Katherine (Kathy) Williams Phillips (March 4,1972 - January 15, 2020) was the Reuben Mark Professor of Organizational Character at Columbia University's Business School. She headed the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics at Columbia, and was Senior Vice Dean.
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Born Katherine Y. Williams to Adolph Williams and Amelia (Rogers), Phillips was the youngest of six siblings. She attended a Chicago magnet school where she was one of the few blacks attending in the third grade. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned a Ph.D from Stanford. Phillips was known for her research into diversity in the workplace, demonstrating that diversity on teams leads to greater innovation and creativity. She was a Senior Vice dean at Columbia and had published collaborations with other faculty on Diversity and other topics. She was its Reuben Mark professor of organizational character. Her latest position was as the director of its Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics.
She married fellow Stanford graduate and Columbia Business School professor Damon Phillips, the Lambert Family Professor of Social Enterprise at Columbia. Phillips was a three-time All American in Track and Field at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign where she competed in the 400 m dash, long jump and relays.
Named one of the "Top 40 Business School Professors Under the Age of 40" by Poets and Quants in 2011, Phillips was also an Academy of Management Fellow.
When surface and deep-level diversity collide: The effects on dissenting group members - Authors: Katherine W Phillips, Denise Lewin Loyd -Publication date:2006/3/1, Journal -Organizational behavior and human decision processes-Volume 99/Issue2
Social category diversity promotes premeeting elaboration: The role of relationship focus - Authors:DL Loyd, CS Wang, KW Phillips, RB Lount Jr., Organization Science 24 (3), 757-772, 2013
Expertise in your midst: How congruence between status and speech style affects reactions to unique knowledge - Authors:D Lewin Loyd, KW Phillips, J Whitson, MC Thomas-Hunt, Group processes & intergroup relations 13 (3), 379-395,2010
Duo status: Disentangling the complex interactions within a minority of two - Authors: DL Loyd, J White, M Kern, KW Phillips, E Mannix, MA Neale, Research on Managing Groups and Teams, JAI Press, Amsterdam, 75-92,2008
Managing perceptions of ethical behavior in evaluative groups: The implications for diversity in organizations - Authors: DL Loyd, KW Phillips, Research on Managing in Groups and Teams 8, 225-45,2006
Social Similarity and Opinion Conflict: The Impact of Relationship Concerns - Authors: C Wang, K Williams Phillips, D Loyd, R Lount, IACM. 2006
Reactions to Disagreement from an In-group Member: The Impact of Out-group Member Status - Authors: D Loyd, K Williams Phillips, SY Kim-Jun, SH Shim, MIT Sloan Research Paper, 2010
Group Processes & Intergroup - Authors: DL Loyd, KW Phillips, J Whitson, MC Thomas-Hunt, Group Processes & Intergroup Relations 13 (3), 379-395, 2010.
Negational categorization and intergroup behavior - Authors: CB Zhong, KW Phillips, GJ Leonardelli, AD Galinsky, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 34 (6), 793-806, 56 2008
Phillips died of breast cancer on Jan. 15 at age 47.
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