Leigh Plunkett Tost
Leigh is a post-doctoral research associate at the Center for Leadership and Strategic Thinking at the University of Washington Foster School of Business.
Her research focuses on the psychological dynamics of power, status, and change within groups, and she examines how these dynamics play out in the contexts of leadership, organizational change, and moral behavior and judgment.
Her research has been accepted for publication in Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personality and Social Psychology Review, Business Ethics Quarterly, Negotiation and Conflict Management Research, Research in Personnel and Human Resource Management, Research on Managing Groups and Teams, and International Journal of Conflict Management.
Prior to joining the Center for Leadership and Strategic Thinking, Leigh obtained a PhD in management and organizations from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, a master’s degree in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University. She lives in Seattle with her husband, Tony, who is a writer, and their two sons, Simon and Wyatt.
What I am working on at CLST:
I have a number of ongoing and new research projects that are keeping me busy here at CLST. Some of the new projects I’m working on include the following:
Some of my ongoing research projects include:
What I want to accomplish:
During my time at CLST, I’m hoping to broaden my methodological expertise by gaining greater experience into field research and multi-level modeling. I’m also excited to work with my colleagues here at CLST and in the Management & Organization Department on new and ongoing research streams that speak to the organizational dynamics of leadership and change.