|Clinical Professor of Managerial Psychology
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Linda Ginzel is Clinical Professor of Managerial Psychology at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where she has been a member of the faculty since 1992.
Professor Ginzel founded Corporate Education at the University of Chicago. For nearly a decade, she was responsible for leading customized executive education. The Financial Times recognized her success in 2002, when the custom-designed programs she created were rated among the top ten in North American and European business schools. Ginzel has partnered with a wide range of clients including: Accenture, ABB, Abbott Laboratories, AMSTED Industries, Argonne National Laboratory, The City of Chicago, Fermilab, General Electric, International Paper, Lexis-Nexis, Merrill Lynch, RSM McGladrey, Inc., The Securities Industry Association, Sterling Partners, Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., The University of Chicago, UOP, US Foods, USG, William Blair & Company, Whirlpool Corporation, and WM. Wrigley Jr. Company.
In addition to creating customized educational programs and teaching executive education for corporate clients, Professor Ginzel is a frequent speaker who teaches MBA courses in leadership, managerial psychology, and negotiation skills to students in both the international (Singapore and London) and domestic MBA degree-granting programs at Chicago Booth. Much of Professor Ginzel’s teaching popularity is due to her interactive style and effective use of individual and group activities for learning.
Linda Ginzel received her MA and PhD from Princeton University in social psychology and a BA in psychology from the University of Colorado. She held previous faculty appointments at both Stanford University Graduate School of Business and Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Linda’s industry experience includes work as a senior analyst at Mutual of New York (MONY) Financial Services.
Professor Ginzel’s research has centered on interpersonal dynamics, especially regarding the social psychology of organizational behavior. Her scholarly research has appeared in a number of top-tier academic journals, including Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Social Cognition, Training and Development Journal, and Research in Organizational Behavior. Her more recent interests involve business ethics and leadership development. Ginzel is the two-time winner of the James S. Kemper prize in business ethics. The ethics case study that she edited, “The Playskool Travel-lite Crib,” can be found at http://www.chicagocdr.org/cases. As a member of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Institutional Review Board (IRB), she is responsible for the ethical conduct of research involving human subjects at the University of Chicago.
She is also a dedicated consumer advocate. She recently served on the Obama Transition Team as a member of the Advisory Committee to the CPSC Review Team. Linda has testified before Congress and state legislatures; appeared on every major television network, including the Today Show and Oprah; interviewed on Voice of America and in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and People. She received the President’s Service Award, the nation’s highest honor for volunteer service directed at solving critical social problems, from President Clinton in 2000. She has also served as a director of Consumers Union, the non-profit publisher of Consumer Reports. Currently, Professor Ginzel serves as a consumer representative on the Consumer Products Committee F15 of ASTM International (American Society for Testing and Materials) and is the co-founder, president, and chair of the board of Kids In Danger (KID). For more information, visit http://www.KidsInDanger.org.
Programs taught by this instructor include: