Tanya Menon

Tanya Menon

Tanya Menon is Faculty Affiliate of the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan and Associate Professor at Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University. Her research on decision making, culture, teams, and networks has been cited in various media outlets including NPR, the Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, The Economist Intelligence Unit, The Times of London (UK), The Guardian (UK), and The Times of India. She has taught courses on Persuasion, Negotiations, Teams, and Organizational Behavior and was the winner of the 2017 Best executive MBA professor and 2013 Best Elective Award at the Ohio State University's Fisher School of Business.  As Associate Professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, she won the teaching award in 2006 (working professionals) and 2007 (full time MBAs).  She has conducted executive programs all over the world, and done corporate consulting on behavioral decision making and persuasion. 

Menon’s book with Dr. Leigh Thompson, Stop Spending, Start Managing: Strategies to Transform Wasteful Habits was featured as a talk at Google and used at McKinsey Academy. Her TED talk has reached over 1.6 Million views and was named as one of the top 7 TED talks of 2018 (so far) by Entrepreneur.com. She is currently also Associate Editor at Management Science Journal, and was elected a member of her college’s Executive Committee. 

Menon earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from Harvard University in 1995, and her Ph.D. from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Prior to graduate school, she was a research assistant in INCAE Business School in Costa Rica and an intern in Morgan Stanley's London office.