Ryan Fehr is an Assistant Professor of Management and Organization at the University of Washington's Foster School of Business. He received his Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2010.
Dr. Fehr's primary stream of research is situated at the intersection of ethics, morality, and conflict management with an emphasis on prosocial responses to conflict including apology and forgiveness. His secondary research interests examine (a) creativity and innovation and (b) cross-cultural management. His work has been published or accepted for publication in outlets such as Academy of Management Review, Psychological Bulletin, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, American Psychologist, and the Journal of Organizational Behavior. His research on apologies and forgiveness twice received the most innovative paper award from the Academy of Management's Conflict Management Division (in 2009 and 2011) and has been funded by the National Science Foundation, among other agencies. His dissertation, which explored the impact of forgiveness on creative performance, was funded by a dissertation fellowship from the Department of Homeland Security's Center for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) and received the International Association for Conflict Management's award for best dissertation published in 2009 or 2010.
In addition to his research experience, Ryan has served as a consultant for numerous organizations including Mercer Human Resources, Pascal Metrics, and University study abroad programs throughout the country. At the Foster School of Business he currently teaches ethics courses in the undergraduate and MBA programs.