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Dolly Chugh is an award-winning Associate Professor and social psychologist at the New York University Stern School of Business. Her research focuses on the “psychology of good people” and has been published in many top managerial and academic publications. Dolly teaches courses in leadership, management, and negotiations to MBA students at the Stern School of Business and runs a book club with incarcerated students through the NYU Prison Education Program. Dolly’s first book, The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias (HarperCollins, 2018), received rave praise from Grit author Angela Lee Duckworth, Mindset author Carol Dweck, Give and Take author Adam Grant, Morehouse College President David Thomas and tennis icon and activist Billie Jean King, amongst many others. It has been covered on The TODAY Show, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the 10% Happier Podcast, NPR, and many other media outlets. Dolly’s related TED Talk was named one of the 25 Most Popular TED Talks of 2018 and currently has more than 4 million views. Dolly has been named one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics (a list that included Pope Francis, Angelina Jolie, and Bill Gates) by Ethisphere Magazine, a finalist for the Faculty Rising Star Pioneer Award by the Aspen Institute, and the recipient of the prestigious New York University Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award (whose past recipients include Bryan Stevenson). As one of the most highly rated business school professors at New York University, she received the 2020 NYU Distinguished Teaching Award and the Stern School of Business Teaching Excellence Award in 2015. Prior to becoming an academic, Dolly worked at Morgan Stanley, Time Inc., Scholastic, and Merrill Lynch. Dolly received a B.A. from Cornell University, where she earned a double major in Psychology and Economics and served as a two-time co-captain of the Varsity Tennis Team (1990); an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School (1994); and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior / Social Psychology from Harvard University (2006).