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Organizational Behavior


Julia Bear

Julia Bear is a Professor of Management (Organizational Behavior) and serves as the
Associate Dean for Faculty and Research. Her research focuses on gender and
negotiation, as well as understanding gender gaps in organizations more broadly. She is
the author of, The Caregiving Ambition: What It Is and Why It Matters At Home and
Work (with T. Pittinsky), published by Oxford University Press. Her research has been
published in journals and books, including Academy of Management
Review, Psychological Science, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied
Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Psychology of
Women Quarterly, Social Psychological and Personality Science, Academy of
Management Discoveries, and Group Decision and Negotiation. She is also the
recipient of multiple best paper awards from the Academy of Management and the
International Association of Conflict Management, as well as a Fulbright Fellowship and
a Marie Curie Fellowship. She is currently serving as President-Elect (2023-24) and
President (2024-2026) of the International Association of Conflict Management. She
received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Tepper School of Business at
Carnegie Mellon University.

Lily Blocker

Dr. Lily Blocker is a tenured Associate Professor of Management at Stony Brook University and the director of the Leadership & Creativity Research Lab in the College of Business. She also serves as the Co-Director of the Stony Brook MBA Program. She is an award-winning teacher and has taught hundreds of professionals in corporate, non-profit, and university environments. Her research in leadership, innovation, and conflict applies science-based approaches to practical organizational problems. Her work focuses on 1) the process by which leaders overcome failures and 2) the dynamics of innovative teams. Dr. Blocker's research has been published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, The Leadership Quarterly, Advances in Developing Human Resources, Human Resource Management Review, and The Journal of Creative Behavior. Her work has also been featured in Fortune, Fast Company, Business Insider, Inc, and Pacific Standard Magazine. Her consulting clients include the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Del Monte Foods, Brookhaven National Labs, PNC Bank, Gold Coast Bank, Stony Brook Medicine. In addition, Dr. Blocker serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, a New York affiliate of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She also serves as Secretary on the Board of METRO, the New York Metropolitan Association of Applied Psychology. Prior to joining Stony Brook, Dr. Blocker was a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the International Center for the Study of Terrorism researching the process of terrorist deradicalization for a grant from the Office of Naval Research, working with domestic and international government defense agencies. Dr. Blocker received her Ph.D. and M.S in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Penn State University and a B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Fresno.

Andrew Delton

Andrew Delton's research interests include evolutionary psychology, behavioral economics, political psychology, decision making, and social cognition. There are two strands to his research. One strand is to discover the evolved psychology that underpins human sociality and morality. This includes research on cooperation, generosity, and emotions like anger, compassion, shame, and gratitude. He views human psychology as a series of information-processing systems, each one designed to solve a common problem faced throughout human evolution. The second strand of his research is to apply this knowledge to understand politics, including voting, partisanship, and public goods. Current work includes a forthcoming book on the politics of preventing disasters. He is also interested in how our evolved psychology gives rise to political thought, focusing on liberalism, rights, and toleration. He uses many methods to study these topics, particularly experimental economic games.

Manuel London

Manuel London is Distinguished Professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He received his A.B. from Case Western Reserve University and his MA and Ph.D. from the Ohio State University in industrial and organizational psychology. He taught at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana before joining AT&T. There he conducted research and designed programs for management assessment, performance evaluation, and leadership development. London has been on the Stony Brook faculty since 1989 where he has served as Deputy to the President, Associate Provost for Enrollment & Retention Management, Director of the Undergraduate College of Leadership & Service, Associate Dean of the College of Business, and from 2010 to 2023, Dean of the College of Business. He is the author of 18 books, the editor of 10, and the author of more than 130 articles in the areas of performance evaluation, job feedback, career motivation, leadership development, and group learning. His books and articles have won awards from the Association for Human Resource Development and the Society for Human Resource Management.

Theresa Robertson

Tess Robertson is an Associate Professor of Management and is also associated with the interdisciplinary Center for Behavioral Political Economy. Dr. Robertson received her Ph.D. in evolutionary social psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and she has published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, and Evolution and Human Behavior. Her research generally asks the questions: How do we choose who to associate with and who to avoid & how do we detect and minimize the costs of social exclusion when it happens? Some of my work examines how people make selective choices about who to cooperate with and who not to. I also study the reverse of this: how people detect and respond to being ostracized or excluded. Throughout my work, I focus on the underlying emotional processes. I use a variety of methods, including experimental economics games, decision making tasks, social cognition measures, priming methods, and hormonal assays.

Gary Sherman

Gary Sherman received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Virginia. Before joining Stony Brook, Sherman was a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching and at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School. His work has appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Psychological Science. Gary Sherman’s research interests range from social hierarchy and its role in the inner workings of groups and organizations to ethics, including the organizational and social conditions that encourage ethical behavior.

Jadranka Skorin-Kapov

Jadranka Skorin-Kapov serves as the Head of Management Area at the College of Business, Stony Brook University. In addition, she has affiliated faculty positions in the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics. Skorin-Kapov has a diverse educational background, with three PhDs: in Operations Research, in Philosophy, and in Art History and Criticism. She founded the Center for Integration of Business Education & Humanities (CIBEH) in an effort to enhance business education with ideas framed by philosophy and art. Skorin-Kapov is the author or coauthor of over seventy scholarly publications in Operations Research and Combinatorial Optimization, and the recipient of a number of grants and awards, including five National Science Foundation grants and a Fulbright Award. Her work in Operations Research includes applications of discrete optimization to network design, manufacturing design, scheduling, and location and layout. She developed algorithms (heuristic search and learning, and polynomial algorithms for special cases) for difficult decision problems arising in engineering and business areas. Skorin-Kapov has published scholarly books in continental philosophy and film art and criticism. Her research in philosophy is in the area of Continental Philosophy, especially aesthetics and the phenomenology of surprise. The diversity of her academic interests has underlined her understanding of the notions of surprise and irreducible newness, presented in her book The Aesthetics of Desire and Surprise: Phenomenology and Speculation, (Lexington Books, 2015). The intertwining of aesthetics and ethics, relevant for contemporary business, is presented in her book The Intertwining of Aesthetics and Ethics: Exceeding of Expectations, Ecstasy, Sublimity, (Lexington Books, 2016).
Skorin-Kapov’s research in art history concerns the filmic art and her recent book is Darren Aronofsky's Films and the Fragility of Hope (Bloomsbury Academic, 2015). Skorin-Kapov integrated her research in business, philosophy, and art history in the book entitled Professional and Business Ethics through Film: The Allure of Cinematic Presentation and Critical Thinking (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). This book on business ethics through film considers ethical issues arising in professional and business settings and the role of individuals making decisions and coping with moral dilemmas. Readers can benefit from engagement in filmic narratives, as a simulated environment for developing a stance towards ethical challenges. Skorin-Kapov is a recipient of the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities in 2016, and Ideas Worth Teaching Award from the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program in 2017. In 2020 Skorin-Kapov was elected as the corresponding member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in the Department of Social Sciences. In 2022 Skorin-Kapov was appointed as SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor.