Deborah H. Gruenfeld is the Joseph McDonald Professor and Professor of Organizational Behavior and the Co-director of the Executive Program in Women's Leadership. She is a social psychologist whose research and teaching examine how people are transformed by the organizations and social structures in which they work. The author of numerous articles on the psychology of power, and on group behavior, Gruenfeld has taught popular courses on these and related topics to MBA students and executives at Stanford and at Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Gruenfeld joined the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2000.
Gruenfeld received her BA in psychology from Cornell University in 1983, her MS in journalism from New York University in 1985, and her PhD in psychology from the University of Illinois in 1993.