Gelfand is Professor of Psychology and affiliate of the RH Smith School of Business and is a Distinguished University Scholar Teacher at the University of Maryland, College Park. She received her Ph.D. in Social/ Organizational Psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. Gelfand's research focuses on cultural influences on conflict, negotiation, justice, and revenge; workplace diversity and discrimination; and theory and methods in cross-cultural psychology. Her work has been published in top outlets such as Science, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Research in Organizational Behavior, Journal of Applied Psychology, Annual Review of Psychology, Psychological Science, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, among others. She is the co-editor of The Handbook of Negotiation and Culture (with Jeanne Brett, Stanford University Press) and The Psychology of Conflict and Conflict Management in Organizations (with Carsten De Dreu, Erlbaum) and is the founding co-editor of the Advances in Culture and Psychology series and Frontiers of Culture and Psychology series (with CY Chiu and Ying-Yi Hong, Oxford University Press). Gelfand is the Past President of the International Association for Conflict Management, Past Division Chair of the Conflict Division of the Academy of Management, and Past Treasurer of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology. She received the LL Cummings Career award from the Academy of Management and the Ernest J. McCormick Award for Early Career Contributions from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She has also won a number of other awards for her work, including the most recent Annaliese Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation which was given to 7 scientists worldwide for outstanding contributions in their fields. Her work that was published in Science was honored with the Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues for the best paper published 2011. Gelfand is a fellow of the Academy of Management, Association for Psychological Science, American Psychological Association, Society for I/O Psychology, and an elected member of the Society for Organizational Behavior and Society for Experimental Social Psychology. Gelfand has received over 8 million dollars in funding to conduct research on culture and negotiation and conflict all over the globe. She teaches courses and does consulting on negotiation and cross-cultural social and organizational psychology. Her work has been covered by numerous media outlets, which can be seen at www.michelegelfand.com

Areas of Interest

  • Cross-Cultural Social and Organizational Psychology, Decision-Making, Evolution, Neuroscience

Degrees

  • PhD
    University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign

Current Students

Former Students

  • Student Name
    Lisa Nishii
    Current Position
    Associate Professor Cornell University
  • Student Name
    Jana Raver
    Current Position
    Associate Professor Queens University
  • Student Name
    Lynn Imai
    Current Position
    Assistant Professor Western Ontario, Ivey School of Business
  • Student Name
    Lisa Leslie
    Current Position
    Associate Professor New York University
  • Student Name
    Garriy Shteynberg
    Current Position
    Assistant Professor University of Tennessee
  • Student Name
    Ryan Fehr
    Current Position
    Assistant Professor University of Washington
  • Student Name
    Kristen Keller
    Current Position
    Research Associate, Rand Institute
  • Student Name
    Ashley Fulmer
    Current Position
    Assistant Professor, Nanyang University Singapore
  • Student Name
    Laura Severance
    Current Position
    Research Associate, Fors March Group
Dr. Gelfand
3147C Biology Psychology
Department of Psychology
Email
mgelfand [at] umd.edu