Department Head and James M. Walton Professor of Economics , Department of Social and Decision Sciences
Linda Babcock is the James M. Walton Professor of Economics and is the former Acting Dean at Carnegie Mellon University's H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management. She is the founder and faculty director of the Program for Research and Outreach on Gender Equity in Society (PROGRESS). She is a member of the Russell Sage Foundation’s Behavioral Economics Roundtable and has served on the economics review panel for the National Science Foundation. She has been a visiting professor at the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business, the Harvard Business School, and the California Institute of Technology.
Her teaching is primarily focused in the area of negotiations and dispute resolution. In 1991 and 2001 she received the Heinz School's award for teaching excellence.