Daan van Knippenberg is Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. He has published over 160 scholarly articles, books, and book chapters, many of which revolve around his key research interests in leadership, diversity, and social identity. 
He is co-founder and co-organizer of the New Directions in Leadership Research conference organized by Duke University, Erasmus University, INSEAD, and The Wharton School, and a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and of the American Psychological Association.

In 2013 he was a speaker at the plenary panel "Globalization and Internal Policies" (May, 2nd).