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Faculty Profile: Andrew L Molinsky

Andrew L Molinsky

Professor of International Management and Organizational Behavior in the Brandeis International Business School; Director, Perlmutter Institute for Global Business Leadership

Organizational behavior, global leadership, cultural and personal adaptation

Andy Molinsky is a Professor of International Management and Organizational Behavior at Brandeis University's International Business School, with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychology. He is also the author of the award winning book Global Dexterity: How to Adapt Behavior Across Cultures Without Losing Yourself in the Process (Harvard Business Review Press). Andy received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and M.A. in Psychology from Harvard University. He also holds a Master's Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University and a B.A. in International Affairs from Brown University.

Andy's current work focuses on the challenges people face when adapting behavior in foreign cultural settings. His research has also explored the dynamics of psychologically demanding tasks, including necessary evils and organizational change. He has published widely in many top academic journals, and his work has also been featured in media outlets such as the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, the Economist, Fast Company, the Boston Globe, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and on NPR.

Prior to entering academia, Andy studied in Spain and worked for an international marketing research firm in France.

Harvard University, Ph.D.
Harvard University, M.A.
Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, M.A.
Brown University, B.A.


Awards & Honors:
  • (2014) Excellence in Teaching Award, Brandeis International Business School
  • (2014) Silver Medal, Axiom Best Business Book Award in International Business/Globalization Category
  • (2009) Outstanding Publication in Organizational Behavior Award, Academy of Management
  • (2006) Runner-up, Best Paper Award for Academy of Management Review