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Karl Kuhnert - Emory University, Goizueta Business School. Atlanta, GA, US

Karl Kuhnert

Professor in the Practice of Organization & Management and Associate Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine. Senior Faculty Fellow of the Emory Ethics Center | Emory University, Goizueta Business School




Karl W. Kuhnert is Professor of the Practice in the Goizueta Business School at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

Karl’s research focuses on how leaders cognitively, interpersonally, and emotionally develop over the life course. His recent work includes using artificial intelligence to scale expert decision making. Karl has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles, 13 book chapters and made over 100 conference presentations and served on numerous editorial and review panels. He teaches leadership, organizational change and professional ethics. Karl has been recognized with numerous awards for teaching and research. Karl and a colleague have published a new book entitled “The Map: Finding Your Path to Effectiveness in Leadership, Life, and Legacy” by Baxley Press.

In 2000, Karl was awarded the Hammer Award from Vice President Al Gore for outstanding contributions to the federal government. More recently, Karl has created and facilitated a six-month leadership development program for the University System of Georgia Board of Regents. The program involves all 32 colleges in the state of Georgia. The Board of Regents program in 2012 was recognized by the Society of Human Resource Management as a best leadership program in education.

Karl also regularly teaches leadership development in the Executive Education Programs at Emory, UCLA, HEC Paris, and The University of Georgia. He has served as a consultant and executive educator with many large and small corporations, non-profit and government organizations including, United Parcel Service, The U.S. Department of Treasury, Siemens, The Jet Propulsion Lab, Cox Automotive, The Federal Reserve, Federal Home Loan Bank, The Robert Wood Foundation, Carnival Cruise Line, AECOM, Farmers Insurance, and The American Cancer Society.

Education (3)

Kansas State University: PhD, Industrial/Organizational Psychology 1985

Kansas State University: MS, Industrial/Organizational Psychology 1981

Pennsylvania State University: BA, Psychology 1977

Areas of Expertise (4)

Leadership Development and Assessment

Decision Making Artificial Intelligence

Organizational Change and Development

Survey Design and Evaluation