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Linda E. Ginzel

Clinical Professor of Managerial Psychology

Ginzel specializes in managerial psychology, leadership development, negotiation skills, and organizational behavior. Her other research interests include social cognition and interpersonal perception, management education, and executive development.

In 2000 President Clinton awarded her a President's Service Award, the nation's highest honor for volunteer service directed at solving critical social problems. She is also a two-time recipient of the James S. Kemper Jr. Grant in Business Ethics.

In addition to her responsibilities at Chicago Booth, Ginzel is the president and chair of Kids In Danger, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting children by improving children's product safety. She also served as director of the Consumer's Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports. She is a charter member of the Association for Psychological Science, as well as a member of the Academy of Management.

Ginzel has taught at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and recently received the Faculty Excellence Award at Booth.

Ginzel studied psychology at the University of Colorado and earned a bachelor's degree in 1984. She focused on social psychology at Princeton University and earned a master's degree in 1986 and a PhD in 1989. While working on her PhD, she also worked as senior consultant in training and development for Mutual of New York's Group Pensions and Operations Center.