The Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics
Jeff Schatten Assistant Professor of Business Administration
Professor Schatten joined the W&L faculty in 2016 after finishing his Ph.D. at Georgia State University in Managerial Sciences. He received numerous teaching awards at Georgia State and spent his summers teaching at two universities in China. Following the 2008 financial crisis, Professor Schatten started and developed a residential real estate investment company. He has worked as a consultant in a social enterprise start-up incubator in Cape Town, South Africa and conducted negotiations on behalf of Delta Air Lines. In addition, for two years Professor Schatten had a radio show in Atlanta on business, economics and politics. He has also been a pro-bono strategy consultant for several nonprofit organizations.
Professor Schatten’s experience as a teacher and researcher lies at the intersection of business and the liberal arts. He received a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Maryland and has taught philosophy and psychology for many years. Professor Schatten’s research in organizational behavior, which draws dually on management and psychology, focuses on negotiation, leadership, decision making and the changing dynamics of business schools. His work has been featured in the award-winning International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences as well as Harvard University’s Negotiation Journal, the Journal of Management and Organization and Leadership Quarterly. In addition to winning the award for “Best Paper in Organizational Behavior” by the Southern Management Association, Professor Schatten’s research has been presented at conferences that include the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Academy of Management Conference and several presentations at Southern Management Association. Professor Schatten lives in downtown Lexington with his wife, Kimary, infant daughter, Sam, and infant son, Milo.
Ph.D., Georgia State University, Managerial Sciences (2016)
M.B.A, Georgia Institute of Technology (2012)
B.A., Philosophy, University of Maryland (2004)
Leadership through Literature
Decision Making Under Pressure
Leading Teams (takes place at a prison)
Management and Organizational Bahavior