Patricia Faison HewlinAssociate Professor, Organizational Behaviour, McGill
Dr. Patricia Faison Hewlin joined McGill University in 2010. She conducts research on how organization members and leaders engage in authentic expression, as well as factors that impede authenticity in every day work interactions. Her research has centered on employee silence, and the degree to which members suppress personal values and pretend to embrace those of the organization, a behavior she has termed as “creating facades of conformity”. Her research interests also include gaining insight on how members cope with perceived organizational value breaches in megachurches and other values-driven organizations. With the support of Canada’s Social Science and Humanities Research Council, Professor Hewlin’s research has expanded to studying the role of authenticity and values among diverse organizational leaders and entrepreneurs in Canada, US and Asia.
She is published in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Group and Organization Management, Harvard Business Review, and edited volumes and books including Positive Organizing in a Global Society, Research on Managing Groups and Teams, Exploring Positive Identities and Organizations, and The Business of Culture. Professor Hewlin is an active member of the Academy of Management. She has served as an invited Associate Editor for Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and is on the editorial board for Organization Science.
Prior to joining McGill University, Professor Hewlin was on faculty at Georgetown University in the McDonough School of Business. Additionally, she has extensive managerial experience as a Vice President at Citigroup, where she received numerous awards for excellence in management and community relations. Additional organizational affiliations include JP Morgan Chase, Johnson and Johnson, The Berkshire Bank, American Express, and the US Department of Agriculture.