John Van Maanen

John Van Maanen

is the Erwin H. Schell Professor of Management and a Professor of Organization Studies at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

He works within the fields of organization behavior and theory. Van Maanen is an ethnographer of organizations ranging in type from police organizations to educational institutions, as well as a variety of business firms.

Van Maanen has taught at MIT Sloan since 1972. He has served as the faculty chair of the MIT Sloan Fellows Program at MIT and as the head of the Organization Studies Group within the Sloan School.

He is a member of the American Sociological Association, the American Anthropological Association, and a fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology.

Van Maanen holds a BA in political science and sociology from California State University at Long Beach, and an MS and a PhD in social administration from the University of California, Irvine.