Professor Lind’s teaching interests center on leadership and global management issues. He teaches MBA courses on leadership, management, culture, and ethics in Duke’s on-site and distance-mediated degree programs as well as executive education classes on leadership, trust, teams and virtual teams, global culture and business, and change and innovation. His research interests include leadership, organizational behavior, trust, organizational fairness judgments, and conflict management, with special emphasis on culture and effective management practices. In particular, he studies how leaders and managers can enhance feelings of fair treatment, develop trust and initiative, foster the acceptance of organizational authority, and resolve disputes and conflicts in organizations.
Prior to coming to Duke, he did policy research on law, counter-terrorism, and military leadership and decision making at the RAND Corporation in California and at the American Bar Foundation. He has taught in Departments of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Washington, and at the University of New Hampshire, and he held a staff position in the research and development arm of the U.S. Federal Courts. He was a Regents Scholar for one year at the University of California at Berkeley. For five years, he held the Leiden University Fund Chair Visiting Professorship in Social Conflict and Social Justice at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, and for four years he was Visiting Professor of Leadership Studies at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. He did his doctoral dissertation research in Paris and has conducted research in France, Germany, Great Britain, New Zealand, Australia, the Netherlands, China, India, the Philippines and Japan.
Professor Lind has consulted for GlaxoSmithKline, Micron Technologies, and the United States Federal Courts. He has taught executive education courses for Deutsche Bank, Siemens, Areva, Satyam, Westpac Bank, Red Hat, Areva, URS-Washington Division, bioMerieux, the Nature Conservancy, the Organization for Tropical Studies, and for several departments and agencies in the United States Federal Government. He is currently an advisor on policy reform for the OECD and the Dutch Department of the Interior. He teaches regularly in Fuqua’s open-enrollment executive course, the Duke Leadership Program.
Professor Lind has published more than 100 research papers in major scholarly journals around the world. He has received grants from the U.S. National Science Foundation, the Japanese Federal Science Foundation and the Ford Foundation in support of his research. His book on the psychology of fairness in organizational, political, and social contexts is one of the 30 most cited works in his home discipline of social psychology. He is a Fellow of the Association of Psychological Sciences and the Society for Experimental Social Psychology.
He received his PhD and MA from the University of North Carolina and his BA from the University of Florida.
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