Nathan Pettit

Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations at Leonard N. Stern School of Business


Leonard N. Stern School of Business

Nathan Pettit joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations in 2011. He teaches the undergraduate core course "Management and Organizations."

Professor Pettit's research focuses on the behavioral consequences of experiencing and desiring status. Specifically, he examines the conditions under which drives to maintain and attain status can either help or harm individuals' personal well-being and group performance. His work has been published in multiple management and psychology journals as well as featured in various media outlets.

Prior to joining NYU Stern, Professor Pettit taught a class entitled "Leading Teams" at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. Outside of academia, Professor Pettit has served as an external consultant focusing on issues of team dynamics and employee performance for multiple organizations.

Research Interests

  • Status and social hierarchy
  • Competition
  • Intergroup relations

Courses Taught

  • Management and Organizational Analysis

Academic Background

Ph.D., Management, 2011
Cornell University

M.A., Social-Organizational Psychology, 2006
Columbia University

M.P.S., Statistics, 2003
Cornell University

B.S., Statistics, 2002
Cornell University

Courses Taught

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