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Kevin Kniffin

Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations

Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, S. C. Johnson College of Business
Cornell University

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Careers, Leadership, Organizational Behavior

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COVID, Interdisciplinarians, Management, Teamwork

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Kevin Kniffin leads two active streams of research that focus on Teams and Leadership. Through studies of athletic and scientific teams, Kevin has developed two lines of investigation that utilize data from popular and important model domains. More generally, he has studied the relevance of leadership across a variety of organizational contexts. He has contributed original research to publications including American Psychologist, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, and The Leadership Quarterly. Kevin's research to study academic career paths has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and his work has been featured by outlets including Harvard Business Review and the New York Times. Kevin won the Established Researcher Award in 2019 from the Institute for Research on Innovation & Science (IRIS) and is an incoming Editorial Board Member for Academy of Management Discoveries for 2021-2023.

In the classroom, Kevin enjoys meeting students where they are by engaging their experiences in the pursuit of studying evidence-based principles of individual and organizational behavior. Winner of the Innovative Teacher Award from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) in 2020, Kevin employs an interdisciplinary approach to both Organizational Behavior (AEM 3245/6245) and Leadership and Management in Sports (AEM 3320/6325). Kevin has presented Ten Bottom-Line Lessons from the Big Leagues as the University's Faculty Homecoming Speaker (2016) and speaks regularly for alumni, governmental, and business organizations.

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