Joined Stern 2006
Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 7-55
New York, NY 10012
Dolly Chugh (she/her, hear my name) is a social psychologist and management professor at the New York University Stern School of Business where she teaches MBA courses in leadership and management. Because of Dolly’s teaching skills, she was one of six professors chosen from thousands at New York University to receive the Distinguished Teaching Award in 2020 and one of five to receive the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Faculty Award in 2013.
Dolly’s research focuses on “bounded ethicality,” which she describes as the “psychology of good people.” Her work has been published in the leading psychology, economics, and management journals, and cited by many books and authors. She has been named an SPSP Fellow, received the Academy of Management Journal Best Paper award, been named one of the top 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics by Ethisphere Magazine, and received many other research honors.
Dolly is best known for her two books The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias (HarperCollins, 2018) and A More Just Future: Psychological Tools for Reckoning with our Past and Driving Social Change (Simon & Schuster, 2022).
Her work has received rave praise from Adam Grant, Angela Lee Duckworth, Liz Wiseman, Billie Jean King, Kenji Yoshino, and many others. It has been covered on the TODAY Show, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Atlantic, the 10% Happier Podcast, the goop Podcast, NPR, Dr. Phil, and other media outlets.
Dolly’s TED Talk was named one of the 25 Most Popular TED Talks of 2018 and currently has almost 5 million views.
Prior to becoming an academic, Dolly worked at Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, Sibson and Company, Scholastic, and Time Inc. Dolly attended Cornell University where she majored in psychology and economics for her undergraduate degree and Harvard University for her MBA and PhD.
Ph.D., Organizational Behavior, 2006
M.A, Social Psychology, 2003
Harvard Business School
M.B.A, General Management, 1994
Harvard Business School
B.A., Psychology, Economics, 1990
|Siena Medal||Theta Phi Alpha||2021|
|Best Paper Award||Academy of Management Journal||2020|
|Distinguished Teaching Award||New York University||2020|
|Action Book Club selection||2018|
|Top 25 TED Talks of 2018||2018|
|Favorite Books of 2018||The Greater Good Magazine||2018|
|Next Big Idea Club finalist||2018|
|SPSP Fellow||Society of Personality and Social Psychology||2018|
|Nominee, Stern MBA Professor of the Year||NYU Stern School of Business||2015|
|West Windsor-Plainsboro High School Hall of Honor||2015|
|Teaching Excellence Award||Stern School of Business||2015|
|Abraham J. Briloff Prize in Ethics||2014|
|Nominee, Stern MBA Professor of the Year||NYU Stern School of Business||2014|
|SSRN Honor, Co-Author of One of the||2014|
|Top 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics||Ethisphere Magazine||2014|
|Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Faculty Award||New York University||2013|
|Russell Sage Foundation Small Grant in Behavioral Economics Research||2010|
|Finalist, Faculty Pioneer, Rising Star Category||Aspen Institute||2010|
|Nominee, Stern MBA Professor of the Year||NYU Stern School of Business||2009|
|Finalist, Faculty Pioneer, Rising Star Category||Aspen Institute||2009|
Lucas, B., Giurge, L., Berry, Z., and Chugh, D (2021)
A longer shortlist increases the consideration of female candidates in male-dominant domains
Chang, E., Milkman, K., Chugh, D., & Akinola, M. (2019)
Diversity Thresholds: How Social Norms, Visibility, and Scrutiny Relate to Group Composition
Academy of Management Journal, 62(1), 144-171
Chugh, D. (2018)
The Person You Mean To Be: How Good People Fight Bias
New York: HarperCollins
Chugh, D. & Kern, M.C. (2016)
Ethical Learning: Releasing the Moral Unicorn. In Palmer, D.A., Greenwood, R., & Smith-Crowe, K (Eds.) Organizational Wrongdoing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Chugh, D., & Kern, M.C. (2016)
A Dynamic and Cyclical Model of Bounded Ethicality. Research in Organizational Behavior, 36.
Tenbrunsel, A. & Chugh, D. (2015)
Behavioral Ethics: A Study of Increased Breadth and Depth. Current Opinions in Psychology, 6, 205-
Rattan, A., Savani, K., Chugh, D. & Dweck, C. (2015)
Leveraging Mindsets to Promote Academic Achievement: Policy Recommendations. Invited Submission for special issue (Topic: What if the President had a Council of Psychological Advisors?) of Perspectives on Psychological Science, 10(6), 721-726.
Milkman, K.L., Akinola, M., & Chugh, D. (2015)
What Happens Before? A Field Experiment Exploring How Pay and Representation Differentially Shape Bias on the Pathway into Organizations. Journal of Applied Psychology.
Desai, S., Chugh, D., & Brief, A (2014)
The Implications of Marriage Structure for Men’s Workplace Attitudes, Beliefs, and Behaviors toward Women
Administrative Science Quarterly, 59(2), 330-365
Chugh, D., Kern, M.C., Zhu, Z., & Lee, S (2014)
Withstanding Moral Disengagement: Attachment Security as an Ethical Intervention
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 51, 88-93. [first two authors contributed equally]