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Kelly E. See, Assistant Professor of Management

Associate Professor


  • Ph.D., Duke University
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Courses Taught

  • Mastering Management
  • Negotiations

Areas of Expertise

Kelly E. See's current research focuses on how employee input or advice is provided and used in organizations. She is particularly interested in how cognitive and organizational contextual factors (such as uncertainty, power, and organizational structure) affect the flow of input or advice through the organizational hierarchy, as well as the downstream consequences of advice utilization for fairness, innovation, and corporate sustainability. A secondary area of research interest concerns the use of extreme goals in organizations.

Professor See's work appears in leading business and disciplinary journals, including the Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Harvard Business Review, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and Operations Research, as well as in the edited volume, Thinking: Psychological Perspectives on Reasoning, Judgment, and Decision Making. Her research has won several awards and has been covered in a variety of media outlets, such as Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, ABC News, FOX news, and INC.

Before joining the University of Colorado-Denver, Professor See was on the faculty of the Stern School of Business at New York University and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She has also worked extensively with executives as a feedback coach and instructor in the Leadership Program at Duke University. Prior to her academic career, she worked in Washington, DC as a consultant in the private sector and a research analyst at an environmental policy think tank.

Achievements and Honors

  • Research Grant, Center for Sustainable Business, NYU Stern School of Business, 2018
  • Fellowship Award, Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative, University of Colorado Denver, 2018
  • Finalist, Best Paper Award, Academy of Management TIM Division, 2014
  • Winner, Best Published Article, Academy of Management Review, 2012
  • Runner-up, Outstanding OB Publication, Academy of Management, 2011
  • Winner, Best Empirical or Theoretical Paper, Academy of Management CM Division, 2010
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Academy of Management OB Division, 2014 & 2010
  • Undergraduate Dean's (NYU) notice of outstanding teaching ratings, F2011; F2012; F2013
  • Nominee, NYU Distinguished Teaching Award, F2006
  • Invited Fellow, Summer Institute on Bounded Rationality in Psychology and Economics, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, August 2001

Selected Publications

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