Carolyn T. Dang

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Assistant Professor, Cook Fellow in Ethics

Department Management and Organization
Office Address 449 Business Building
Phone Number 814-863-3544
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Carolyn Dang is an Assistant Professor in Organizational Behavior at the Smeal College of Business. She is the Franklin H. Cook Fellow in Business Ethics.


Ph D, Organizational Behavior (Research Methods), University of Washington, 2014

BA, Social Psychology, University of Chicago, 2006

Courses Taught

MGMT 355 – Lead and Chg in Org (3)
This course focuses on concerns with understanding yourself as a leader in organizations-especially organizations undergoing change.

MGMT 326 – Org Beh and Design (3)
Concepts, theories, and methods of managing people and designing organizations. MGMT 326 Organizational Behavior and Design (3) This introductory course covers the concepts, theories, and methods of managing people and designing organizations. Issues and challenges of managing at different organizational levels (individual, group, project, and total organization) are discussed and illustrated with real-world examples. Students learn about the latest means of designing high-performing organizations, including how to change an organization. This course will serve as a foundation for taking advanced management courses. The primary method of evaluation is an examination after each of the four major parts of the course, but class participation and short papers may also be used for evaluation.

Selected Publications

Dang C., Joshi A., "On the plurality and politics of ally work: Liberalism and self, relational, and organizational ally work." Academy of Management Journal, 2022

Dang C., "Taylor-ing ethics: Implications of Charles Taylor’s work of retrieval on Moral Foundations Theory." Business Ethics Quarterly, 2022
Dang C., Volpone S., Umphress E. E., "The ethics of diversity ideology: Consequences of leader diversity ideology on ethical leadership perception and organizational citizenship behavior." Journal of Applied Psychology, 2022

Barnes C., Dang C., Leavitt K., Guarana C., Uhlmann E., "Archival data in micro-organizational research: A toolkit for moving to a broader set of topics." Journal of Management, 2018
Dang C., Umphress E. E., Mitchell M. S., "Leader social accounts of subordinates’ unethical behavior: Examining observer reactions to leader social accounts with moral disengagement language." Journal of Applied Psychology, 2017
Reynolds S. J., Dang C., "Are the "customers” of business ethics courses satisfied? An examination of one source of business ethics education legitimacy." Business & Society, 2017
Fehr R., Yam K., Dang C., "Moralized leadership: The construction and consequences of ethical leader perceptions." Academy of Management Review, 2015
Reynolds S. J., Dang C., Yam K., Leavitt K., "The role of moral knowledge in everyday immorality: What does it matter if I know what is right?." Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 2014
Chen X., Dang C., Keng-Highberger F., "Broadening the motivation to cooperate: Revisiting the role of sanctions in social dilemmas." 2014
Reynolds S. J., Dang C., "Should every manager become a Kantian? The empirical evidence and normative implications of the Kantian personality in organizations." 2012