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Esther Sackett, Ph.D.

Esther Sackett

Assistant Professor, Management

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  • Lucas Hall 316D
  • (408) 554-4997

Esther Sackett is an Assistant Professor of Management at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. Before that, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Dispute Resolution Research Center at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She received her Ph.D. from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, her MPA from the Wagner School of Public Service at NYU, and her BA in Anthropology from Ithaca College. Prior to academia, she spent half a decade managing interdisciplinary projects in the healthcare industry.

Her research uses multiple methodologies to investigate the interpersonal dynamics of collaboration and motivation within and across teams. In particular, she examines how the diverse goals of team members – as well as their awareness and experience of that goal diversity – affect coordination, perceptions of coordination, and interpersonal processes at the individual, team, and inter-organizational levels of analysis. Her work has been published in Research in Organizational Behavior, Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, Organization Studies, Frontiers in Psychology, and Management Teaching Review.

At SCU, Professor Sackett teaches Management of Organizations (MGMT 160) and Flourishing at Work (MGMT 175) in the Undergraduate program and Leading People in Organizations (MGMT 3000) in the Evening and Online MBA programs. In 2022, she was recognized as one of Poets & Quants 50 Best Undergraduate Business Professors and also received the ACE Outstanding Faculty Award at SCU - an award selected by students.

  • Management of Organizations (MGMT 160)
  • Flourishing at Work (MGMT 175)
  • Leading People and Organizations (MGMT 3000)