Laura Huang is a Distinguished Professor of Management and Organizational Dynamics and serves as Faculty Director of the Women's Entrepreneurship Initiative at Northeastern University. In addition, she has held faculty positions at Harvard Business School and the Wharton School and is currently on the board of Wharton Alumni Angels and NJECC. Laura's research examines the role of intuition and interpersonal signaling in entrepreneurship, workplace interactions, and economic decisions. She is the international best-selling author of EDGE: Turning Adversity into Advantage, published by Portfolio: Penguin Random House. Her work has been published in top journals, including Administrative Science Quarterly, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, and Journal of Applied Psychology.

Laura was named one of the top 40 business school professors by Poets and Quants and was a recipient of the 2020 Cozzarelli Prize given by the National Academy of Sciences. In 2021, she was named to the Global Thinker50 Radar list as one of the top thinkers with the potential to change the world of theory and practice.

Before her academic career, she held investment banking, consulting, and management positions for organizations such as Standard Chartered Bank, IBM Global Services, and Johnson & Johnson.

Laura holds an MS and BSE in electrical engineering, both from Duke University, an MBA from INSEAD, and a PhD from the University of California, Irvine.


  • PhD Management, University of California, Irvine
  • MS Engineering Management, Duke University
  • BSE Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, Duke University