Jeff Steiner

Jeff Steiner

Joined Stern 2023

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 7-100A
New York, NY 10012



Jeff Steiner is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations at the New York University Stern School of Business, an Executive Coach for Harvard Business School Executive Education, and a Lecturer at the Harvard Extension School. Prior to joining NYU Stern, Jeff received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Harvard Business School.

Jeff’s consulting, coaching, teaching, and research interests lie at the intersection of well-being and work. He has studied, worked, volunteered, and lived internationally, galvanizing his interest in studying work and well-being across vastly different cultural contexts. Jeff is motivated by the belief that improving the modern Employee Experience (“EX”) is imperative to foster greater well-being across societies.

Jeff’s research spans individual, managerial, and organizational levels of analysis. At the individual level, Jeff’s work focuses on how people think about what it means to live a good life, and how they come to view the role of their work and career in pursuing it. In addition, Jeff studies managerial and organizational practices aimed at safeguarding and supporting employee well-being, such as initiatives concerning employee mental health.

Previously, Jeff was the COO of Global Talent Development at Morgan Stanley, as well as a Research Associate to Professor Teresa Amabile at Harvard Business School.

Research Interests

  • Work & Well-Being
  • The Employee Experience (“EX”)
  • Mental Health in Organizations

Courses Taught

  • Management and Organizations
  • Managerial Skills

Academic Background

Ph.D., Organizational Behavior
Harvard Business School

B.B.A., Management and Psychology
University of Miami

Areas of Expertise


  • Employee Motivation & Retention
  • Executive Coaching
  • Organizational Behavior