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Quinetta Roberson

John A. Hannah Professor of Organizational Behavior
Department: Management
  • Biography
    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 an appointment as Program Director of the Science of Organizations at the National Science Foundation (NSF). She currently serves as President of the Academy of Management (AOM) for 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. Professor Roberson was an Associate Editor at the Journal of Applied Psychology (2008-2014), and edited a Handbook of Diversity in the Workplace published by Oxford Press.

    Professor Roberson has over 20 years of experience teaching courses and workshops globally on leadership, talent management and diversity. Her research and teaching are informed by her background in finance, having worked as a financial analyst and small business development consultant prior to obtaining her doctorate. Dr. Roberson has also served as an expert witness in employment discrimination lawsuits, and provides professional advice and guidance to for-profit and non-profit organizations. To summarize some of her experiences and insights from working with organizations, she delivered a TED talk on “The Science of Inclusion” at the 2013 TEDxVillanova conference:
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