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Laura Kray

Warren E. and Carol Spieker Chair in Leadership
Haas Management of Organizations Group
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Academic Status: On duty
Office Hours: By appointment
Curriculum Vitae (in PDF format, Acrobat Reader required)
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PhD, Psychology, University of Washington
BA, Organizational Studies, University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Positions Held

At Haas since 2002

2010 – present, Warren & Carol Spieker Leadership Chair, Haas School of Business

2007 – 2010, Associate Professor & Harold Furst Chair of Management Philosophy and Values, Haas School of Business
2005 – 2007, Associate Professor, Haas School of Business
2002 – 2005, Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business
1999 – 2002, Assistant Professor, Eller College of Business and Public Administration, University of Arizona
1997 – 1999, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dispute Resolution Research Center, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University


External Service and Assignments

  • Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, 2017-18
  • Member: Society of Experimental Social Psychology, Academy of Management, Association for Psychological Science, International Association of Conflict Management, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Society of Experimental Social Psychology
  • Editorial Board: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, California Management Review
  • Ad-hoc reviewer: Science, Psychological Review, Psychological Bulletin, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Management Science, National Science Foundation, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology

Current Research and Interests

  • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • Gender stereotypes
  • Motivated cognition
  • Ethics and morality
  • Social justice
  • Counterfactuals

Selected Papers and Publications


  • Negotiations, Women’s Leadership, Leading High Impact Teams


Honors and Awards

  • Best Practitioner-Oriented Paper Award, Academy of Management Organizational Behavior Division, August, 2018
  • Best Empirical Paper Award, International Association of Conflict Management Meeting, New York, NY, June, 2016
  • Most Influential Paper Award: 2000-2003; Conflict Management Division, Academy of Management Meeting, Anaheim, CA, 2008
  • Faculty research grants, University of California, 2005, 2006
  • Junior Faculty Research Grant, University of California, 2004
  • Schwabacher Fellow, University of California at Berkeley, 2004-2005
  • Office of the President’s Academic Enrichment Grant, University of California, 2002
  • National Science Foundation, Decision, Risk, & Management Sciences program, The role of counterfactual mind-sets in debiasing group decisions (Collaborative project with Adam Galinsky), June, 2002
  • Best Empirical Paper Award, International Association of Conflict Management Meetings, Cergy, France, June 2001
  • Robbins Fellowship in Management and Policy, University of Arizona, 2001-2004
  • National Science Foundation, co-funded by the POWRE and Decision, Risk, & Management Sciences programs, Gender stereotypes and the gender gap: A new look at female-male negotiations, July 2000



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