Kevin Kniffin leads two active streams of research that focus on Teams and Leadership. Through studies of athletic and scientific teams, Kniffin has developed two lines of investigation that utilize data from popular and important model domains. More generally, Kniffin has studied the relevance of leadership across a variety of organizational contexts. He has contributed original research to publications including American Psychologist, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, and The Leadership Quarterly. Kniffin's research to study academic career paths has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and his work has been featured by outlets including Harvard Business Review and The New York Times.
In the classroom, Kniffin enjoys "meeting students where they are" by engaging students' experiences in the pursuit of studying evidence-based principles of individual and organizational behavior. Kniffin employs an interdisciplinary approach to both Organizational Behavior (AEM 3245/6245) and Leadership and Management in Sports (AEM 3320/6325).