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The Office of the Dean supports research and the research infrastructure at Columbia Business School. Our primary goal is to empower faculty, PhD students, and other researchers to advance the state of knowledge, bringing together theory and business practice.

Specifically, we facilitate and streamline faculty members' research, and that of the doctoral students working with them. This includes, but is not limited to, addressing scientific computing requirements, optimizing the use of computational resources, aiding access to data (both acquiring it and processing it), and hiring and managing suitable support staff (Research Associates, Research Assistants, etc.). We seamlessly help faculty set up and execute their research programs.  

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Katherine Phillips

Prof. Katherine (Kathy) W. Phillips is the Senior Vice Dean and the Paul Calello Professor of Leadership and Ethics.  Her research addresses the main questions of what is the value of diversity and what are the barriers that prevent society, organizations and especially work teams from capturing the knowledge, perspectives, and unique backgrounds of every member.  Kathy’s theoretical and empirical work has focused mainly on the small group processes and performance that are affected by diversity such as information sharing, status, minority influence, decision-making, and performance in work groups.  Recent interests tackle issues around the intersection of race and gender stereotypes, the relationship between diversity and perceptions of morality, and insights on how homogeneity affects group processes just as much as diversity itself.

Her review of diversity research published in Research in Organizational Behavior (under the name Williams) is a leading source of information for scholars across many disciplines including psychologists, sociologists, political scientists, lawyers, and doctors.  More of her award-winning work can be found in scholarly outlets such as Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Organization Science and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

Before joining Columbia Business School, Kathy was Associate Professor of Management and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and Co-Director and Founder of Northwestern's Center on the Science of Diversity.  She has also been a Visiting Professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Visiting Scholar at the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Sciences.  Kathy received her PhD in Organizational Behavior from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.  She received her BS in Psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Kathy is the recipient of numerous professional awards, including top awards and recognition from the International Association of Conflict Management, the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management, the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Excellence in Work-Family Research Award, and the Gender, Diversity and Organizations Division of the Academy of Management.  Kathy is a member of the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.  In 2011, Poets and Quants named Kathy one of the Top 40 Business School Professors Under the Age of 40.

Khaled N. Hamdy, PhD

Khaled N. Hamdy is the director of research and planning at Columbia Business School. Khaled earned an MBA (2006) with Distinction in Strategy and Finance from the NYU Stern School of Business, a PhD (2000) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, an MSE (1990) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and a BS (1988) with Honors in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Colorado. The focus of his PhD research was using Fourier, wavelet, and statistical models to efficiently model audio signals for applications in compression and time-scaling.

Khaled has had a diverse career spanning corporate strategy, consulting, and research & development. After completing his MBA, he worked in the consultant in the telecom, media, and technology industries. He also worked in the Corporate Strategy group at Alcatel Lucent, where he developed growth, sales, and innovation strategies, built customer intelligence practice, and developed organizational strategies to improve innovation as new technologies are developed in Bell Labs. After his PhD, he worked at iBiquity Digital Corporation, where he applied his expertise in audio coding technology to the development of the HD Radio standard in the US.

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