Ting Zhang is an Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Hellman Faculty Fellow in the Organizational Behavior Unit at Harvard Business School. Prior to joining HBS, she was a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the Management Division at Columbia Business School, where she taught Managerial Negotiations. She received her A.B. in Economics and Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Harvard University.
Her research focuses on the topics of expertise and ethics. She examines how organizations can better develop individuals through advising and mentoring. In particular, she investigates how expanding individuals' direction of learning across social hierarchies and reversing traditional models of learning (e.g., making experts novices again) enhances these developmental relationships. Her research has been published in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Psychological Science, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, and Research in Organizational Behavior and covered in media outlets including The Atlantic, New York Times, and The Washington Post.