Sean Fath


I am an assistant professor of organizational behavior at the ILR School at Cornell University. Broadly, I study topics related to social cognition and inequality in organizations and society. A copy of my CV can be found here.


Matusik, J. G., Mitchell, R. L., Hays, N. A., Fath, S., & Hollenbeck, J. R. (In Press). The highs and lows of hierarchy in multiteam systems. Academy of Management Journal.

Fath, S., Larrick, R. P., Soll, J. B., & Zhu, S. (2021). Why putting on blinders can help us see more clearly. MIT Sloan Management Review.

Proudfoot, D. & Fath, S. (2021). Signaling creative genius: How perceived social connectedness influences judgments of creative potential. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 47(4), 580-592.

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Fath, S. & Kay, A. C. (2018). “If hierarchical, then corrupt”: Exploring people’s tendency to associate hierarchy with corruption in organizations. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 149, 145-164.

Fath, S., Proudfoot, D., & Kay, A. C. (2017). Effective to a fault: Organizational structure predicts attitudes toward minority organizations. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 73, 290-297.

Crum, A. J., Akinola, M., Martin, A., & Fath, S. (2017). The role of stress mindset in shaping cognitive, emotional, and physiological responses to challenging and threatening stress. Anxiety, Stress & Coping, 30(4), 379-395.