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

E-mail msn252@stern.nyu.edu
Personal website


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 Academy of Management Review, Psychological Bulletin, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 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

North, M.S. (2024)
A Symbiotic PORTAL to Engaging Early-, Mid-, and Late-Career Workers: Progression, Off-Loading, Relevance, Teachings, Advice, Legacy
Academy of Management Review

Francioli, S.P., Danbold, F., & North, M.S. (2023)
Millennials versus Boomers: An asymmetric pattern of realistic and symbolic threat drives intergenerational tensions in the United States.
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

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.

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. (2012)
An inconvenienced youth? Ageism and its potential intergenerational roots
Psychological Bulletin, 138(5), 982-997