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Faculty Members Affiliated with the Perlmutter Institute

Sandra Cha 
Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior

Faculty Sandra Cha, Associate Professor of Organizational BehaviorProfessor Cha conducts a two-pronged approach to research on leadership: leading through shared values (values-based leadership) and leading in the context of demographic differences (diversity management). Her research has appeared in publications including the Journal of Applied Psychology and Harvard Business Review. She has received multiple awards for her research, including two awards from the Academy of Management, the Accenture Award for a significant contribution to management, and a near- $100,000 grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Professor Cha holds a PhD in Organizational Behavior, awarded jointly by Harvard Business School and the Harvard Psychology Department. She also earned an MA in Social Psychology and a BA in Psychology (magna cum laude) from Harvard University. She was recently featured as “Professor of the Week” in the Financial Times.

Warren Leon
Adjunct Professor

Faculty Warren LeonWarren Leon has been active in the United States on energy and environmental issues for the past two decades, working with state government agencies to increase their effectiveness on a variety of subjects. He is Senior Advisor to the national Clean Energy States Alliance and also serves as a consultant to other organizations. From 2003 to 2009, he held several positions at the quasi-public Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, including as director of the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust, a state fund that annually awarded $40 million to advance clean energy. Before that, he was executive director of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association and deputy director for programs at the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Warren is co-author of the influential book The Consumer's Guide to Effective Environmental Choices (1999), with over 100,000 copies sold, and also co-authored Is Our Food Safe? A Consumer's Guide to Protecting Our Health and the Environment (2002). He was lead author and project coordinator for the recently released An International Strategy for Massachusetts (2010), recommending ways for the state to expand exports and foreign direct investment

Andy Molinsky
Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior

Faculty Andy Molinsky, Associate Professor of Organizational BehaviorAndy Molinsky is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at Brandeis IBS, with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychology. He received his PhD in Organizational Behavior and MA in Psychology from Harvard University. He also holds a Master's Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University and a BA in International Affairs from Brown University. Professor Molinsky's research examines the challenges people face in performing emotionally demanding aspects of their jobs. His work specifically focuses on the difficulties involved in adapting behavior in foreign cultural environments as well as the moral and psychological challenges involved in performing "necessary evils" (causing harm for a perceived greater good) in professional work. One of Professor Molinsky's current courses, Managing Across Cultures, is based on his research on "cross-cultural code-switching," aiming to give students the skills, opportunities, and courage to operate effectively in unfamiliar and emotionally difficult foreign cultural situations. 

Detlev Suderow
Senior Lecturer

Detlev SuderowDetlev Suderow is the retired Senior Vice President of Human Resource and Organization Effectiveness for FLIR Systems, Inc. FLIR is an infrared technology company with global operations listed twice as one of Business Week's 100 fastest growing companies. Prior to joining FLIR Systems, Detlev Suderow served as Vice President of Human Resources for Infametrics, a fast growth, startup technology company. Detlev is also the Managing Partner in ROA Partners, a global executive coaching and consulting practice, and continues to consult with corporate executives. His career in high technology includes his role as the Human Resource Manager for CLARiiON, a highly successful entrepreneurial business division of Data General Corporation and a 13-year career at Digital Equipment Corporation as H.R. Manager, Organizational Development Manager, and Training and Development Manager. In addition, he has provided consulting services and executive coaching to both small entrepreneurial companies and Fortune 500 companies with global operations. Prior to his career in the private sector, Detlev was a teacher, college coach, and practicing psychologist. Detlev is also the career advisor for the undergraduate business program, counsels graduate students at Brandeis International Business School, and serves on numerous Brandeis University committees and boards. He has received degrees from Tufts University, M.A. Brandeis University, and University of Zurich, Cert.