Ariel S. Levi

Ariel S. Levi


Senior Lecturer of Management




Ariel S. Levi

Academic Programs

  • Management

Research and teaching interests


  • Perceptions of and reactions to affirmative action and diversity programs on the part of beneficiaries and nonbeneficiaries
  • The effects of different forms of affirmative action and diversity programs on individual and organizational outcomes
  • The organizational framing of diversity programs and the effects of different framings on program acceptance among employees
  • Judgment and decision making at the individual, group, and organizational level, including: biases in probability estimates of future events.
  • Analysis of decision fiascoes from the perspective of behavioral decision theory; managerial priority-setting and decision making in crises, problems, and opportunities.
  • Factors affecting individual loyalty and commitment to groups
  • Implications of evolutionary psychology for motivation and commitment to groups in organizations
  • Cognitive and motivational factors influencing performance evaluation 


  • Organizational Behavior
  • Social and Political Influences on Business
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Change and Development


  • Ph.D., Yale University, 1982
  • Post doctoral: NIMH, Columbia University, 1983
  • BA, University of California, 1976 


Levi is a member of the Academy of Management, American Psychological Association, Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology and 
Decision Sciences Institute. 


  • "Race Differences in Termination at Work: The Role of Educational Inequality" (with Hargis, Baltes, and Fried), 2006, Journal of Business and Psychology. 


  •  "Persistence in a career goal hierarchy across time as a function of advancement probability, locus of control, and future orientation: an exploratory study" (with Fried, Slowik, Das, and Cerdin), 2005, paper presented at the National Academy of Management Meeting, Honolulu, HI.
  • "Contextualizing organizational citizenship behavior: A conceptual analysis" (with Fried and Drori), 2005, paper presented at the National Academy of Management Meeting, Honolulu, HI.
  • "The effects of organizational framing of affirmative action on program acceptance among nonbeneficiaries: A contingency model" (with Fried), 2005, paper presented at the conference, "Diversity as a competitive advantage in the global economy," Syracuse, NY.