Hillary Anger Elfenbein

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Hillary Anger Elfenbein
Board Member

Hillary Anger Elfenbein is the John and Ellen Wallace Distinguished Professor at the Olin School of Washington University in St. Louis.  She holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior, a Master’s degree in Statistics, and undergraduate degrees in Physics and Sanskrit, all from Harvard University.  

Her research focuses on emotion in the workplace and negotiation, including emotional intelligence, interpersonal relationships, subjective feelings about negotiation, and the effect of personality in bargaining.  Her work has appeared in leading academic journals, and she served as an Associate Editor at Management Science. 

Her teaching focuses on negotiation, leadership, and women in leadership in Olin’s MBA, Professional MBA, and Executive MBA programs, and has been honored five times with the Reid Teaching award.

Dr. Elfenbein was raised in Brooklyn, and attended Stuyvesant High School in New York City.  Her husband Dan is an Associate Professor at the Olin School in the Strategy group.  They have two sons, both of whom are avid hockey players.