Samuel A. Swift | C: 412-334-2330 |


Carnegie Mellon University

Ph.D., Industrial Administration, Tepper School of Business, 2012

Organizational Behavior and Theory

Committee: Don Moore (chair), Taya Cohen, Linda Babcock, Julia Minson

M.S., Industrial Administration, Tepper School of Business, 2009

B.S., Decision Science, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, 2004


Research: Decision Making in Organizations, Forecasting, Negotiation

Teaching: Organizational Behavior, Negotiation, Leadership, Managing Groups & Teams,
Research Methods / Data Science / Statistical Programming, Managerial Decision Making

Academic Positions

University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, 2012 - 2014

Post-doctoral fellow, Institute of Business and Economic Research

Member of winning team in IARPA’s ACE geopolitical forecasting tournament

Duke University, Fuqua School of Business,  2012 - 2014

Visiting scholar, Management group.  

Journal Publications

Publications in Edited Volumes

Unpublished Papers

Popular Press

My work has been covered in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Businessweek, USA Today, Pacific Standard, Inside Higher Education, Quartz, McKnight’s Long Term Care News, Daily Californian, Daily Princetonian, Association for Psychological Science

Conference Presentations  (abbreviations detailed below)

Conference Poster Presentations

Conference Abbreviations

AoM: Academy of Management, ACR: Association for Consumer Research, APS: Association for Psychological Science, BDRM: Behavioral Decision Research in Management, INFORMS: The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, LBS-TADC: London Business School, Trans-Atlantic Doctoral Consortium, SJDM: Society for Judgment and Decision Making, SPSP: Society for Personality and Social Psychology




Workshop on Collaborative Statistical Programing in R (UPenn, Graduate, F ‘12, S ‘13)

Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (CMU, Undergraduate, F ‘10)

Overall Teaching Rating: 4.75 out of 5; Overall Course Rating: 4.75 out of 5

Teaching Assistant

Interpersonal Negotiation with T. Cohen (MBA)

Managing Groups and Teams with K. Ling (MBA)

Negotiation and Conflict Resolution with E. Hyder (Undergraduate)

Interpersonal Negotiation with D. Moore (MBA)

Managing Organizations with  D. Moore (MBA)

Organizational Behavior I with Z. Sharek (Undergraduate)

Interpersonal Negotiation with L. Weingart (MBA)

Academic Service


Academy of Management Perspectives

International Association for Conflict Management

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology

Management Science

Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes

Psychonomic Bulletin & Review

Professional Affiliations

Academy of Management (Organizational Behavior, Conflict Management, Research Methods)

Society for Judgment and Decision Making

Association for Psychological Science