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Ovul Sezer

Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior

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Ovul Sezer studies how people intuitively attempt to manage impressions they make on others, and when and why they (fail to) impress. 

As a behavioral scientist, she combines data from social media, job interviews and diaries with behavioral field experiments to document various ways in which individuals mispredict social consequences of their behavior and to examine how their decisions in the interpersonal domain can be improved.

Dr. Sezer is an award-winning teacher and researcher. Her work has been published in leading academic journals including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and Journal of Association of Consumer Research and has been featured in media outlets such as The Washington Post, Forbes, Financial Times, Harvard Business Review and Scientific American.

She holds a PhD in organizational behavior from the Harvard Business School. She graduated with honors from Harvard University with an AB in applied mathematics.