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Leigh Plunkett Tost

Leigh Plunkett Tost

Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations



PhD, Duke University
MA, University Of North Carolina
BA, Harvard University

Leigh Plunkett Tost is an Assistant Professor in the Management and Organizations Department at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. Her research focuses on the psychological and sociological dynamics of power and status in organizations, with a particular focus on how hierarchy affects team functioning, moral judgments, and ethical decision making. She also examines the motivations underlying individuals’ pursuits of prosocial change, focusing her research at the intersection of social psychology and institutional theory. She obtained her Ph.D. from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, an M.A. in Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a B.A. in Anthropology at Harvard University. She also held a post-doctoral position at the Center for Leadership and Strategic Thinking at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business.

Leigh Plunkett Tost
Stephen M. Ross School of Business
University of Michigan
701 Tappan St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234

Office Location: R5388

Phone: (919) 210-7581
Fax: (734) 936-8716
E-Mail: lptost@umich.edu
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Working Papers | Faculty Vita
Management and Organizations Web Site