Ayse Yemiscigil

Ayse Yemiscigil, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business and a Research Affiliate with The Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University.

Professor Yemiscigil’s research brings a humanistic lens to leadership development and management. Using an interdisciplinary approach, she studies how leaders cultivate humanistic ideals such as flourishing and wellbeing, meaning, purpose, and authenticity in themselves, organizations, and the broader society. 

Her research has been published in leading academic journals, including Psychological Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Harvard Business Review, and featured in the New York TimesWashington Post, and Wall Street Journal among other media outlets. 

She received her PhD from Warwick Business School and has been a postdoctoral research fellow at The Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University and Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership. 

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