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Taeya Howell

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Taeya Howell joined the Marriott School of Management in August 2016 after being a Research Scholar at New York University's Stern School of Business. Professor Howell received her B.A. in Sociology from Washington State University, her J.D. from Brigham Young University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Management from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., Professor Howell practiced law for several years.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Management, University of Texas at Austin, 2014
  • Master of Science, Management, University of Texas at Austin, 2011
  • Juris Doctorate, Law, Brigham Young University, 2003
  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Washington State University, 2000

Selected Publications

  • "Are we essential, or sacrificial? The effects of felt public gratitude on essential worker recovery activities during COVID-19", Social Psychological and Personality Science, Edition 2, Volume 14, Pages 218-227, 2023
  • "Why innovation depends on intellectual honesty", MIT Sloan Management Review, Edition 3, Volume 64, Pages 66-72, MIT, Boston, MA, 2023
  • "What is your status portfolio? Higher status variance across groups increases interpersonal helping but decreases intrapersonal well-being", Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Volume 165, Pages 56-75, Elsevier, 2021
  • "Who gets credit for input? Demographic and structural status cues in voice recognition", Journal of Applied Psychology, Edition 6, Volume 100, 2015
  • "Who should bring home the bacon? How deterministic views of gender constrain wage preferences", Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Edition 1, Volume 126, 2015

Certificates and Licenses

  • Idaho State Bar, Inactive Status — State Bar of Idaho — 2003