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About Tony L. Simons

Professor Tony Simons teaches organizational behavior, negotiation and leadership. His research examines trust – employee trust in leaders, executive team member trust, and trust in supply chain relationships. In particular, Simons has focused on how well people are seen as keeping their word – delivering on their promises and living espoused values. This simple perception has huge practical consequence and is very challenging to maintain impeccably. His research and consulting work supports managers in meeting this challenge. He speaks, trains, consults and designs surveys for organizations both within and beyond the hospitality industry.


Present Professor, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

Curriculum Vitae

Honors and Awards

  • Graduated with University and Departmental Honors, University of Chicago, 1983.
  • Nominated Participant for Business Planning and Policy Doctoral Consortium, Academy of Management, Summer 1990
  • Best Poster Award, International Association for Conflict Management, June 1991.
  • Faculty Research Awards, Cornell University School of Hotel administration, 2001, 2002, 2004.


Ph.D., Northwestern University ‐ Kellogg Graduate School of Management
BA, University of Chicago
MA, Northwestern University ‐ Kellogg Graduate School of Management

Contact Information

Management & Organizational Behavior
538 Statler Hall
Phone: 607.255.8382


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