Dr. Thor Mann

Dr. Thor Mann
Associate Professor of Professional Practice
Department of Applied Psychology

Dr. Thor Mann earned a Psy.D. in Organizational Psychology from the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at Rutgers University in 2004. He joined GSAPP as an associate professor of professional practice in 2023. Dr. Mann brings expertise to teaching and advising for organizational students while continuing to maintain his full-time consulting practice. He is currently a Partner at ghSMART, an international leadership advisory firm that serves CEOs, Boards, and investors. Prior to joining ghSMART, Thor was a consultant with RHR International, where he advised senior executives of the firm’s global financial services and corporate clients on selecting, developing, and retaining their key talent.


Dr. Mann has a passion for supporting mission-driven organizations and leads ghSMART’s non-profit division. In this role, he and the team translate the best practices in talent and organizational science from the private sector to practical tools for non-profit Boards and leaders as they deliver their organization’s mission. Clients have included top foundations, educational organizations and cultural institutions. Dr. Mann also serves as the firm’s first head of diversity, equity and inclusion.