Andy Hafenbrack is from Issaquah, WA, USA, and studied at Carnegie Mellon (B.S.) and INSEAD (Ph.D.). From 2015 to 2019, he taught at Católica-Lisbon SBE, where he received the Distinguished Teaching Award in Management and was recognized as one of the 40 Best Business School Professors in the World by Poets & Quants. Then he joined the University of Washington, where he teaches Leadership, Management, Negotiation, and Mindful Decision-Making courses in the MBA and PhD programs. He has published 14 scientific articles, mostly on mindfulness and cultural psychology. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Forbes, and Harvard Business Review. His Fulbright project will investigate the effect of short term rental platforms on the culture of Lisbon.

His personal website is and you can watch his TED-like talk about mindfulness here:


US Scholar Program – Fulbright Award in Management / ISCTE-IUL, Business Research Unit (BRU-IUL)

Position, Home Institution: Assistant Professor and Chair, University of Washington-Seattle Campus, Michael G. Foster School of Business, Department of Management & Organization

Field of Study: Business – Management

Project Title: “Digital Colonial(tour)ism and Mindfulness Intervention”

Host Institution, Location: ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon, Business Research Unit (BRU-IUL), Lisbon

Grant Duration, Starting Date (month): 4 months, starting in May, 2024