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Beth Humberd

Beth Humberd
Beth HumberdAssistant Professor

Research Interests

Dr. Humberd conducts research in the areas of gender and diversity in organizations, leadership and identity development, and relational dynamics at work.


  • Ph D: Organization Studies, (2014), Boston College, Carroll School of Management - Chestnut Hill, MA
  • MS: Organization Studies, (2011), Boston College, Carroll School of Management - Chestnut Hill, MA
  • MBA: Management, (2008), Bentley University, McCallum Graduate School of Business - Waltham, MA
  • BS: Business Administration, (2003), Babson College - Babson Park, MA


Dr. Humberd teaches Organizational Behavior to undergraduates and Ph.D. students in the Manning School of Business. Her research has received media attention from Time, Forbes, Fortune, New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and others. Prior to her academic career, she worked for a medical device company and a big four accounting firm.

Awards and Honors

  • Peer-Reviewed Publication Recognition (2017) - UML Faculty Research & Teaching Symposium
  • University Crossing Faculty Honors & Awards Wall (2016)
  • UML Teaching Excellence Award, Management Department; (2016)
  • Faculty Associate, UML Center for Women & Work (2015)
  • Editor’s Commendation Award (2015) - Journal of Business & Psychology


  • Humberd, B., Rouse, E.D. (2016) "Seeing you in me and me in you: Personal identification in the phases of mentoring relationships," Academy of Management Review 41:3 pp. 435–455
  • Ladge, J.J., Humberd, B., McNett, J. (2016) "The Other Half: Views of Fatherhood in the Organization," Springer International Publishing pp. 267–285
  • Harrington, B., Humberd, B., Van Deusen, F. (2016) "Work–Family Issues for Men," Oxford University Press pp. 441
  • Clair, J.A., Jones, K., King, E., Humberd, B. (2016) "The Right & Wrong Way to Help Pregnant Workers," Harvard Business Review
  • Humberd, B., Clair, J.A., Creary, S.J. (2015) "In our own backyard: when a less inclusive community challenges organizational inclusion," Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal 34:5 pp. 395–421
  • Humberd, B., Ladge, J.J., Harrington, B. (2015) "The “new” dad: Navigating fathering identity within organizational contexts," Journal of Business and Psychology 30:2 pp. 249–266
  • Ladge, J.J., Humberd, B., Watkins, M.B., Harrington, B. (2015) "Updating the organization MAN: An examination of involved fathering in the workplace," The Academy of Management Perspectives 29:1 pp. 152–171
  • Clair, J.A., Humberd, B., Caruso, H.M., Roberts, L.M. (2012) "Marginal memberships: Psychological effects of identity ambiguity on professionals who are demographically different from the majority," Organizational Psychology Review 2:1 pp. 71–93
  • Humberd, B. (2012) "Seeing herself as a leader: A study of women’s identities in transitions to greater leadership," Academy of Management Proceedings, 2012 2012:1 pp. 1–1
  • Stewart, M.M., Crary, M., Humberd, B. (2008) "Teaching value in diversity: On the folly of espousing inclusion, while practicing exclusion," Academy of Management Learning & Education 7:3 pp. 374–386