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.


Using an interdisciplinary approach, Prof. Yemiscigil studies the factors that may impact leaders’ abilities to cultivate a sense of well-being and flourishing in themselves and others. She specifically focuses on the human capacity for finding meaning and purpose at work and in life, a crucial aspect of human well-being.

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. 

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Professor Yemiscigil teaches humanistic management and leadership development. She develops the curriculum for Leading with Authenticity and Purpose 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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