<  Back

Tanya Menon

Professor, Author

Tanya Menon is professor of management and human resources at Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University. She studies how people think about relationships, and how this affects the way they make decisions, collaborate, and lead at work. Her research has been cited in NPR, the Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The Times of London (UK), and the Guardian (UK). She has won multiple teaching awards and has presented keynotes all over the world. Her TED talk (go.ted.com/tanyamenon) has more than 1.8 million views and was named one of TED.com’s most popular talks of 2018.

Menon holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Harvard University and PhD from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Prior to graduate school, Menon was a research assistant in INCAE Business School in Costa Rica and an intern in Morgan Stanley’s London office.

She is currently associate editor at Management Science Journal. In 2016 she wrote Stop Spending, Start Managing: Strategies to transform wasteful habits (Harvard Business Review Press) with Dr. Leigh Thompson.