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Organizational Behavior

The Organizational Behavior area is the interdisciplinary study of individuals and groups in organizations and focuses on individual, group, and organizational effectiveness.  

Our faculty specialize in research on leadership, teams, power, influence, ethics, negotiations, work design, motivation, stress, person-environment fit, organizational culture, performance, and well-being.  Our research regularly appears in the most prestigious journals in Organizational Behavior and related disciplines.  We serve on the editorial boards of the leading journals in the field and have held editorial positions for Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Organizational Research Methods, and Management Science.  Members of our faculty have been elected to positions on the executive committees of the Organizational Behavior, Human Resources, and Research Methods divisions of the Academy of Management, have received career contribution awards from the Academy of Management and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and are among the Fellows of the Academy of Management, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the American Psychological Association.

We teach core and elective courses at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels.  We also contribute to the portfolio of executive development programs delivered by the school, covering issues in leadership, decision-making, performance management, negotiations, power and influence, innovation and creativity, teamwork, organizational change, and human capital.  Members of our faculty have won teaching awards at the school and university levels for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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Faculty

 

Richard Blackburn
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Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Business Programs

 

Jessica Siegel Christian
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Clinical Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior

 

Michael Christian
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Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior

 

Sreedhari Desai
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Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior

 

Jeffrey R. Edwards
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Belk Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behavior

 

Noah Eisenkraft
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Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior

 

Alison Fragale
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Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Mary Farley Ames Lee Distinguished 
Scholar

 

David Hofmann
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Hugh McColl Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behavior, Director of the Leadership Initiative and Area Chair

 

Steve Jones
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Professor of Organizational Behavior

 

Shimul Melwani
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Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior

 

Mabel Miguel
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Clinical Professor of Organizational Behavior

 

Matthew Pearsall
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Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior

 
Cross-Listed Faculty

 

Howard Aldrich
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Adjunct Professor of Organizational Behavior and Kenan Professor of Sociology

 

James Dean
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Professor of Organizational Behavior and UNC Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

 

Barbara Fredrickson
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Adjunct Professor of Organizational Behavior and Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology

 

Arne Kalleberg

Adjunct Professor of Organizational Behavior and Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology

 

Benson Rosen
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Adjunct Professor of Organizational Behavior

 

Deborah Stroman
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Adjunct Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior

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Area A​ssistant

Sonya Simon

Phone: (919) 962-0285
Office: McColl, Suite 4729
Email: Sonya_Simon@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Mailing Address
Kenan-Flagler Business School
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Campus Box 3490
McColl Building
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-3490