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Rebecca Schaumberg

Rebecca Schaumberg

Joined Stern 2013

Leonard N. Stern School of Business


E-mail rschaumb@stern.nyu.edu


Rebecca (Becky) L. Schaumberg joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations in September 2013. She teaches "Management and Organizational Analysis."

Professor Schaumberg's research focuses on the individual and intergroup characteristics that promote and impede people's leadership success. She asks the following types of questions in her research: (1) How might a tendency to feel guilt for everyday mistakes influence how hard people work and how effectively they lead? (2) How does a desire to feel moral affect the resource allocation decisions that leaders make? (3) How do women overcome negative gender stereotypes to obtain leadership positions?

Professor Schaumberg's research has been published in leading management and psychology journals including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and the Journal of Applied Psychology. It has also been covered by a variety of media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, the BBC and Forbes.

Professor Schaumberg received a B.A. in Psychology from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Stanford University.

Research Interests

  • Leadership
  • Gender anddiversity
  • Moral emotions

Courses Taught

  • Management & Organizations

Academic Background

B.A., Psychology
Carleton College

Ph.D., Business Administration
Stanford University

Selected Publications

Schaumberg, R.L., & Wiltermuth S. S. (2014)
Desire for a positive moral self-regard exacerbates escalation of commitment to initiatives with prosocial aims.
Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 123(2), 110-123.

Flynn, F.J., & Schaumberg, R.L. (2012)

Journal of Applied Psychology, 97, 124-133.

Flynn, F.J., & Schaumberg, R.L. (2012)

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 103, 327-342.

Knowles, E.D., Lowery, B.S., & Schaumberg, R.L. (2010)

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 26, 420-423.

Knowles, E.D., Lowery, B.S. & Schaumberg, R.L. (2009)

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 965-969.

Flynn, F.J., & Schaumberg, R.L. (2009)

In S.R. Thye & E.J. Lawler (Eds.) Advances in Group Processes, Vol. 26 (pp.105-132). London: Emerald

Areas of Expertise


  • Diversity
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Behavior