Sheena Iyengar is the inaugural S.T. Lee Professor of Business at Columbia Business School, with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychology at Columbia University. She is also the faculty director of the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center at Columbia Business School. Professor Iyengar is the recipient of numerous awards. In 2002, she received the Presidential Early Career Award for Social Scientists for her work in examining cultural, individual, and situational factors that influence people's decision-making behaviors. She was recently named one of the World's Best B-School Professors by Poets and Quants and appeared on the 2011 Thinkers50 list, the definitive global ranking of the top 50 business thinkers.
Professor Iyengar is considered one of the world's experts on choice. Her critically acclaimed book, The Art of Choosing, has gained much recognition, including being chosen as a finalist for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year 2010 award, as well as being ranked #3 on the Amazon.com Best Books of 2010: Business & Investing Top 10. She has written for CNN.com, Slate and strategy+business, and is regularly quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune and Time magazines. Professor Iyengar has been a guest on CNN, CNBC, CBS Sunday Morning News and The Today Show and recently recorded seven-part lecture series based on The Art of Choosing for NHK TV in Japan. She was a featured speaker at the 2013 and 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Professor Iyengar graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in economics and a B.A. in psychology. She then earned her Ph.D. in social psychology from Stanford University. At Columbia Business School she has taught the Leadership core course for 10 years and also teaches electives such as Entrepreneurial Creativity, Managerial Decision Making, and Thinking Globally.
Jeffrey Lagomarsino launched the GLeaM Program in 2011 with Professor Sheena Iyengar. He has since led the development of the GLeaM software (www.gleam.org) and GLeaM's custom executive education and research program. He travels extensively to establish GLeaM education programs and research collaborations with companies around the world in support of GLeaM’s mission to advance the science of leadership in a global context. He also works closely with GLeaM’s interdisciplinary faculty and staff to develop new research initiatives, educational content, and technology related to leadership, particularly in the area of social networks.
In addition to his work with GLeaM, Jeffrey is involved in a number of private and public sector initiatives promoting sustainable development. He serves as deputy secretary-general of the Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization (IREO), strategic advisor to Global Thermostat, and advisor to the board of Mississippi International Water. Jeffrey was previously a director at Global Thermostat, which has developed the leading technology for the direct capture of CO2 from the atmosphere. At Global Thermostat he led the company’s market research, developed strategic initiatives with industry leaders such as BASF and Corning, and served as a liaison to the United Nations. He also previously worked as a senior research and editorial officer at Columbia Business School’s Center on Japanese Economy and Business. Jeffrey holds an M.A. in Liberal Studies from Columbia University and a B.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University.