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Biography

Tanya Menon is Associate Professor at Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University.  Her research on decision making, influence, culture, teams, and networks has been cited in various media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, The Economist Intelligence Unit, The Times of London (UK), The Guardian (UK), and The Times of India.  She has taught courses on Persuasion, Negotiations, Power, and Organizational Behavior and was the winner of the 2013 Best Elective Award at the Ohio State University’s Fisher School of Business. 

Menon formerly was Associate Professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in Behavioral Science, where she was a member of the Center for Decision Research, and an affiliated faculty member in the Psychology department.  At the University of Chicago, she won the 2006 Faculty Excellence Award for exceptional commitment to teaching, and the 2007 Phoenix Award, for enriching the experience of students inside and outside the classroom.  She has additionally been a visiting professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Indian School of Business, London Business School, and INSEAD.  

She has conducted executive programs all over the world, including the US Intelligence Community, Discover Financial Services, DHL, Cummins, Express, Scotts, Citibank (India), Tetrapak (Italy), Aetna, Erie Insurance, CareerBuilder.com, National Starch, Baker-Tilly, McCormick, and the Environmental Protection Agency.  She has been a keynote speaker at organizations including Society for Hospital Epidemiology of America, American Bar Association Chief Bar Executives, Ronald McDonald House Charities, and the Deloitte Women’s group.  

Prior to graduate school, Menon was a research assistant in INCAE Business School in Costa Rica and an intern in Morgan Stanley's London office.  Menon earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from Harvard University in 1995 and her Ph.D. from Stanford Graduate School of Business.  She is currently Associate Editor at Management Science Journal.

Areas of Expertise

  • Groups/Teams
  • Negotiations and Decision Making
  • Power and Persuasion
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Culture
  • Knowledge Sharing and Networks

Education

  • Ph.D., 2000, Organizational Behavior, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • B.A., 1995, Sociology, Harvard University, Magna cum laude