Allison Ruth Binns
(Sociology, November 2008)
Thesis Title: An Examination of the Effects of Organizational Justice on Work Behavior after Salary Negotiation and Arbitration
Committee: Peter V. Marsden (chair), Christopher Winship, Max Bazerman, and Lawrence Lucchino, Esq.
Initial Placement: Executive Development Program, Major League Baseball, New York, NY
Current Position: Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
Allison graduated from Princeton University with a degree in sociology and a minor in Latin American studies in 2003. She completed her Ph.D. in Sociology at Harvard University in 2008, conducting research for two arms control think tanks: the Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies and the Managing The Atom Project, both of which are run through the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Allison recently relocated to New York City, where she serves as the Executive Director of Global Sustainability Research at Morgan Stanley. She began her current role in April 2019 after completing a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship in Frankfurt, Germany. From 2011-2018, Allison worked for Chevron in a number of senior corporate advisory roles that focused on environmental, social, governance, and geopolitical issues. Prior to joining Chevron, Allison spent three years in Major League Baseball's Executive Development Program and in Baseball Operations for the Boston Red Sox.