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

Dr. Yemiscigil’s research brings a humanistic lens to management and focuses on i) the mental health and well-being of workers, ii) meaning and purpose at work, and iii) leadership development.


Through interventions and large-scale longitudinal surveys in diverse contexts, Dr. Yemiscigil  studies social and economic factors that may hinder or support the development of a mentally healthy and socially responsible workforce that can create a flourishing world for all.

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 Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal among other media outlets. 

Ayşe Yemişcigil

Pronounced eye-shay  yeah-mish-chi-gill

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Dr. Yemiscigil is a passionate educator and conducts research on well-being oriented educational practices. She currently teaches humanistic management and leadership development and has been recognized for distinguished teaching performance by the Harvard Division of Continuing Education. 


Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University
140 West 62nd Street
Room 423
New York, NY 10023

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