Dolly Chugh

Professor, New York University Stern School of Business
Dolly  Chugh

Dolly Chugh (she/her, hear my name) is an award-winning professor at the New York University Stern School of Business where she teaches MBA courses in leadership and management.  Her research focuses on “bounded ethicality”, which she describes as the “psychology of good people.”  Her first book, The Person You Mean to Be:  How Good People Fight Bias, has received rave praise from Adam Grant, Angela Lee Duckworth, Liz Wiseman, Billie Jean King, and many others.  It has been covered on the TODAY Show, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Atlantic, the 10% Happier Podcast, the goop Podcast, NPR, and other media outlets. Chugh’s TED Talk was named one of the 25 Most Popular TED Talks of 2018 and currently has over 4.5 million views.  Recently, she launched the popular newsletter Dear Good People, a free monthly email offering bite-sized, evidence-based tips on how to be the inclusive person you mean to be.

Prior to becoming an academic, Chugh worked at Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, Sibson and Company, Scholastic, and Time Inc. Chugh attended Cornell University where she majored in psychology and economics for her undergraduate degree and Harvard University for her MBA and PhD. 

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