Dr. Humberd conducts research in the areas of gender and diversity in organizations, identity development, relational dynamics at work, and the future of work and professions.
Beth Humberd, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of management in the Manning School of Business and a Faculty Associate with the UML Center for Women and Work (CWW).
Dr. Humberd began her professional career in the financial advisory services consulting practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She then spent six years working in a variety of corporate finance roles at Boston Scientific Corporation, experiencing the challenges the company went through after making the largest medical device acquisition in history. Dr. Humberd left industry to pursue academic interests, receiving her Ph.D. in Organization Studies from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College in 2014. She currently teaches organizational behavior courses to undergraduates and graduate students.
Her scholarly research examines how individuals experience their work and non-work identities amidst broader societal and organizational shifts, as well as how social dynamics in organizations shape important individual and organizational outcomes. Dr. Humberd’s work has been published in top academic journals such as Academy of Management Review, Human Resource Management, MIT Sloan Management Review, and Harvard Business Review, and has been featured in many popular press outlets, such as Time, Forbes, and the Wall Street Journal.