Elizabeth Mannix

Elizabeth Mannix


Associate Dean for Executive Programs

Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Management


Elizabeth (“Beta”) Mannix is the Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Management at the Johnson Graduate School of Management. She served as the Associate Dean for Executive MBA programs at Cornell University from 2012-2017.

Professor Mannix’s research and teaching is focused on effective organizational performance, and the factors that make individuals motivated, high-performing leaders and team members. Specific topics include: Authentic leadership, principled negotiation and influence, the role of emotional intelligence in business settings, organizational change, women in leadership and diversity. She is certified in the MSCEIT emotional intelligence assessment. Professor Mannix is the author of over 50 peer reviewed articles, as well as the 15 volume book series, Research on Managing Groups and Teams. Her work has been recognized by awards from organizations including the Academy of Management, Small Group Research, and the International Association for Conflict Management.

Professor Mannix teaches and consults with Executives and organizations nationally and from around the globe, with a special emphasis on the Middle East and Asia. She is a two-time Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Review, as well as a Fellow of the American Psychological Society, the Society for Organizational Behavior, and the Academy of Management. Mannix earned her Ph.D. degree in Social and Organizational Psychology from the University of Chicago. Prior to joining the faculty at Cornell, she was a faculty member at Columbia Business School and at the University of Chicago. She was also a visiting professor in the MBA program at the Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.