Katherine Phillips

Reuben Mark Professor, Director of the Bernstein Center for Leadership & Ethics, Columbia Business School

Professor Katherine W. Phillips is the Reuben Mark Professor of Organizational Character and the Director of the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics at Columbia Business School. She served as Senior Vice Dean at Columbia Business School from July 2014-June 2017. Before Columbia she was Associate Professor of Management and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and Founding Co-Director of Northwestern’s Center on the Science of Diversity. She has also been a Visiting Professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Visiting Scholar at the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Sciences. Professor Phillips received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Stanford and her Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

You can find insights in Professor Phillips’ research regarding issues of diversity, authenticity, status, information sharing, minority influence, decision-making, and performance in work groups. Recent interests tackle issues around the intersection of race and gender stereotypes, the relationship between diversity and ethics, and insights on how homogeneity affects group processes just as much as diversity itself.

Professor Phillips is the recipient of numerous professional awards, including recognition from the International Association of Conflict Management, and both the Organizational Behavior and the Gender, Diversity and Organizations Divisions of the Academy of Management. Her research has been published in prominent psychology (e.g., Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin), management (Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Organization Science, Academy of Management Review), and general public outlets (e.g., Harvard Business Review, Scientific American). Poets and Quants named Professor Phillips one of the Top 40 Business School Professors under the Age of 40 in 2011 and her work and insights have been featured in numerous media outlets and scholarly journals such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Chicago Tribune. In 2018 she was included on the “On the Radar 2018” list by Thinkers 50 and became an Academy of Management Fellow.


Twitter- @ProfKWPhillips


On Wharton Business Radio

Knowledge@Wharton: October 7, 2019 Episode Featured ImageKnowledge@Wharton: October 7, 2019

Host Dan Loney is joined by Katherine Phillips (Reuben Mark Professor, Director of the Bernstein Center for Leadership & Ethics, Columbia Business School) and Miro Copic (Marketing Lecturer; Co-Founder & Principal Partner, San Diego State University; Bottomline Marketing) on the Monday, October 7, 2019 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

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