Margaret Ormiston is on the faculty in Management at George Washington University. Prior to joining GW, Margaret was on the faculty at London Business School. She received her doctorate in Business Administration and Industrial Relations from University of California, Berkeley. Prior to obtaining her Ph.D., Margaret worked as a research analyst at the Center for Effective Organizations, at the University of Southern California and as a research analyst at a litigation consulting firm in Los Angeles. Her research examines the underlying psychological processes that influence executive leadership in small groups as well as top management teams. Margaret’s research is published in leading academic journals including Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Psychological Science, Personnel Psychology, and Leadership Quarterly as well as other outlets including Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, MSNBC, National Public Radio, Ted Talk.
Since joining George Washington in August 2016, she has had publications in Journal of Applied Psychology, Personality and Individual Differences, and Harvard Business Review. Her paper with two GWSB doctoral students, Hannah Kremer and Isabel Villamor, was selected as a best paper for the Academy of Management Conference 2019.
Margaret teaches on the MBA (average 4.8 teaching ratings), undergraduate programs (average 4.9 teaching ratings), and doctoral program (5.0 teaching rating) at GW as well as executive education programs at London Business School (average 4.8 teaching ratings). She won the Student Choice Teaching Award for the Global MBAs in 2018, 2019 and 2021. Her co-led course, Leading Teams for Emerging Leaders, is consistently rated as one of the top executive education programs in organizational behavior at London Business School. She has taught and consulted with numerous global and start-up organizations including Ericsson, Prudential, Deutsche Bank, Oman Oil, HSBC, and Vinted.