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Christine Porath

Christine Porath

Visiting Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior


McColl 4602, CB 3490 Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Christine Porath’s research focuses on how to help people and communities thrive.

She teaches courses in leadership, coaching, organizational culture, organizational change and building communities of belonging.

She is the author of the books “Mastering Community” and “Mastering Civility,” and co-author of “The Cost of Bad Behavior.”

Dr. Porath previously served on the faculty at Georgetown University and the University of Southern California (USC). She has taught in executive programs at Harvard, Georgetown and USC.

She a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, and has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

She worked for International Management Group (IMG), a leading sports management and marketing firm, before she began her academic career.

Her speaking and consulting clients include Google, the United Nations, Microsoft, World Bank, World Health Organization, International Monetary Fund, Genentech, Ford, Marriott, National Institute of Health, Cleveland Clinic, AT&T, 3M, Verizon, Southwest, Salesforce, MD Anderson, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Department of Justice and the National Security Agency.

She earned her PhD from UNC Kenan-Flagler and earned her bachelor’s degree in economics, Phi Betta Kappa, from College of the Holy Cross.