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Michael S. North

Michael S. North

Joined Stern 2015

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Tisch Hall
40 West Fourth Street, 713
New York, NY 10012

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Michael S. North joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations in August 2015.

Professor North’s research, rooted in social psychology, focuses primarily on challenges of, and considerations for, the aging and increasingly intergenerational workforce. He has published research in leading academic journals, including Psychological Bulletin, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin and Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and has authored articles for Harvard Business Review and The Society for Human Resource Management. Professor North’s work has also been featured in media outlets such as The New York Times, TIME, The Huffington Post, Scientific American and NPR.

Prior to joining NYU Stern, Professor North completed a two-year postdoctoral position at Columbia University. He received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan and his Ph.D. in Psychology and Social Policy from Princeton University.

Research Interests

  • Social Psychology
  • Aging and Intergenerational Workforces

Academic Background

Ph.D., Psychology and Social Policy
Princeton University

B.A., Psychology
The University of Michigan

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Professor Michael North is interviewed about his work on intergenerational tensions in the workplace

Professor Michael North is interviewed for a feature story on age-based discrimination in hiring practices

Professor Michael North shares how firms can avoid age discrimination in hiring practices

Professor Michael North's joint research on ageism is cited

In an in-depth Q&A, Professor Michael North shares insights about the intergenerational workforce

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Professor Michael North discusses how employers can accommodate older workers

Millennials and Baby Boomers are Taught to Hate Each Other—But They Need Each Other to Survive

Young Workers Expect Their Older Colleagues to Get Out of the Way

Millennials and Boomers Feel Like They’re Living in Two Different Americas—and That’s a Big Problem

Professor Michael North shares insights on intergenerational tension and age discrimination in the workplace

Professor Michael North underscores the prevalence of ageism in the workplace

Don’t let rift between generations spark a toxic era of ageism

Professor Michael North's research on ageism in the workplace is referenced

Professor Michael North discusses negative stereotypes about aging

Areas of Expertise


  • Aging Workforce
  • Diversity
  • Intergenerational Dynamics
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Social Psychology