Dr. Jo-Ellen Pozner is an Assistant Professor at Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business. Before joing the faculty at SCU, Dr. Pozner was a member of the Management of Organizations Group at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. Her teaching focuses on Leadership and Organizational Behavior at the graduate and executive levels. Professor Pozner graduated with a PhD in Management and Organizations from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, where she also taught courses on Negotiations and Groups and Teams. She holds an MBA from the Stern School of Business, New York University, a Masters in Economics from the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, and a BSFS in International Economics from the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.
Dr. Pozner's research focuses on questions of organizational ethics, corporate governance, social movements and institutional change. She has a particular interest in organizational misconduct, specifically the ways in which misconduct at the organizational level impacts top management and boards of directors at the companies involved. Dr. Pozner is also interested in impression management, organizational and individual legitimacy, and studies ways in which people and organizations attempt to appear to conform to established institutional norms. Finally, she has done work on social movements that promoted acceptance of organic food and that led to the creation of a low-power FM radio service in the United States. Her work has been published in journals including the American Journal of Sociology, the Annals of the Academy of Management, Organization Studies, and the Journal of Business Ethics.