Thought Leader Interview: Loran Nordgren


Kellogg School of Management
Associate Professor of Management & Organizations

Loran Nordgren is an Associate Professor of Management and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management. His research considers the basic psychological processes that guide how we think and act. The overarching goal of his work is to advance psychological theory and to use theory-driven insights to develop decision strategies, structured interventions, and policy recommendations that improve decision-making and well-being. Professor Nordgren's research has been published in leading journals such as Science and has been widely discussed in prominent forums such as the New York Times, The Economist, and the Harvard Business Review. In recognition of his work, Professor Nordgren has received the Theoretical Innovation Award in experimental psychology.  A former Fulbright Scholar, he teaches MBA and executive level courses on the Science of Leadership. Professor Nordgren has received numerous teaching awards for excellence in the classroom.

Areas of Expertise Behavioral Economics
Group Decision-Making
Intergroup Behavior

Education PhD, 2007, Social Psychology, University of Amsterdam, With Distinction

BA, 2001, Psychology, St. Olaf College, Magna Cum Laude

Academic Positions Associate Professor, Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2012-present

Assistant Professor, Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2008-2012

Assistant Professor, Social Psychology, Free University, Amsterdam, 2007-2008

Honors and Awards 40 under 40 Most Outstanding MBA Professors, Poets & Quants

Academy of Management Division Best paper Award, Academy of Management

Kellogg Impact, Award, a student initiated award that recognizes excellence in the classroom, Kellogg School of Management

Kellogg's Management and Organizations Core Teaching Award, Kellogg School of Management, 2011-2012

Kellogg's Impact Award (for teaching excellence), Kellogg School of Management, 2008, 2009, & 2013

Theoretical Innovation Award, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, 2007

De Finnetti Prize, European Association for Decision Making

Fulbright Scholarship, University of Amsterdam

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