Elizabeth A. Mannix

Elizabeth A. Mannix

  • Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Management

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Interdisciplinary Theme

  • Behavioral Economics and Decision Research

Faculty Expertise

  • Management
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Management and Organizations
  • Psychology


Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management



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Elizabeth Mannix is the Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Management at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. Her research and teaching is focused on the factors that make individuals motivated, high-performing leaders and team members. Specific topics include value-driven leadership, principled negotiation and influence, diversity and inclusion in teams, and leading transformational change.

Mannix’s research has been published in in psychology and management journals, including Administrative Science Quarterly, Psychological Science in the Public Interest, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology, and the Academy of Management Journal. She is the co-editor of the 15-volume book series, Research on Managing Groups and Teams. Her work has been recognized by awards from the Academy of Management, Small Group Research, and the International Association for Conflict Management.

Mannix served as the associate dean for Executive MBA programs at the Johnson School from 2012-2017. She also served as the Director of the Institute for the Social Sciences from 2005-2008, established to promote interdisciplinary research and to increase the university's prominence in the social sciences. Mannix is the recipient of Johnson's inaugural EMBA Globe teaching award, as well as the Faculty Research Award. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Society, the Society for Organizational Behavior, and The Academy of Management.

Selected Publications

Awards and Honors

  • Most Influential Paper Award (2016) Academy of Management
  • Faculty Research Award (2007) Johnson Graduate School of Management
  • EMBA Globe Award for Teaching Excellence (2001) Cornell University

Recent Courses

  • NBAW 5700 - Leadership and High Performance Teams
  • NBAE 5700 - Leadership and High Performing Teams
  • NCCW 5040 - Managing and Leading in Organizations
  • NCCB 5040 - Managing and Leading Organizations

Academic Degrees

  • PhD University of Chicago, 1989
  • BA Roosevelt University, 1983