Katherine W. Phillips became the inaugural Paul Calello Professor of Leadership and Ethics at Columbia Business School in the Fall of 2011. Since July 1, 2014 she has been the Senior Vice Dean of Columbia Business School. Before joining Columbia she was on the faculty at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and was Founding Co-Director of Northwestern's Center on the Science of Diversity. She has also been a Visiting Professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Visiting Scholar at the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Sciences. Professor Phillips received her PhD in Organizational Behavior from Stanford GSB and a BA in Psychology from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. You can find insights in Prof. Phillips' research regarding issues of diversity, information sharing, status, minority influence, identity, decision-making, and performance in work groups. Recent interests tackle issues around the intersection of race and gender stereotypes, the relationship between diversity and perceptions of morality, and delegation among male and female leaders.
Professor Phillips is the recipient of numerous professional awards, including recognition from the International Association of Conflict Management, the Organizational Behavior Division and the Gender, Diversity and Organizations Division of the Academy of Management. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets and she has been featured on the Bloomberg News Network, and interviewed for numerous NPR segments. Professor Phillips has published her research in numerous scholarly outlets including the Journal of Experimental and Social Psychology, Organization Science, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.