Rees, Laura

Assistant Professor

Laura Rees is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Smith School of Business. Her research focuses on emotions and related cognitive and interpersonal influences that often arise spontaneously and without much conscious thought, but that profoundly shape individuals' decision-making, negotiations, performance, and well-being at work. Her research has been published in journals such as the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Business Ethics, the Academy of Management Annals, the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and others.

Laura has taught courses on Negotiations and Organizational Behaviour and Leadership to undergraduate and MBA students. Prior to joining Smith School of Business, Laura was an Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Vanderbilt University. Laura received her PhD in management from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and her Bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University. Before her academic career, Laura was a consultant for The Boston Consulting Group in Boston, Massachusetts, where she focused on clients in the retail and consumer packaged goods industries.

  • Specialty: Negotiations, Organizational Behaviour, Leadership
  • Subject: Organizational Behaviour
  • Room: Goodes Hall, Room 374
  • Phone: (613) 533-3275
  • Email:
  • Website:
Download CV Download Image