Sigal Barsade
Joseph Frank Bernstein Professor of Management
The Wharton School

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Dr. Barsade is the Joseph Frank Bernstein professor of Management at the Wharton School. She received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business in 1994 and her BA from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1986. She has written about emotional contagion in groups, emotional intelligence, the influence of dispositional affect on managerial decision making, the fit between individuals' personalities and other's in their work teams, organizational culture, the escalation of commitment in the banking crisis, and the study of power and emotion in organizational behavior. Dr. Barsade’s consultancies include Del Monte, GlaxoSmithKline, Jewish Lifecare Systems, Levi Strauss, Merrill Lynch, NBA - National Basketball Association, Oxford Health Plans, Philadelphia Gas Works, and Wyndham Worldwide. She has been at Wharton since 2003 and her previous academic positions were at Yale University. Her professional leadership involvement includes: Editorial Board, Administrative Science Quarterly, 1999-present; Editorial Board, Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes, July 2007-present; Editorial Board, Organization Science, January 2008-present; Editorial Board, Academy of Management Review, 2002-2008; Judge, Academy of Management Newman Award, 2009; Panelist, OB Junior Faculty Workshop, 2007. Her corporate and public sector leadership involvement includes: Board Chair, CT Children’s Museum, 1999-2006; Board Member, CT Children's Museum, 1999-2010; Board Member, Adath Israel Pre-school, 2006-2009; Board of Advisors, University of Pennsylvania, Student Federal Credit Union, 2010-2011.

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