Professor of Business Ethics, Dept of Management

David Eccles School of Business


Dr. Diekmann's research investigates how individuals behave in organizations, with a focus on fairness and ethics, negotiation, social perception, and impression management. She is interested in understanding the numerous errors in judgment individuals systematically make and how these errors result in negative outcomes. In particular, she is interested in the misperceptions individuals have of others and how these misperceptions lead to self-defeating behaviors. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Utah, she was an assistant professor at the University of Notre Dame. Prof. Diekmann holds an A.B. degree in psychology from Harvard College and a master's and Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management from Northwestern University. Prior to graduate school, she worked in investment banking at Merrill Lynch Capital Markets in New York City.


Social perception, decision making, groups, negotiation, teamwork,

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