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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 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. Beginning January 2022, he will teach 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 Psychological Bulletin, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 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, 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 a "Rising Star" by the Association for Psychological Science, and a "Top 50 Undergraduate Business School Professor" by Poets and Quants.

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

Francioli, S., & North, M.S. (2021)
Youngism: The content, causes, and consequences of prejudice 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. & Shakeri, A. (2019)
Workplace subjective age multidimensionality: Generation, Age, Tenure, Experience (GATE)
Work, Aging and Retirement, 5(4), 273-280.

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.

Nagy, N., Fasbender, U., & North, M.S. (2019)
Youthfuls, Matures and Veterans: Subtyping subjective age in late career employees.
Work, Aging and Retirement, 5(4), 307-322.

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

Areas of Expertise


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