David Laurence Ager
(Organizational Behavior, June 2004)
Thesis Title: Getting to Know You, Getting to Know all About You -- Or Not! How Boundaries, Belongingness, and Toxic Emotions Impede Interaction and and Coordination: A Study of Post-Acquisition Integration at a Software Firm
Committee: Nitin Nohria (Chair), Leslie A. Perlow, Peter V. Marsden, Joseph L. Bower
Initial Placement: Lecturer on Sociology, Harvard University
Current Position: Senior Fellow; Managing Director, Executive Education, Harvard Business School, Cambridge, MA
Ager is Senior Fellow within Executive Education at Harvard Business School. Professor Ager's research focuses on the leadership and organizational challenges that firms face as they conduct post-acquisition integration. In 2004 Ager earned a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior, a joint degree granted by Harvard Business School and Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He also earned an Honors B.Sc. in Economics and Human Biology from the University of Toronto, an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario and a Master's degree in Sociology from Harvard University. In 2010 Harvard University awarded Ager the Levenson Memorial Teaching Prize for excellence in teaching and dedication to undergraduate education. In 2011 he was awarded the Phi Beta Kappa Prize for excellence in teaching at Harvard University by the Alpha-Iota of Massachusetts Phi Beta Kappa chapter. Ager serves as an advisory board member to several organizations including Lead Us Today and Crimson Consulting.