Denise Rousseau

Evidence-Based Management Fellow

Denise Rousseau

Denise M. Rousseau is the H.J. Heinz II University Professor of Organizational Behavior and Public Policy at Heinz College and the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University. She is the faculty chair of Heinz’s Health Care Policy and Management program., and from 2004 to 2005 served as President of the Academy of Management and from 1998 to 2007 as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Organizational Behavior.

In 2007, Denise founded the Evidence-Based Management Collaborative, a network of scholars, consultants, and practicing managers to promote evidence-informed organizational practices and decision making. Its outreach today operates as the Center for Evidence-Based Management (www.cebma.org). Rousseau has received a variety of awards from the Academy of Management, including its Scholarly Contributions to Management and Career Service Award, two Terry Awards for best management book (Psychological Contracts in Organizations (1996)I-Deals: Idiosyncratic Deals (2006)), the OB Division’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the Practice Theme Committee’s Career Award, the Human Resource Division’s Mentoring Award, and the Hughes Award for Career Research. She is editor of the Oxford Handbook of Evidence-Based Management  (2012) and co-author  with Eric Barends of the upcoming Evidence-based Management:Helping Organizations Make Better Decisions (Kogan Page). Her research, teaching, and coaching focus on evidence-based management and positive organizational practices in managing people and change.

Denise received her A.B., M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley with degrees in psychology and anthropology, and holds several honorary doctorates.