Jackson G. Lu


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Jackson G. Lu is the Sloan School Career Development Associate Professor and an Associate Professor of Work and Organization Studies at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He serves as a senior editor for Organization Science, a senior editor for Management and Organization Review, and an associate editor for Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. He received his PhD from Columbia Business School in 2018 and tenure from MIT in 2023.

Jackson studies culture and globalization through two distinctive research streams. His first research stream examines the “Bamboo Ceiling” experienced by Asians despite their educational and economic achievements in the United States. His second research stream elucidates how multicultural experiences (e.g., working abroad, intercultural relationships) shape key organizational outcomes, including leadership, creativity, and ethics.

Jackson has published in top general science journals (Nature Human Behaviour, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences), management journals (Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Organization Science), and psychology journals (Annual Review of Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science). His research has been featured in over 300 media outlets (e.g., BBC, The Economist, The Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, NPR, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Washington Post).

He has received prestigious awards and honors, including 40 Best Business School Professors Under 40, 30 Thinkers to Watch, and career awards from the Academy of Management, the Association for Psychological Science, the Behavioral Science & Policy Association, the International Association for Conflict Management, the International Social Cognition Network, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and the Society of Experimental Social Psychology. He also received the Best Senior Editor Award from Management and Organization Review in 2022 and 2023.



Triple honors for Lu

March 26, 2024

Lu’s work is honored

August 16, 2023

Lu wins Rising Star award

Gordon Allport prize awarded to Lu

Lu wins AOM award

Lu receives four honors

Lu wins Outstanding Dissertation Award

Lu in Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2021

Lu wins SAGE early career award

Lu’s papers win 2021 awards


"Addressing Climate Change with Behavioral Science: A Global Intervention Tournament in 63 Countries."

Vlasceanu, Madalina, Kimberly C. Doell ... Jackson G. Lu et al. Science Advances Vol. 10, No. 6 (2024): eadj5778. Download Paper.

"Psychological Well-being in Europe After the Outbreak of War in Ukraine."

Scharbert, Julian, Sarah Humberg ... Jackson G. Lu et al. Nature Communications Vol. 15, (2024): 1202. Download Paper. Supplementary Materials.

"The Black Lives Matter Movement Mitigates Bias Against Racial Minority Actors."

Lin, Yu-Wei, Shiyu Yang, Wencui Han, Jackson G. Lu. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Vol. 121, No. 29 (2024): e230772612.

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