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Adam Grant

Associate Professor (Management Department, Wharton)

Adam Grant is an award-winning teacher, researcher, and tenured management professor at Wharton.

Dr. Grant received his Ph.D. and M.S. from the University of Michigan in organizational psychology and his B.A. from Harvard University, magna cum laude with highest honors, Phi Beta Kappa honors, and the John Harvard Scholarship for highest academic achievement.
Dr. Grant's research focuses on altruism and prosocial motivation, meaningful work, job design, initiative and proactivity, leadership, and employee well-being and burnout. He has earned numerous prestigious awards for distinguished scholarly achievement, including the Cummings Scholarly Achievement Award for early-to-midcareer contributions from the Academy of Management, the Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution from the American Psychological Association, the Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award and the Owens Scholarly Achievement Award for the best publication in the field from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and a fellowship from the National Science Foundation. He has published more than 40 articles in a wide range of leading management and psychology journals, such as the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, Organization Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Harvard Business Review. His pioneering research has introduced evidencebased techniques that increase performance and reduce burnout among engineers and sales professionals, enhance call center productivity, and motivate helping and safety behaviors among doctors, nurses, and lifeguards. He has served on the AMR, AMJ, and JAP editorial boards, and he is currently an Associate Editor at AMJ.


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