Evan Apfelbaum

W. Maurice Young (1961) Career Development Professor of Management
Assistant Professor of Organization Studies

Biography | Selected Publications

Evan Apfelbaum

Evan Apfelbaum is the W. Maurice Young (1961) Career Development Professor of Management and an Assistant Professor of Organization Studies at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Previously, Apfelbaum was the Team and Group Research Fellow at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

His research examines strategies that individuals and institutions utilize to address diversity and inequity, including why, and under what conditions, efforts to facilitate positive outcomes become ironically counterproductive.  He also explores when such strategies emerge developmentally and what situational factors are most likely to shape their practice.  Integrating domains of social, developmental, and organizational psychology, his work is unified by the pursuit of theoretically innovative science that carries important practical implications for an increasingly diverse society.

Apfelbaum’s research has been featured in a number of leading academic publications, including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, and Developmental Psychology, and across a range of media outlets such as The New York Times, the BBC, and National Public Radio.  His research and teaching awards include the Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize, an Early Researcher Award from the American Psychological Association, and a Clara Mayo Grant from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.

Apfelbaum holds a PhD in social psychology from Tufts University.



Contact Information
Office: E62-319
Tel: (617) 252-1427
E-mail: epa1@mit.edu
Support Staff
Name: Gloria Diane Clark
Tel: (617) 324-6246

General Expertise
Diversity; Gender issues; Leadership; Managing change; Race relations; Social psychology