Roberson, Loriann (lr2356)

Loriann Roberson

Professor of Psychology and Education

Office Location:

223 Zankel

Office Hours:

By Appointment

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota


Scholarly Interests

  • Employee motivation and work attitudes
  • Workforce diversity issues, including organizational diversity efforts and programs and the effects of stigmatization/prejudices on individuals

Selected Publications

Buonocore, F., Russo, M., & Roberson, L.  (2014).  Il diversity training per il superamento degli stereotipi nell'organizzazione.  Sviluppo e Organizzazione, Gennaio/Febbraio, 42-54.

Roberson, l., Kulik, C.T., & Pepper, M.B. (2009). Individual and environmental factors influencing the use of transfer strategies after diversity training. Group and Organization Management, 34, 67-89.

Hom, P.W., Roberson, L., & Ellis, A.D. (2008). Challenging Conventional Wisdom about Employee Turnover: Revelations from Corporate America. Journal of Applied Psychology, 93, 1-34.

Kulik, C.T. & Roberson, L. (2008). Diversity initiative effectiveness: What organizations can and cannot expect from diversity recruitment, diversity training, and formal mentoring programs. In A.P. Brief (Ed.), Diversity at work. (pp.265-317). Cambridge University Press.

Roberson, L., Galvin, B.M., & Charles, A.C. (2007). When Group Identities Matter: Bias in Performance Appraisal. Academy of Management Annals, 1, 617-650.

Roberson, L. & Kulik, C.T. (2007). Stereotype threat at work. Academy of Management Perspectives, 21, 24-40.

Kulik, C.T., Roberson, L., & Perry, E.L. (2007). The multiple category problem: Lateral inhibition in the hiring process. Academy of Management Review, 32, 529-548.

Loriann Roberson is a Professor in the Department of Organization and Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University. Professor Roberson received her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Prior to joining the faculty at Columbia University, Dr. Roberson served on the faculty at New York University and Arizona State University. Professor Roberson has taught undergraduate courses in cross-cultural management and master's and Ph.D. level courses on diversity and diversity management. Her research has investigated employee motivation, work attitudes, and workforce diversity issues, including diversity training and the effects of stigmatization on performance. Dr. Roberson has received research grants in this area from the Citigroup Behavioral Sciences Research Council and the Society for Human Resource Management Foundation. She has authored articles in the Academy of Management Review, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, the Journal of Applied Psychology and other scholarly journals. Professor Roberson has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Academy of Management Review and Equal Opportunity International, and also as an Associate Editor for the Academy of Management Review. 

Related Articles

Fighting Stereotype Threat in the Workplace

A lot of good research on diversity training is not being applied. Loriann Roberson is working to bridge that gap

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