Our conversation with Dr. Sabrina Volpone centered on diversity in the workplace...how implicit bias plays a role, the business case behind why diversity is a necessity.
Dr. Sabrina D. Volpone is an assistant professor in the Organizational Leadership division at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. She earned her Ph.D. in Human Resource Management from the Fox School of Business at Temple University.
Dr. Volpone’s research focuses on diversity management and identity management in organizations. Specifically, she uses both qualitative and quantitative methods to understand how organizations manage their diverse workforces and how diverse individuals flourish through the management of their identities at work. This work focuses on examining the workplace experiences of traditionally under-represented employees, as she has work published in the context of race, gender, disability, sexual orientation and immigrant status.
Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Personnel Psychology, among others. This work has been featured by CNN Business, CNBC, U.S. News and World Report, The Boston Globe, and has received international press coverage through the Toronto Star, ABC News Australia, and the London School of Economics. She presents her research at professional conferences, including the Academy of Management (AOM), the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Her recent research has been funded nationally by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and the Management Education Research Institute and internationally by universities in Australia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Further, Sabrina has been a part of multiple consulting teams for organizations such as ExxonMobil and Saudi Aramco that maintain a presence atop the Fortune 500 and Fortune Global 500 lists. Through these consulting experiences, she has contributed extensively to several job analysis projects and technical reports.