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Sheena Iyengar

Sheena Iyengar

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Sheena S. Iyengar is the inaugural S. T. Lee Professor of Business in the Management Division of the Columbia Business School. She has earned an Innovation in the Teaching Curriculum award for teaching Leadership Development at Columbia. One of the world's experts on choice, Professor Iyengar received a dual degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992, consisting of a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of Business and a B.A. in psychology with a minor in English from the College of Arts and Sciences. In 1997 she completed her Ph.D. in social psychology from Stanford University. Her dissertation, entitled "Choice and Its Discontents," received the prestigious Best Dissertation Award for 1998 from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology. She has recently completed writing her first book, The Art of Choosing, an exploration of the mysteries of choice in everyday life.

Primary Interests:

  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Motivation, Goal Setting
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Persuasion, Social Influence


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Courses Taught:

  • Advanced Seminar in Organizational Behavior and Theory
  • Entrepreneurial Creativity
  • Leadership Development
  • Thinking Globally

Sheena Iyengar
Columbia Business School
Uris Hall, Room 714
3022 Broadway
New York, New York 10027
United States of America

  • Phone: (212) 854-8308

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