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Michael W. Morris, Ph.D.

Chavkin-Chang Professor of Leadership

(212) 854-2296

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Michael Morris is the Chavkin-Chang Professor of Leadership in the Management Division of Columbia Business School, and a Professor in the Psychology Department of Columbia University. He teaches MBA and executive-level classes on negotiation, decision making and group dynamics. He designed and runs Columbia’s Program on Social Intelligence, which translates emerging research insights into new forms of leadership training. Outside of academia, his consulting and training work brings him into contact with many private and public sector leaders from around the world. In his research career, Professor Morris has published over 60 articles in the leading psychology and management journals on topics such as individual decision making, interpersonal influence, and social networks, with a particular emphasis on the influence of culture. His work has received many awards from scholarly societies for its originality and influence, including the Society for Experimental Social Psychology and the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, among others. He is a founding editor of the journal Management and Organization Review and an associate editor at several other journals. He is a member of a National Academy of Science panel advising the Armed Services about managing cultural differences. Prior to joining the Columbia in 2001, Professor Morris was an Associate Professor at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and Psychology Department. He served as a visiting professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1995 and at the University of Hong Kong in 2000. Professor Morris earned a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1993 and B.A from Brown in 1986. 


  • Judgment and decision-making
  • Culture and identity
  • Psychological dynamics in conflict resolution

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