Our faculty is drawn from leading academics and industry thought leaders who are skilled tutors on the functioning of organizations and their workforces within today’s global business environment.

Linda Barrington

Linda Barrington is Managing Director of the Institute for Compensation Studies (ICS) in the ILR School at Cornell University. Throughout her career, Linda researches global living standards, the working poor, gender and poverty, new workforce entrants, CEO perceptions of their top challenges, and executive compensation, and comes to the Institute for Compensation Studies from The Conference Board, a global business membership and research organization.

Diane Burton

Diane Burton is an Associate Professor Cornell University, ILR School. Diane’s research includes studies of “employment models” in entrepreneurial firms, studies of founding teams and firm evolution such as examining the drivers of organizational variety and innovation; and studies of middle managers and internal labor markets.


David Collings

David Collings is Professor of HRM at Dublin City University and Visiting Professor of HRM at King’s College London. David’s current research interests focus on human resource management in global firms with a focus on global talent management and international mobility. He has published over 50 books, journal articles and book chapters around these themes.

Christopher Collins is an Associate Professor of Human Resource Management and Director of ILR Executive Education in the ILR School at Cornell University. Dr. Collins’ teaches, conducts research, and consults in the areas of strategic human resource management, the role of HR practices and leadership in driving employee engagement, and the role of HR in driving firm innovation and knowledge creation.

Tony Edwards

Tony Edwards is Professor of Comparative HRM at King’s College London. Tony’s research focuses on people management within global companies. He has researched the utilisation and diffusion of knowledge with international firms and the management of HR during and after international mergers and acquisitions. Tony also co-leads a 30 strong international academic team investigating the nature of global organisations and the implications for HR strategy and practice.

James Holder has served as Executive Director at Goldman Sachs, Director of Organizational Effectiveness at Diageo PLC and more recently, Head of International Mobility at BP. He has worked in New York, London and Hong Kong.

Sarosh Kruvilla

Sarosh Kuruvilla is Professor of Industrial Relations, Asian Studies and Public Affairs at Cornell University. Professor Kuruvilla’s research focuses on industrial relations practices, HR policies and practices and policies and economic development. He serves as a consultant to many international agencies, governments, and has authored a large number of refereed journal articles on labor and human resource policies. His current research focuses on the linkages between labor markets for lawyers in the US, UK, and India.


Stuart WoollardStuart Woollard is Director of King’s College London’s Management Learning Board. Prior to this, Stuart gained senior level business and consulting experience with Arthur Andersen, and has advised many major corporations on strategic human resource initiatives. He also worked for several years as international HR director and UK managing director at E*TRADE Financial. Stuart has published research on the role of HR in international M&A, on global talent management and is co-author of King’s annual State of HR Survey.

Patrick Wright

Patrick Wright is the William J. Conaty GE Professor of Strategic Human Resources in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University. Professor Wright teaches, conducts research, and consults in the area of Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM), particularly focusing on how firms use people as a source of competitive advantage. He has published over 40 research articles in journals as well as over 20 chapters in books and edited volumes.

John Hausknecht


John Hausknecht is an associate professor of human resource studies at Cornell University.  Professor Hausknecht’s research primarily falls within the domain of staffing and has appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology and Personnel Psychology. Recent papers have examined applicant persistence in selection settings, reactions to company hiring practices, and predictors and consequences of collective-level absenteeism and turnover. Prior to academia, he worked as a consultant to Fortune 500 firms in the areas of leadership assessment, talent management, and organizational change.


Lisa Nishii


Lisa Hisae Nishii is Associate Professor, Cornell University. Her research focuses on diversity and inclusion, particularly in global organizations. Most recently, she has begun partnering with large, global corporations in an effort to merge her research on inclusion with her expertise in cross-cultural psychology to understand how inclusion may be defined and enacted differently across cultures.