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William Maddux

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


McColl 4419A, CB 3490 Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3490

William Maddux’s research focuses on how globalization and multicultural experiences affect a variety of psychological processes relevant for organizations, including creativity, leadership, morality, negotiations and decision-making.

He teaches global leadership at UNC Kenan-Flagler. He has experience teaching, consulting and in program direction with a broad array of companies, such as Astellas, Clifford Chance, Diageo, ExxonMobil, Marriott, NYSE/Euronext, Novant, Pernod Ricard, Stibbe, Takeda and L’Oreal.

Dr. Maddux has published dozens of articles in leading academic outlets in psychology and management, and his work has been featured in media outlets such as The Economist, The New York Times, CNN, BBC Radio, Financial Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek and National Public Radio.

He has held  faculty positions at INSEAD, the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

He has a PhD and MA in social psychology from Ohio State University and a BA in psychology from Johns Hopkins University.