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Faculty

Michelle M. Duguid, Ph.D.

Michelle M. Duguid, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management and Organizations
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University

Professor Duguid engages in two broad, overlapping streams of research. Her primary focus is investigating social status, power, politics, influence, and diversity in organizations. Specifically, her research examines the effect of social status, power, and inter- and intra-group relations on perceptions and interactions. Professor Duguid also conducts research that examines individual and group processes that affect creativity and the quality of decision-making. She serves on the editorial board of Organization Science and the Academy Management Journal. Professor Duguid’s research has been published in academic journals including Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Organization Science, and Psychological Science. Her research has also been cited in media outlets such as Forbes, The New Yorker, Fast Company, NPR, The New York Times, and The Economist. She received her Master of Science and Doctorate degrees in Organizational Behavior from Cornell University.

Theomary Karamanis

Theomary Karamanis, Ph.D., M.A.

Senior Lecturer Of Management Communication
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management Cornell University

Theomary Karamanis is an international award-winning professor and consultant, specializing in management, strategic, crisis, and healthcare communication. In addition to her role at the Johnson School, Dr. Karamanis serves as the Chair of the IABC Academy (the educational arm of the International Association of Business Communicators), a member of the Advisory Board of The Warning Project (a non-profit international partnership devoted to emergency communications), and a member of the Caribbean Public Health Agency’s Technical Advisory Committee on Communications. Her academic background includes a doctorate degree in Communication Studies, a Master of Arts degree in Mass Communication, Post-Graduate Certificate in Telecommunications from Northwestern University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Athens University of Economics and Business (Athens, Greece). She also holds professional certifications as an adult trainer, online facilitator, and professional program instructor. Dr. Karamanis has 18 years of global experience both in business and academia, having worked in the United States, Europe, the English and Dutch Caribbean, the Middle East, and Canada. She has been actively engaged in various industries (government, private, and non-profit) and fields of expertise, including corporate communication, consulting, higher education administration and teaching, executive training, media, and research. In 2007 she co-founded AKADREM, Inc., a boutique consulting firm with international clientele in the finance and engineering industries; she served as the company’s President and Managing Partner until 2014. She is the recipient of numerous professional marketing and communication awards, including a Comm Prix Award, five Gold Quill awards, five Platinum MarCom Awards, and three Silver Quills. Her superior academic performance has also been recognized by the Teaching Excellence Award of the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs, a global accreditation organization. She is the author of numerous papers on communication, teaching, and learning, and she regularly delivers presentations at international conferences and other business forums.

Robert Lancey

Robert Lancey, M.D.

Medical Director
Bon Secours Heart and Vascular Institute

Dr. Lancey is the Medical Director of the Bon Secours Heart and Vascular Institute in Hampton Roads, Virginia and a practicing cardiothoracic surgeon. He earned his undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross in 1977 and his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1985. Before receiving his business degree from the Johnson School of Cornell University in 2007, he was an Alley-Sheridan Fellow in Healthcare Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and Alley-Sheridan Awardee at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. He has served in clinical roles in both quaternary care and community-based settings, as well as in leadership roles in academic and clinically integrated healthcare systems. He has held academic appointments at Columbia University and at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and currently serves as a lecturer in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management at the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University and as a visiting lecturer on management and quality in health care organizations in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia.

Elizabeth (Beta) Mannix, Ph.D.

Elizabeth (Beta) Mannix, Ph.D.

Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Management
Professor of Management and Organizations
The Johnson School, Cornell University

Dr. Mannix is the Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Management at the Johnson Graduate School of Management. She served as the Associate Dean for Executive MBA programs at Cornell University from 2012 to 2017. Professor Mannix’s research and teaching is focused on effective organizational performance and the factors that make individuals motivated, high-performing leaders and team members. Specific topics include: authentic leadership, principled negotiation and influence, the role of emotional intelligence in business settings, organizational change, women in leadership, and diversity. She is certified in the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT). Professor Mannix is the author of more than 50 peer-reviewed articles, as well as the 15-volume book series, Research on Managing Groups and Teams. Her work has been recognized by awards from organizations including the Academy of Management, Small Group Research, and the International Association for Conflict Management.

Professor Mannix teaches and consults with executives and organizations nationally and from around the globe, with a special emphasis on the Middle East and Asia. She is a two-time Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Review, as well as a Fellow of the American Psychological Society, Society for Organizational Behavior, and Academy of Management. Professor Mannix earned her Ph.D. degree in Social and Organizational Psychology from the University of Chicago. Before joining the faculty at Cornell, she was a faculty member at Columbia Business School and at the University of Chicago. She was also a visiting professor in the MBA program at the Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.

Risa M. Mish, J.D.

Risa M. Mish, J.D.

Professor of Practice of Management
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University

Risa Mish teaches courses in team leadership and critical and strategic thinking, in addition to serving as Faculty Director of the Johnson Leadership Fellows program. At Johnson, she has been the winner of the Apple Teaching Award, Stephen Russell Family Teaching Award, and Globe Award for Teaching Excellence. Ms. Mish also runs a management consulting and training practice, providing strategic advice and training to senior executives and human resources teams on a wide range of human capital issues, including effective team leadership; leading organizational culture change; critical thinking and problem solving; persuasion and influence; employee recruitment, motivation, and retention; employee assessment, coaching, and performance management; resolving employee and team conflicts; and minimizing employment litigation risk. Before returning to Cornell, Ms. Mish was a partner in the New York City law firm of Collazo Carling & Mish LLP, where she represented management clients on a wide range of labor and employment law matters. Before that, she was a labor and employment law associate with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York City, where she represented Fortune 500 clients in the financial services, consumer products, and manufacturing industries. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and state and federal courts in New York and Massachusetts. Ms. Mish earned her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and a Juris Doctor degree from Cornell Law School.

Sean Nicholson, Ph.D.

Sean Nicholson, Ph.D.

Professor and Director, Sloan Program
College of Human Ecology, Cornell University

Sean Nicholson is a professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management (PAM) at Cornell University and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is currently conducting research in three areas: the value of new medical technology, the extent and benefits of physician specialization, and the causes and consequences of geographical variation in medical spending. Before joining the PAM Department in 2004, Dr. Nicholson was a faculty member in the Health Care Systems Department at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He worked for four years as a management consultant and taught high school for two years before enrolling in graduate school. He received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in 1986 and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1997.

William F. Streck, M.D.

William F. Streck, M.D.

Chief Medical and Health Systems Innovation Officer
Healthcare Association of New York State

Through leadership, outreach, and research initiatives, Dr. Streck works with HANYS’ members to facilitate transitions in meeting key healthcare delivery reform imperatives. Dr. Streck works with HANYS’ member hospitals and health systems with a focus on emerging models of care, population health initiatives, risk management strategies, and physician relationships. In addition, he works with HANYS’ businesses to evaluate, develop, and execute new data-driven products and services that guide members’ efforts to execute population health initiatives and risk management strategies. Before joining HANYS in December 2014, Dr. Streck was one of the longest serving health system executives in New York State and the country, having retired in July 2014 after 30 years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Bassett Healthcare Network in Cooperstown. Under Dr. Streck’s leadership, Bassett grew from an employed physician group of 70 physicians at a single hospital to its current regional network and programs as a vertically integrated healthcare system with academic, teaching, and research missions. He served five New York State governors on advisory boards, key Department of Health committees, and state policy groups. In addition, Dr. Streck has served on various professional and policy groups at the state and national levels. Dr. Streck received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Oklahoma State University and his medical degree from the University of Missouri. He began his medical career at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York.