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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. He teaches the undergraduate core course “Management & Organizations,” for which he also serves as Course Coordinator.

Professor North’s research, rooted in social psychology, focuses primarily on challenges of, and considerations for, the aging and increasingly multi-generational workforce. He has published research in leading academic journals, including Psychological Bulletin, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Academy of Management Annals, and Research in Organizational Behavior. He has also authored op-eds for the Harvard Business Review, Quartz, New Scientist, and The Society for Human Resource Management. Professor North’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, New Yorker, Washington Post, and TIME, among other outlets.

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. He was recently designated a "Rising Star" by the Association for Psychological Science.

Research Interests

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

Courses Taught

  • Management and Organizations

Academic Background

Ph.D., Psychology and Social Policy
Princeton University

B.A., Psychology
The University of Michigan

Selected Publications

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.

North, M.S., & Fiske, S.T. (2016)
Resource scarcity and prescriptive attitudes generate subtle, intergenerational older-worker exclusion.
Journal of Social Issues, 72(1), 119-141.

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 (2013)
A prescriptive, intergenerational-tension ageism scale: Succession, Identity, and Consumption (SIC).
Psychological Assessment, 25(3) 706-713.

North, M.S., & Fiske, S.T. (2013)
Act your (old) age: Prescriptive, ageist biases over Succession, Consumption, and Identity.
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39(6), 720-734.

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

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

Professor Michael North discusses the practice of companies "ghosting" job applicants

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

Areas of Expertise


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