Simone Tang

Simone Tang

  • Assistant Professor

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Interdisciplinary Theme

  • Behavioral Economics and Decision Research

Faculty Expertise

  • Ethics
  • Morality
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Behavioral Research
  • Decision Making


Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration

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Simone Tang is an assistant professor of organizational behavior at the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration and the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. She holds a BA in psychology and an MA in criminology from the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her PhD from Duke University.

As part of her morality and ethics research, she examines how people’s moral values influence their attitudes, judgments, and behaviors. She also examines the factors that influence both positive and negative moral perceptions of individuals, groups, and organizations. For example, she has studied how loyalty increases irrational decision-making and how humanizing businesses reduces punishment after corporate wrongdoing.

As an interdisciplinary researcher, she has published in management, psychology, and criminology journals, including Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Management Science, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Cognitive Science, and Journal of Criminal Justice. Her work has been featured in media outlets such as The New York Times, Psychology Today, Fast Company, and Management Today. Tang was a faculty fellow at the Cornell Center for Social Sciences from 2021 to 2022 and a recipient of the Affinito-Stewart grant.

Recent Courses

  • HADM 1150 - Organizational Behavior and Leadership Skills
  • NRE 5170 - PhD Seminar in Micro Organizational Behavior

Academic Degrees

  • PhD Duke University, 2018
  • MA University of Pennsylvania, 2010
  • BA University of Pennsylvania, 2010