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Carrie Leana

Carrie Leana, PhD
Center Director

Carrie Leana is the George H. Love Professor of Organizations and Management at the University of Pittsburgh where she holds appointments in the Katz Graduate School of Business, the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, and the Learning Research and Development Center. She is also Director of the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Healthcare Management, serves on the Board of Directors of the Aging Institute, and on the national advisory board of the School of Public Health.  

Carrie’s research and training are in the area of organization science. She has published two books and more than 100 papers on such topics as authority structures at work, employment relations, and human and social capital development. Her research is field-based and has been conducted in such settings as steel mills, public schools, insurance firms, aerospace contractors, police departments, childcare centers, and nursing homes.  Her book, Coping with Job Loss (with D. Feldman), was short listed for the National Academy of Management's Best Book of the Year Award.  Her paper, Social Capital and Organizational Performance: Evidence from Urban Public Schools (with F. Pil) received the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's Best Paper Prize in Industry Studies.  She also received the Aspen Institute’s Faculty Pioneer Award for Academic Leadership, awarded for generating cutting-edge scholarship with a focus on social impact.  She has been a resident scholar at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center and at the Russell Sage Foundation.  She is a Fellow of the Academy of Management.

Carrie was awarded the Viterbo Chair by the U.S. Fulbright Commission and has held visiting international appointments at the Australian Graduate School of Management; the University of Melbourne (Australia); London School of Economics; La Universita degli Studi della Tuscia (Italy); Universidad Federico Santa Maria (Chile); and Comenius University (Slovakia). Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Heinz Endowments, The Russell Sage Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Commonwealth Fund, and the Wallace Foundation, among others. 

Affiliated Faculty

Ruba Aljafari
Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Technology Management
University of Pittsburgh
Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration

CB Bhattacharya
H.J. Zoffer Professor of Sustainability and Ethics
University of Pittsburgh
Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration

Susan Cohen
Associate Professor of Strategy
University of Pittsburgh
Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration

J. Harry Evans III
Katz Alumni Professor of Accounting
University of Pittsburgh
Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration

G. G. Hegde
Associate Professor of Business Analytics and Operations
University of Pittsburgh
Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration

Zia Hydari
Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Technology Management
University of Pittsburgh
​​​​​​​Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration

Jeff Inman
Albert Wesley Frey Professor of Marketing
University of Pittsburgh
​​​​​​​Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration

Cait Lamberton
Ben L. Fryrear Professor of Marketing
University of Pittsburgh
​​​​​​​Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration

Dave Lebel
Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior
University of Pittsburgh
​​​​​​​Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration

Peggy Liu
Assistant Professor of Marketing
University of Pittsburgh
​​​​​Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration

Jerry May
Professor of Business Analytics and Operations
University of Pittsburgh
​​​​​​​Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration

Jen Shang
Professor of Business Analytics and Operations
University of Pittsburgh
​​​​​​​Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration

Vanitha Swaminathan
Thomas Marshall Professor of Marketing
University of Pittsburgh
​​​​​​​Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration