Dr. Michele Gelfand

Dr. Michele Gelfand

Professor of Organizational Behavior | Stanford Graduate School of Business

    Dr. Michele Gelfand is the John H. Scully Professor in Cross-Cultural Management and Professor of Organizational Behavior at Stanford Graduate School of Business. She is also Professor of Psychology (by courtesy), School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University.

    Gelfan’s work has been published in many scientific outlets such as Science, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Psychological Science, Nature Human Behaviour, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Research in Organizational Behavior, Journal of Applied Psychology, Annual Review of Psychology, American Psychologist, Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Current Opinion in Psychology, among others. Her work has been featured in the Washington Post, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, National Public Radio, Voice of America, Fox News, NBC News, ABC News, Harvard Business Review, The Economist, De Standard, among other outlets.

    She is the author of “Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire the World” (Scribner, 2018) and co-editor of “Values, Political Action, and Change in the Middle East and the Arab Spring” (Oxford University Press, 2017), “The Handbook of Conflict and Conflict Management” (Taylor & Francis, 2013) and “The Handbook of Negotiation and Culture” (2004, Stanford University Press). She is the founding co-editor of the Advances in Culture and Psychology Annual Series and the Frontiers of Culture and Psychology series (Oxford University Press).

    Gelfand is the past president of the International Association for Conflict Management, past division chair of the Conflict Division of the Academy of Management, and past treasurer of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology. She has received several awards, such as the 2020 Katzell Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the 2020 Rubin Award from the IACM, the 2020 Best Book Award from the IACM, the 2019 Award for contributions to Cultural Psychology from SPSP, the 2017 Outstanding International Psychologist Award from the American Psychological Association, the 2016 Diener Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and the Annaliese Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

    Gelfand holds a PhD in Social and Organizational Psychology from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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