Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior
Sreedhari Desai is an award-winning, tenured professor at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. In her research, she explores two of the most important challenges facing modern organizations: how to improve ethicality and how to achieve equity. In her main stream of research, she examines context based interventions aimed at improving ethical decision making. In her other stream of research, she looks at ways organizations can level the playing field for minority members to create a more equal and better-performing workplace. Sreedhari teaches MBA courses in leadership, management, decision making, and negotiations, and is the faculty chair of the Full Time MBA program. She studies socially charged issues like race, gender, and sexual orientation, and brings these normally undiscussed issues into the MBA classroom. Her goal is to inspire business students to be fearless in tackling important societal issues both inside and outside the classroom.