Jane E. Dutton

Robert L. Kahn Distinguished University Professor Emerita of Business Administration and Psychology

Jane Dutton's research and teaching focus on understanding how to foster human flourishing at work. She sees a critical connection between understanding theories of flourishing at work and the importance of building and changing work organizations for the better. Her current research and writing focus on compassion at work, high quality connections, positive identities and their roles in human flourishing.

In 2002, she cofounded the Center for Positive Organizations at the Ross School of Business and has played various leadership roles in the Center since its inception. Her past research explored processes of organizational adaptation, focusing on how strategic issues are interpreted and managed in organizations, as well as issues of organizational identity and change. She has been honored to receive the Distinguished Scholar Award from multiple divisions of the Academy of Management as well as the Distinguished Scholarly Achievement Award from the Academy. Her co-authored research has won the Administrative Science Quarterly Award for Scholarly Contribution, the Best Paper Award from the Academy of Management Journal and the Breaking the Frame Award from the Journal of Management Inquiry.

Jane E. Dutton
Phone: 734-972-8080
Email: janedut@umich.edu