Dr. Humberd conducts research in the areas of gender and diversity in organizations, leadership and identity development, and relational dynamics at work.
- BS: Business Administration, Babson College - Babson Park, MA
- MBA: Management, Bentley University, McCallum Graduate School of Business - Waltham, MA
- MS: Organization Studies, Boston College, Carroll School of Management - Chestnut Hill, MA
- Ph D: Organization Studies, (2014), Boston College, Carroll School of Management - Chestnut Hill, MA
Beth Humberd, Ph.D. is a professor in the Management Department of the Manning School of Business (MSB) and a Faculty Associate with the UML Center for Women and Work (CWW). She currently teaches Organizational Behavior to undergraduates and PhD students in the MSB, and she previously taught at Boston College and Babson College, at both the undergraduate and MBA levels. Her current research examines how organizations shape the interplay of individuals’ work and non-work identities, and also how work relationships impact individuals’ identity development. Her research is published in academic journals such as Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Perspectives, and Journal of Business & Psychology and has been featured in many popular press outlets, such as Time, Forbes, and the Wall Street Journal. In 2016, Dr. Humberd received the department’s Teaching Excellence Award and she was recognized on the University’s Faculty Honors wall. Prior to her academic career, she worked for a number of years in various roles within Corporate Finance and Human Resources at a medical device company and a top accounting firm.
- Ladge, J.J., Humberd, B., Eddleston, K. (2018) "Retaining Professionally-Employed New Mothers: The Importance of Maternal Confidence to Their Intent to Stay," Human Resource Management online first
- 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
- 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
- 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