Peter is Professor in the Practice of Organization and Management at the Roberto C. Goizueta Business School at Emory University in Atlanta. In this role, Peter teaches courses in Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Team Dynamics, and Ethics across the School’s MBA programs, including the fulltime, Evening, and Executive MBA formats. Peter has a secondary faculty appointments in Emory’s School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Previously, Peter had visiting professor appointments in Emory's Law School; at the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM), Mexico’s leading business school; at EM Lyon, one of France’s major business schools; and as an Associated Faculty Member with the Nonprofit Studies Program in the Andrew Young School of Policy and International Studies at Georgia State University. Peter coaches leaders at a broad range of organizations, including Intercontinental Hotels Group, iVision, Mailchimp, Emory School of Medicine, and Zapier.
Areas of Expertise (6)
Leading Remote Teams
Negotiations and Conflict Resolution
Leading Organizational Change
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: PhD, Education 1989
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: MEd, Educational Psychology 1977
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: BA, Psychology 1976
In the News (5)
Atlanta reacts to retirement of Equifax CEO
“You can build trust over years and lose it very fast when it kind of falls out of your grasp and how you recover from that says a lot to the public.”
Transforming VA presents huge challenge, leadership test for new Secretary Robert McDonald, management experts say
Professor Topping is quoted in this article for AJC.com
Why Emory sends its MBAs to a U.S. Army base for training
Professor Topping is featured in this article for Fortune.
Crisis management 101: What can BP CEO Hayward's mistakes teach us?
Professor Topping is quoted in this article for CNN.
The importance of diversity on boards of directors’ effectiveness and its impact on innovativeness in the bioeconomy
A company’s board of directors plays a critical role in making decisions relating to strategy, high-level structure, and the appointment of the CEO. The role of the board and its impact on corporate performance has been well studied; however, the diversity of the board of directors and the corresponding correlation to the level of corporate innovativeness has not been previously investigated.