Joined Stern 2011
Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 7-57
New York, NY 10012
Nathan Pettit joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Management in July 2011. In spring 2012, he will teach a class entitled “Management and Organizational Analysis.”
Professor Pettit’s research focuses on the behavioral and perceptual 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, including Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Social Psychological and Personality Science and Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, as well as featured in various media outlets such as the Financial Times, Scientific American Mind, SmartMoney and Time.
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 worked as an external consultant for StreetWise Partners and Workscape (now ADP).
Professor Pettit received a B.S. and M.P.S. in Statistics and a Ph.D. in Management from Cornell University. He also received an M.A. in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.
Ph.D., Management, 2011
M.A., Social-Organizational Psychology, 2006
M.P.S., Statistics, 2003
B.S., Statistics, 2002