Ph.D.: Ph.D. Organizational Behavior, 2006, Stanford University
Primary Area: Social Psychology
Home Department: Anderson School of Management
Miguel Unzueta is a Professor of Management and Organizations, and Senior Associate Dean of MBA Programs. He joined the faculty at the UCLA Anderson School of Management in 2006 after earning his PhD in Organizational Behavior from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Professor Unzueta studies diversity, bias, and discrimination. His latest research explores the manner in which people and companies define diversity and the impact that contemporary diversity definitions have on the representation of women and racial minorities in organizations. His research has been published in top management and psychology journals including Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Psychological Science. In recognition of his research record, he was awarded the Eric and “E” Juline award for excellence in faculty research at UCLA Anderson.
Unzueta teaches courses on negotiations, managerial psychology, and leadership in all of UCLA Anderson’s MBA programs. He was awarded the George Robbins Teaching Award for excellence in the classroom and the Faculty Community Engagement Award for exemplifying service to the school through his engagement with students and alumni. He was also selected by MBA blog Poets and Quants as one of the best 40 business school professors under age 40.
Outside of UCLA, Miguel Unzueta has conducted trainings on a wide range of management topics including negotiations, decision-making, and bias prevention. He has been invited to speak at various organizations including Honda, Fox Studios, Kaiser-Permanente, and the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team.