Sarah Doyle

Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations


Ph.D. in Management and Human Resources, The Ohio State University, 2017
B.A. in Psychology and Markets and Management Studies, Duke University, 2009

Areas of Expertise

  • Status
  • Social Hierarchy
  • Interpersonal and Intergroup Relations
  • Cooperation and Competition
  • Interpersonal Helping

Selected Publications: 

Druckman, D, Lewicki, R, & Doyle, SP. (Accepted). Repairing Violations of Trustworthiness in Negotiation. Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

Lount, RB, Doyle, SP, Brion, S, & Pettit, NC. (In Press). Only When Others Are Watching: The Contingent Efforts of High Status Group Members. Management Science.

Lount, RB., Pettit, NC., & Doyle, SP. (2017). Motivating Underdogs and Favorites. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 141, 82-93.

Pettit, NC, Doyle, SP, Lount, RB. & To, C. (2016). Cheating to Get Ahead or to Avoid Falling Behind? The Effect of Potential Negative versus Positive Status Change on Unethical Behavior. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. 137, 172-183. 

Doyle, SP, Lount, RB, Wilk, SL, & Pettit, NC. (2016). Helping Others Most When They’re Not Too Close: Status Distance as a Determinant of Interpersonal Helping in Organizations. Academy of Management Discoveries, 2(2), 155-174. 

Brion, S, Lount, RB, & Doyle, SP. (2015). Knowing If You Are Trusted: Does Meta-accuracy Promote Trust Development? Social Psychological and Personality Science, 6(7), 823-830. 

Professional Associations:

  • Academy of Management (AOM)
  • Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup)
  • International Association for Conflict Management (IACM)


  • AOM Best Paper with a Student as the First Author, Conflict Management Division (2017) (Doyle)
  • Ohio State Hayes’ Research Forum, 3RD Place Research Presentation (2016) (Doyle & Lount)
  • INGRoup Best Paper with a Student as the First Author (2014) (Doyle, Lount, Wilk, & Pettit)