Harris  Sondak
  • David Eccles Professor of Business and Ethics, School Of Business
  • Professor, Management Department
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, College Of Law


  • BA, Philosophy, University of Colorado
  • MS, Organizational Behavior, Northwestern University
  • PhD, Organizational Behavior, Northwestern University


Harris Sondak is David Eccles Professor of Business and Ethics and Professor of Management at the David Eccles School of Business. Dr. Sondak is Adjunct Professor of Law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah.  

Dr. Sondak's research investigates the psychology of allocation decisions, group process and decisions, procedural justice and ethics, and organizational aesthetics. His research has been published in Business Ethics Quarterly, Group Decision and Negotiation, the Journal of Economic Psychology, the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Social Justice Research, and other outlets. His teaching includes courses on groups, negotiations, creating and maintaining business relationships, managing conflict in organizations, competitive strategy, managing diversity, organizational behavior, consulting to non-profits, philosophy of social science, business ethics, culture, and leadership. He has taught these subjects to executives, Ph.D. candidates, MBA students, and undergraduates from around the world. Dr. Sondak has received numerous teaching awards including the University of Utah's highest teaching honor.

Dr. Sondak served as the Director of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative and as the Director of the Ph.D. program at the business school at the University of Utah, as Associate Editor of Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, as Academic Advisor to Equality Utah, and was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Salt Lake Art Center in Salt Lake City. Dr. Sondak is currently an elected official of Alta, Utah.

Dr. Sondak attended St. John's College in Santa Fe, received his B.A. in philosophy from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Northwestern University. He was a member of the faculty of the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University from 1990-1995 and has been a visiting faculty member at Duke University, the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland, the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, India, the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University.  He has been affiliated faculty with the Czech Management Center with DePaul University and the Stockholm School of Economics with the University of Michigan.