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? When does revealing an unusual trait have negative personal and professional consequences? 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. My dissertation was on how a state of mindfulness can be used as a workplace intervention, and my committee was composed of INSEAD Professors Zoe Kinias and Stefan Thau, Wharton Professor Sigal Barsade, and INSEAD Professor Andy Yap. 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 Assistant Professor at Foster School of Business at the University of Washington in Seattle, where I will teach MGMT 500 Management & Leadership and MGMT 579 Mindful Decision Making in the Evening MBA. I spent four years as an Assistant Professor at Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics in Lisbon, Portugal, where I taught in all programs. 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.
My research has been published in or is in press at academic journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Journal of Business Research, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Psychological Science, Scientific Data, andSocial Psychological and Personality Science. My colleagues and my work has been mentioned in media outlets such as The Atlantic, BusinessWeek, The Financial Times, Forbes, The Huffington Post, Inc, National Public Radio, The New York Times, and Time.