harvard University

Associate Professors

Markus Baer

PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Michelle M. Duguid

PhD, Cornell University

Raymond T. Sparrowe

PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago

Assistant Professors

Hengchen Dai

PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Andrew P. Knight

PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Senior Lecturers

Lee J. Konczak

PhD, University of Missouri–St. Louis

Adjunct and Other Faculty

Paul W. Paese

PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign