Kristina Diekmann

Kristina  Diekmann
  • Chair, Department of Management and David Eccles Professor of Business Ethics, Management Department, David Eccles School of Business
  • Professor, Management Department



  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, HARVARD COLLEGE
  • Master of Science, Organizational Behavior, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Organizational Behavior, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Honors & Awards

  • David Eccles Professor of Business Ethics. 04/01/2013
  • Bill Daniels Professor of Business Ethics. 08/2010
  • David Eccles Faculty Scholar. DESB, 2009
  • Doctoral Faculty Teaching Excellence Award. DESB, University of Utah, 2007
  • Brady Superior Teaching Award. David Eccles School of Business, 2005
  • David Eccles Faculty Fellow. David Eccles School of Business, 2005
  • Best Paper Award. Academy of Management, Conflict Management division, 2002
  • Best Paper based on a Dissertation. Academy of Management, Organizational Behavior division, 1995
  • Best Dissertation on Small Groups (2nd place winner). American Psychological Association, Group Psychology division, 1995
  • Best Dissertation Proposal (2nd place winner). TIMS College of Organization, 1993


Dr. Kristina A. Diekmann is Chair of the Department of Management, Professor of Management and David Eccles Professor of Business Ethics in the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Utah, she was an assistant professor at the University of Notre Dame. She received an A.B. degree in psychology from Harvard College and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in organizational behavior from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Prior to graduate school, she worked in investment banking at Merrill Lynch Capital Markets in New York City. Dr. Diekmann's research investigates how individuals behave in organizations, with a focus on fairness and ethics, negotiation, social perception, and impression management. She is interested in understanding the numerous errors in judgment individuals systematically make and how these errors result in negative outcomes. In particular, she is interested in the misperceptions individuals have of others and how these misperceptions lead to self-defeating behaviors. She has published articles in numerous refereed journals, such as, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, American Sociological Review, Organization Science, and others. At the University of Utah, Dr. Diekmann teaches several MBA and executive MBA classes on negotiation, teams, and organizational behavior. She has also taught numerous executive seminars on negotiation and teams at the University of Utah, University of Notre Dame, and Kellogg Graduate School of Management.