Dr. Humberd is an expert on issues of worker identity, gender & diversity, relational dynamics in organizations, and the changing nature of work and professions.
Beth Humberd, Ph.D., is an Associate professor of management in the Manning School of Business.Dr. Humberd is an expert on issues of worker identity, gender & diversity, relational dynamics in organizations, and the changing nature of work. 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. Her work has been published in top academic journals such as Academy of Management Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Human Resource Management, Personnel Psychology, and Harvard Business Review, and has been featured in many popular press outlets, such as the NPR, New York Times, Fast Company, and the Wall Street Journal. She began her professional career in the financial advisory services consulting practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and then spent six years working in a variety of corporate finance roles at Boston Scientific Corporation. She 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 is currently a tenured professor in the management department of the Manning School of Business at UMass Lowell where she teaches organizational behavior to undergraduates and graduate students.