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Emory Executive Education Faculty Profile: Peter Topping


Goizueta Business School
Associate Professor in the Practice of Organization & Management | Emory University, Goizueta Business School


Peter is Associate Professor in the Practice of Organization and Management at the Roberto C. Goizueta Business School at Emory University in Atlanta. In this role, Peter teaches courses in Leadership, Organizational Behavior, and Ethics across the School’s MBA programs, including the fulltime, Evening, and Executive MBA formats. Peter also has joint appointments as Associate Professor in Emory’s School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and in the Law School as an Adjunct Professor. In the past, Peter has held several other visiting faculty appointments, including as a Visiting Professor at the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM), Mexico’s leading business school; as a Visiting Professor at EM Lyon, one of France’s major business schools, and as an Associated Faculty Member with the Nonprofit Studies Program in the Andrew Young School of Policy and International Studies at Georgia State University.

Areas Of Expertise


Organizational Change

Innovation & Creativity

Human Resources Management

Teamwork & Collaboration

Cross-Cultural Management

Education (3)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: PhD, Education 1989

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: MEd, Educational Psychology 1977

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: BA, Psychology 1976

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