Matthew A. Diabes, PhD is joining New York University's Human Capital Management Center of Excellence as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the fall of 2023. He earned his PhD in Organizational Behavior and Theory from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, with a concentration in Statistics. Previously, Diabes received an MS in Industrial Administration from Tepper and a BS in Psychology and Philosophy and a certificate of Public and Professional Writing from the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. Diabes is affiliated with the Conflict and Collaboration Research Lab (CCRL) at Carnegie Mellon.
His research is motivated by the central question, "What conditions enable positive collaborative relationships to emerge, and how are they maintained?" Specifically, his research interests include communication and coordination processes, interpersonal trust and knowledge-sharing on teams, interpersonal impression management, conflict management, and the organizational value of well-being (e.g., psychological health, happiness, fulfillment). He has conducted research in laboratory environments with the Collaboration and Conflict Research Lab (Carnegie Mellon), the Center for Behavioral and Decision Research (Carnegie Mellon), and at the University of Pittsburgh as well as in field settings in the financial and health care sectors.
His current projects address research questions about:
The impact of individual well-being (i.e., psychological and social health factors) on the emergence of trust, knowledge-sharing, and coordination processes on teams
The effects of team dynamics on the performance of high-stakes teams
The individual characteristics that facilitate effective collaboration and conflict management
Strategies to repair intra-team relationships following transgressions
Diabes was a 2023 recipient of the Gerald R. Salancik Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award and the 2021 recipient of the Paul S. Goodman Endowed Doctoral Award for innovative use of field data in his dissertation. In addition, he was a 2022 and 2019 recipient of the NTR-Peterson Research Grant from the Negotiation & Team Resources Institute and has presented his work at a variety of conferences, including the annual meetings of the Academy of Management, the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup), the International Association for Conflict Management (IACM), and the Association for Psychological Science.
His research is supported (or has been supported in the past) by his collaborations with the Collaboration and Conflict Research Lab, the CMU Argo AI Center for Autonomous Vehicle Research, Center for Behavioral and Decision Research (CBDR), and the Center for Organizational Learning, Innovation, and Knowledge at Carnegie Mellon University, and the Conflict Resolution (CORE) Lab at the University of Pittsburgh.