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Prof. Dr. Adam Galinsky

Member of the International Faculty

Vikram S. Pandit Professor of Business at the Columbia Business School at Columbia University 

Adam Galinsky is the Vikram S. Pandit Professor of Business at the Columbia Business School at Columbia University. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University and his B.A from Harvard University.

Professor Galinsky has published more than 150 scientific articles, chapters, and teaching cases in the fields of management and social psychology. His research and teaching focus on leadership, power, negotiations, decision-making, diversity, and ethics.

His research has received national and international recognition from the scientific community. His dissertation received the Most Outstanding Dissertation from the International Association for Conflict Management. He has received grants from the National Science Foundation and the American Psychological Association. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.  

In 2012, Professor Galinsky was selected as one of the World’s 50 Best B-School Professors by Poets and Quants. He has twice won the Chair’s Core Course teaching award at Kellogg for teaching excellence on the topic of leadership. He also received a teaching award at Princeton University. 

In 2011, Professor Galinsky received the Ver Steeg Distinguished Research Fellow at Northwestern University, which is awarded to only one faculty member each year across the university. It recognizes “a Northwestern faculty member whose research and scholarship is so outstanding as to enhance the reputation of Northwestern, nationally and internationally.”

Professor Galinsky was the sole expert witness in a 2006 defamation trial in which the plaintiff that he represented was awarded $37 million in damages. 

He is the Associate Producer on two award-winning documentaries, Horns and Halos (2003) and Battle for Brooklyn (2011), both of which were short-listed (final 15) for Best Documentary at the Academy Awards. 

Professor Galinsky is frequently cited in the media. His research and insights have appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The New Yorker, National Public Radio, Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Boston Globe and Chicago Tribune. His work on auctions was cited in the 2006 Ideas of the Year by the New York Times Magazine.


Contribution to the KPA II:

Professor Galinsky is very excited to be collaborating with the Social Cognition research group in two areas of research. First, they are investigating the psychological foundations and consequences of possessing power. Second, they are exploring how comparative processes underlie moral judgement and behavior.