Lindred Greer


Faculty Associate, Center for Positive Organizations

Faculty Director, Sanger Leadership Center

Associate Professor of Management and Organizations

University of Michigan

Lindred (Lindy) Greer is an Associate Professor of Management and Organizations at Michigan Ross as well as the Faculty Director of the Sanger Leadership Center. Her research focuses on how to lead effective organizational teams, with specific interests in leadership skills in conflict management, diversity and inclusion, vision crafting, and the communication of emotions.

Greer has published in top management and psychology research outlets such as Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, Science, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, among others. Her work has also been covered in well-known media outlets including the New York Times, Forbes, and Fast Company.

She has received awards for her research from the Academy of Management and American Psychological Association, and she was recently named one of the Top 40 under 40 Business School Professors by Poets and Quants. Greer also has extensive leadership experience in both academia and business.

She is currently an Associate Editor at the Academy of Management Journal, on the boards of six of the top management and psychology journals, and has served on the boards of professional associations such as the International Association of Conflict Management and the Conflict Management Division of the Academy of Management. She also serves on the boards of start-ups and actively coaches start-up CEOs and founders on leadership skills.

Greer received her BS from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and her PhD in social and organizational psychology from Leiden University in the Netherlands. She joined the team at Michigan Ross in 2019.