Kyle J. Emich

Assistant Profess of Business Administration
Lerner College of Business and Economics
University of Delaware


Kyle is an assistant professor of business administration in the management group at the Lerner College of Business and Economics at the University of Delaware. His research is generally focused in two areas. First, his reseach focuses on how the patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that exist between group members influence group processes and outcomes. In this way, he views groups as collections of individuals who, over time, reciprocally influence each other’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. A second stream of research explores the influence of being happy on individual and group functioning within organizations. This is done from the perspective that being happy is more than just a desired end state, it also facilitates certain important behaviors such as creativity, innovation, and overcoming certain persistent biases (e.g. overconfidence, sunk cost).

In order to do this Kyle utilizes a mixture of laboratory and field research. Kyle received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Cornell University (ILR School) and his B.A. in psychology from The State University of New York at Oswego where he was the recipient of the undergraduate award for excellence in psychological research. He is originally from Poughkeepsie, NY.