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Learn More About Jennifer A. Chatman

Jennifer Chatman is the Paul J. Cortese Distinguished Professor of Management at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, the Berkeley Haas Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, the co-founder and co-director of the Berkeley Haas Culture Initiative, and the editor-in-chief of the premier research series, Research in Organizational Behavior. From 2019-2021 she was the Associate Dean of Learning Strategies at Haas.

Professor Chatman is a leading researcher in organizational culture and leadership, and she has developed the Organizational Culture Profile (OCP) to assess the gaps between an organization’s current and desired culture and how well a person fits with their organization’s culture. Her recent research focuses on the organizational problems caused by narcissistic leaders, how a culture emphasizing innovation and adaptation buffers firms from economic volatility, and how to leverage diversity in teams, particularly in high pressure and crisis situations.

Professor Chatman’s research, consulting, and expert work focuses on the business advantages of leveraging organizational culture and leading strategic change, and she has worked with a variety of organizations including Google, Goldman Sachs, Mars Inc., Sony, The U.S. Treasury, and many more across public and private industries.

She is a member of the Board of Directors of Simpson Manufacturing (NYSE: SSD), where she has been Chair of the Compensation and Leadership Development Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee, she served as a Trustee of Prospect Sierra School from 2006-2021, where she founded and chaired the Compensation and Leadership Development Committee, she is on the Faculty Advisory Board for Berkeley Executive Education, as well as numerous other Advisory Boards. She has also served as an academic partner with The Trium Group. She teaches a variety of executive management and MBA courses focusing on leveraging high performance cultures and leading change. She currently directs the Leading Strategic Execution (LSE) executive program and the CEO program in Berkeley Executive Education (BEE), and was for 10 years the faculty director of UC Berkeley’s flagship program for senior executives, The Berkeley Executive Leader Program. She has served as the faculty director of BEE, the Ph.D. program at Haas, and was the chair of the Management of Organizations Group at Haas.

As Associate Dean for Learning Strategies, she led the effort at Haas to develop a flexible degree program, leveraging cutting edge online technology (online and in-person), that launched in Fall 2022 as well as supported Haas Berkeley’s resilience efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Professor Chatman’s research has been highlighted in national and international publications like The New York Times, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and Glamour among many others. She was a keynote speaker for the Private Equity Women’s Conference, the AACSB Dean’s Conference, and The Economist Innovation Summit, among other engagements. She was a guest on the podcast WorkLife and she interviewed Jack Welch for the Commonwealth Club, Comcast, and NPR. She has appeared on television and radio over the years to talk about her research and consulting work. She has published research articles in numerous academic journals.

Professor Chatman has won a variety of research and teaching awards including Haas’s Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching, and from the Academy of Management: the Outstanding Dissertation Award, the Best Paper of the Year Award, the Scholarly Impact Award, and the Cummings Scholar Award. She was honored as the Ascendant Scholar by the Western Academy of Management. She won the Administrative Science Quarterly Scholarly Impact Award and the Best Paper of the Year from the California Management Review (2006 and 2021), and the award for the best paper of 2014 in Groups and Organization Management. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and is a Fellow of the Academy of Management and has been an Editorial Board member of a number of journals. She co-designs and co-hosts the Berkeley Culture Initiative’s Berkeley Culture Conference annually in January.

Dr. Jennifer A. Chatman is available to advise your organization via virtual and in-person consulting meetings, interactive workshops, and customized keynotes through the exclusive representation of Stern Speakers & Advisors, a division of Stern Strategy Group®.

Jennifer A. Chatman was last modified: January 16th, 2023 by Justin Louis

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