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Andrew Brodsky

Assistant Professor

Department:     Management

Andrew Brodsky

Andrew Brodsky is an assistant professor of management at The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business. His research centers on individual work-based technology usage and workplace communication challenges, with a particular interest in the overlapping area of workplace virtual communication. He has been honored as one of Poets&Quants top 40 under 40 MBA professors in the world.

Brodsky has conducted research, consulted, and led training around the world in organizations such as Novo Nordisk, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Dell Technologies, Amazon, and KinderWorld Education Group. His work has been covered in top-tier media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, NPR, Fast Company, and CNBC.

He earned his Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.



Best 40-Under-40 MBA Professors, Poets&Quants


Trammel/CBA Foundation Teaching Award for Assistant Professors


Harvard Business School Wyss Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research

Hayley Blunden and Andrew Brodsky.  Jul 2024.
A Review of Virtual Impression Management Behaviors and Outcomes.
Journal of Management 50(6): 2197-2236.

Andrew Brodsky, and Mike Tolliver. 2022. No, Remote Employees Aren’t Becoming Less Engaged. Harvard Business Review (Digital Article). Dec. 6.

Andrew Brodsky, Min Ju Lee, and Brian Leonard. Sep 2022. Discovering New Frontiers for Dyadic and Team Interaction Studies: Current Challenges and an Open-Source Solution—SurvConf—for Increasing the Quantity and Richness of Interactional Data. Academy of Management Discoveries 8(3): 337-340.

Andrew Brodsky. 2022. Communicating Authentically in a Virtual World. Harvard Business Review  (Digital Article). January.

Hayley Blunden & Andrew Brodsky. 2021. Beyond the emoticon: are there unintentional cues of emotion in email?. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 47(4), 565-579.


Andrew Brodsky. 2021. Virtual surface acting in workplace interactions: Choosing the best technology to fit the task. Journal of Applied Psychology 106(5), 714-733.


Ethan Bernstein, Hayley Blunden, Andrew Brodsky, Wonbin Sohn, and Ben Waber. 2020. The Implications of Working without an Office. Harvard Business Review, Digital Big Ideas Feature, July 15.


Andrew Brodsky and Teresa Amabile. 2018. The Downside of Downtime: The Prevalence and Work Pacing Consequences of Idle Time at Work. Journal of Applied Psychology 103(5), 496-512.


Michael Parke, Justin Weinhardt, Andrew Brodsky, Subra Tangirala, and Sanford DeVoe. 2018. When Daily Planning Improves Employee Performance: The Importance of Planning Type, Engagement, and Interruptions. Journal of Applied Psychology 103(3), 300-312.


Andrew Brodsky. 2017. Writing Resonant Emails, in HBR Guide to Emotional Intelligence, Boston, MA: Harvard Business Review, May.


Andrew Brodsky. 2015. The Dos and Don'ts of Work Email, from Emojis to Typos. Harvard Business Review (Digital Article) April.