Brian Lucas
Brian Lucas

Adjunct Lecturer of Management & Organizations

Print Overview
Brian Lucas is a lecturer in the Department of Management and Organizations. Prior to Kellogg. Professor Lucas was a Research Assistant at Columbia Business School. His research focuses on morality and ethical decision-making. Additionally, Professor Lucas looks at how cognitive biases impact workplace productivity.

Professor Lucas's work has appeared in academic journals such as Psychological Science and Learning & Memory, and media outlets such as Harvard Business Review and the Atlantic. His papers have been presented both domestically and internationally at the Academy of Management, Behavioral Decision Research in Management, Society for Personality & Social Psychology, and Society for Judgment & Decision Making conferences. He is a member of the Academy of Management, the Society for Personality & Social Psychology, and the Society for Judgment & Decision Making.
Print Vita
Ph.D., 2015, Management and Organizations (Expected), Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
M. A., 2010, Social-Organizational Psychology, Columbia University
B. A., 2008, Psychology (Economics minor), Bucknell University

Grants and Awards
Honors Distinction for Senior Thesis, Department of Psychology, Bucknell University, 2008
Graduate Student Showcase Presenter (1 of 3), Morality and Justice Preconference, SPSP
DRRC Research Grant ($2000), "The Social and Motivational Consequences of Money"

Print Research
Research Interests
Morality & Ethics, Judgment & Decision Making, Social Perception

Yap, A. J., A. S. Wazlawek, Brian Lucas, A. J. C. Cuddy and D. R. Carney. Forthcoming. The Incidental Ergonomics of Life and Work Can Lead to Stealing, Cheating and Traffic Violations. Psychological Science.
Gais, S., Brian Lucas and J. Born. 2006. Sleep After Learning Aids Memory Recall. Learning & Memory. 13: 259-262.
Book Chapters
Thompson, Leigh and Brian Lucas. 2014. "Judgmental Biases in Conflict Resolution and How to Overcome Them." In The Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice, edited by Morton Deutsch, Peter Coleman, and Eric Markus, Hoboken, NJ: Wiley/Jossey-Bass, 3rd edition.

Print Teaching
Full-Time / Part-Time MBA
Leading and Managing Teams (MORS-460-0)

This course counts toward the following majors: Human Resource Management, Management & Organizations.

This is a course about teams: How to lead a team, encourage creativity, ensure coordination, deal with difficult team members, improve teams' decision making and performance, get the most out of a team, and manage the boundaries between the team and other parts of the organization from which the team draws resources and authority. Students are assigned to a team at the beginning of the quarter. Teams analyze cases of outstanding and poor teamwork, then complete a group project and analyze their own teamwork and outcomes.