Leigh Thompson

Leigh Thompson

Leigh Thompson is a member of the editorial boards of Organization Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, International Journal of Conflict Management, and Group Decision and Negotiation. She has served on the selection panel of the Decision, Risk, and Management Program at the National Science Foundation and its program review committee. She was named a fellow of the American Psychological Society and is a member of the Academy of Management, American Psychological Association, Judgment and Decision Making Society, and Society for Experimental Social Psychologists. Leigh currently holds the position of J. Jay Gerber Distinguished Professor of Dispute Resolution and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management.

Leigh Thompson is the author or co-author of over 95 research articles and chapters in edited books. Her book, The Mind and Heart of the Negotiator (Third Edition) (Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005), integrates negotiation and group decision making with social psychological processes. Her book, Making the Team: A Guide for Managers (Second Edition) (Prentice Hall, 2004) examines internal team dynamics and how to structure teams within the larger organization.

Academic Positions Held: Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Professor of Management & Organizations, 1995 to present; Executive Director, Kellogg Teams and Groups Center, 1997 to present; Director, Behavioral Research Laboratory, Kellogg, 1995 to present; Director, Leading High Impact Teams, Kellogg Executive Program, 1997 to present; Co-Director, Negotiation Strategies, 2000 to present; University of Washington's Psychology Department, Professor, 1988-1995.

Courses/Topics Taught: Negotiations, Decision Making and Creativity, Leading Teams, Emotional Intelligence

Career and Recent Professional Awards: Teaching: NSF Presidential Young Investigator award, National Science Foundation, 1991-1997, Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California, 1994-1995

Grants: National Science Foundation, American Bar Foundation, Allen and Mildred Peterson Foundation, Citicorp Behavioral Research Council.

Research Areas: Negotiation, Group Decision Making, Learning and Creativity, Team Performance

Current Projects: Mental Models of Negotiators, Learning and Creativity in Teams and Groups, Social Impact of Information Technology, Stereotyping and Gender in Organizations

Education: BA 1982, Communication Studies, Northwestern University; MA 1984, Education, University of California, Santa Barbara; PhD 1988, Psychology, Northwestern University