Amanda Cowen is an Associate Professor in Management at the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce. Her research interests center on corporate governance and strategic leadership. Much of her work focuses on how audiences interpret and respond to governance failures and controversies. She is especially interested in how social evaluations affect decisions and outcomes in these settings. Recently, Amanda has also begun to explore how gendered expectations influence external audiences’ perceptions of female-led vs. male-led organizations. Her research has been published in journals such as Academy of Management Journal; Academy of Management Review; Journal of Applied Psychology; Journal of Management; and Strategic Management Journal. Amanda is currently an Associate Editor at Academy of Management Journal and a member of the editorial review board of Academy of Management Review. She completed her doctorate and MBA at Harvard Business School and holds an AB in Economics from Dartmouth College.