Adam Grant

Adam Grant

Associate Professor of Management

Adam Grant is an award-winning researcher and teacher on the faculty at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in organizational psychology and his B.A. from Harvard University magna cum laude with highest honors in psychology and Phi Beta Kappa honors.

Dr. Grant’s research focuses on work motivation, job design, prosocial helping and giving behaviors, meaningful work, initiative and proactive behaviors, and employee well-being, with an emphasis on when and how “making a difference makes a difference”. His articles have been published in a wide range of leading management and psychology journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Organization Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Research in Organizational Behavior, and Harvard Business Review. His studies have been covered by USA Today, US News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Yahoo!, ABC News, CBS and the Financial Times. His research has earned awards from the NSF, APA, SIOP and AAPSS, and he has served on a number of editorial boards, including AMR, AMJ and JAP. He is currently an Associate Editor at AMJ.

Dr. Grant has taught executive education, consulted, and presented for a variety of clients, including Google, Borders Group, Yahoo!, Medco, Havas, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Time-Warner Cable, Duke Energy, Grant Thornton, the American Financial Services Association, Teach For America, the North Carolina National Guard, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the U.S. Air Force, Army, and Navy.

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