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


  • 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 at the David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah.  

Dr. Sondak's research has investigated the psychology of allocation decisions including two-party and multi-party negotiations, group process and decisions, procedural justice and ethics, identity, and the philosophy of science. His research has been published in Business Ethics QuarterlyGroup Decision and Negotiation, the Journal of Economic Psychology, the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, the Neue Zürcher ZeitungOrganization StudiesOrganizational Behavior and Human Decision ProcessesSocial Justice Research, and other outlets. 

Dr. Sondak’s teaching has included courses on organizational behavior, high performing teams, negotiations, creating and maintaining business relationships, managing conflict in organizations, 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 in many global locations. Dr. Sondak has received numerous teaching awards.

Dr. Sondak has served as chair of the Department of Management and 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, on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Review and Academy of Management Learning and Education, and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Salt Lake Art Center in Salt Lake City. Dr. Sondak is mayor of the Town of Alta, Utah, and serves on the Central Wasatch Commission and the Board of Directors of the Unified Fire Authority. 

Dr. Sondak attended St John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, received his B.A. in philosophy from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and received his M.S. and Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Northwestern University. Dr. Sondak was a member of the faculty of the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and has been a visiting faculty member at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland, the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Columbia Business School, and the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, India.

In his spare time, Dr. Sondak enjoys skiing, biking, hiking, fly fishing, cooking, and visiting art museums.