Professor Patricia Satterstrom recognized by NYU Wagner with Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) research award

NYU Wagner has awarded Patricia Satterstrom, Assistant Professor of Management, its Equity Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) research prize for the 2020-21 academic year.  A component of NYU Wagner's school-wide EDI plan, the honor highlights the importance of research on this spectrum of issues.

Professor Satterstrom’s prize-winning paper is entitled “The Voice Cultivation Process: How Team Members Can Help Upward Voice Live on to Implementation.” In it, she examines how power differences in an organization can affect the upward voicing of ideas. The ethnographic, longitudinal study followed a multi-disciplinary team in the health care sector for 31 months. The paper was published in Administrative Science Quarterly, with co-authors Michaela Kerrissey and Julia DiBegnino.

The award marks the third annual EDI prize given at NYU Wagner. Last year’s recipient was Ingrid Gould Ellen for her paper, “Do Housing Vouchers Improve Academic Performance? Evidence from New York City.”

As a researcher, Satterstrom focuses on how teams can give voice to the voiceless, enabling team members to collaborate despite power differences arising from professional and demographic boundaries. Her field work uses longitudinal inductive methods to examine the micro-processes team members use to challenge traditional power structures and facilitate improved collaboration in health care organizations. She also studies the influence of multicultural experience and diversity on team members’ interactions and performance as well as explores the factors that influence perceptions of team success.