Malia Mason, PhD

Malia F. Mason is an Associate Professor of Management at Columbia Business School.  She teaches the Managerial Negotiations course in the MBA and EMBA degree programs. She has two primary lines of research. In the first, she studies social perception and its implications for negotiations and work life more generally. In the second, she studies how people regulate their attention and the implications for work performance. She has published her research findings in the top journals in general science (Science), psychology (Psychological Science, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General), and management (OBHDP, Harvard Business Review). She has received several prestigious career awards, including the American Psychological Society’s "Rising Star" Early Career Award (2011), the Rotman School of Management’s Dean’s Award for Emerging Leaders (2014), the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (2015), and Poet and Quant’s World’s Best 40 Under 40 Business School Professors (2015). Numerous media outlets have featured her research, including: WSJ, CNN, CBS, Forbes, Reddit, NPR, and the Atlantic. Prior to pursuing her PhD, she worked as a consultant.