Katherine W. Phillips
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 also served as Senior Vice Dean 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. 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 Prof. Phillips’ research regarding issues of diversity, authenticity, status, information sharing, decision-making, and performance in groups. Recent interests tackle issues of intersectionality, diversity and ethics, and how homogeneity affects group processes just as much as diversity itself. Professor Phillips is the recipient of numerous professional awards from the International Association of Conflict Management, and the Gender, Diversity and Organizations Division of the Academy of Management. Poets and Quants named her one of the Top 40 Business School Professors under the Age of 40 and her work and insights have been featured in numerous media outlets and scholarly journals such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, and Fortune. In 2018 she was included on the “On the Radar 2018” list by Thinkers 50 and became an Academy of Management Fellow. She is a coveted speaker and regularly engages with corporations on advancing their diversity and leadership training efforts.