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)


  • Leadership
  • Employee Well-Being
  • Mindfulness and Work
  • Resume Fraud
  • Emotions and Work
  • Moral Disengagement


Michelle K. Duffy serves as the Director of Graduate Studies and PhD program at the Carlson School of Management. She holds the Vernon Heath Chair. She received her PhD in Organizational Behavior from the University of Arkansas in 1998, an M.A. in psychology from Xavier University in 1993, and her B.A. in psychology in 1990 from Miami University (Ohio). Professor Duffy has researched and published in the areas of leader behavior, employee well-being, emotion, and workplace deviance, including abusive supervision and social undermining. Her work has been published in journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal,  Journal of Management,  Organizational Behavior, and Human Decision Processes, and Personnel Psychology. She has served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology and the Journal of Management. Professor Duffy received the Herbie Award for Excellence in Teaching, Carlson School of Management Award for Excellence in Service (twice), Carlson School of Management Award for Excellence in Research, and the Chinese Executive MBA faculty of the year. She became a SIOP  and APA Fellow in 2012. She previously served as the PhD Program coordinator for the Department of Work and Organizations.

Selected Works & Activities

  • Green by Comparison: Deviant and normative transmutations of job search envy in a temporal context (2017: Academy of Management Journal)
  • Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology,

    Past Associate Editor Journal of Management

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

    SIOP Fellow (2013)

    APA Fellow (2013)

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

    • 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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