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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 interests lie at the intersection of leadership and flourishing. Through her research, Dr. Yemiscigil aims to uncover the knowledge and skills that can empower leaders to generate well-being in their selves, others, and the broader society.

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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