Marissa King

Professor of Organizational Behavior

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Professor King’s research examines social influence, social networks, and team dynamics. Her most recent line of research analyzes the individual and group level behaviors that are necessary to implement changes in the (re)design of organizations using wearable social sensors. This work highlights the unanticipated consequences that micro-level social networks can have in mediating planned change initiatives. More generally, Professor King’s research investigates the social processes underlying the adoption, diffusion, and utilization of new information. King’s research has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and NPR among other media outlets.



  • PhD, Columbia University, 2008
  • BA, Reed College, 2002


  • International Experience: South Africa MGT 416
  • Managing Strategic Networks MGT 535
  • Managing Groups & Teams MGT 401
  • Global Virtual Teams MGT 418


  • James Coleman Outstanding Article Award , Sociology of Education Section of the American Sociological Association, 2015
  • Elliot Freidson Outstanding Publication Award, American Sociological Association Section on Medical Sociology, 2011
  • Roberta G. Simmons Outstanding Dissertation Award, American Sociological Association Section on Medical Sociology, 2009
  • Alex Inkeles Award for Outstanding Graduate Student, Department of Sociology, Columbia University, 2007