What can people do to feel and perform better? How can decision-making be improved? When can mindfulness meditation be used to influence organizationally-valued outcomes? What are the implications of multicultural experiences for individuals' career trajectories and creative ability? How does culture constrain people and what could be done to remedy that? These are some of the questions I address in my research in micro organizational behavior and the psychology of management.
My name is Andy Hafenbrack. I am originally from Issaquah, WA. I received my B.S. in Decision Science (minor in Music Performance), Phi Beta Kappa with college and university honors, from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh in 2009. I spent a year of my undergraduate studies abroad in Moscow, Russia and Rome, Italy. I received my PhD from INSEAD in Singapore. I spent about eight months during the PhD program on the other INSEAD campus in Fontainebleau, France, and at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania as part of the Wharton-INSEAD Alliance.
I am currently an Associate Professor at Foster School of Business at the University of Washington in Seattle, where I teach MGMT 500 Management & Leadership, MGMT 547 Successful Negotiations, MGMT 579 Mindful Decision Making, and IBUS570 Study Tour to Portugal in the Evening and Full Time MBA programs, as well as MGMT580 Psychological Foundations of Organizational Behavior in the PhD program. I also taught the undergraduate core course MGMT300 Leadership and Organizational Behavior in Rome. I spent four years as an Assistant Professor at Católica-Lisbon in Lisbon, Portugal. I am honored to have been chosen as one of the world's 40 best business school professors under age 40 in the 2018 list by Poets&Quants and as the recipient of the 2023 UW Foster Evening MBA outstanding faculty service award and the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award in Management / ISCTE-IUL to visit Portugal for three months in spring 2024.
My colleagues and my research has been published in or is in press at academic journals such as Psychological Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Bulletin, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Scientific Data, andSocial Psychological and Personality Science. My popular press writing or interviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Financial Times, Forbes, CBS Morning News, The BBC, INSEAD Knowledge, and Harvard Business Review. Our work has been mentioned in media outlets such as The Atlantic, BBC News, Businessweek, The Financial Times, Forbes, The Huffington Post, Inc, National Public Radio, The New York Times, and Time.