Michelle Duffy

Michelle Duffy

Professor, Vernon Heath Chair
Department of Work and Organizations


  • PhD 1998
    Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management University of Arkansas
  • MA 1993
    Psychology Xavier University
  • BS 1990
    Psychology Miami University (Ohio)


  • Workplace antisocial behavior
  • Emotion and affect in the workplace
  • Employee Stress and Well-Being
  • Mindfulness at Work
  • Resume Fraud
  • Affective Texture of Teams


Michelle K. Duffy is the Vernon Heath Chair, in the department of Work and Organizations in the Carlson School of Management. She has a PhD in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management from the University of Arkansas and a Master's in Psychology from Xavier University. Her research focuses on : 1) the ways in which employee emotions and affect influences organizational outcomes, 2) the antecedents and consequences of antisocial behavior at work and 3) the role of micro interventions in improving employee well-being and organizational life. Her current projects include a focus on employee envy, affective balance, resume fraud and mindfulness. She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Psychology and a former Associate Editor of the Journal of Management. Her work has been published in journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, the Academy of Management Journal, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Personnel Psychology.  She received the Herbie Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2007 and the Carlson School of Management Award for Service in 2011. She became a SIOP  and APA Fellow in 2012. She served as the PhD Program coordinator for the department of Work and Organizations until 2016. Professor Duffy teaches a range of courses at Carlson including negotiations (UG), organizational behavior (MA and PHD), leading others (IMBA), and organizational behavior for executives (CHEMBA).

Selected Works & Activities.

  • Green by Comparison: Deviant and normative transmutations of job search envy in a temporal context (2017: Academy of Management Journal)
  • Editorial Appointments

    Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology,

    Past Associate Editor Journal of Management

  • Research Grants
    • A dynamic social capital model of the employee socialization process (with Ruolian Fang and Jason D. Shaw). Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Foundation.
    • Resume fraud: Investigations of the antecedents and consequences of fabrication, embellishment, and omission (with Brian Dineen and Christine Henle). 2009. Society for Human Resource Management Foundation ($73,000).
    • Organizational flourishing: Positive and negative emotionality and organizational performance. Carlson School Dean's Small Grant Program Dean 2008.
  • Scholarly Service
    • Executive Committee: Academy of Management Organizational Behavior Division (elected) (2007 to 2010).
    • Named the 2003-2004 Beta Gamma Sigma Outstanding Teacher, Gatton College of Business and Economics, University of Kentucky.
  • Honors and Awards

    Named the Herbie Award For Excellence in Teaching Recipient, 2007, HRIR, Carlson School of Management.

    SIOP Fellow (2013)

    APA Fellow (2013)

  • Community Relationships

    National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH): Consortium on workplace bullying and aggression (2005 to present)

  • Current Research
    • Envy in organizational life
    • Social undermining in social networks
    • Affective texture of teams and organizational flourishing
    • Moral disengagement
    • Mindfulness
    • Micro interventions at work

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