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L. Taylor Phillips

L. Taylor Phillips

Joined Stern 2016

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Tisch Hall
40 West Fourth Street, 719
New York, NY 10012

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L. Taylor Phillips joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations in July 2016.

Professor Phillips’ research investigates diversity and hierarchy management. Her work focuses on engaging traditionally privileged groups in diversity efforts and identifying methods to increase cooperation between the advantaged and disadvantaged. She also explores the role advantaging processes play in determining employee and organizational outcomes. She has published research in leading management and psychology journals, including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Research in Organizational Behavior. Professor Phillips' work has also been covered by a variety of media outlets, including NPR and Stanford GSB Insights.

She received a B.A. in Psychology and Human Biology from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.

Research Interests

  • Privilege
  • Inequality
  • Diversity, Inclusion, D&I
  • Race, gender, social class
  • Culture
  • Hierarchy & power

Courses Taught

  • Management and Organizations

Academic Background

Ph.D., Business Administration
Stanford University

B.A., Psychology and Human Biology
Stanford University

Areas of Expertise


  • Corporate Culture
  • Decision Making & Policy
  • Diversity, Inclusion, D&I
  • Hierarchy Management
  • Inequality
  • Privilege
  • Race, Gender, Social Class
  • Social Psychology