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Gail Berger

Clinical Assistant Professor in the Kellogg Architectures of Collaboration Initiative

Assistant Professor of Instruction in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences


2145 Sheridan Road
Tech C120
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

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Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences


Master of Engineering Management Program

Master of Biotechnology Program


PhD 2003 Management and Organizations, Kellogg Graduate School of Management

MEd 2002 Administration and Supervision, Loyola University

MS 2001 Management and Organizations, Kellogg Graduate School of Management

BA/BS 1997 Psychology and Elementary Education, Boston University

Research Interests

Professor Berger's research interests include organizational communication in the contexts of negotiation, performance appraisal, decision making and teamwork. In particular, she explores how power differentials impact people's interpretation of messages, as well as message transmission. She also examines effective negotiation strategies and communication sharing in teams.

Gail Berger brings academic and professional experience in the areas of organizational behavior, conflict resolution and organizational leadership. After receiving her doctorate in Management and Organizations from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, she consulted to small firms and Fortune 500 companies in the areas of executive assessments, leadership development, and teambuilding.

Courses Taught

  • MEM424 - Leadership and Organizational Behavior
  • MEM429 - Negotiations for Engineers

Selected Publications

McGrath, C., & Berger, G. (2015). Sticking to the script: Employee identification and brand representation. Management Education: An International Journal, 14(3-4), 1-16.

Harrington, B., Berger, G., & Douthit, M. (2013).  Employee Perceptions of CSR: Critical Factors for Boosting CSR Participation.  In, J.H. Westover (Ed), Socially Responsible and Sustainable Business around the Globe (80 - 96). Champaign, Illinois: Common Ground.

Harrington, B., Berger, G., & Douthit, M. (2010).  Self-Construal and Positioning of CSR Initiatives: Key Factors Influencing Employee Perceptions and Participation. The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, 6(5), 211-226.

Medvec, V.H., Berger, G., Liljenquist  K., & Neale, M (2004) Is a meeting worth the time? Research on Managing Groups and Teams, volume 6.

Savitsky, K., Gilovich, T., Berger, G., & Medvec V. (2003) Is our absence as conspicuous as we think?: Overestimating the salience and impact of one’s absence from a group.  Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 39, 386-392


Berger, G. & Waikar, S. (2010).  Creating a Culture of Empowerment and Accountability at St. Martin de Porres High School. Kellogg Case Collection.

Kern, M. & Berger, G. (not published). Negotiation Ethics Case: Papa Pagone’s Pizzeria