Michelle L. Buck is Clinical Associate Professor of Management and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, teaching in the areas of leadership and negotiation. She serves as Director of Leadership Initiatives, responsible for coordinating and developing all leadership offerings for the School.
As an Academic Director of Executive Education, she designs and oversees many executive programs, including the STC Executive Program for Brazilian managers, and the Soul of Leadership program with Deepak Chopra. When teaching leadership, Professor Buck uses innovative methods in emphasizing three themes: leadership communication; leadership as relationship, and the dynamics of leading and following; and the “leader’s journey,” of developing their story, vision, and values.
She has worked with organizations including Baxter International, Ernst & Young, Exelon, the FBI, Hewlett Packard, HSBC, and Mitsui & Co., as well as taught in leadership development programs for the nonprofit sector, and has spoken at conferences on spirituality and leadership. Her commitment in all her work is to enable people to find new possibilities in the way they interact with others, the way they work, and the way they think about themselves.
Professor Buck previously taught at McGill University in Montreal and Washington University in St. Louis, receiving teaching awards at both institutions. She received her PhD and masters degrees in social psychology from Princeton University, and a bachelors degree in psychology from the University of Michigan. In addition to her academic pursuits, Michelle loves dancing Argentine tango, doing photography, visiting Brazil and Paris, and learning capoeira. To read more about Dr. Buck, visit her personal site.