Sanford DeVoe is professor and area chair of Management and Organizations. He is currently teaching organizational behavior to full-time MBA students and leadership development to Executive MBA students.
DeVoe’s research focuses on the psychological consequences of placing a monetary value on time. Using both a mix of survey and experimental methods, he observes how people look at the tradeoffs between time and money and how each is valued. The key implication of his research is how organizations can be changed to enhance the well-being of individuals, organizations and society.
DeVoe earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology with high honors from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. While pursuing his Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business he received numerous fellowships and awards. He received the Excellence in Teaching award six times, in addition to being named winner of the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research in 2011 at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, where he worked for eight years prior to joining the faculty at UCLA Anderson in summer 2015.
DDeVoe serves on the editorial board of four academic journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.
A sought-out expert, DeVoe’s research has been cited in numerous media outlets including the Economist, Financial Times, New York Times, New Yorker, Time Magazine and Wall Street Journal. He was also featured as one of Poets and Quants’ Best 40 Professors Under 40 in 2015.
A native New Yorker, DeVoe came to UCLA because it has attracted one of the best group of behavioral scientists in the world, situated at one of the best public universities in the country, in one of the most vibrant cities — in other words, a no-brainer.
When he’s not in the classroom he enjoys playing tennis as well as traveling. The overlap of these two interests has inspired the goal of seeing all four Grand Slam tournaments — he only has one to go!
Ph.D. 2007, Organizational Behavior, Stanford University
B.A. 2000, Psychology with High Honors, Swarthmore College