Professor Marianne Lewis

Professor Marianne Lewis is Dean of Cass Business School and Professor of Management. She is an international thought leader in the field of leadership and organizational paradoxes. Change and complexity accentuate tensions – competing demands, contradictory pressures and challenging double-binds. Her research applies a provocative paradox lens to such domains as organisational change, governance, and innovation. Her work appears in the leading management journals, including Harvard Business Review, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, and Journal of Operations Management.

Professor Lewis was a UK Fulbright in 2014, and is currently completing two, related books. Her paper, ‘Exploring paradox: Toward a more comprehensive guide’ received the Academy of Management Review Best Paper Award in 2000 and is among the most cited in the field. 

She joined Cass after a decade as Associate Dean at the University of Cincinnati, having earned her PhD from the University of Kentucky, and her MBA from Indiana University.