Quinetta M. Roberson is the John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of Management and Psychology at Michigan State University. Prior to her current position, she was an endowed chair at Villanova University and a tenured professor at Cornell University. She has also been a visiting scholar at universities on every continent, except for Antarctica, and served as Program Officer of the Science of Organizations program at the National Science Foundation (NSF). Professor Roberson served as President of the Academy of Management (AOM) from 2020-2021.
Professor Roberson's research interests focus on developing organizational capability and enhancing effectiveness through the strategic management of people, particularly diverse work teams. Her research has appeared in such journals as the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Annals, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Organizational Research Methods and Personnel Psychology. She also edited a Handbook of Diversity in the Workplace published by Oxford Press and serves as co-editor of the Research in Social Issues in Management book series. Professor Roberson is a Deputy Editor for Academy of Management Journal (2022-2025) and served as Associate Editor for Journal of Applied Psychology (2008-2014).
Professor Roberson has over 20 years of experience teaching courses and workshops globally on diversity, leadership, and talent management. To translate her research into action, Dr. Roberson provides professional advice and guidance to for-profit and non-profit organizations on creating value and delivering on business strategy through diversity and inclusion. She also is a two-time TEDx speaker, serves on several corporate boards and advisory councils, and has been recognized as one of the most influential female scholars and scholars of color on social media around issues of responsible business. Both her scholarly work and research-in-action are informed by Professor Roberson’s background in finance, having worked as a financial analyst prior to obtaining her PhD from the University of Maryland.