Graduate School of Business Professor named next president of Scripps College

Larissa Tiedens (Photo credit: Steve Castillo )
Larissa Tiedens (Photo credit: Steve Castillo )

LARISSA TIEDENS, professor and senior associate dean for academic affairs at Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) will be the next president of Scripps College in Claremont, California.

GARTH SALONER, outgoing dean of the GSB, praised Tiedens for her leadership and expressed pride in the fact that “a member of our faculty has been tapped for such a prestigious leadership position.”

In a message to the GSB community, Saloner listed the numerous programs Tiedens has overseen as a senior associate dean, including the PhD program, Executive Education, Case Writing and the school’s Global Innovation Programs.

“She has been a vital member of my team, providing carefully reasoned input and leadership on a variety of strategic issues. This past year she has also helped guide the school toward implementation of the recommendations of our Alumni Women’s Task Force, has led our recent efforts in educational technology, and served on the university committee that selected our new president,” Saloner said. “As dean, I have benefited enormously from her commitment, support and guidance over the last four years. It is clear from her broad and deep record of accomplishment why she has been tapped for this new role. Her research has advanced the state of knowledge about the psychological bases of inequality and the effects of emotions in organizations.”

Tiedens, the Jonathan B. Lovelace Professor of Organizational Behavior at the GSB, came to Stanford as an assistant professor in 1998. Her research focuses on the psychological processes involved in the creation and maintenance of hierarchical relationships. She also researches the effects of emotion on social judgment and the relations between social roles and emotions.

She is the co-author of The Social Life of Emotions (Cambridge University Press, 2004).

Her work has been published in a number of journals in social psychology and organizational behavior, and she sits on the editorial boards of Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Organizational Science and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Tiedens earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Carleton College and her master’s and doctoral degrees in social psychology from the University of Michigan.

Her appointment as Scripps’ ninth president is effective Aug. 1.

Founded in 1926, Scripps College is an internationally recognized leader in women’s liberal arts education. Its student body is 962. It is a member of the prestigious Claremont Colleges, a consortium comprising five undergraduate institutions: Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, Pomona and Scripps colleges; and two graduate institutions, Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute.