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Marie Mitchell

Marie S. Mitchell

Professor of Organizational Behavior and Edward M. O’Herron Scholar


McColl 4727 CB 3490 Chapel Hill, NC 27599

(919) 962-5327

Marie Mitchell studies behavioral ethics in the workplace, inclusion and exclusion dynamics at work, and destructive and conflictive work behavior and relationships.

Her work has identified and explained the consequences of varied forms of destructive work behaviors, such as abusive supervision, exclusion, workplace cheating and coworker undermining. The goal of her research is to explain how factors and relational dynamics within organizations promote dysfunctional, exclusionary and unethical behavior as well as how organizations and leaders can enhance functional, inclusive, and ethical behavior in organizations.

Dr. Mitchell teaches ethical leadership at UNC Kenan-Flagler. She has taught courses in ethics, leadership, negotiation, organizational behavior and human resources to undergraduate, MBA, and doctoral students.

An award-winning teacher and researcher, Dr. Mitchell joins UNC Kenan-Flagler from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia, where she was the I. W. Cousins Professors of Business Ethics.

Her extensive body of research has been published in top journals, including research has appeared in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Personnel Psychology, among others.

Dr. Mitchell serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and Personnel Psychology. She is a former associate editor of Personnel Psychology.

Prior to entering higher education, Dr. Mitchell worked in human resource management and consulting.

Through executive education, she has provided consultation, coaching and workshops to executives and employees from a diverse set of companies and industries on topics related to leadership and human resource management, including coaching, conflict management, emotional intelligence, employee development, ethics, negotiation, performance management and workplace inclusion.

She earned her PhD from the University of Central Florida, her MA in human resource management from Rollins College and her BA in political science from George Mason University.