Department of Management
Ph.D., Organizational Behavior, Harvard University M.B.A., Columbia Business School B.A., Economics and Media Studies, University of Virginia
Hayley Blunden is an Assistant Professor of Management at the Kogod School of Business at American University. Her research focuses on how leaders can make challenging workplace interactions more productive. In her research spanning the domains of advice, feedback, voice, and virtual work, she seeks to improve the outcomes of workplace interactions by examining them as situated, relational processes. Her research has been published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and has been featured by Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, The Economist, CNBC, and Forbes.
Prior to pursuing her career in academia, Hayley worked in a variety of organizational contexts. She has held positions in internal strategy, consulting, and finance, and has experience working in organizations ranging from a small startup to a Fortune 100 firm.
Additional information about her research can be found at https://www.hayleyblunden.com/.