Dr. Markman is the Annabel Irion Centennial Professor of Psychology and Marketing at The University of Texas at Austin and the Executive Director of the IC² Institute. He received his Ph.D. in 1992 from the University of Illinois and worked at Northwestern University and Columbia University before coming to UT in 1998. Markman has published more than 150 scholarly works about cognitive science, decision-making and organizational behavior. He is the founding director of UT’s Human Dimensions of Organizations (HDO) program, which teaches current and future leaders in business, the nonprofit sector, government and the military about how people, groups and cultures influence the workplace.
Beyond the UT campus, he is probably best known as the co-host of KUT’s “Two Guys on Your Head” radio show and podcast, where he and Professor Bob Duke explore the human mind with a unique mix of research, humor and everyday relevance. Dr. Markman has extensive experience in executive education and consulting. Dr. Markman and several of his books, including Smart Thinking, Smart Change, and Bring Your Brain to Work, have been featured on Dr. Phil and other programs.