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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 is Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations at New York University Stern School of Business. For several years he taught the Stern undergraduate core course “Management & Organizations,” for which he also served as Course Coordinator. He currently teaches the Stern full-time and part-time MBA core course, “Leadership in Organizations."

Professor North’s research focuses primarily on challenges of, and considerations for, the aging and increasingly multigenerational workforce. He has published research in leading academic journals, including Psychological Bulletin, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Academy of Management Annals, and Research in Organizational Behavior. He has authored op-eds for the Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Newsweek, Quartz, and New Scientist, among other outlets. Professor North's work has been featured in various media sources, including New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, BBC, Der Spiegel, New Yorker, Washington Post, Forbes, and TIME.

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. Among other accolades, he has been named, globally, a "Best 40-Under-40 MBA Professor" by Poets and Quants, a "Top 50 Best Undergraduate Business School Professor" by Poets and Quants, a "Rising Star" by the Association for Psychological Science, and an Elected Fellow of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology.

Research Interests

  • Social Psychology
  • Aging and Intergenerational Workforces
  • Gender and Diversity in Organizations

Courses Taught

  • Advanced Ph.D Seminar (Ph.D)
  • Leadership in Organizations (Full-time and Part-time MBA)
  • Management and Organizations (UG)
  • Stern Program for Undergraduate Research (UG)

Academic Background

Ph.D., Psychology and Social Policy
Princeton University

B.A., Psychology
The University of Michigan

Selected Publications

Chatman, J.A, Sharps, D., Mishra, S., Kray, L.J., & North, M.S. (2022)
Agentic but not warm: Age-gender interactions, and the consequences of stereotype incongruity perceptions for middle-aged professional women
Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

Francioli, S. P., & North, M. S. (2021)
Youngism: The content, causes, and consequences of prejudices toward younger adults.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

Martin, A.E., & North, M.S. (2021)
Equality for (almost) all: Egalitarian advocacy predicts lower endorsement of sexism and racism, but not ageism
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Zhang, T., & North, M.S. (2020)
What goes down when advice goes up: Younger advisers underestimate their impact
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 46(10), 1444-1460.

North, M.S. (2019)
A GATE to understanding “older” workers: Generation, Age, Tenure, Experience.
Academy of Management Annals, 13(2) 414-443.

Martin, A.E., North, M.S., & Phillips, K.W (2019)
Intersectional escape: Older women elude prescriptive stereotypes more than older men.
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 45(3), 342-359.

Nagy, N., Fasbender, U., & North, M.S. (2019)
Youthfuls, Matures and Veterans: Subtyping subjective age in late career employees.
Work, Aging and Retirement, 5(4), 307-322.

North, M.S., & Fiske, S.T. (2015)
Modern attitudes toward older adults in the aging world: A cross-cultural meta-analysis.
Psychological Bulletin, 141(5), 993-1021.

North, M.S., & Fiske, S.T. (2015)
Intergenerational resource tensions in the workplace and beyond: Individual, Interpersonal, Institutional, International.
Research in Organizational Behavior, 35, 159-179.

North, M.S., & Fiske, S.T. (2012)
An inconvenienced youth? Ageism and its potential intergenerational roots
Psychological Bulletin, 138(5), 982-997

Related News & Research

Making the Case for ‘Subjective Age’ in the Multigenerational Workforce

Equality for (Almost) All: Egalitarian Advocacy Predicts Lower Endorsement of Sexism and Racism, but Not Ageism

In a co-authored op-ed, Professors Michael North and Batia Wiesenfeld offer three solutions to prevent COVID-19 from creating an irreversible generational divide

Professor Michael North is quoted in an article examining how the coronavirus pandemic is fueling intergenerational strife

Professor Michael North weighs in on the generational divides seen in the news over the past year

Professor Michael North's comments on ageism against youth in the workplace are highlighted

Professor Michael North offers thoughts on the prevalence of ageist generalizations in the workplace

Professor Michael North's work on inter-generational workplaces is cited

Professor Michael North's joint research on ageism is spotlighted

Professor Michael North's work on ageism in the workplace is referenced in an article on how to lead multi-generational teams

Professor Michael North is interviewed for a story on age discrimination in the workplace

Generational Workplace Tensions are Different for Men vs. Women

In a Q&A interview, Professor Michael North shares advice for managers on how to foster a multigenerational work environment

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

Professor Michael North dispels common myths about the multigenerational workplace

Professor Michael North shares tips for new employees and job applicants to navigate questions about their former employers

Areas of Expertise


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