Sheena Iyengar

Since 1998, Sheena has taught courses at Columbia Business School to MBAs, Executive MBAs, and Executives, including at the World Economics Forum in Geneva, Switzerland. Her courses have included ''Thinking Globally,'' ''Leadership Development,'' ''Entrepreneurial Creativity,'' and an ''Advanced Doctorate Organizational Behavior Seminar.'' In 2005, Sheena's course on Leadership earned her an Innovation in the Teaching Curriculum award from Columbia Business School.

Throughout her career, Sheena's work has received much recognition. In 2002, she was the recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Social Scientists. Her work has also been published in premiere academic journals across such disciplines as economics, psychology, management, and marketing, and it is regularly cited in the popular press, including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, Fortune and Time magazines, the BBC and National Public Radio, television programs such as the Today show, CBS Sunday Morning News, and the Wall Street Journal Report, and in bestselling books such as Blink by Malcolm Gladwell.

Considered one of the world's experts on choice, Sheena has recently written her own book, The Art of Choosing. In the book she explores topics such as why choice is powerful and where its power comes from, the ways in which people make choices, the relationship between how we choose and who we are, why we are so often disappointed by our choices, how much control we really have over our everyday choices, how we choose when our options are practically unlimited, whether we should ever let others choose for us, and if so, whom and why. Sheena's book has already gained much recognition, including being chosen as a finalist for the Financial Times Business Book of the Year 2010 award and being ranked #3 on the Amazon.com Best Books of 2010: Business & Investing Top 10.

Sheena Iyengar