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Katherine A. DeCelles

Katy DeCelles

    Katherine A DeCelles

    Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour & HR Management

    Degrees: PhD, University of Maryland
    BS, Tufts University
    Email: Send an email to Katherine A DeCelles


    Katherine (Katy) DeCelles is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at Rotman, and cross-appointed to the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies at the University of Toronto. Katy’s research focuses on the intersection of organizational behavior and criminology. She focuses on understanding the micro-mechanisms involved in conflict, power, inequality, activism and aggression as they relate to organizations. Her research has been highlighted in outlets such as the Smithsonian Magazine, Science Magazine, BBC, CNN, and The New York Times, and has received awards from the Academy of Management and American Sociological Association.

    Academic Positions

    2016-2019  Associate Editor; Academy of Management Journal
    2016-2017  Visiting Associate Professor; Harvard Business School
    2015-2016  (on research leave), Visiting Scholar; Stanford University
    2015-present  Associate Professor; Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
    2009-2015  Assistant Professor; Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
    2007-2009  Post-doctoral Fellow; University of Michigan

    Selected Publications - Papers

    Academic / Professional Service

    January 2016-current  Editorial Board Member; Journal of Applied Psychology
    2011-current  Editorial Board Member; Academy of Management Journal

    Honors and Awards

    2017  Scott Best Paper Award, OOW section; American Sociological Association
    2017  Best Paper Award, GDO division; Academy of Management
    2016-2018  Research Grant; Harvard University
    2016-2019  Research Grant; SSHRC
    2012-2013  Research Grant; Chin Corporate Citizenship Institute
    2012-2015  Research Grant; SSHRC
    2009-2011  Research Grant; SSHRC
    2009-2011  Teaching Awards; Rotman

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Ethics; Emotions and wellbeing; Corruption; Aggression; Activism; Social change; Crime and deviance; Prison work; Power; Reactions to inequality  

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