Noshir Contractor Named Fellow of the Academy of Management

Contractor was recognized for his significant contributions to the science and practice of management

Northwestern Engineering’s Noshir Contractor has been named a fellow of the Academy of Management, one of the preeminent professional associations for management and organization scholars.

Contractor, Jane S. and William J. White Professor of Behavioral Sciences in the McCormick School of Engineering, the School of Communication, and the Kellogg School of Management, was recognized for his significant contributions to the science and practice of management. 

Noshir Contractor

One of 10 fellows elected to this year’s class, Contractor will be formally recognized on August 6 during the AOM Fellows Dinner in Boston.

Contractor is a leading researcher in network science, computational social science, and web science. He investigates how social and knowledge networks form — and perform — in contexts including business, scientific communities, healthcare, and space travel. He directs Northwestern’s Science of Networks in Communities (SONIC) research group, which advances social network theories, methods, and tools to better understand and meet the needs of diverse communities.

A past president of the International Communication Association (ICA), Contractor’s other honors include being named a fellow of the ICA, Network Science Society, Association for Computing Machinery, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He received the Fellows Book Award from ICA, and the Simmel Award — a lifetime achievement for major contributions to the study of social networks — from the International Network for Social Network Analysis. He has also received the Lifetime Service Award from AOM’s Organizational Communication and Information Systems Division. 

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