Dolly Chugh

Dolly Chugh, Ph.D., is the Jacob B. Melnick Term Professor at the NYU Stern School of Business. As a social psychologist, her research focuses on the “psychology of good people” and has been published in a number of high-impact academic journals. Dolly teaches courses in leadership, management, and negotiations to both MBA students at the Stern School of Business and runs a book club for incarcerated students through the NYU Prison Education Program. She was recently one of six recipients of the NYU 2020 Distinguished Teaching Award. Her book, The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias, has been praised by Grit author Angela Lee Duckworth, Mindset author Carol Dweck, Give and Take author Adam Grant, Morehouse College President David Thomas, and tennis icon and activist Billie Jean King, amongst many others. It has been covered on the TODAY Show, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the 10% Happier Podcast, NPR, and many other media outlets. In addition, Dolly is also known for her TED Talk, which was named one of the 25 Most Popular TED Talks of 2018 and currently has more than 4.5 million views, and her popular Dear Good People newsletter. Dolly attended Cornell University, where she majored in psychology and economics for her undergraduate degree and Harvard University for her MBA and Ph.D. Subscribe to Dolly’s Dear Good People monthly newsletter here.